Kay Kuya Rody, Angat Lahat!

October 17th, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte has been named as “Kuya Rody” to micro and small entrepreneurs during the Mentor Me Program launch of Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry in Marco Polo, Davao City last October 7, 2016.

Together with more than 700 micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs and Go Negosyo entrepreneurs and advocates who flew all the way from Manila, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez invited President Duterte to a town hall discussion to discuss the MSME Development plans of his administration.

After the launch, we were glad to have dinner with the president and some entrepreneurs. The president enjoyed the company of the group while chatting, signing autographs, and taking pictures.

We pledge our full support to the president in alleviating poverty in the country.

Imelda Basilan, a maruya vendor in Davao for 15 years, was personally asked by Kuya Rody about her entrepreneurial journey and her needs as a micro entrepreneur.

Imelda Basilan, a maruya vendor in Davao for 15 years, was personally asked by Kuya Rody about her entrepreneurial journey and her needs as a micro entrepreneur.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte warmly accepted the nickname “Kuya Rody”as the Big Brother of the entrepreneurial community.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte warmly accepted the nickname “Kuya Rody”as the Big Brother of the entrepreneurial community.

20 Davao based micro entrepreneurs posed with Kuya Rody flashing the signature “fist sign” with DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion III.

20 Davao based micro entrepreneurs posed with Kuya Rody flashing the signature “fist sign” with DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez and Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion III.

Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry partnered during the launch of Mentor ME Program in Marco Polo, Davao City.

Go Negosyo and Department of Trade and Industry partnered during the launch of Mentor ME Program in Marco Polo, Davao City.

Kuya Rody along with some entrepreneurs graced the dinner after the program in Marco Polo.

Kuya Rody along with some entrepreneurs graced the dinner after the program in Marco Polo.

President Duterte, showing his loving side when Kitty Duterte, his 12 year old daughter affectionately asked her dad that they go home together.

President Duterte, showing his loving side when Kitty Duterte, his 12 year old daughter affectionately asked her dad that they go home together.

(L to R) Host RJ Ledesma , Calata Corporation CEO Joseph Calata, and Bounty Fresh CEO Tennyson Chen during the morning forum.

(L to R) Host RJ Ledesma , Calata Corporation CEO Joseph Calata, and Bounty Fresh CEO Tennyson Chen during the morning forum.

SL Agritech CEO Henry Lim Bon Liong (center) talked about successful agripreneurship.

SL Agritech CEO Henry Lim Bon Liong (center) talked about successful agripreneurship.

Bohol 3rd district congressman Arthur Yap spoke about mindset and values for successful agripreneurship.

Bohol 3rd district congressman Arthur Yap spoke about mindset and values for successful agripreneurship.

George Barcelon (PCCI) and Mike Tan (Asia Brewery) discussed about competitive brands.

George Barcelon (PCCI) and Mike Tan (Asia Brewery) discussed about competitive brands.

(L to R) Siu Ping Par (PR Gaz), Tommanny Tan (Fern C), and Ted Po (Century Properties) discuss how to competitively brand products and businesses.

(L to R) Siu Ping Par (PR Gaz), Tommanny Tan (Fern C), and Ted Po (Century Properties) discuss how to competitively brand products and businesses.

Rosalind Wee (W Group) shared her business success and encouraged the people to venture into agri-business during the forum.

Rosalind Wee (W Group) shared her business success and encouraged the people to venture into agri-business during the forum.

Ted Po (Century Properties) shared his business success story during the market trends forum.

Ted Po (Century Properties) shared his business success story during the market trends forum.

Mitch Locsin of PLDT SME Nation discussed some strategies in business marketing.

Mitch Locsin of PLDT SME Nation discussed some strategies in business marketing.

(Left) Santi Araneta (LBC) and Johnlu Koa (French Baker) enthusiastically shared their market strategies among the forum attendees.

