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.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Meet Leo Banaag, 34, single, a member of the Iraya Mangyan tribe in Mindoro. He studied in La Trinidad and holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Benguet State University.
By James Humarang
Veteran radio broadcaster Salvador “Zaldy” Vilches is now a proud and satisfied entrepreneur. It was in 2012 when he bought and started operating his own Mr. Quickie store in Binondo, Manila. He admitted that venturing into a business was something new for him. But he didn’t expect it to be easy and enjoyable at the same time.
Gene Ledesma, banker-turned-entrepreneur, continues to pursue his passion of managing a business and grooming it to become a profitable endeavor.