Hope and Optimism Amid Adversities

         Christmas Day is already over, but the holidays are far from done. People in the Christian world, especially in the Philippines–indisputably, the longest in the world (BER Months)–continue to celebrate the December spirit, this time they have waited the  dawn of the New Year, which we’re in now.          The New Year–2021– is the […].....»»

Category: newsSource: bicolperyodiko bicolperyodikoJan 14th, 2021

China Expresses Hope for Cooperation as Biden Sworn In

WASHINGTON - China told the new Biden administration Thursday that it hoped the two nations could cooperate to meet the challenges facing the world today, an optimism tamped down by analysts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

UPS Continues to Deliver Hope in the Ph Amid the Pandemic

Love transcends boundaries and quarantines. That was the important takeaway of 2020 for both the UPS volunteers and the families of SOS Children’s Villages, who participated in a series of virtual visits by UPS employees who were ‘Uncles’ and ‘Aunties’ for a day. As a longtime patron of SOS Children’s Villages, UPS Philippines traditionally engages […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

COVID-19 in 2021

I do not intend to rain on the parade over the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in several countries. Most experts, thought, still advise caution – and for good reason. Even those experts who have expressed optimism that the virus will most probably be tamed sooner than expected, at the earliest by June, have somehow pulled back. There is hope but “better safe than sorry” is the prevailing thread. Despite the expected acceleration of the global vaccination program with the addition of three or four more vaccines about to be issued emergency authorization authority (EUA) after those given to Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca, the guidance in most if not all countries remains: stay the course while moving forward......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Turning the page

The coming of a new year always occasions hope and optimism. 2020 was certainly harrowing for Filipinos, collectively and individually. The COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of loved ones and friends, anxiety over our health, the toll on our healthcare system and frontliners, the economic recession and resulting loss of jobs and closure of businesses, the string of natural disasters and the uninspiring missteps that our leaders took when they could have done better—these all served to weigh us down. Indeed we could not wait to get 2020 over and done with......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Robredo: Unite and share message of hope

Amid the challenges faced by the country and the entire world this year, Vice President Leni Robredo encouraged Filipinos to unite and share the message of hope this New Year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2020

Rody, Leni, Congress, SC spread message of hope

As the Philippines celebrates Christmas amid the continuing threat of the coronavirus 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte joined his countrymen in marking the birth of Christ and to follow the lead of Jesus Christ in helping those in need......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Hope amid crisis

Into the ninth month of coronavirus restrictions, and with at least half a year more of pandemic suffering ahead, 50 percent of Filipinos declared last month that they expected their Christmas to be “masaya” or happy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Duterte urges Filipinos to hold on to hope as nation celebrates Christmas amid COVID

President Rodrigo Duterte urged the Filipino people to hold on to hope as the country celebrates Christmas in the middle of a pandemic that has changed lives across the globe......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Don’t lose sight of true spirit of Christmas amid pandemic, says Chief Justice Peralta

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta on Thursday urged Filipinos to strive for a genuine celebration of hope, unity, and service for others this Christmas. Peralta said “festivities this year will be expectedly different” as the country celebrates the holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “This crisis has reminded all of us in more […] The post Don’t lose sight of true spirit of Christmas amid pandemic, says Chief Justice Peralta appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Connectivity is best gift this Christmas with Globe At Home WiFi

As Filipinos face a largely different Christmas season this year, it doesn’t mean that we celebrate the Yuletide season with less enthusiasm, hope, and optimism......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

ML Christmas tree in Fuente: A beacon of hope amid today’s pandemic

The Fuente Christmas tree, which has been set up and has stood every holiday season for the last 23 years in the heart of the city, symbolized hope for a better day ahead despite the global pandemic. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said this during the lighting ceremony of the MLhuillier’s Christmas tree dubbed “The […] The post ML Christmas tree in Fuente: A beacon of hope amid today’s pandemic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

Villar& rsquo;s AllHome opens outlet in Cabanatuan

AllHome Corp. opened a new store in Cabanatuan City, signaling the company’s optimism on the recovery of the domestic economy amid the pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

‘Pasko sa V. Rama’ to push through amid pandemic

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—Saying that it is a symbol of hope amid the pandemic, Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said the annual “Pasko sa V. Rama” will push through this year. The Pasko sa V. Rama is a yearly Christmas celebration featuring a belen and lantern making contest along V. Rama Avenue, which is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Vaccine optimism, Biden infection progress

LONDON – A more effective coronovirus vaccine has been discovered in European stocks on Tuesday amid growing optimism, and the Trump administration has accepted........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

DoubleDragon gears up for P14.7 billion REIT offering

DoubleDragon Properties Corp., the listed property developer of Edgar “Injap” Sia II, is gearing up for its P14.7 billion REIT offering amid renewed optimism in the stock market on the back of the gradual recovery of the economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Marawi hostage survivor, teachers shares story of hope and survival in Judy Ann s Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan

Four teachers share their inspiring stories about how their love for teaching served as their strength amid difficult times in last night's (Nov. 21) episode of “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan” on A2Z channel, which is now seen on digital TV boxes such as ABS-CBN TVplus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Lanterns of hope light up in San Fernando

Lanterns of hope light up in San Fernando Ric Sapnu (The Philippine Star) – November 22, 2020 – 12:00am CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga , Philippines — With just a few weeks until Christmas, this city lit up its lanterns in several key areas, promoting a “ray of hope” and honoring Fernandino frontliners amid the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Lanterns of hope light up in San Fernando

With just a few weeks until Christmas, this city lit up its lanterns in several key areas, promoting a “ray of hope” and honoring Fernandino frontliners amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

The Atom Araullo Specials presents ‘Pangakong Lunas’ this Sunday

This Sunday (November 15), The Atom Araullo Specials presents another documentary that tackles the issue of the country’s healthcare system amid the pandemic. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Atom Araullo has been following the story of Arturo Solon, an albularyo or herbalist from Cavite. Arturo calls himself “Jesus Man,” claiming that he can make the lame walk and heal even those gravely ill. According to Arturo, he already died before but was resurrected. And from there on, he got his gift. His popularity went past his chapel where people line up with the hope of being cured; he also amassed thousands of followers on social media. Meanwhile, Atom first met Evangeline in February this year. In a day, Evangeline takes 18 capsules of a supplement for her breast cancer. But instead of getting better, her health slowly deteriorated. In the past few months, the National Bureau of Investigation has conducted raids on several groups who sell unregistered medicines that claim to cure COVID-19. During the pandemic, healthcare was one of most hardly-hit . Will the sick find the cure that they badly need? Find out in The Atom Araullo Specials’ “Pangakong Lunas” this Sunday, November 15, 3:45 p.m., on GMA-7......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

MAP hopeful on Biden victory

Officers of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) yesterday expressed optimism following the results of the United States (US) elections. “We are emboldened by the victory speech of President-elect Joe Biden. We nurture the hope that he will lead America with steady hands in this difficult time given the enormous challenges, like reviving the […] The post MAP hopeful on Biden victory appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020