HAPPENING NOW: Pinoys share back-to-basics insights as #WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe trends on Twitter

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#WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe
#WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe trending now with Pinoy netizens tweeting back-to-basics insights. Background photo courtesy of ADRA Philippines.

Pinoy netizens are back on Twitter today to share with the world how the COVID-19 pandemic crisis has taught them to go back to the basics, sending the hashtag #WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe to trending status.

Filipinos sent the hashtag to Twitter trending on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, after tweeting what they have learned during the community quarantine due to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) health crisis in the Philippines.

Some shared that they realized they should have bonded with their family more before the crisis and that there is really no place like home. Some learned that life is short, that family is everything, and indeed time is precious. Others encouraged people to never give up during these dark times and to keep on praying.

Good News Pilipinas put together some of the netizens’ insights using the hashtag #WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe to send to you the message that we will get through this as a resilient Filipino Nation.

@Ronspadua pointed out the three things he learned:
1. Filipinos are ready to help in times of needs
2. I realize that those health workers are as brave as our soldiers
3. Lastly, I realized that countries can work together instead of fighting with each other.

@jettbarra’s tweet became one of Monster RX93.1’s top tweets:
#WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe
Kahit mahirap, pwedeng tumulong.
Kahit mayaman, pwedeng humingi ng tulong.
Basic humanity and empathy defeats the superficial value of money.

@_hey_tin shared #WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe “Most of us would wait until the end of the year to quantify the value of a whole year, but seeing how life could collapse like a quicksand, I just want want to count the times I laughed and smiled and made others do the same today.

Quaran10 #TheMorningRush”
@MrJoerdan learned that small things become great.
“Seeing my family living together in a place far from real cruel world is the most satisfying thing. #WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe #TheMorningRush”

“#WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe This Crisis Taught Me to STOP. PAUSE. REFLECT. GO BACK TO WHAT MATTERS. Faith. Family. Friends. Health. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS.” @NeilLungay shared.

Monster RX93.1 started the hashtag as part of their show.
“#WhatThisCrisisTaughtMe I thought happiness was fame, fortune, and to own everything. Now I realize it’s simply being able to live life with the people you love. #TheMorningRush,” the top Manila station shared with their followers.

Monster RX93.1 also started the hashtag #LoveInTheTimeofQuarantine that trended on Twitter on Monday, March 30, 2020.

UP Campus choices also trended on Monday as the University of the Philippines announced its postponement of the release of UPCAT Results.

#SalamatUP thank yous to health workers also trended online as people showed appreciation to the UP NIH scientists who developed a COVID-19 test kit.

#ArtforMedPH trended as artists gave away artworks in exchange for donations to COVID-19 frontliners.

SEND CHEERS to Pinoys in quarantine areas as they reach out to the world with their learnings about the basics of the true joys of life, the family.

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