Archive for April, 2012

Go Negosyo Visits Samal Island, Completes NSB 1st Run

Thursday, April 26th, 2012


Completing the first run of the Negosyo sa Barangay Entrepreneurship Development Program, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Go Negosyo conducted the Mindanao leg in Camp Holiday Resort, Samal Island in Davao from April 19 to 22. Negosyo sa Barangay is a project of the Center for Future Leadership, Department of Trade and Industry – Philippine Trade Training Center and Go Negosyo.

The entrepreneurship training was attended by 500 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Officials coming from different parts of Mindanao including Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Saranggani, to name just a few. Also in attendance were delegates from Luzon’s Mindoro.


Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs who served as resource speakers were Laugh with God Today’s author Mr. Michael Angelo Lobrin (Prospect of a Nation of Entrepreneurs), Salt and Light Ventures’ Mr. Ardy Roberto (Who is an Entrepreneur?), Go Negosyo 21 Steps to Start Your Own Business’ author Dean Pax Lapid (Business Basics: From Inception to Conception to Expansion), Go Negosyo’s Executive Director Mr. Ramon Lopez (Marketing Strategies in the Barangay), Punla sa Tao Foundation’s Vice President Mr. Reuel Virtucio (Wag Praning, Mag-Business Planning!), Let’s Go Foundation’s Executive Director Mr. Carlo Calimon (Microentrepreneurship), and Colayco Foundation for Education, Inc.’s Executive Director Mr. Armand Bengco (Practical Steps to Financial Freedom).

Other speakers included Manok Mabuhay Foundation’s Mr. Victor Madlangbayan (Empleyo o Negosyo?) and DTI Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development’s Management Services Division’s Officer-in-Charge Ms. Ma. Victoria Magkalas (Barangay Micro-Business Enterprise).


Likewise, entrepreneurship workshops which were aimed at engaging the participants were conducted by DTI PTTC alongside raffle draws and entertainment numbers by ASAP’s Princess Velasco and TV5’s Morisette Amon, and Gerald Santos.

The Samal training followed the Baguio and Bohol runs in Luzon and Visayas, completing the program on basics of entrepreneurship for Barangay and SK Officials. The Negosyo sa Barangay: Next Level is scheduled this year in Palawan (Luzon), Boracay Island (Visayas) and Camiguin Island (Mindanao).

For more information about the level up NSB training, you may get in touch with the Center for Future Leadership at (02) 383-3154. JPCU

The Mango King

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Since I started the advocacy almost seven years ago, Go Negosyo has been able to connect aspiring and well-known entrepreneurs, creating a big network of negosyantes who are helping each other to succeed. More than that, the advocacy not only teaches people to have a positive mindset and to establish their own businesses, but it also serves as an inspiration through the stories of how today’s bossings have built their way up.

Two weeks ago, I have shared the story of Rosalind Wee, the founder of the Marine Resources Development Corporation. Today, I am sharing another story of another entrepreneur and a good friend of mine who has shown hard work, passion, and creativity, which I think should be a source of inspiration among Filipinos, especially in the agriculture sector. (more…)


Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Last year, Go Negosyo and Multiply Philippines entered into a partnership to recognize, promote and develop a whole new generation of entrepreneurs. With technology and communications developing at lightning speed, it is the younger generation who is quicker to adapt to changing platforms in doing business and learn faster on how to make the most out of it. As Multiply has discovered, a booming number of very young entrepreneurs have begun to use what was once primarily a social networking site as their avenue to sell products and services.

This is why Multiply today has become known more as the website for young online entrepreneurs. And we at Go Negosyo support this innovation, especially because it encourages entrepreneurship among the youth. E-commerce websites such as Multiply address some of the most difficult challenges in starting a business faced by very young entrepreneurs: large capital, a physical store or location, advertising, and hiring staff. With an online website, a young entrepreneur virtually doesn’t need any of these. (more…)

Let BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Help You Start Your Own Franchise!

Friday, April 20th, 2012


Owning a franchise is now easy!

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo invites you to the Ka-Negosyo Expo at Elements at Centris, EDSA cor Quezon Ave on April 25 and 26.

The two-day expo aims to grow the franchising sector in the country. It will harp on BPI Family Bank’s support for the franchising sector by making it easy and accessible to start one.

The expo’s highlight would be the launch of the Ka-Negosyo Best List, which is a guide of the hottest BPI Family-accredited franchise brands in the country today. Included in the list are Aquabest, Generika, Bodgea Site, Fruitas, Hungry Juan, Lydia’s Lechon, Razon’s, Julie’s, PR Gaz, Ministop, and Phoenix Petroleum.

BPI Family Ka-negosyo Franchising Loan enables would-be entrepreneurs to get affordable funding for their business today. Entrance to the expo is free. Aside from that, processing fees will be waived and the no-collateral option for loans will be available to those who will attend at the expo.

Come to the 6th Manila Foods and Beverages Expo

Friday, April 20th, 2012


The 6th Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) is going back to basics at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and WTCMM East Wing on June 13 to 17, 2012 from 10am to 8pm.

