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

CCP Closes Women's Month through A Soft Launch Of The Special Issue Of Vlf Anthology By Women Playwrights

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, through its Intertextual Division, will have a soft launch of the special anthology of the Virgin Lab Festival fully staged plays on March 31, 2021, 2pm at the CCP and CCP Intertextual Division Facebook Pages as part of the Center’s celebration of National Women’s Month.

Entitled “ELEMENTAL: MGA BABAENG MANDUDULA AT MGA ELEMENTO NG DRAMA,” the said e-book will be formally launched online likewise during this year’s Virgin Labfest which will be held from June 14 to July 6, 2021.  The e-book can be downloaded for free.

The plays selected for this volume were chosen from the works by women that were staged from various editions of the Virgin Labfest, the annual theater festival that provides a venue for the emerging and established Filipino playwrights to present their unpublished, unstaged, untested and untried works to the theater-going public.  The works by women were selected to serve as samples to help define and explain the elements of a play.  The e-book can also be considered as a manual in writing for theater.

Edited by veteran playwright Ms. Layeta Bucoy, the special anthology features the works of the following playwrights: Clarissa Estuar (Ang Mamanugangin Ni Rez); Debbie Ann Tan (Fate's Line, Mga Babaeng Toobright, Dragon's Breath); Dominique La Victoria (Chipline); Eliza Victoria (Marte, Ang Bahay sa Gitna ng Kawalan); Herlyn Alegre (Bahay Bahayan, Tagu-Taguan and Huling-Huli); Isa Borlaza (Sa Package Counter); Joyce Ann Icayan (Last Ten Minutes); Lani Montreal (Looking for Darna and Sister-Out-Law), Layeta Bucoy (Ang Anak ni Gloria); Liza Magtoto (Paigan and Anonymous);  Sheilfa Alojamiento (Boy-Gel ang Gelpren ni Mommy), and Mixkaela Villalon (High Stakes) among others.

For inquiries regarding this event, visit the CCP Intertextual Division FB page or send an email to ccpintertextualdivision@gmail.com or text to 0919-3175708. (PR)

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