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

SM Cares to launch Global Youth Summit 2020 online this weekend


The Global Youth Summit (GYS), the biggest annual summit for young people is going virtual this year! Live via Zoom and Facebook, the annual event of SM Cares’ Program on Youth in partnership with the

Global Peace Foundation will be held on August 29 and 30, 2020 at 1PM.

The GYS is the largest gathering for young Filipino leaders that aims to engage and inspire young minds to help achieve a better and more sustainable future for all thru various workshops that address themes and issues that impact youth like technology, environment, public policy advocacy and education.

This year’s roster of resource speakers include Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, Kuya Kim Atienza, Cathy Yang of PLDT Inc., Agon Hare of Project Nightfall, Dr. Yang Mee Eng of the ASEAN Foundation, SM Youth Ambassadors Kaila Estrada and Andre Lagdameo, and a lot more.

 Special guests are The Juans (Sat) and This Band (Sun). There will be giveaways and more surprises during live polls and Q&A portions. Interested participants may sign up for this year's virtual GYS through Facebook.com/globalyouthsummit or thru Zoom registration: www.tinyurl.com/GYS2020. Registration if FREE. (PR)

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