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

Marianne Mae Casquejo, the new Gay Queen of Palawan.

Marrianne Mae Casquejo. 
Palawan’s bet at the recent Binibining Gay Pilipinas take home the second place award after competing with other 19 contestant all over the country, Marianne Mae Casquejo who originally hail from Narra, is personally invited in this year’s pageant by the organizers, the Betera Powerhouse of Beauties.

Marianne told us that her invitation is offered after she join Manila’s Five in 2015 wherein she won second runner up too.  Bb. Gay Universe 2017 crown is won by Athena Sollenn Barreto, World by Xandra De Guzman, Gay International by Zhia Vergara, Gay Earth is Caz Villacorza, Gay Intercontinental is Jake Espina, Gay Supranational is Danica New Montecarlo, Gay Trans International by Dahdah Flores, Gay Tourism is Valerie Altamira Licaros, and First Runner up is Asia Adriana Ybbara.
Marianne in National Costume and in Long Gown attire. 
Bb. Gay Pilipinas with a tag line as the advocacy pageant, was held last August 31, 2017 at the Tanghalang Pasigueno in Pasig City, beneficiary of the pageant is the Tulong Pinoy Movers. Among the judges are past Gay beauty icons such as Barbie Archache and Jaunti-Christina Gonzales of Super Sireyna fame. Casquejo represent the City of Puerto Princesa.

Marianne is now preparing to join another gay pageant, the Queen Philippines next year. The 32 year old tour guide, events and wedding planner is a graduate of Hospitality Management major in Tourism at STI Global City. 

Photos from Marrianne Mae Casquejo. 

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