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

Ika-33 Gawad Alternatibo Now Accepts Competition Entries

THE CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division is now open for submission of entries for the Ika-33 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video. Deadline of submissions is on or before April 19, 2021, not later than 12am.

Open to all Filipino filmmakers (based in the Philippines and abroad), Gawad Alternatibo accepts entries that are strictly independent works and not produced for commercial screening.  School-based works (i.e. theses) are eligible.  The entries must have been completed not earlier than March 14, 2020, and must not exceed 45 minutes running time.

Interested participants must complete the following requirements: a) duly accomplished entry form; b) film format in AVI, MP4, or MKV only (film size must not exceed 1GB), with filename in the following format – FilmTitle_FilmDirector; c) additional film information such as synopsis (not more than 200 words), genre, running time, rating, full production credits in Word or PDF format; d) Two (2) photos from the film entry in jpeg format, and film entry poster (if available) in jpeg format.

All entries shall be submitted online through http://bit.ly/GawadAlternatibo33Form.  Fill out the online entry form and upload the film and additional requirements.  For the full mechanics, go to http://bit.ly/GawadAlternatibo33Mechanics

Interested participants may submit a maximum of three (3) entries in each category, but an entry can be only be submitted in one category.  Categories include Short Feature/Narrative, Experimental, Documentary, and Animation.

Finalists will be screened at the 2021 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, of which Gawad Alternatibo is a part of.

Prizes for winning entries in the different categories: 1st PRIZE - P25,000; 2nd PRIZE - P15,000; 3rd PRIZE - P10,000; and Honorable mention - P5,000. There are also special citations for Best Regional Entry and Best Entry For/On/By Children.

For more information, call the CCP Film, Broadcast and New Media Division at 8832-1125 local 1705 or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and www.gawadalternatibo.com.  Follow the official CCP and Gawad Alternatibo Facebook pages for updates. (PR)

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James said…
Great to see such vibrant cultural activity!

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