Near midnight of August 16, 2021, residents of Ayala Alabang Village found a scared pangolin roaming the area. Heeding the call to transport the Philippine pangolin which is endemic to Palawan, Cebu Pacific flew Pandi back to the province.
How easy is it for you to get a glass of water? For most of us, it’s only a few seconds walk to the kitchen, where a cold pitcher is waiting for us to pour water into a glass. It takes me 11 seconds to walk from my room to a fridge. If my one-liter tumbler is full, it takes no time as it’s always on my desk. Many of us don’t need to walk six kilometers to quench our thirst.
Sadly, that’s not the reality for others. A study released by World Vision revealed that six kilometers (3.7 miles) is the average distance people in developing areas would have to walk for water. This journey for clean water takes hours every single day.
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.