By Gabriela Baron
An initiative was rolled out to help artists who are facing financial circumstances as a result of the coronavirus pandemic earn extra during the enhanced community quarantine.
Non-profit group Organisasyon ng Batikan at Responsableng Artista ng Bayan (OBRA Incorporated) has launched an application that helps Filipino artists and freelancers make money while lockdown is in place.
OBRA Incorporated launched the “Work at Home” platform where Filipinos can either search for freelance work or make jobs available for those needing additional income.
“With various stages of lockdown — from enhanced to general community quarantine — still enforced, many Filipino are on a “No work, no pay” basis. Work from home has now become the “new normal” with mostly only essential businesses allowed to open,” the group said on Facebook.
“Work at Home” presents itself as a “talent marketplace” helping Filipino artists and freelancers to earn during the lockdown.
“What if you can provide your services, talents, or skills while still quarantined at home under the ‘new normal’ and get paid for it? Showcase your skills as a proud Filipino to start earning extra incomes,” it added.
The freelance portal was opened on May 1, during the commemoration of Labor Day. Interested Filipino talents may register here.
Since 2007, OBRA Incorporated has been providing various online jobs dedicated to the cultural development of Filipinos overseas. The group also organizes events, producing films and plays and facilitating seminars.
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