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

Coriolano to debut at the CCP

As part of it's 32nd Season, Tanghalang Pilipino comes up with the staging of Coriolano,one of Shakespeare's play that is considered his second longest work after Hamlet.It is a translation done by playwright Guelan Varela-Luarca and is adapted from Shakespeare's Coriolanus.

The play is a take on a complex hero that is Coriolano and tackles about the division between the Patricians and the Democrats of the Society.Coriolano is a scheming character in the play and theater viewers will be in for a treat as this is the first time that this Shakespearean masterpiece will have it's staging in the Philippines as no other Theater Company has ever done it before. Is he a hero or is he the villain in the story? I guess we all have to watch the play to find out.
Directed by Carlos Siguion Reyna and topbilled by Tanghalang Pilipino's very own Marco Viaña, this is definitely one worth seeing.Viaña is joined by Brian Sy (Aufidio), Ms. Sherry Lara and Frances Makil-Ignancio (alternatiing as Volumnia) Jonathan Tadioan (Menenio) JV Ibesate (Sicinio), Doray Dayao (Bruto) and the Tanghalang Pilipino Theater's Company.

The artistic Team is headed by Ohn David (Set), Bonsai Cielo (Costumes) TJ Ramos (Sounds) Dennis Marasigan (lights) and Brian Sy and Remus Villanueva (choreography). The play will be staged at the CCP's Little Theater from February 22- March 17 2019.Tickets can be purchased at Ticket World or you may call Tanghalang Pilipino at (02)832-1125 local 1621.

Text and Photos by Antz Cabrera

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