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

PrideLit, the only and newest imprint publications for LGBTQ in the Philippines

From the house that gives us love story novels via Precious Heart Romances, now comes a new section intended for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transsexuals and Queer market, now comes PrideLit as the first Filipino pop literature imprint that aims to champions LGBTQ+ narratives, as a source of entertainment and inspirations.

PrideLit was officialy launch last June 31, 2019 at Roxy Events Place in Quezon City. Publisher Segundo “Jun” Matias, Jr said that PrideLit mission is to teach the value of appreciation and acceptance, and discover one’s sexual awakening convey through powerful stories.

“Halos lahat ng story ng PrideLit are  good stories, great stories, let’s admit ang LGBT market ay hindi kasing dami ng the usual market, but since may experience na ko as publisher sa Graphic Novel sa Black Ink, it’s a genre but there is no labelling like parehong lalake na in-love sa isa’t isa but they don’t it call gay, maraming nagbabasang babae yung market and that surprise me, even etung PrideLiT imprint maraming mga babaeng nagbabasa, it’s not that huge kagaya ng pina-publish ng Precious pages, so as a publisher I’m still hopeful na, it’s a kind of literature na kailangan din basahin dahil yung ginagawa namin magaganda, puno ng damdamin.” Matias explains.
The writers of PrideLit
In line with their third year anniversary in publishing industry, Pride Lit release 5 unique titles written by their roster of seasoned and respected writers and contributors, these are  Alex Rosas’ gender-swap romance Gay’s Anatomy to Soju’s campy fantasy Ang Asul Na Buntot Ni Aquano, John Jack G. Wigley’s ensemble drama Kadenang Bahaghari, Lush Ericson’s instant pleaser Agustin and Ariston’s Version of the Universe, and Angelica Sorreda’s romantic offering Over Time.

Other titles are Fab Proud by Luna King, Leonna and Bridgette, Left by Lush Ericson, Mahal Kita Pero by Leonna, Oh Boy, I Love You by Albert Lang, Sylvestres Wedding by Albert Lang, Minutes to Midnights by Leonna, Red Briefs by Nina Satomi, Covet Thy Neighbor by L A Witt, Second Hand by Heidi , Love Lies and Kryptonite by Nina Satomi.

All of this PrideLit books are now available in all bookstore nationwide, you can also place order online via http://phr.com.ph/home/ and also available in e-book format.

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