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Former KFC worker winds up becoming a billionaire in IT

XURPAS CEO Nix Nolledo (left) with Jose Vicente Colayco, chief business development officer; Fernando Jude Garcia, chief technology officer; Alfonso Antonio Tagaysay, chief marketing officer; and Raymond Gerard Racaza, chief operating officer

He was the average guy, the odd man out in a family of overachievers, as far as academics are concerned.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Filipino delicacies find global market


Chocolate moron (steamed rice cake) from Abuyog in Leyte, handwoven banig (mats) from Zamboanga, coconut jam with coco sugar from South Cotabato and handcrafted jewelry from Bicol are just a few of the artisanal delicacies and products one can take home as pasalubong—if you have the time and money to travel to these places.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

It’s partnership at first sight for coffee giant, restaurant chain

ANNIE P. Guerrero, president of The Cravings Group (TCG); Marinela “Badjie” G. Trinidad, TCG CEO; Phillip Di Bella, founder and managing director of Di Bella Coffee (DBC); and Giuseppe Molinario, DBC business development manager, raise their cups to toast to their partnership at the Coffee Academy.

The partnership that brought coffee’s gold standard to the country sounds like a love story, with the Philippines’ The Cravings Group (TCG) and Australia’s Di Bella Coffee (DBC) announcing “it’s a match.”

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Architecture firm traces beginnings to ‘champoy’

DANIEL GO’S passion for architecture was greatly influenced  by his father who did sketches for a famous candy brand.

It was the drawings and doodles on every pack of Fat & Thin champoy that inspired Daniel Go to become a respected architect in the country.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

SM scholar gives back to foundation

SCREENGRAB from www.sm-foundation.org

When the opportunity came for SM project engineer Jeff Paulo Villanueva to help survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” he did not hesitate to grab it.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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