- One of the many casualties of the pandemic is the airline industry, considering that many airlines retrenched workers due to the scarcity of flights
- Among those hard hit was a flight attendant who lost her job
- Instead of sulking, however, she opted to create an opportunity out of the strife and tried her hand at selling vegetables online
- She said that in just a matter of two days, she was able to sell between 80 to 100 kilos, something which she is very thankful for as she now has a source of income for their daily needs
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Em Enrique, a flight attendant, lost her job when the pandemic hit.
In GMA's 24 Oras report, Em recounted that she has been working as a flight attendant for five years and she felt so detached from her reality when she got retrenched.
"I’ve been doing this for 5 years already, so sobrang nawala yung identity ko noong nawala ’yung lipad eh. Sobrang na-detach ako sa reality ko."
She had a good salary as a flight attendant but her savings were consumed when her mom got sick.
She then decided to think of a way to earn an income by selling vegetables online.
"I took it as an opportunity to rest pero sabi ko I have to do something to preserve my mental health. I have to keep myself busy."
In a matter of two days, she got to sell between 80 to 100 kilos.
"Yung hindi natin alam na kaya pala natin gawin, magagawa natin dahil sa pandemic na ito. So take that as an opportunity to improve ourselves," said Em.
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The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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