Congratulations, you’ve survived half of the week already! To give you the motivation to face the following days, here’s your weekly dose of good news – a reminder that there are still some good things happening in this *very* chaotic world.
BTS is FINALLY nominated for the Grammys
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 24, 2020
Following the success of their newly released album “BE”, BTS makes history again as the first South Korean group to be nominated for the 2021 Grammys. The world’s biggest boy band was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their chart-topping song Dynamite and the boys’ reactions are priceless. Recorded earlier today, Jung Kook, RM, V, and Jimin jumps on their feet upon hearing the news.
Other artists nominated in the same category include Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for Rain On Me and Taylor Swift ft, Bon Iver for Exile. Check out this page to see the full list of nominees.
Ayala Triangle’s Festival of Lights goes virtual
It’s not Christmas season without the Festival of Lights in Ayala Triangle Gardens. For the past 11 years, the mesmerizing light and sounds show has become a favorite among families, and though we can’t be physically there this year (for obvious reasons), Ayala Land Inc. and Make It Makati have brought the experience right to our home. In partnership with Coke Studio, this year’s Festival of Lights can be explored through a 360-degree video, which features amazing graphics timed to a Christmas medley from Reese Lansangan. It’s so well-done that we won’t blame you if you get a little choked up watching it!
Angkas is making a comeback
Angkas is back. Sa wakas pwede na ko matulog.
Download the latest version now! pic.twitter.com/cDwGdHWvOc
— Angkas (@angkas) November 24, 2020
After suspending their Passenger services earlier this year, Angkas has been only available for their delivery services, Pabili and Padala. But the long wait is finally over as the country’s number one motorcycle taxi platform is out on the streets again. Angkas has finally received a nod from the Motorcycle Taxi Technical Working Group (TWG) to resume its passenger services until December 9. Though the permit only covers Metro Manila, employees going to work can now travel more safely. Their riders are regularly PCR-tested and they’ve also introduced cashless payment options.
JoyRide is back on the streets too
Pfizer’s vaccine could go out in mid-December
As we get more promising results from Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, the pharmaceutical giant is looking into releasing the first 6.4 million doses of its vaccine in mid-December to communities in the United States. Among the first to receive these shots are front line health workers. According to Pfizer and Biontech’s study on the COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate, BNT162b2 has been found to be 95% effective against COVID-19.
Four DLSU profs hailed as one of the world’s top researchers
From a list of Stanford University’s World’s Top 2% Scientists spearheaded by statistician John Ionnidis, only 26 Philippine-based researchers appeared on the list. Four of those are professors from De La Salle University Manila: Dr. Raymond Tan, vice chancellor for research and innovation; Dr. Kathleen Aviso, professor of chemical engineering; Dr. Allan B.I. Bernardo from the Faculty of Psychology Department, and Dr. Aaron Don Africa, professor of electronics and communications engineering. The prestigious list is based on the most-cited scientists worldwide.
Scotland to provide period products for free
Scotland makes history as the first nation to provide free period products for everyone who needs it. After a four-year campaign, the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on November 24. The act grants a legal right to have free access to period products in public places, which is a big step in conquering period poverty. Sana all, bawas na monthly budget for napkins and tampons!
McDo’s ice creams are now available in pints
Bigger servings get bigger smiles with the NEW McDo Super Servings! Try our pint-sized McDonald’s Sundae Blends* and McSpaghetti Platter perfect for sharing!
Order via Dine-In, Take Out, Drive-Thru, or McDelivery.
*Sundae Blends are available in select stores only. pic.twitter.com/Q0lHXqjKIS
— McDo Philippines (@McDo_PH) November 21, 2020
Can’t get enough of McDonald’s hot fudge and hot caramel sundaes? You can now get them in pint versions, Sundae Blend, that you can share or devour on your own (we’re not judging though it’s good for 3-4 persons)! The 475ml Sundae Blend is available for only Php 139 each, which is perfect for the next hot day or movie night.
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