While the pandemic and its negative effects continue to change the lives of many, the Filipino resilience shines through. This episode of I Feel U opens with Toni Gonzaga talking about how ordinary people and even celebrities adapt to the changing times by venturing into online business. Count Nadine Lustre in! The Multimedia Princess tries her hand at flower arrangement and sells her finished products online.
Another Kapamilya with an inspiring story to share is Janina Garcia, working as an Account Executive in ABS-CBN since 2013. Unfortunately, the network announced the retrenchment of several employees after non-renewal of franchise. Janina’s post is one of the casualties.
Janina’s seven-year stay with ABS-CBN is slated for closure by the end of August, heartbreaking news she dreaded to receive. Janina says she cried for a day just to release the worries. She has three mouths to feed and her partner’s job is affected by the pandemic also. Janina was worried and scared.
Yet, blessed with a strong sense of resilience, she knew she had to move instead of sulking in a corner. “Wala naman akong choice kundi bumangon at mag-move forward kasi kailangan para sa pamilya.”
Janina and her partner then started to put up an online business by selling dried fish. It was a risk she never thought she’d ever take. Her work with ABS-CBN was her primary source of income. Besides, she does not have any experience with business management. But she’s grateful that the risk turned out a success.