This Year Ender List of the Good News about Filipino Inspiration in 2020 presents the best of the various points of view that inspired us to be our best selves amid the challenges of this year.
Stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds, offers of music, prayers, and poetry lifted the Filipino spirit to keep going and overcome the trials.
These are the 6 Best Good News about Filipino Inspiration for 2020 that received the most love from GoodNewsPilipinas.com readers:
6. Inspiring Filipino deeds
Good news stories of inspiring acts of kindness by ordinary Filipinos during the pandemic went trending on social media and honored in a video released in April.
Netizens captured the generosity of a taho vendor who provided his wares for free at checkpoints, people donating relief goods to communities, students creating PPEs for frontliners, and many other good deeds.
5. Filipino in New Zealand plays his saxophone for neighbors in lockdown
Engr. Gerry de Leon usually played the sax in homes for old folks as his healing music mission but had to stop because of the lockdown. He managed to keep his mission by instead playing his music on the lawn of his home so his neighbors can be entertained.
4. Jamie Rivera sings new version of “Heal Our Land”
The Philippines’ inspirational diva Jamie Rivera sang a new version of her popular “Heal Our Land” and posted the video on Facebook in March.
Rivera encouraged people to harness the power of prayer as a means to fight the pandemic.
3. Prayers for Filipino Frontliners
Filipino health workers were on the frontlines of the battle against Covid 19 around the world and faced danger as they continued to minister to the sick.
This story asked people to offer prayers for our Filipino warriors to help them carry on the fight, to keep them strong, healthy, and unscathed, and to give them the strength and courage to gallantly perform their duties in spite of their fears and risks to their lives.
2. YouTuber’s poem for COVID-19 Frontliners
YouTuber Apet Cruz posted a video of him reciting a poem dedicated to his fellow workers in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic – and the poem went viral after being embraced by workers and their families.
The Nueva Ecija local government worker’s ‘Sulat Ng Isang Frontliner (Letter from a Frontliner)” was posted on YouTube in March.
1. UP doctors singing to inspire fellow frontliners
University of the Philippines doctors from around the world took to singing the Philippine General Hospital Hymn to cheer on their fellow health workers and honor those who have died due to the coronavirus disease.
The video posted in April came at a time when the UP administration reported 15 UP doctors and medical workers passed away as a result of ministering to the sick. “They died alone, with no relatives around to hold their hands as they breathed their last. Some still have to be buried, and others were cremated with no ceremony and no one to bid them goodbye.”
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