PLDT lauds ‘unbreakable spirit’ of PH enterprises amid challenging times

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense challenges to industries around the world. With mobility restrictions in place, business owners had to rethink their operations and adjust to navigate the uncertainties in the new normal. Although some companies were able to adapt and seamlessly shift to the new norm, the process was not easy with many struggling with financial losses and temporary business closures. A survey from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released September last year reported that the Philippine economy experienced the worst impacts of the pandemic. The Philippines logged the highest number of business closures and layoffs among its peers in Southeast Asia. Despite that, Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP and Head of PLDT & Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups, said that resilience is one of the core values that helped businesses conquer the challenges of the pandemic. This ‘unbreakable spirit’ of enterprises allowed them to embr

Down Memory Lane: Drum and Lyre Corps We Are!

When I was still young and in primary school, I was a member of a drum and lyre group of our school. We usually were present in every feasts, city activities, schools inter-city sports activities. We joined competition, that allowed me to travel from one city to another municipality at the very young age. I loved it every time we're performing then, I love playing xylophone while parading over the city with those high boots and short polka-dotted skirts representing our school.

While my younger brother is holding a cymbals the one like that of hi hat cymbals at Musicians Friend. But later on he's into snare drum.

We we're having fun all those times. The prime moment was when we won the grand champion of the Drum and Lyre Corps competition all over Palawan. It was such a great honor to be a member of the group. The first and last time of that kind of competition.

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