There is no other tool out there that has helped Filipinos continue with their lives better than the internet. Even under strict quarantine rules, most are able to still work, study, stay in touch with family and friends, and even enjoy their favorite fast food and restaurant meals all thanks to the internet.
And because Filipinos are known for being both creative and resourceful, they’ve also learned how to use the internet to not just survive, but to thrive. Below are five inspiring examples:
- Finding Opportunities to Make Extra Money
During the pandemic, many turned to the internet to look for ways to make extra money. Some of the most common endeavors that this gave birth to range from baked goods and fresh produce to arts and crafts and even plants. From learning the tricks of the trade to sourcing materials and selling, the internet gives everyone the opportunity to earn without having to spend a lot of time outside their homes.
- Acquiring Practical Money-Saving Skills
In their quest to make better use of their extra time, netizens of every age have picked up a lot of skills that greatly improved everyday life from the internet. Many coffee lovers have become home baristas after learning the different ways to make handcrafted coffee at home. There are also those who turned to urban gardening so they can grow their own vegetables. If anything, this shows that you can learn just about anything from the web these days.
- Creating Healthier Habits
Needless to say, the pandemic has made everyone more aware of the importance of caring for one’s body. From nutrition to exercise, the internet gave birth to thousands of Filipino #quarantinefitness enthusiasts.
- Working on Creative Careers
One of the best things about working in the creative field is that it allows almost anyone to work from any part of the world. For the most part, the industry pays really well too. Aside from photography and graphics design, many of today’s youth venture into freelance writing as well.
- Feeling Better About their Good Deeds
Many of those who actively participate in outreach programs online can’t help but be astounded by the positive effects of helping others to their mental health.
Powered by Care, leading internet provider Globe At Home celebrates all the small and big wins of every Filipino family. And to ensure that Filipinos always have access to the information they need from the internet so they can continue winning at home, the brand recently launched UNLI FIBER UP, a new line of unli fiber postpaid plans that are not only faster, but also come with a myriad of free modern essentials, including: free Covid-19 and Dengue medical insurance worth up to P140,500; free access to 24/7 on-demand online doctor consultation via KonsultaMD, and; 3-month subscription to Viu Premium, HBO Go, and Amazon Prime Video.