The 2022 Philippine National Election was brimming with excitement and anticipation, but it was also filled with stress and tension. While many Filipinos dedicated their time, effort, and talent to campaign for their chosen candidates, tempers and tears flared among families and friends.
There was barely a day our News Feeds were free of political bickering and name-calling. Some even resorted to unfollowing, unfriending, or permanently cutting ties with people who had different views, regardless of the relationship.
A step forward
But now that the campaign period and election is over, where do we go from here? Do we continue detaching ourselves from those who don’t agree with us or do we come together and move forward as one nation?
Let’s focus on the things we can control. Being divided won’t help in resolving our country’s issues nor will it make an impact to change the world. So, what’s the best thing to do next?
Our responsibility as citizens of our country doesn’t stop at a vote. Here’s what you can do to forge ahead:
We all want to help. Luckily, there are different organizations, charities, and causes that you can support. Whether it’s by donating or by volunteering, an extra hand goes a long way. If you don’t know where to begin, you can choose one here.
Start a community project.
Instead of disconnecting yourself from the world or from your peers, you can start on a community project. If you have a knack for business, you can create a program for stay-at-home moms or out-of-school youth where they can learn the basics of entrepreneurship. It would even be better if you can do all this with friends! Here, you and other Filipinos can put your skills to good use and, at the same time, divert your energy towards a cause that would benefit others.
Prioritize your mental health.
Sometimes, we’re easily swayed by all the negativity brought about by politics. But do know that your mental and emotional wellness is important, too. Take some time to rest and recharge. When you’re feeling down and out, you can listen to calming music on your Spotify app. Exercise when you can and indulge in healthy food—it does wonders to our brain! When you take care of yourself more, you can take better care of your loved ones too.
There’s too much heat on social media as we speak, so instead of burning bridges and escalating political issues with those who are close to you, remember that at the end of the day, we are all Filipinos. Don’t let politics ruin friendships or family ties, especially now that we’re all still learning to live normal lives during a pandemic. We all have a role to play in making the Philippines a better place. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all work hand-in-hand?
Protect your family.
Political debates aside, now’s the best time to just focus on how you can protect your loved ones amidst all the uncertainty. Aside from providing them with their basic needs, it’s also essential that you ensure your peace of mind and secure your family’s financial future.
We, at Paramount Direct, can help provide you and your loved ones with comprehensive protection that would guarantee income replacement in case you, as a breadwinner, get diagnosed with a critical illness such as heart attack, stroke, cancer, coronary artery bypass surgery, and end-stage renal failure requiring dialysis or pass on.
Our PrimeHealth Cash Plan has life, accidental death and critical illness benefits. The cash benefits are directly given to you or your beneficiaries to safeguard them financially.
The life and accidental death benefits can help cover the costs for funeral expenses, outstanding debts, utility bills or children’s education. While the critical illness benefit can cover medicine or treatment expenses, as well as day-to-day household expenses.
For as low as PHP229*/month, individuals from ages 40 up to 74 years old may avail of this plan. Payment and coverage period is until 80 years old.
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If the elected president and vice president are not your chosen candidates, it’s time to move forward and put your hopes in that, together, we can build a better, safer, more prosperous Philippines, not only for ourselves, but for our children and the next generations to come.
*Based on insurance age of 40 and Plan 100.