/ 19 January 2021

2021 is here. Another year has officially started. As we march on to a brand new year, I can’t help but feel younger – thanks to this new opportunity that The Philippine Online Student Tambayan has given me – a new space and perfect venue where I can share my thoughts.

Being a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, and having worked at the De La Salle University for a year, my heart and soul will always remain with the academe. After my stint with the DLSU Marketing Communications team, I went on to dabble in theatre, performance arts, comic book publishing before finally settling down in Meralco, as a Media Relations Officer for the company.

2020 was definitely a challenging year, starting out with the Taal volcano eruption, followed by the ongoing pandemic, and capped off with an unfortunate string of typhoons. I am a firm believer, though, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. With the much-anticipated vaccine targeted for Philippine distribution in the early part of this year, hopefully things will return to its pre-pandemic situation.

Under the new normal, students have shifted to virtual learning. Even the members of the work force are most likely working from home.

The good news? Meralco’s customers continue to experience a downward trend in overall power rates. Just for perspective, 2020 as a whole has seen more than a peso per kilowatt hour decrease in the cost of electricity. Hopefully, this bit of information will ease your burden the next time you worry about operating from the confines of your home.

I’m definitely looking forward to sharing good news from my reach and as much positive vibes, so do feel free to stick around as I join The POST and get my fix of ‘student-feels’