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

A weekend of Aegis at Philpop and at the The Voice Kids.

Cast of RAK of AEGIS.
It seems 2014 is one of the highlights for the Pinoyrock band Aegis, they dominate two prestigious event in the last weekend, the Philpop 2014 Grand Finals at Meralco Theater last July 26, 2014, wherein the cast of Rak Of Aegis perform the songs used in the play, mostly songs of this famous band, headed of course by Aicelle Santos, Isay Alvarez and Robert Sena.  And on the grand finale night of The Voice Kids at the Newport Theater at Resort World last July 27, Aegis band is live doing a production number with the grand winner Lyca Gairanod, some say that number really convince the audience to make Lyca the winner because she prove that she should qualify as the fourth vocalist of the band in that sing off.


The finalist and performers at Philpop 2014.
Going back to Philpop, let me congratulate our very own Daryl Ong, a true blood Puerto Princesan’s , a Palawenyo who take home the second place prize for his song “Torpe” interpreted by Star In A Million Winner Kris Lawrence. We have a chit-chat with Daryl after the contest and he told us that it seems this is his path, to be a songwriter. He was known in joining many singing contest in the past in which he make it as a finalist but never won the title like the Pinoy Pop Superstar.  Currently he is one of the members of the singing group “Voices of 5”. Daryl’s family business in Puerto Princesa is the fame Biochemist Drug Store located in the old City Public Market. 

Daryl Ong and Kris Lawrence.
Philpop 2014 grand winner is Jungee Marcelo for the song “Salbabida” sung by Kyla, first place is the song Awit mo’y Nandito Pa by Ronaldo Sorioso interpret by Teenage YouTube sensation Aldrich Talonding and cousin James Bucong.

And on The Voice Kids Finale, Lyca is the first grand winner, some are dismay because they believe Darren Espanto is more deserving to win in terms of singing versatility, but it’s a vote that count and Lyca top that even though she hail from a very poor family and it’s called sympathy votes, but her coach Popstar Sarah Geronimo dismiss that saying Lyca has a talent as well and really deserve to win.



Special thanks to Kim Sancha of Tom Rodriguez Fans Club for the Philpop Invites and to Palawan’s Beauty Guru Bong Villanueva for the The Voice Kids invites as well. 

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