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

SM College Scholarship looking for applicants

Want to study? Consider this scholarship. SM College Scholarship online application starts last October 15, 2019.
The SM Foundation Inc. will begin accepting online application for its College Scholarship Program for School Year 2020-2021 from Oct. 15 to Dec. 31, 2019. Walk-in applicants will not be accepted.
For over two decades now, the program has been helping the youth reach their full potential and achieve their dreams, and qualified graduating senior high school students are invited to take advantage of the opportunity.
To qualify, a student must be a Grade 12 public high school graduate or Grade 12 graduate from private schools with a Department of Education voucher who completed junior high school from a public school. He or she must have a general weighted average grade of at least 88 percent or its equivalent for Grade 12 during the first semester.
SM Scholars get to enjoy full tuition, monthly allowance, part-time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas breaks, exclusive job offers with the SM Group upon graduation, and other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs.
For the list of allowed courses and accredited schools, visit https://sm-foundation.org/programs/education. (PR)
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