From over four years since our partnership with PLDT SME Nation started, the relationship between Go Negosyo and PLDT has blossomed. I remember that lunch meeting was arranged by Go Negosyo trustee Myla Villanueva at my home, just when PLDT SME Nation group was being hatched since PLDT saw the need to address the telco technology needs of the SME segment. One of the many programs that became so big was the MVP Bossing Awards, which is a search of the country inspiring and innovative entrepreneurs. They are chosen not only in terms of their size, but in terms of their inspiring entrepreneurial journey, their creativity and ability to give back to society. The search for the country’s first batch of bossings was launched at the NBC Tent back in 2010, where 17 entrepreneurs were recognized.
On its third year today, the PLDT MVP Bossings is back at the NBC Tent. PLDT SME Nation managed to pull off a very elegant affair last Tuesday night, matched by a perfectly-paced lively program. PLDT really made sure it would be a very memorable night for the awardees. The tent was packed with over 800 guests, who are either past, present, and even potential future bossings. PLDT Chairman MVP himself, together with the heads of his various companies and their partners in the entrepreneurship advocacy like Go Negosyo, led the giving of recognition to the Bossings. Even Secretary Albert del Rosario was there, sitting beside Inquirer chair Marixi Prieto, whose daughter Tessa was the host together with Rico Hizon. They were both in awe with the elegance of the affair, as well as the quality of the choices for the 2013 bossings. (more…)