As we recently celebrated the New Year and are about to celebrate the #2023ChineseNewYear on January 22, we send you good tidings of a bright 2023 for you and your family!
We hope this year augurs a period of good health and plentiful blessings. We hope this year, many of us can say “We face a better future, full of the lessons learned from the dark days of the pandemic.”
For its part, Southern Voices Printing Press (SVPP) learned important lessons in the past two years, and we’d like to share these major lessons with you, our dearest clients and supporters:
- You are our most important allies in this journey towards living out SVPP’s mission. We missed seeing you, talking with you and meeting up with you during the lockdowns. After the most severe of lockdowns, we learned alternative ways of communicating and doing work — largely through online means.
- We learned that ‘times, they are a changing.’ The growth of the printing industry in the Philippines is slow, but it has to keep in step with changes in the global printing industry where paperless e-printing is becoming a norm in other countries. This spells much for small offset printers like us, who invested in heavy offset machinery with still quite a number of years’ capacity to function well. At the same time, we also need to look towards the digital technology side of the printing business.
- We learned that we need to take stock of what really is important in this life that we have, while we still have it. We needed to step back and take a look at what we were doing rightly or wrongly, and choose our next paths wisely.
We know the pandemic and the Philippine economic crisis continue to bring threats to the accomplishment of SVPP’s goals and 2023 objectives. Since they are factors we cannot fully control, we will do our utmost to be better in the things within our influence.
Thank you for your partnership in these past years and we look forward to a strengthened relationship with you in 2023!
With warmest regards,
Sophia Perez, SVPP Proprietor and publisher