We have just ushered out another decade and greeted a new one with enthusiasm, hope and optimism

We have just ushered out another decade and greeted a new one with enthusiasm, hope and optimism—which is just fitting for we Filipinos are known for our boundless hope and optimism in life right? The Filipino may go through the worst tragedies that life can offer and still emerge, not necessarily unscathed, but a survivor with hope and a smile for the future.

In this issue of Yes Philippines, we offer stories that are quintessentially Filipino yet globally relevant at the same time. We are featuring Francis Bermudez as the first Filipino Nightingale Travel Scholar. For the Filipino has also gone global and is succeeding right and left while at it. While it may not seem that obvious to many, Filipino products and cultural contributions have been making waves abroad consistently.

Moreover, in keeping with the season we have also featured content about the festivities of the New Year. And when we talk about the new year, we are not simply referring to the occasion but more so about the gift of family, friends and personal growth. For isn’t New Year our usual starting point to think about how we can improve ourselves for the better? That’s what makes the year-end festivities so meaningful for us.

So turn the pages dear reader and let us take you on a discovery of all the good things that a new year in Yes Philippines can offer. Because even if we are constantly giving you new and fresh content, one thing remains: our commitment to you and to you alone. Happy 2020!

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