Pexels, the multimedia library dedicated to sharing diverse, free stock photos and videos, announced that it has made a major update to its algorithm to increase the visibility of content that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. This announcement follows Pexels’ previous partnership with Nappy in March of 2018 to highlight photos representative of diverse cultures and races.
Green Cross, Inc., one of the largest producers of rubbing alcohol and bleach in the Philippines, has rolled out its “Together We Are Stronger” campaign in line with the fight against COVID-19. Last month, Green Cross Inc. started carrying out its second round of donation drives by turning over 10,000 locally-made, medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals around the country in support of medical frontliners.
It has been three months since the COVID-19 crisis upended Filipinos’ lives, unleashing the bayanihan spirit that captures our best side. Despite everyone’s best efforts to lessen the pain that this pandemic has caused, the work is far from over.
With the continuing rise of positive cases in the country, the Creator and Influencer Council of the Philippines (CICP) recognizes its pivotal role in dealing with the pandemic by drawing on the collective power of creators and influencers, all of who can draw support for a cause.
Google is one of the biggest companies in the Philippines and the world, so it comes as no surprise that the Philippine outpost has a progressive stance on equality and diversity. This Pride Month, they’re proud to share that they foster an inclusive culture for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression (SOGIE).
Due to COVID-19, many social activities are being turned into online events, including the annual Pride March. This year, the march is going digital and it’s being enabled by Google Maps.
As part of the concluding celebration of Pride Month, Google will hold an online event called “Pride Conversations” to create a discussion and champion some of today’s inspiring members of the Filipino LGBTQ+ community. This will be streamed live on Google Philippines YouTube channel on June 30, 2020 at 5:00PM.
When it comes to the safety of your valuables, it’s important to take care of what you have lying around the house and how secure you keep your property. It can be very easy to become lax on your security, and it only takes one scenario where your home is compromised, and someone tries to take advantage of that.
Here are some tips to keep your valuables safe:
Keep them away from view
Your windows are a view into your home, and apart from the evening, you’re likely to have your blinds or curtains drawn back. If you’re leaving anything that is valuable on a nightstand, for instance, on the ground floor or anything within view of a window, then it poses a risk. Anyone who might happen to walk by and see it on display, might try and take advantage of that. The last thing you want is having to deal with a home break-in when you’ve been at work. Try to practice keeping your valuable belongings away from view and if you have anything out that you spot might be in view, move it elsewhere. It’s better to keep on top of things like this, otherwise, you do make yourself more of an open target. It might not be something you think about or think it would happen to you, but it certainly could if you’re not cautious.
Get an external storage unit
An external storage unit is something worth getting when it comes to keeping your valuables safe. It’s a step up from storing your belongings in the home because most storage units externally will have 24/7 security and monitoring. That’s something that you’re not going to get in your own home to an extent, and if you have the cheapest storage nearby, it’s not an effort for you to access. Make sure that you’re prioritizing the valuables that you don’t necessarily need in the home, otherwise, it might be a lot of effort to go from your home to the storage unit every time you need something you use regularly.
Store them in an unlikely place
When it comes to keeping your valuables safe, you may want to think about storing them in an unlikely place. These are places that a robber might not think to look when it comes to your most prized possessions. It’s not something you do to things you use on a daily basis, like jewelry, but perhaps when you’re away from the home for a longer period of time, like a vacation for instance.
Install home security
Home security is something that a lot of households will get to help keep their home under the watchful eye of a CCTV. It’s a great way of keeping tabs on your home if you’re away from it at work or on vacation. There are also a variety of systems available, and all vary in price and technology.
Keeping your valuables safe is important, so use these tips to keep them safe.
As the Philippines undergoes its enhanced community quarantine to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, many Filipinos are stepping up and helping out in any way they can, serving as an inspiration to many others to also help others in need.