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

Isla Felomina, the new in Puerto Princesa City.

Isla Felomina
If you think you’ve seen many places in Puerto Princesa City, think again, because this new spot is surely a new place to be for the tourism of the City in a forest.

Located in Brgy. New Panggangan, under the control of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, is one of the many Community Base Sustainable Tourism Project of the City that was run by the locals of the area, they are called Nagkakaisang Samahan ng Isla Felomina with around 34 members mostly fisherman and their wives.
The Officers and members of Nagkakaisang Samahan Ng Isla Felomina.

Also known as Isla Peodat, local prefer it to call as Isla Felomina in honor of St.Philomena, the virgin Saint from Greece that protect them from any storm or typhoon, the said islet is covering them from any huge waves during bad weather moment. 
There’s a lot of new in Isla Felomina since my first trip in the summer of 2016 with Team Byaheros MNL, a Comfort Room and dressing room is already built, a kubo hut for eating is also constructed, Pilipinas Shell Foundation support them by providing them Snorkels that they offer for rent, but its magnificent corals, the sunset and its relaxing ambiance is still there. You can have all day discovering the colorful world under, identifying different school of fishes, or exchanging stories with the members of the Organization, surely it is a blast.
Isla Peodat aka Isla Felomina.
You can arrange your visit to Isla Felomina tru the PPUR Office, it is the best to spend the day maybe after your tour in the Underground River, or atleast schedule one day just for Diving or Snorkeling in the Isla.
Entrance fee is P160 per pax, and P200 that comes with food mostly for lunch. Banca in sabang is P3,000 good for 8 persons. You can contact Mr. Fresnillo at 0910-995-665 to arrange your visit at Isla Felomina, or contact the PPUR Office for more information. 
Photos from Team JAMP. 

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