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

Daluhong, the 44th Theatre Season of Dulaang UP.

The House Of Bernarlda Alba
DALUHONG is Dulaang UP's 44th Theatre Season following DUP's Hudyat (43rd Theater season). Comes Daluhong, a tagalog word that means assault. During the Press Launch held at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater last July 23, 2019, Artistic Director Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen reiterated that the journey to great theater continues this 44th Season.
Prof. Banaue Miclat-Janssen
Opening its robust line up comes the classic The House Of Bernarda Alba, a play by Spanish writer Federico Lorca translated in Filipino by Alexander Cortez (Sept.6-29, 2019). It talks about the strict matriarch Bernarda Alba ( portrayed by Frances Makil Ignacio) together with her daughters in a drama brought about by her husband's death.
Next is Lope Vega's Fuente Ovejuna to be directed by Tony Mabesa - a play plagued by a commendador Fernan de Guzman who was overthrown by his people because of his ill and selfish intentions. The play runs from Nov.8 to Dec 1 . 
And coming back from its successful run is Nana Rosa, the tale of the first Comfort Woman who came out as a victim of Japanese officers who stayed in the country during the war. The play runs from Feb. 28 to March 25, 2020 to wrap up the 44th Theater Season. For inquiries, theater lovers may contact Nico Varon ( 0917-519-8879) or send an e-mail to dupmarketing@gmail.com.
Text by Antz Cabrera
Photo by Arriane Dave Farnazo

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