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

An Evening of Beauty And Artistry. #BbPilipinas2019

Top Ten Best National Costumes (from left to right): Laguna, Masbate, Pampanga, Maguindanao, Puerto Princesa, Cebu, Bacolod, Palawan, Negros Occidental and Pasig.
Days after the annual grand parade of Binibining Pilipinas 2019 beauties held at the Araneta Center where the forty official candidates wore a gumamela inspired two-piece by Domz Ramos, the much-anticipated fashion show, one of the highlights of the pageant kicked in at the New Frontier Theater last May 29, 2019.
Binibinis in their denims.
The #Beyondbeauty Binibinis opened the show with a denim and casual clothing provided by Jag. The reigning queens later closed the segment when they also paraded. After, the Binibinis changed in their sportswear provided by World Balance.
Binibinis representing Palawan, Batangas and Bacolod named as Top Three Best in Talent.
The much-awaited showcase of Filipino designer’s craftsmanship’s followed when the Binibinis walked and poised onstage wearing their heavily detailed and intricately designed national costumes. Binibining Pilipinas Charities Incorporated Chair Stella Marquez shared her amazement upon seeing this year's creations and depictions.
The forty #Beyondbeauty Binibinis with host Robi Domingo.
Hosted by Robi Domingo and the reigning queens, the top three best talents and top ten best national costumes were revealed. Last night's pre-pageant will be aired on ABS-CBN Sunday's Best on June 2. The winner of Best in Talent will be announced on the coronation night while the winner of Best in Costume will be determined via public voting. 
BPCI Chair Stella Marquez said, " I've never seen anything like this before. " Marquez was seen applauding and praising the immense tapestry of colors during the national costume competition.
It was also revealed that the top 25 were chosen that night which will be announced on June 9 coronation night. Last night's fashion show became an evening of beauty and artistry, hailed as the grandest display of national costume of Binibining Pilipinas.
A peacock inspired costume, one of the well applauded of the night.
Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha.

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