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4 Things Everyone Should Pay Attention to Right Now

In 2018, being apathetic just won’t cut it.
4 Things Everyone Should Pay Attention to Right Now

Each day gives us a chance to let go of our bad habits, continue our good ones, and become better individuals. Being apathetic just won't cut it anymore. There are so many issues in our society that we all need to pay close attention to. Here are some of them:

1. HIV Awareness
Did you know that the Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years? That's a 140 percent increase in the number of new infections, according to the Department of Health and the United Nations. 

This is why Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has made it her advocacy to spread HIV awareness and help save lives. You, too, can help fight the problem by getting yourself regularly tested for HIV. If you can encourage your friends to do the same, the better.

2. Gender Equality
The good news is that the Philippines has been reported to be one of the most gender-equal societies in the world. But the bad news is that the same cannot be said for the rest of the globe. 

3. Freedom of Expression
This is a basic human right, and we need to speak up about the principles we strongly believe in. The freedom to express oneself, whether through fashion or speech, should never be curtailed. Exercise your freedom of expression!

4. LGBTQ Pride 
Every day across the Philippines, kids whose sexual orientation or gender identity differs from what’s associated with their biological sex are being bullied. This often leads to physical abuse or sexual assault. We should help our brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community feel safe and proud in their own country, and we can do that just by being more aware of the difference between sex and gender.

Watch this video, share it, and spread awareness on these important issues.

We all have the same hopes and aspirations: a stronger spending power, a home or a car that we can call our own, a successful business, equal opportunities that will allow us to live better lives, and a society that cares for all of its members. Count on BDO to be a reliable partner in your journey to living the life you've always wanted.

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This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with BDO.