Tower in BGC lights up with message ‘Rise PH’ amid COVID-19 crisis

/ 11:04 PM March 13, 2020

Photo courtesy of Theresa Isla, Public Relations Manager of Megaworld Corporation

MANILA, Philippines — As the country continues to face the threat of the coronavirus disease, a building at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City lit up sending Filipinos a message: “Rise Philippines.”

Lights invaded the Uptown Bonifacio Towers in BGC with message of hope that the Philippines will rise from the challenges brought by COVID-19.


The lights display spells the word “rise” with a couple images of the Philippine flag below it.

As of Friday night, the Department of Health (DOH) said there are 64 confirmed cases of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.


COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus that first emerged in China’s city of Wuhan in Hubei province in late 2019.

The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses named the novel coronavirus as SARS-CoV-2.

The virus causes mild symptoms such as fever and cough for most people but can cause serious illness such as pneumonia for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems.

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which surfaces have a crown-like appearance. The viruses are named for the spikes on their surfaces.

Edited by JPV

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