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

1st Dragon Boat Race in Puerto Princesa City

The very first Puerto Princesa Dragon Boat Race was held at Baywalk last June 29th. 

I brought along Mikyla for her to witness this first time event in the city. Went there at around 6.30AM for it was told that the program will start at exactly 7AM.

Waited for more than an hour. While waiting for the race to start, I saw some of the participants doing their selfie shots while they're waiting for their race too.


Roaming around the baywalk, was able to see the 4 units of dragon boats to be used in the race. :)



Also, some group who'll participate in the race did some rounds of exercises prior to the race. 


After the long wait, since the City Mayor has already arrived and announced the race to start, my heart skipped fast! The excitement as a first timer is apparent!

Holding my camera, getting ready to take shots of the race! Boom!


The winning team, THE MARINES!

I can feel the adrenaline rush as I watched them paddle, rowing the boat!




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