#GoodRap: Good and inspiring news in the time of coronavirus
MANILA, Philippines – When the community quarantine started last March 16, I promised to keep myself updated. I was reading every breaking story I saw on my social media feed. I even preferred watching President Duterte’s press conference on TV than on Facebook just to avoid distractions from people commenting on the live stream. However, as days passed and the number of confirmed cases skyrocketed worldwide, I started feeling restless.
What can provide us relief from anxiety and stress are good news and inspiring stories that bring us hope. Take the story of the SM Group: last March, they donated P100M worth of medical supplies to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM). They’re also helping improve the availability of coronavirus testing kits.
Another is BGComm Solutions, a BPO company that continues to provide pay benefits to its employees who couldn’t work.
These are the kinds of good stories #GoodRap aims to share with you weekly. We'd like to make you feel more hopeful and optimistic about the world. That's why we will be highlighting the brands and corporations coming through to support our frontliners and other Filipinos in need.
It’s our way of thanking not just our partners but all other brands that are doing their part.
Help us continue spreading the good news during this quarantine period by sharing inspiring stories with us. If you’ve spotted any brand coming through during this crisis, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #GoodRap in the stories or posts you see on social media.
There’s still good in the world. And we need to remind each other of that every day. – Rappler.com
Access the rest of #GoodRap stories during quarantine below:
- McDonald’s is giving free meals through ‘McDo Kindness Kitchen'
- The overseas Filipino frontliners braving the coronavirus to serve OFWs
- Lazada extends P100 M worth of support and recovery program for sellers
- BGComm Contact Solutions Inc. gives employees ‘no work with pay’ benefits
- In a position to help: Moving Bridge Foundation and Arla Foods give back to Sagay