Happy humpday! The week may not have holidays like the previous weeks, but you’re now just a few days closer to the weekend. To give you a break from the endless doomscrolling, here are some good news to cheer you up:
VP Leni, Mayor Vico, and DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez awarded for public service
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On April 12, 2021, People of the Year held a virtual awarding night for its roster of extraordinary people in extraordinary times. Among the awardees are three government officials: VP Leni Robredo bagged the Special Award for Public Service for her office’s COVID-19 response as well as her anti-poverty program Angat Buhay; Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto was voted by PeopleAsia’s readers as People’s Choice Awardee; and DTI Sec. Ramon Lopez was also given the Special Award for Public Service for his efforts to reopen the economy in 2020. “People of the Year” is an annual event held by PeopleAsia magazine.
You can now get Pepero ice cream
Just when you think Pepero is good enough already, wait until you see its ice-cream version. The popular chocolate Korean snack is now available in popsicle versions and it’s only P40 each! You can get it via GrabFood or various Korean groceries.
Pinoys get free groceries at different branches
Yup, you heard it right. Pinoys now have access to free groceries. This is a project by a Christian religious organization, Members of the Church of God International (MCGI), for indigents living in remote places, who have no access to the internet. There are multiple branches not only across the country but also international locations like Africa, Brazil, and Latin America. Beneficiaries can also “purchase” goods online, through the points they’re awarded from MCGI.
To check their branches nationwide, visit this page.
Directioners hold #1DOnlineConcertStayAtHome
A casual 3.8 million people listening. How I love this fandom #1DOnlineConcertStayAtHome pic.twitter.com/txq45yEIdp
— Daria (@DariM22) April 13, 2021
Six years into their hiatus, it seems that One Direction still has millions of fans worldwide. Since seeing the boys live won’t happen any time soon, Directioners headed to streaming site Mixlr instead to broadcast 1D songs live. The broadcast had over 3.8 million listeners worldwide!
SEVENTEEN’s Going Seventeen is back again
The long wait is over: Carats can now catch Going Seventeen again, after nearly three months of hiatus. The variety show by the popular South-Korean group aired in 2017 and has been consistently updating on Mondays since. Tonight, GoSe returns with a new season tonight and a new upload schedule. Catch them on Wednesdays from now on!
There will be a PH remake of BBC’s “Doctor Foster”
In case you’ve been dreaming of seeing a PH remake of the nakakagigil K-Drama The World of the Married, it’s going to come true soon. It was recently announced that there would be a local remake of BBC’s Doctor Foster, which is the show the K-Drama is based on. The PH adaptation will be the sixth international remake of the successful BBC show. Who are your bets for the lead roles?
Reuters just appointed its first female EIC
So honored to lead the best newsroom in the world! https://t.co/BoaNp7RWkG
— alessandra galloni (@aagalloni) April 13, 2021
The future is female! Reuters, one of the leading news agencies in the world, just appointed its first female editor-in-chief for the first time in 170 years. Alessandra Galloni began her career at Reuters’ Italian news service, where she worked for 13 years before moving to The Wall Street Journal. She returned to Reuters in 2013 and has been its managing editor since 2015.
BTS Dynamite surpasses 1 billion views
The world still can’t get enough of BTS! In case you need a mid-week pick-me-up, join in the fun! Get on your feet and dance to BTS’ Dynamite.
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