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Events: Taxumo Launches “Passion Forward” Online Sessions, Will Teach Professionals & Entrepreneurs How to Stay Afloat During the “New Normal” Brought By COVID-19 

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In a recently-conducted online survey, 65 percent of Filipinos believed “the national economy of the Philippines would be affected” by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The immediate effects of the pandemic and the ensuing quarantine are now being palpably felt by self-employed professionals and entrepreneurs, who are struggling to cope with the “new normal.”

In response, the Philippines’ pioneering online tax filing and payment website Taxumo has expanded its #TimeforHOPE initiative with the “Passion Forward” online sessions.


The first session entitled “HOW TO KEEP EARNING DESPITE COVID-19: Finding Multiple Income Streams for Creative Professionals,” will feature artist/illustrator Ella Lama. The event is happening on May 20, 2020, Wednesday, 8 pm, via Facebook Live on Taxumo’s Facebook page.


Ella Lama has previously facilitated “Creative Career Roadmap” workshops for artists and entrepreneurs, where she discussed the basics of pricing, self-promotion, and business.

Her work has appeared in Uppercase Magazine, Bravery Magazine, Compound Butter Magazine, Dear Lois Magazine, They Draw and Cook, They Draw and Travel, Spirituality and Health Magazine, Katha Magazine, Working Mom, and Real Living. Her clients include Ayala Land Inc., Toblerone Philippines, Nescafe Philippines, Artline PH, Simbalion PH, Raintree Restaurants, Nayong Pilipino, and Department of Trade and Industry—Go Lokal, among others.

She has also served as a typography jury member for the 98th ADC Annual Awards.

The “Passion Forward” online sessions are part of Taxumo’s #TimeforHOPE initiative, which stands for Time For Helping Other Professionals and Entrepreneurs.

The campaign aims to help the many Filipino self-employed professionals and business owners survive the economic and personal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EJ Arboleda, CEO of Taxumo: “During these uncertain times, we at Taxumo believe that helping people goes beyond alleviating the economic burden this pandemic has caused. We must collectively build an environment where we can hope for a better future, as we empower ourselves and our communities toward creating more meaningful work beyond this crisis.”

The #TimeforHOPE initiative will also substantially reduce the rates of the subscription packages on Taxumo across all tiers, allowing these professionals and business owners fulfill tax obligations without breaking the bank.

Professionals and business owners can get up to a maximum of 80 percent discount from their plans. All they need to do is to share with Taxumo the story of how their business has been impacted by COVID-19 by emailing or chatting with them via the chat box on their website.

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