#MakeItBetter: Inspiring Stories and Tips for Makatizens

A little hope and positivity can go a long way.

#MakeItBetter features inspiring stories and tips that would help make life easier during the enhanced community quarantine. Make It Makati is one with Makatizens in facing this new challenge with kindness, resilience, positivity, and unity.

The “New Normal” is what most people call the lifestyle changes we had to face in the past few weeks. Concepts have been introduced like that of ‘Social Distancing,’. Instead of traveling to work daily, we now have to work from home. Instead of the long hugs we give our loved ones, we now express our concern through video calls. A lot of our day-to-day activities have changed drastically in a span of a month. These changes may be difficult at first, so we’ve rounded up how we could #MakeItBetter for you.

We #MakeItBetter through images that inspire
We all miss the city that makes it all happen. Our Makatizen shutterbugs have captured the beauty of the city we all miss and can’t wait to see again.

There is beauty in the stillness of this city – an unseen unity of the Makati community who are choosing to #StayAtHome to fight the spread of the virus. Photo by Sebastian Gilbert

People who #MakeItBetter
Everyone is doing their part to #MakeItBetter. From local businesses working hard to deliver food, people dutifully staying at home, to our brave frontliners leading the battle against COVID-19, we all play an important role to flatten the curve and combat this virus. A lot of Makatizens have stepped up to help others, offering their services for free and even going the extra mile to make sure everyone is okay.

Public spaces in the Makati Central Business District are regularly disinfected by MACEA’s sanitation team.

Fitness studios such as Rebel Yoga, Yoga Plus, Yoga Hive, and Bliss Yoga have offered free online classes to help people cope with the ECQ.

Makati restaurant Myron’s at Ascott Makati gave out meals to medical staff, keeping them full and ready for any challenges they encounter.

We #MakeItBetter through music
What used to be regular performances held at Dela Rosa – Greenbelt Walkway, Ayala North Exchange, Paseo Underpass and Sedeno Underpass, has now shifted online! #MakatiLive Online is held every Friday at 5:30 PM on Make It Makati’s Facebook Page to lift the spirits of our Makatizens through music.

Instead of getting tips from our Makatizens, buskers call for donations to benefit a hospital or institution of their choice. Some of the foundations we were able to help through our buskers are PGH Medical Foundation, Tulong.PH, UnionLocale and Help The Hungry Project PH.

Check out the buskers who graced the #MakatiLive online stage!

We kicked off our Makati Live Online show with Denice Lao! You can also catch the performance of JB Brisenio, Jojo Reginio, Kai Atienza, and Camille Simeon on our Facebook page

We #MakeItBetter everyday through helpful and practical information
Many Makatizens are now working from home or have shifted to freelance projects during the enhanced community quarantine. Need ideas on what you can do while staying home? Check out the different things Makatizens have tried during the quarantine.

We #MakeItBetter with up-to-date information

Make It Makati delivers important updates on where Makatizens can find their day-to-day needs. We have a list of establishments in Makati to help you get your necessities: Make It Makati’s List of Open Establishments.

Makati community markets are also doing their part to help you source your basic necessities. Let’s #MakeItBetter by supporting our small and local businesses during these hard times.

Every first Sunday of the month, Makatizens used to visit Paseo De Roxas St. to experience the gastronomical feast that is the #MakatiStreetMeetatPaseodeRoxas. We know that Makatizens miss it and this is why Mercato Centrale brought us Makati Street Meet: Mercato Favorites Cloud Kitchen where you can order your food cravings online. Visit Mercato Centrale’s Facebook Page (hyperlinked) to order.

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us challenges, nothing can stop us as long as we work as one. Through #MakeItBetter, we hope to help Makatizens by shedding light on the good things happening around the city. Together, let’s #MakeItBetter!

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