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Robi Domingo’s 4 priorities in the ‘new normal’

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Host and youth advocate Robi Domingo has had his fair share of challenges this past year. The stress of the pandemic took a significant toll on him and his family.

“It came to a point that I asked myself if I made the right decision not to pursue medicine. When everyone needed a frontliner, why didn’t I become a doctor?” shares Domingo, a son of both doctors, who initially planned to pursue medicine before it was shelved to make way for his showbiz career. 

Robi with his frontliner mom, Mary Ann.
Robi with his frontliner mom, Mary Ann. 

The situation has taught him certain things. As he lives with and amid a pandemic, the 32-year-old actor and host has learned to prioritize four things.

Staying physically healthy and fit

Because his parents are frontliners, Domingo admits they were scared of the virus coming to their home. To ensure everyone’s health, they are medicine-ready, focused on staying fit, and have set up automated alcohol dispensers in various rooms. 

At home, the Domingos use Shield+ Alcohol that helps disinfect and kill germs, while moisturizing the skin with vitamin E and collagen. 

Being mindful of his mental health

Domingo emphasizes the importance of mental health, especially since many remain cooped up at home and experience different levels of stress. He started making a daily schedule to have more control over his life in these uncertain times.

Having parents who remind him to de-stress, he shares, “Let people know you’re there for them, to listen to them, and be proactive in asking how they are doing.” 

Taking up new hobbies

While many Filipinos – his dad for instance – have become plant parents to stay productive at home, The PBB alumus went back to playing the piano to relax. His mom usually asks him to learn and play songs from K-drama shows like “Goblin” and “Crash Landing On You”. He says it is important to find hobbies to recharge and refresh the mind especially during stressful times.

Robi Domingo uses his platform to encourage the youth to make good choices, empower Filipino farmers, and promote sustainability.
Robi Domingo uses his platform to encourage the youth to make good choices, empower Filipino farmers, and promote sustainability.

Making a positive impact

As a public personality, Domingo uses his platform to spread awareness and encourage the youth to make good choices, especially with the upcoming elections. “Beyond protecting ourselves, registering to vote resonates with the youth now. I want them to realize that the power is really in our hands,” he says.

He is also passionate about supporting Filipino farmers. As the brand ambassador for Shield+ Alcohol, a Filipino-made alcohol featuring sustainable sugarcane, he believes that using product such as this can help protect customers and at the same time support the local sugarcane industry.

“Robi’s values are very much aligned with URC’s. We believe in the capabilities of Filipinos and we aspire to have a sustainable future,” said Vincent Go, managing director of Universal Robina Corporation Agro-Industrial Group, the maker of Shield+ Alcohol. 


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