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

Digital Campus Suite for Philippine schools.


The UP and NU Pep Squad in one.
Leaders in Information and Technology as well as Telecom in the Philippines, unite for big collaborations intended for the future, the students of today wherein education is still the best foundation. PLDT through SME Nation along with global IT giant Microsoft offers a package called Digital Campus Suite.

Through a launching last August 26, 2015 at Makati Shangri-La Hotel, we are given an overview on how this campus suite work, wherein educators and students will have access to Microsoft digital curriculum, they can earn certificate from that and the skills in Computer to tablets and to any apps of students is to its high level.  Not only the students will earn certificate, even the school itself will get license. 

This suite includes laptops, tablets and wifi access in the campus for the use of students. Among its interesting learning is the cloud tools and platforms, which is the latest in right now in terms of having your storage on the social media.

The program in the event have Gabe Mercado in a inside classroom set up discussing the frequently asked questions about this suite. Plus the energetic performances of UP Pep Squad and the NU Pep Squad. 

Bro. Jun Rugueza of COCOPEA.
But what strike me most in the event is the speech delivered by Bro.Jun Rugueza of COCOPEA, one of the partner of this suite. He said that technology is the fifth sense now a days, most young ones is always on their cellphones, the internet is their best friend and they can always find a friend online, but people don’t realize that we lost soul through this technology, and from Educators it’s a challenge on how to educate this young people to find the real connection.

“Technology can connect us to our love ones, but cannot give us a meaningful relationship”, Rugueza said.

 The program ends with UP and NU Pep Squad in one fine Cheer dance number, to think they are a rival school in competition they were able to unite and prove that unity is important.  For more details about the Digital Campus Suite, visit pldtsme-nation.com,ph call 101-888 or pldtsmenation in facebook and Instagram.

Other brand included in the package  are SMART, PLDT Alpha Enterprise, and Samsung.

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