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

The leader in Coriolano.

Coriolano, Tanghalang Pilipino’s political offering for its 32nd Season On its 32nd season, Tanghalang Pilipino stages Coriolano, the Filipino translation of William Shakespeare’s rarely produced Coriolanus.

At these times when we question everyday what makes a good leader, Coriolano is very apt in discussing how tyranny can destroy humanity. Do we need leadership with humility? Honesty? Integrity? A follower? Arrogance? An iron fist?
Set in Ancient Rome, this piece is about Coriolano who led his territory with dictatorship at a turbulent time. The play is a discourse about how politics can lead to a power-hungry tyrant’s downfall. The lead will be played by TP veteran Marco Viaña. This was translated into Filipino by Guelan Varela-Luarca and directed by the legendary Carlos Siguion-Reyna.

It runs until March 17 at the CCP.

Text and photos by Aga Posadas.

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