Beyond COVID-19, HIV and other illnesses deserve attention too

The COVID-19 pandemic’s wide-reaching and extraordinary effects particularly to public health and the medical field has, unfortunately, created other grave consequences that have come unnoticed. As focus, as of late, has been on the novel coronavirus, attention on other equally critical illnesses and diseases has seemingly taken a back seat. Among these illnesses, the World…

Celebration for a Cause: Avida Culminates 30th Anniversary with a Fundraising Concert

Avida Land continues to pay it forward, anchoring on gratitude for its almost 50,000 households and advocacy for homegrown artistry for the culminating activity of its 30th anniversary. Following the company’s purpose-driven collaborations with local livelihood brands Rags2Riches and Messy Bessy is its partnership with fellow Ayala Corporation subsidiary Ayala Museum. In upholding the Ayala…

AirAsia responds to #LightItForward Challenge, partners with Liter of Light as its official airline carrier

AirAsia recently announced its partnership with Liter of Light as the organization’s official airline carrier, transporting affordable and sustainable solar lighting solutions to areas with limited or no access to electricity. Liter of Light provides inexpensive and locally sourced materials for high quality solar lighting. They also educate local communities  on sustainable and environmentally friendly…

McDonald’s Philippines partners with NTF for free COVID-19 testing of crew, managers

Quick service restaurant giant, McDonald’s Philippines, has partnered with the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF) to provide free COVID-19 RT-PCR testing for its company owned and franchised store employees in NCR as part of the company’s continuous focus on health and safety under its M Safe program. This partnership of NTF with McDonald’s reinforces…

Century Pacific Commits to Coconut Replanting Initiative, Subsidiary aims to be carbon neutral by 2028

Century Pacific Food, Inc., through its coconut manufacturing arm Century Pacific Agricultural Ventures, Inc. (CPAVI), has signed a partnership with Friends of Hope to donate quality seedlings to smallholder coconut farmers — enabling the planting of productive coconut trees and the replacement of non-fruit-bearing senile ones in South Central Mindanao. In addition to expanding long-term…

Globe holds #StartANewDay webinar series on family’s role on mental health

Even before the COVID-19 crisis happened, a number of FIlipinos were already struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. The situation was further exacerbated by the prolonged isolation, financial difficulties, health scare, and uncertainties brought about by the pandemic. In fact, the World Health Organization said that an average of 30-35 calls due to…