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

Portrait of the Artist as Filipino. A Special screening during Cinemalaya XI.


One best thing about Cinemalaya Indiependent Film Festival, is they also showcased movies of our past heritage that really worth watching. Like in this year's Cinemalaya XI we are able to watch this classic film by Lamberto Avellana, the much talked and highly acclaimed "Nick Joaquin's A Portrait of The Artist as Filipino".

I am longing to watch this ever since i got here in Manila, because I hear extremely good reviews to the Theater version of this, that many Theater production adapted already in the past years. Well thank you to technology that this movie is restored in high definition with good quality of music as well. And kudos to all the people who behind the idea of making it more visually in this digital era of cinema.
I'll not resort into critiquing or divulging the story nor the plot of this Filipino film,  watching it is really a treasure and an opportunity. Special Thanks to CCP Press office for allowing me to watch this beautiful film, that i consider now as one of the important movie in Philippine history. 

The memorabilias such as posters photos are also in exhibit during that time, and this is where all these photos came from. 


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