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Christine Joy Reloza, scholar

Education is king: 4th scholar in HARI Foundation program graduates

The Hyundai New Thinkers Circuit (HNTC) of the HARI Foundation Inc (HFI) now counts four scholars who have successfully made it through their chosen science courses—two from University of the Philippines-Diliman, one from UP-Los Baños, and one from Ateneo de Manila University. The latest addition has been Christine Joy Reloza, who recently graduated with a …

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‘Last Time I Saw You’, a moving tribute song for fallen medical frontliners

On August 8, 52-year-old Dr. Eulogio Losorata Jr, a medical frontliner who worked double shifts at the Our Lady of Rosary Hospital and Manabat General Hospital in Pampanga province in the Philippines, passed away. His younger brother Yugel Losorata, bassist and songwriter of the band The PubForties, wrote a song titled “Last Time I Saw …

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PH businesses relentlessly support embattled frontliners as pandemic rages on

Last April, during the early stages of the CoViD-19 outbreak in the country, TessDrive.com featured local companies who lent support to the country’s frontliners. Four months since, members of the business sector have continued their efforts, helping in any way they can. Here are some fine examples. SMC: 5,000 frontliners in Cebu each get P2M …

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Birthday celebrant Toyota Motor Philippines shares its 32 candles with these other celebrities

Quarantine or no quarantine, there’s no stopping the march of time, nor the commemoration of important historical and personal events. This year, the country’s leading automotive company—Toyota Motor Philippines Corp (TMP)—celebrates 32 years of operations. Interestingly, the year 1988 was also the year the following local celebrities came into the world: Mikael Daez – actor, …

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PH’s largest corporation has shelled out over P13B to prep Pinoys for ‘new normal’

Since the CoViD-19 pandemic struck in March, San Miguel Corp, the country’s largest corporation, has led the private sector to help the Philippines deal with the crisis, spending over P13 billion on various efforts to help boost government response, provide life-saving medical equipment and supplies to front liners, and donate food and disinfectants to disadvantaged …

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Locked-down humans saved 17M tons of CO2 from being emitted daily, much of it from the aviation industry

Even if it was already expected that nationwide lockdowns would greatly impact aviation emissions, nobody had foreseen the magnitude of the reduction. Yes, the pandemic has created an enormous drawback in the airline industry. Never-before-seen situations around the world, wherein thousands of planes have been grounded for months, can only mean a devastating effect on …

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TessDrive gets wind of media-shy Monde Nissin’s civic works to fight hunger, CoViD-19

Despite its efforts to stay low key and out of mainstream media attention, food giant Monde Nissin Corp (MNC) couldn’t stop Netizens from posting on social media, heaping praises on the company for its donations of CoViD-19 test kits and food items. A number of Facebook posts has been circulating, showing happy local government officials …

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The Next Big Thing - The PubForties

TessDrive’s chief editor releases ‘lockdown’ music video

In case you didn’t know, TessDrive’s chief editor Aries B. Espinosa is the vocalist for a semi-professional Filipino rock band The PubForties. The PubForties already has a few original songs out on digital (Spotify, etc). Check out “Road Rage”, “Drive On”, and “Stop the World”. Their newest single, titled “Next Big Thing”, completed recording a …

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Better ways found today

The world is in the deadly grip of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CoViD-19) pandemic. Governments are enforcing measures to stop the spread of the disease, including community lockdowns and total stoppages of non-essential industries and businesses. Amidst this drastically changing socioeconomic landscape brought on by among the smallest things on earth, we are still finding …

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