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

Re-Experiencing the Pista Y Ang Cagueban

After more than a decade of not joining this event, I was able to experience it again.


I asked my brother if I can hitch a ride with him on his way to work since he's doing his duty at Irawan, a few kilometers away from the planting site. But good thing he knew the bus driver sending off participants to the site, I transferred there.. :)

Arrived at the site and there were so many participants, most of them already had planted seedlings.. 



These are the teens, the crowd that has already planted ahead of me. 

The 2nd seedling I planted this day! I hope this will survive all the adversaries nature has.

 I love the quote written on this shirt. True indeed!


On my way home after planting trees. You can see the vibrant colors of tall trees surrounding the area. It's a great feeling that I was able to walk here again after such a long period of time.

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