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

2015 Korean Film Festival opens in Manila this Oct 8.


The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will be opening its annual Korean Film Festival this September to October with the theme, “Strings of Affinity.”

In cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the Film Cultural Exchange Program, Korean Film Council, Korea Copyright Commission, Korea Tourism Organization, SM Cinema and SM Supermalls., the film festival will be featuring seven films that showcase the depths of human relationships in different scenarios.

The festival had its first run in SM Lanang Premiere in Davao last September 17 to 21, SM Iloilo from September 25 to 27.  From October 1 to 4, the film festival will move to SM City Cebu and will have its final run in SM Megamall in Manila from October 8 to 11.

The film festival features The Thieves, Miss Granny, Cold Eyes, Front Line, Hope, Marriage Blue and Duresori: Voice of the East.

All films are with English subtitles. Admission is free to all. For more details, contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711, or email events@koreanculture.ph. You may also log on to koreanculture.ph. (PR)


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