Building Capacities in ASEAN

  I am enjoying a vacation with my family after celebrating my birthday last Sunday. Close to 50 members of the family, including my mom, my siblings, and their families, have joined us in this vacation. Unfortunately, my father can no longer join us as this trip will...

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Breaking the Shackles of Poverty

  Aside from being an advocacy that supports the development of micro and small entrepreneurs, I believe that Go Negosyo is a storyteller. A narrator of inspiring and empowering success stories of many entrepreneurs. For the past 14 years, Go Negosyo has featured...

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Peace and Prosperity for the Philippines

Last June 10, as the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, I was tasked to represent President Rodrigo Duterte in the celebration of the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day and the Philippine Independence Day of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce...

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Peace and Prosperity

  Last Monday, I was tasked to represent President Duterte during the celebration of the Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day and the Philippine Independence Day of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCII) headed by a long-time Go...

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Love For Family

It is almost 5 a.m. this early Tuesday morning, June 4, when I decided to write this column. It’s the 26th birthday of my daughter Catherine. In two-nights’ time, on June 7, she will wed her husband-to-be Roman Oscar Javier Lopez Puno. They’ve been together for almost...

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Mentoring the Agriculture Sector

  For the past year of bringing mentorship closer to every Filipino through our free one-on-one mentoring program called Mentor Me On Wheels (MMOW), we are proud to say that we have reached more aspiring and existing micro and small entrepreneurs in different cities...

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Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance Meeting

  About a year ago, we convened meetings on digitalization. It was attended by relevant stakeholders of the digital ecosystem to get the message across in terms of the tremendous impact of embracing digitalization. I believe that it is the way forward and the key to...

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Our Islands are our Treasures

  Right after our Tourism Summit, I took some of my friends who are entrepreneurs, and their families, to explore the Philippine islands so that they could see first-hand the unique potential of our tourism industry. Every summer, for the past 20 years, I have taken...

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Pushing for Sustainable Tourism

  Tourism is a great platform for inclusivity. This was proven in the recent Tourism Summit 2019 which we hosted together with the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Philippines, Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), and other business...

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