PLDT lauds ‘unbreakable spirit’ of PH enterprises amid challenging times

Image
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

The God through Agnes eyes.


Of Gods and demons, failure to disappointment’s, lie and courage, this are the thoughts you will encounter in watching the latest Repertory Philippines production of “Agnes of God”, a gripping and intellectually provoking drama about a nun in a convent who mysteriously deliver a baby, either conceive or by anything, that is the issue.

Still under its 50th year anniversary celebration, this exciting production under the direction of highly acclaimed Bart Guingona, star Pinky Amador as Mother Superior, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo as Psychiatrist Dr. Livingstone, and for the title role is the refreshing, sweet and innocent Becca Coates as Agnes.

The story evolve on Sister Agnes, on what really happen that night she supposedly gave birth, that was the mission of Dr.Livingstone, to uncover the truth, to prove if there is really a miracle happen in the convent, and at the same time she undergo some reality checking, her faith to God and her personal struggle as a person.

It is a women empowering performances covering three generations of ladies, a very engaging one for Mother Miriam as play by Amador, who exude a finest and convincing acting on how she protect Agnes, of course Yulo as authoritarian and professional indeed is great as it is, her monologues are perfectly delivered. Becca as divine as she is, act so naturally that you will believe she is a new Mother Mary, in this generation where sins are everywhere.

The sets by Joey Mendoza, a Set Design Professor at Fordham University in New York will give you goosebumps, his simply, minimalistic and yet illustrative sets is something new to my eyes, unbelievable perfect that it is inside the convent, that it is inside an office, and even in heaven for God sake.
The Cast and Director of Agnes of God.
Agnes of God was first stage by Repertory in 1983 with Amador as Agnes, written by playwright John Pielmeier is broadway hit in 1982 and was even adapted into film in 1985.  This year’s production opens last Feb 17 and run until March 12 at the Onstage Theater in Greenbelt 1 at Makati City.

For tickets and inquiries, call Repertory at 843-3570 or at Ticketworld at 891-9999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph. For updates and show schedules, check www.repertoryphilippines.ph .

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Florante at Laura, in the new age of theater.

Obra Ni Juan. Theater Review.

ANI 41: Lakbay Online Book Discussion This June 5