(Left) Santi Araneta (LBC) and Johnlu Koa (French Baker) enthusiastically shared their market strategies among the forum attendees.

Steve Benitez of Bo’s Coffee shared his inspirational business story during the forum.

Steve Benitez of Bo’s Coffee shared his inspirational business story during the forum.

Jose Magsaysay of Potato Corner discussed how his business was able to grow locally and internationally.

Jose Magsaysay of Potato Corner discussed how his business was able to grow locally and internationally.

 (L to R) Wilfred Gui (Hayama Inc.), Willam Belo (Wilcon Depot), and Zarah Juan ( Green Life Eco Bags, Inc.) shared their inspirational stories of success.

(L to R) Wilfred Gui (Hayama Inc.), Willam Belo (Wilcon Depot), and Zarah Juan ( Green Life Eco Bags, Inc.) shared their inspirational stories of success.

Baby Montemayor of Villa Margarita Hotel & Catering discussed how her business creativity turned her business into a success.

Baby Montemayor of Villa Margarita Hotel & Catering discussed how her business creativity turned her business into a success.

Alfred Yao (Zest-O Corp) was moved to tears when he shared his inspirational success journey during the forum.

Alfred Yao (Zest-O Corp) was moved to tears when he shared his inspirational success journey during the forum.

(L to R) Philip Romualdez (Benguet Corporation), Steve Benitez (Bo’s Coffee), and Myrna Yao (Rich Prime Global) during the afternoon’s inspirational forum.

(L to R) Philip Romualdez (Benguet Corporation), Steve Benitez (Bo’s Coffee), and Myrna Yao (Rich Prime Global) during the afternoon’s inspirational forum.

DTI Region IX Regional Director Ma. Belenda Ambi delivered her welcome message at the Davao Mentor Me Program Launch in Marco Polo.

DTI Region IX Regional Director Ma. Belenda Ambi delivered her welcome message at the Davao Mentor Me Program Launch in Marco Polo.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion III gave his inspirational speech about Kapatid Angat Lahat Project.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion III gave his inspirational speech about Kapatid Angat Lahat Project.

Myla Villanueva (MDI Group), and Philip Romualdez (Benguet Corporation) shared their stories of creative ideas turned to successful businesses.

Myla Villanueva (MDI Group), and Philip Romualdez (Benguet Corporation) shared their stories of creative ideas turned to successful businesses.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte willingly and warmly accepted the nickname “Kuya Rody”as the big brother of entrepreneurs.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte willingly and warmly accepted the nickname “Kuya Rody”as the big brother of entrepreneurs.

(L to R) Wilfred Gui (Hayama Inc.), Cong. Arthur Yap, Joey Concepcion III, George Barcelon (PCCI), Tennyson Chen (Bounty Fresh), Felix Ang (CATS Motors), Winston Uy (Universal Harvester), William Belo (Wilcon Depot), and Joseph Chua (Macro Asia) after the dinner at Marco Polo.

(L to R) Wilfred Gui (Hayama Inc.), Cong. Arthur Yap, Joey Concepcion III, George Barcelon (PCCI), Tennyson Chen (Bounty Fresh), Felix Ang (CATS Motors), Winston Uy (Universal Harvester), William Belo (Wilcon Depot), and Joseph Chua (Macro Asia) after the dinner at Marco Polo.

Alice Eduardo (Sta. Elena Development Corp.) and Myrna Yao (Rich Prime Global)

Alice Eduardo (Sta. Elena Development Corp.) and Myrna Yao (Rich Prime Global)

(L to R) Marissa Concepcion, Emma Imperial (Imperial Homes), Doris Magsaysay – Ho (Magsaysay Maritime Corp.),and Yati Abdullah (DHL Philippines Country Manager).

(L to R) Marissa Concepcion, Emma Imperial (Imperial Homes), Doris Magsaysay – Ho (Magsaysay Maritime Corp.),and Yati Abdullah (DHL Philippines Country Manager).