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

The well attended 8th Cuyonon Baragatan.

It was one of the most attended Cuyonon Baragatan that happen last Aug 16, 2015 at Club Filipino in Greenhills in San Juan City. More than 500 Cuyonons  from Metro Manila and other part of Luzon, and from abroad attended this once a year reunion to celebrate the forth coming Feast of St. Agustin, the patron saint of Cuyo, an island municipality in Palawan.
Top: CBO Founding Member Grace Gobing, Below: Fr.Eugene Elevera, Baham Mitra, Educator Emma Bautista, Amor Abueg and wife Nelly. 

Among attendees this year are past officials in the province of Palawan, like former Governor Baham Mitra, former Congressman Amor Abueg, Former Board Member Jimmy Josol , Cuyo Mayor Andrew Ong, and members of Palawan Clergy headed by Fr.Eugene Elevera of Seminario De San Jose.
Dr.Heracleo Lagrada while delivering his inspirational talk.
Baragatan Cuyonon 2015 is spearheaded by Manny Ching, Dr.Heracleo Lagrada of Fatima University is this year’s inspirational speaker, on his talk Lagrada remind the youth of today about the cultural importance of Cuyo to the province, and show some old and new photos of Cuyo.
Engr.Rufo Cabanlig is this year's Guest Speaker.
Engr.Cabanlig accepting his plaque of appreciation from CBO Officers.
But it was Engr. Rufo Cabanlig of MacroAsia is the guest speaker, on his message he discuss his struggles being a student who hail from Island Cuyo to UP Manila campus.  He was able to achieve many things in Mining industry and he was so happy because he is a true blooded Cuyonin.
Nanette Pediapco-Trampe jam with Sinika.
The Sinika or Sining ng mga Katutubo headed by Nonoy Lanzanas made a grand performance, they perform songs from their latest album that on sale that time, they also had a duet number with Rosanna Pediapco-Trampe who also appear in the album.

The Cuyonon Baragatan Organization also announces the incoming chairperson for the celebration next year and in 2017. Trampe will be the head for next year, while Jess tan is for 2017 in order to give them so much time in preparation and get more sponsors.
Krissy Mayo, Eunice Samandre and CBO Officers and members.
Aside from Sinika, Child Singing Champion Krissy Mayo, Eunice Samandre and Ms. Ana also perform as intermission. Founding member Grace Gobing  perform a breathtaking dance number as well as some founding members for some cultural dances of Cuyo. The annual gathering ends with raffle and dance party. 

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