By Theresa S. Samaniego
Guillermo Choa’s office can be an unusual sight for some. White boards are mounted on whole walls and desks, serving as canvas, and constantly filled with scribbles of new ideas, strategies and concepts for real estate firm Property Company of Friends Inc. (PRO-FRIENDS).
Living up to its commitment to transform the Philippines into an entrepreneurial nation, Go Negosyo held its first Agri-Negosyo summit dedicated to farmers and fisherfolk last July 25 at the World Trade Center Hall A in Pasay City.
A Malaysian immigrant in the United States, Cheong Choon Ng, is the inventor of the Rainbow Loom, a popular toy for making bracelets out of colorful rubber bands.
By Chit U. Juan
She must be the second person I have met who is so proud of her color and race that her Facebook name is Tina Turner (instead of her real name) so she says “you won’t forget me” referring to the same name of a popular African-American singer of the ’80s who popularized the R&B song “What’s Love Gotta Do With It.” The other person who is also proud of her color and origins is Tes Mateo, a topnotch networker and catalyst who we always see at the Global Summit of Women. Tes uses her maiden name, she is proud to be a minority in Washington DC and is a proud dark-skinned Filipina.
By Marge C. Enriquez
Entrepreneur Joseph Calata is the proverbial young man in a hurry. Pushing 34, he is making a bid to have a huge stake in the country’s food supply chain.