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Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café

SEMBRANO developed her spicy adobo ribs recipe by experimenting with and then perfecting a dish made by her mother-in-law’s cook. Photo by 
Ma. Esther Salcedo-Posadas

The serving of spicy adobo ribs was tender and succulent, with just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of red chili, enough to appease the spice-averse Filipino palate. Diners have complimented the chef on her delicious food and since they opened in March 2014, Concha’s Garden Café located in Silang, Cavite has been attracting new visitors.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

He wants to be chairman of the board (someday)

CRIS Bofill, general manager, Mark Sayarot, president, Jesse Guerrero, AVP business development, Irwin Tieng managing director, Dingdong Dantes chief operating officer (Hyundai Paranaque West Management)

In 2009, he was voted the third sexiest man in the world by Hollywood E! But he’s more than just eye candy. Not known to many, GMA 7 talent Jose Sixto Raphael “Dingdong” Gonzalez Dantes is an entrepreneur who invested in a number of ventures with plans to set up even more.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Women’s traditional role helps make them good entrepreneurs

SIANTURI and the microentrepreneurs enrolled at CMDC

For Batara Sianturi, country officer of Citibank Philippines, the success of many Filipino women in small and medium scale enterprises was not at all surprising.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Care for some lovely, ‘repurposed’ products?

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It started as a project of the office of Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City. Some 90 women (and one male) from low-income communities in the city, mostly from Payatas, had to be trained to weave, sew, process food, make soap and the like.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unravelling the psychology of an entrepreneur

Quite a number of Filipinos have achieved a great measure of success from taking on the role as entrepreneurs. One of them is Mercy Abayan, or Tiya Mercy, who is the owner of Romina’s Bags. She started out in the early ’70s selling wallets and bags to vendors in Quiapo and Central Market. Today, her leather goods are still selling at very popular prices of P30 to P120 and companies buy them in bulk as giveaways.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Isn’t the entrepreneur a different person from a manager?

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Q: Two Fridays ago, your column talked about the case of pHCare. What was fascinating in this case was how the captain of the Unilab Task Force in charge of this new product, Freddie Rodriguez, innovated in its development and market launch.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Karylle, the ‘healthy’ business woman

TV personality and entrepreneur Karylle is not only loving the healthy lifestyle, she’s also living it. That’s why it didn’t come as a surprise that the 32-year-old host of the noontime variety show “It’s Showtime” is about to open her first The Mango Farm dessert kiosk in Greenhills, San Juan City, near her house.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Isn’t it that an entrepreneur is a different person from a manager?


Q: We don’t understand how you can say in the closing paragraph of your column last Friday (Nov. 22, 2013) that an entrepreneur and a manager are one and the same person. This is contradicted by our own experience as a 2-generation family corporation.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Gina Lopez: Becoming a late-developing entrepreneur

GINA Lopez: “You need the money, but it can’t be the be- all and end-all.” Photo by Nelson Matawaran

At every milestone decade, Gina Lopez, managing director of the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., always says she’s starting life over.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Magna cum laude engineer finds his passion in apple pies

CHITO Benito with his classic apple pie (P695 for a 9-inch pie) that started it all.

He is no ordinary civil engineering graduate. He was a high school salutatorian at La Salle Greenhills before he went on to graduate with magna cum laude honors at the University of the Philippines.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Young couple make it big with barbecue

RICHARD and Michelle Santiago

Every day, Richard and Michelle Santiago face the finish line in the morning and the business bottomline at night. As entrepreneurs, the couple behind Ineng’s Special BBQ has worked hard in the last 14 years to grow their business from a small market stall in Cubao to a restaurant chain and franchiser across the country today.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Beautifying and lighting up landmarks

MIA Protacio at the magnificent Taal basilica  (Photo by Nini Hernandez)

During the ’90s, the Chinese dragon roared, a communist turned capitalist, and invaded the world’s markets. Many small, export-oriented firms suffered losses, and some folded up.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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