Rising above pandemic, NET 25 launches new shows

STAR CIRCUIT - Ricky Calderon (The Freeman) - November 25, 2020 - 12:00am

NET 25, the Philippines’ first digital TV station under Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), formally launched its new shows that include the network’s first romantic drama series entitled “Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw” held at the INC Museum beside the EBC Studios.

Rising above the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, NET 25 managed to produce programs following the strict health and safety protocols imposed by the government. The flagship program is the drama series “Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw” that stars Ynna Asistio and Geoff Eigenmann, directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr.

NET 25 also introduced new shows namely "Happy Time" (noontime show), "Kesayasaya!" (musical sitcom), "Unlad: Kaagapay sa Hanapbuhay" (agricultural and livelihood program hosted by Robin Padilla), "Tagisan ng Galing Part 2" (talent search competition), and "Himig ng Lahi Season 3" (musical program).

NET 25 also welcomed the new addition to its roster of news anchors: Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2019 Emma Tiglao and Vic Lima for "Mata ng Agila"

(primetime news), Miss Global beauty queen CJ Hiro for "Eagle News International" (English newscast), and Apple David (host of the morning primetime newscast "Pambansang Almusal").

NET 25’s production pipeline includes "Relax Ka Lang" (morning magazine show) and "PARAK" (docudrama).  Under the banner of EBC Films, the movie arm of EBC, is currently making "The Jukebox King (Life Story of Victor Wood)" with Martin Escudero in the lead role.


External success is spurred and measured by internal talent and good management. This was proven by 100 percent locally owned LPG company, South Pacific Inc., as it recently marked only its fifth year in the industry.

The company’s full commercial operations kicked off in October 2015 under the leadership of founder Arnel Ty and company president and CEO, Inigo Golingay. Up against much larger outfits, SPI gradually strengthened its market share by having 11 fully-commissioned and operational surface-mounted storage with a total of 22,000 metric tons capacity.

Up against much larger outfits, SPI gradually strengthened its market share by having two terminals in Luzon and a terminal in Cebu, supported by its own fleet of LPG bullets. In the Visayas region, SPI’s terminal in Arctura Petroterminal in Mandaue City, Cebu started operating last January 2019 with 2×1,000MT storage capacity, serving bulk customers in Cebu, Negros, Bohol, Samar and Leyte.

To serve and reach more customers, SPI aims to construct five more terminals in the Southern islands of the Philippines.

This year, while other businesses are crippled by the pandemic, SPI’s resilience is shown by a robust 34 percent-24 percent year-on-year volume growth to 143,000- 176,000 metric tons.  Gross sales spiked 27 percent and net profit rose 13 percent to P600 million during the first half of 2020. Supply is consistently stable despite worldwide lockdowns and travel restrictions because of its huge storage facility. SPI also got the third biggest market share at 21.28 percent as of the first half of 2020 in only five years, and is well on its way to conquering more of the pie.

But the company is also strengthening one of its most valuable resources, its employees. SPI has launched its SPI LPG University, a program that focuses on developing the employees' core, leadership and cross-functional competencies to further improve its service and competitive edge. It focuses on keeping talent productive to encourage both personal and professional growth.

Part of its corporate responsibility involves compliance with operational requirements mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases and observing strict health protocol in its workplaces. Because of travel limitations, the company has provided service vehicles to transport its employees safely and comfortably. It has hurdled and managed the challenge of transport issues amid lockdowns with its fleet of bulk LPG trucks and large supply facilities.

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