Food and beverage industry professionals and enthusiasts will be treated to a 5- day expo of craving and organic living as they watch culinary experts compete in cook-offs, get taught by the best during seminars, and get to try out all sorts of cuisines from internationally and locally-renowned chefs.

This year marks the biggest show yet with the international pavilion highlighting the different countries that offer their ethnic delicacies and ingredients from around the world. Let MAFBEX take you in for the yummiest experience as you savour ready-to-buy products that define the global basket of flavours in a one of a kind grocery extravaganza.

Catch live competitions, free seminars and demonstrations of some products that may prove useful in certain food-related businesses. Feast on the FCAP Pavilion where top caterers showcase their healthiest recipes and cooking techniques. Witness the country’s top food distributors as they sell their imported goods at discounted prices.

For more information, contact WORLDBEX at 531.6374, 531.6350, 531.5044, 533.6988, or fax 533.2026.
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What are you waiting for? Let MAFBEX fulfill the cravings of your palate!

Go Negosyo Goes to Bohol, Trains Barangay Leaders with CFL, DTI

Thursday, April 19th, 2012


The Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo, Center for Future Leadership and the Department of Trade Industry conducted the Visayas run of the 1st Negosyo sa Barangay Entrepreneurship Development Program last April 12 to 15, at Bohol Tropics Resort in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. The triumvirate partnership, the first of its kind, aims to empower barangay officials including the Sangguniang Kabataan, to be enterprising either to start their own business ventures that will help their respective barangays or to empower their constituents to start a business.

As a program partner, Go Negosyo fielded several of its Angelpreneurs and helped in the training design and rollout. Among the Angelpreneurs who shared their expertise to the participants were as follows:

Mr. Ardy Roberto,(Who is an Entrepreneur?),
Dean Pax Lapid,(Business Basics: From Inception to Conception to Expansion),
Mr. Carlo Calimon, (Micro-Entrepreneurship),
Mr. Michael Angelo Lobrin, (Prospects of a Nation of Entrepreneurs), and
Mr. Reuel Virtucio.


Mr. Ramon Lopez, Executive Director of Go Negosyo, also lectured on marketing strategies in the barangay, aside from delivering an opening address. He challenged the participants to get much learning that they can from the training, not only for themselves but for their constituents. He highlighted the importance of the role that they play in the grassroots level in empowering our kababayan, and contributing to nationbuilding in general. There were 414 barangay officials who participated in the four-day entrepreneurship training.

There were 414 barangay officials who participated in the four-day entrepreneurship training.



The Luzon run of the 1st Negosyo sa Barangay training was held in Baguio last November 16 to 19, 2011 at the Teachers’ Camp. The Mindanao run is scheduled from April 19 to 22 in Samal Island, Davao. Meanwhile, the second run of the Negosyo sa Barangay training, the level up version, is scheduled to happen in Palawan (Luzon), Boracay (Visayas) and Camiguin (Mindanao).

Interested parties may contact CFL at (02) 383-3154. JPCU

Summer Adventures

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Summer is definitely here, and this time I believe we will have a hotter and longer summer than last year. This is good news for the tourism entrepreneurs, especially those who have invested in vacation spots along the coastlines of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Our Selecta ice cream sales will be hitting the roof with the blistering heat, and I am sure our airconditioners business, managed by my cousins, will do just as well. (more…)

Miss W

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This country’s future will depend a lot on the entrepreneurial ability of the private sector. Optimism, passion and of course creativity will spur greater economic activity. As we share stories through our television show on GMA News TV and NBN Channel 4, our columns, books, summits, caravans, forums and many other forms of mass media communication, and together with our partners who support this advocacy, the Philippines will be a nation we will all be proud of.

What started as a small advocacy became a large movement for many entrepreneurs. And I owe this a lot to the first few entrepreneurs who believed in the cause. One of them is Rosalind Wee. (more…)

World-Class Filipino Artisans

Monday, April 9th, 2012

There is no denying the unique and skilled craftsmanship of the Filipino. For the past decades, the masterpieces of designers who have become renowned worldwide have sparked real interest in Filipino craftsmanship.

Our featured artisans all attest to the seemingly innate talent for art and craft of the Filipino, which is also what motivated them even more to pursue artisanship. Using the rich natural resources of the country, as well as the rich creative talent Filipino artisans, these designer-entrepreneurs have produced pieces that have earned international acclaim and have made us proud. (more…)


Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Holy week seems to have started early. As I attended Palm Sunday mass, I noticed that what normally is a full attendance in our village, this Sunday’s mass was about 70 percent full. The priest and lay ministers had their dinner early having to eat the remaining host not given out.

We’re headed to the beach but my parents decided to spend quiet time at their place in Tagaytay and at home, away from all the fun and distractions that happen when you are on the beach. On our end, my wife is quite strict about Good Friday: we’ll all have to fast. As the priest noted, Catholics have to fast only twice a year, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, while the Muslims fast for 45 days. So it’s not asking much of Catholics to fast on these two days, and if we don’t comply, it’s a mortal sin, with the exceptions of course of those who are sick and elderly. (more…)