The COVID-19 pandemic has strangled us for months. We just wanted to go outside, but the government compelled us to follow the stern stay-at-home policy. Due to several restriction policies, such as social distancing or one meter apart, stay at home, and other COVID-19 jargon, we learned to adjust to our regimens. Then, we had so much in our minds. We thought about many things on the side. We have been thinking about how we could recuperate from extreme losses – jobs and other resources. The stimulus packages that the government leaders should give have gone out of contexts of the discussions among politicians. They might have gone out of nowhere. This government action seemed to fail. As a result, many would suffer.
Over three months or so, most Filipinos failed to find their means and ways to stay active and alive at the present debacles. Many lost their hopes and even wondered how everything changed from normal to new normal. That is to say, COVID-19 has shattered our lives – even our small dreams. We struggled so much in life that surviving from the COVID-19 pandemic would mean a lot to us. Of course, we suffered much enough that smothered most of the economic, political, and social activities. We lost the courage to shop, to participate in the political actions, and to socialize. The fact is, we have been confronting the inevitable mayhem worldwide that we nearly lost ourselves. Some people killed themselves out of depression and poverty. Others wished to try to kill themselves due to restlessness. As government leaders lost their battles to fight the coronavirus, we failed to fight our battles, too, to survive.
Now, we have been thinking of possible solutions to respond to the crisis. We could not resolve it through dancing on TikTok. What? Why TikTok? It seemed funny though that some people wanted to escape from misery in life through Tiktok fever – that is, you have to make moves or steps using your phones and post them on Facebook. But then again, we had to resolve the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we did not know how to do it. We have only seen horrors of fears, losses, and all despite the economic decay. However, after the COVID-19, we could try to stand and do something better than our routine, should we say, the new normal. After the COVID-19, we could do the following:
Build a Small Business
We, Filipino people, could be entrepreneurs. We could cook something to sell in the community. With small financial capital, we could think of something beneficial and marketable to run our businesses. We only needed to focus on the food businesses to dominate the local markets. Additionally, we could target our customers from various offices and institutions and sell our food products to them. We could also do garage sales if we needed to earn. What is more, if we had fruits and vegetables in our community, we could sell them. In the end, we could provide services, such as academic support, tutorial, and more to customers to grow after the pandemic.
Find Jobs in Both Brick-And-Mortar and Online Companies
Some people did not want to work with others. So, they chose to work online. Various companies abroad have been hiring Filipinos today. However, if we like the idea of teamwork, we can work with others. We could still find jobs at the brick-and-mortar institutions in the city despite the economic collapse. Many companies these days would still require workers to deliver their products and services. So, we could apply to the different jobs if we managed to be whomever we wanted to be. We could find hundreds of thousands of jobs here who needed jobs.
Prepare to Go Overseas
After the COVID-19, we still need to reconsider the plans to go abroad. The pay there would be twice as higher than the salary in the Philippines. We could, also, check various websites regarding hiring companies overseas. For example, we can check mynimo.com, workabroad.ph, bestjobs.com, and more. Once we had the Internet and a laptop to apply, we could begin finding jobs, get those jobs, and maintain to survive from the given jobs in the process.
P.S. A photo taken from Pro Bono Australia