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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

Strangely Familiar: The Jonathan Benetiz Paintings and Collage Exhibit.



Palawan’s very own celebrated visual artist Jonathan Benitez recently held a successful solo painting exhibit entitled “Strangely Familiar”, at Art Galileia in Bonifacio Global City at Taguig City that opens September 12, 2015.


31 art pieces were on display that mostly oil on canvass and acrylic with a theme of human relationship to nature. This is the first time that Benitez had a solo exhibit but he is not a newbie anymore in bringing his art to Manila, he had group shows before in UP, Conspiracy Bar and even in House of Congress in the past years. 

Benitez admit that it’s not an easy road for him to mount this solo show especially in Serendra vicinity of BGC, he went into rigorous process before the said gallery approve his first show, he believe that his maturity on his craft is the key that’s why he was given such opportunity.

Di madali ang solo show, dapat matured na para ma consider ng gallery, 20 years akong nag practice dito sa Palawan, alam ko time will come, kung may tyaga at dedication sa craft, may aanihin.” Benitez said.
The former resident artist of Dos Palmas Island resort had its following also from famous painters/artist in the country, some of his works are being collected by Marcel Antonio and Max Balabat whose names are known in the Philippine Art scene.


Strangely Familiar last until Sept 24. Benitez is now preparing for the Manila Art 2015 this October 8 to 11 in SMX Convention Center in Pasay City and other art venues in Taguig. 
Art Galileia is located in  Fort Bonifacio,2nd Level Fort Pointe Bldg (28th St, Bonifacio Global City) Taguig City.

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