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

Piano Teachers Workshop And Masterclass At The CCP


INTERNATIONALLY distinguished Filipino-Canadian concert pianist and pedagogue Dr. Ross Salvosa will give a Piano Teachers Workshop on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 9:00, am – 6:00 pm.  This will be followed by a Piano Masterclass on Friday, January 31, 2020.  Both events will be held at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).  This is a program of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in partnership with the Embassy of Canada.

The Workshop has three modules: “Path of Least Resistance”, 9:00 am – 11:00 am; “Creating vs. Regurgitating”, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm; and “Road to Parnassus”, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  The masterclass the following day will carry the same schedule.

Ross Salvosa is one of the most sought-after teachers in the Pacific Northwest.  He is a seasoned adjudicator and has served in the juries of national and international piano competitions including the Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists.  He is renowned for developing prodigious talents from early formative ages to professional artists.  He frequently gives masterclasses in Canada, USA, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, and the Philippines.  He is the director of the Concord Institute of Performing Arts in Vancouver-BC and also an artist-faculty at the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah-Washington.  He is a senior advisor to the board of the Vancouver Clef Music Society and has served as artistic director of the Music Without Borders Society.

He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and was a recipient of the Mildred Johnson scholarship award under the guidance of Corey Hamm, Sara Buechner, Mark Anderson, Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham.  He earned his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University on a full scholarship under the tutelage of Roberta Rust.  He also studied with Philip Evans, Maria Rosa Oubiña, Frida Conn, Reynaldo Reyes, Emilio del Rosario, Mauricia Borromeo, Perla Suaco, Ruby Salvosa, Abelardo Galang and Artemio Panganiban.

For more information and reservations, please email the CCP Artist Training Division at ccp.artist.trainng@gmail.com or call 8832-11125 loc. 1605. (PR)

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