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ABOUT US

WHAT IS GO NEGOSYO?

Go Negosyo is the advocacy of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE), a non-stock, non-profit organization that advocates for a change in MINDSET and ATTITUDE. We believe that Filipinos can address poverty in the country by engaging in entrepreneurship and developing an optimistic, passionate, creative and innovative, resourceful, diligent and persevering character. We encourage everyone to take charge and make the most of their resources and abilities by utilizing and transforming these into viable enterprises.

Through our Caravans, Negosems, multi-media (TV and web) campaigns and books, Go Negosyo hopes to demystify entrepreneurial success and popularize entrepreneurship as an alternative to unemployment, job-seeking or migration. We are a partner in improving entrepreneurship education, and in providing a marketplace of ideas, innovations, business models and best practices. In short, we aim to catalyze the development of entrepreneurship in the country. An entrepreneurial culture would lead to an entrepreneurial nation and, consequently, to improved economy for the country.

Go Negosyo do not endorse a particular kind of business or franchise. Instead, we provide links to our partner entrepreneurs' businesses, to business opportunities, to entrepreneurship-related training programs, and to funding sources. Hoping to generate competitive Filipino entrepreneurs, we seek to be the institution that brings together all key stakeholders and enablers of different entrepreneurship programs.

HOW WE STARTED

After being appointed in 2005 by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship, Joey Concepcion envisioned a movement that would advocate for a positive and enterprising attitude among Filipinos -- a mindset that would help them move up in life. With the help of like-minded trustees, Go Negosyo was born.

Since its conception, Go Negosyo went on to forge partnerships not only with business corporations and entrepreneurs but also with academic institutions, non-government organizations (including business chambers and professional organizations), microfinance institutions, government agencies, and local government units. Creating linkages with members of both private and public sectors allowed us to increase Filipinos' access to a negosyo support system, and facilitate a nationwide movement.

It was the formation of partnerships that allowed Go Negosyo to embark on a full-blown advocacy that has reached out to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. What started as an idea quickly snowballed into a massive movement. Within four years, Go Negosyo was able to embark on over 30 full-blown Caravans all over the country, produce a TV show, create a website portal for entrepreneurs, and launch bestselling books (three volumes of inspirational stories of entrepreneurs and a how-to-start-a-business book). We gained widespread presence in the print media through Mr. Concepcion's weekly column AskGoNegosyo in Philippine Star and through the publication of entrepreneurs' stories in the front page. Every month, we're invited to conduct talks on starting a business, and we're often featured in TV and radio shows. We even have a global audience as our TV show is aired in GMA's international channels.


OUR DREAM

We want to create an entrepreneurial climate for the Philippines: one that would lead to a country of enterprising and progressive Filipinos who are optimistic and empowered, and who don't rely on dole-outs and are in control of their destinies. We hope to forge a country of smart, innovative and value-adding entrepreneurs by inspiring and by teaching.

Our motto has always been to "teach a nation how to fish, feed the nation many lifetimes". The statement represents the collective effort of all our partners to foster a culture of enterprise and promote innovation and the best business practices in the country.

TRUSTEES

Founding Trustee

Jose Ma. A Concepcion III
CEO and President
RFM Corporation


Board of Trustees

Felix R. Ang
President
CATS Motors

Tony Tan Caktiong
President
Jollibee Foods

Joselito Campos, Jr.
Chairman and CEO
NutriAsia

Corazon D. Ong
Founder
CDO Foodsphere, Inc.

Dr. Ricarte "Ray" A. Gapuz
President
R.A. Gapuz Review Center

Prudencio S. Garcia
President
Mekeni Foods Corporation

Atty. Felipe Gozon
President and CEO
GMA Network

Dr. Rolando Hortaleza
Chairman and CEO
Splash Corporation

Carla S. Limcaoco
Executive Managing Director
Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc.

Ramon M. Lopez
Executive Director
Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship

Socorro C. Ramos
General Manager
National Bookstore

Edgar "Injap" Sia II
Founder and President
Injap Investments, Inc.

Harley T. Sy
Executive Vice President
SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

Vivienne Tan
Founder
Entrepreneurs School of Asia

Justin S. Uy
President
Profood International Corporation

Gov. Luis Raymond "Lray" Villafuerte
Founder and CEO
Lara's Gifts and Decors

Esther A. Vibal
President
Vibal Publishing House, Inc.

Myla Villanueva
Managing Director
MDI Group Holdings, Inc.

Rosalind L. Wee
Founder and Director
Marine Resources Development Corporation

Vicente Andres Zaragosa
Chairman and CEO
Pentium Group




THE TEAM

 

Jose Ma. Concepcion III
Founding Trustee

Ramon M. Lopez
Executive Director

Nonie Dela Fuente
Deputy Executive Director

 

PROGRAMS DEVELOPMENT

John Paul Uminga
Programs Development Manager

Jesus Samaniego
Programs Development Officer

Rose Peralta
Programs Development Assistant


MARKETING

KC Casem
Marketing Officer

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Monica Dianne Ramirez
Communications and Special Projects Officer

Maria Angelica Reyes
Communications and Special Projects Officer

 

MEDIA

Thermina Ann Akram
Media and Communications Officer

Ann Margaret Antonio
Head Writer

Serge del Valle II
Segment Producer

Aldrin Orquieta
Segment Producer

Eleonor Rafol
TV Program Manager

 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Sophia Ramos
Finance and Administrative Manager

Lea Afable
Accountant

Lissa Lee
Admin Assistant

 

NEGOSYO MO, BUKAS KO

Uzo Bolarinwa
Program Officer

Dandy Bentoso
NMBK Staff

Agnes Balon
NMBK Staff

 

 
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