Avida Land Honors the Filipino Seaman with “Pamilyang Seaman Ako!”

July 9th, 2012

Giving salute to modern day heroes in the spirit of International Seafarers’ Day, Avida Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), and Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo conducted a two-day event entitled “Pamilyang Seaman Ako!”, at Avida Residences Dasmariñas and Avida Settings Cavite, last June 23 and 24, respectively.

Through informative seminar talks, medical check-ups, different booths, and also live entertainment, “Pamilyang Seaman Ako!” recognized the sacrifices that seamen have for their family and the country, and their valuable contribution to the Philippine economy and international trade.



The highlight of the two-day event which was the series of the seminar talks, was composed of topics discussed by speakers starting with Go Negosyo’s Angelpreneurs Mr. Eduardo “Ardy” O. Roberto, Jr. (Salt & Light Ventures), Ms. Mylene Abiva (Felta Multi-Media Inc.), Mr. Paulo Tibig (V-Cargo), as well as Mr. Joselito “Boojie” Del Prado (BPI), and Ms. Aileen Santos (life coach).

The seminar talks of the first day were started BPI’s Boojie Del Prado, who discussed the importance of financial management and where seamen could invest their hard-earned money. Angelpreneur Ardy Roberto, Jr. talked about discovering the entrepreneurial mindset and spotting business opportunities. Furthermore, Mylene Abiva shared her expertise on product development and marketing basics, while life coach Aileen Santos had a “family talk” and gave some tips in maintaining a happy and exciting relationship despite the distance.

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During the second day, Paulo Tibig shared to the participants what franchising is all about. He emphasized the right attitude that an aspiring entrepreneur should have in franchising.


According to Mr. Chad Africa, Associate Marketing Manager of Avida Land, the organizers wanted the seamen to be acquainted with the thought that they have partners in growing their business or even in investing every time they come back in the country. He emphasized that in Cavite, there is an outstanding seafaring community and he believed that the said event could really assist seamen in managing their resources.

Because of the success of the first “Pamilyang Seaman Ako!”, Mr. Africa hopes to have more of these in the coming years.