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How Mang Larry’s Isaw Grew From A P40 Capital To 7 Branches

When you say “isaw” (chicken gizzard and intestines), it is impossible not think about Mang Larry’s Isawan in UP. Mang Larry has been an icon in UP, maybe in the same ranks as the Oblation itself. Lauro Condencido Jr. who...
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SUCCESS STORY OF EHJE’S PEANUT BUTTER: Instinct Pushes Pinay Entrepreneur to Turn Peanuts to Riches

Many successful businesses start from a gut feeling that something good will come out of a plan. In fact, gut feeling remains an important element in decision making among business leaders. This is exactly what gave birth to Ehje’s Creamy...

SUCCESS STORY OF VJ BATANGAS LOMI HOUSE: Former Taxi Driver Becomes “Lomi King” of Laguna

Just like many successful entrepreneurs, Celso Visleno, owner of VJ Batangas Lomi House, came from humble beginnings. A veteran taxi driver, Visleno wanted to have an alternative source of income that would draw customers to his business. As a Batangueño,...
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How a Former Janitor, Waiter Became a Successful Restaurant Owner

Dario Lorenzo, the entrepreneur behind the successful chain of restaurants “Dario’s Boodle Fight”, started from the bottom and worked his way to be on top. Born into poverty, Lorenzo knew he had to make life-changing decisions in order to break...

THE SUCCESS STORY OF MOUNTAIN MAID: Nuns Sell Baguio ‘Pasalubong’ to Help Cordillera Youth

Long before social entrepreneurship was ingrained into mainstream consciousness, sisters of the Good Shepherd Convent thought of selling travel souvenir staples in order to provide food for orphans under their care. Back in 1952, Good Shepherd Convent sisters were tasked...
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Why Harvard Graduates Returned to PH to Sell Adobo?

Did you know that Adobo Connection, which has over 50 stores all over the Philippines and branches in California, Singapore and Kuwait, was started by two MBA executives who earned their degree from one of the most prestigious schools in...
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How a Young Entrepreneur Used His Daily School Allowance to Start His First Business

What motivates young children to start their very own business while other kids their age are busy playing? At a very young age Xian Gaza already had the makings of a successful businessman. Now the president and CEO of Hong...
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THE SUCCESS STORY OF MARY GRACE CAFE: How a Stay-at-Home Mom’s Kitchen Transformed into a Popular Cafe

We all know that raising kids entails a big responsibility and most moms have to sacrifice their careers in order to do so. But prioritizing children shouldn’t hinder moms from achieving their dreams such as opening their own business. Mary...
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How a Filipino Dishwasher Transformed His Life to Be a Pizzeria Owner in Italy

We often hear about stories of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returning home to launch their own business using their hard-earned money from abroad. But the success story of Marvin Aguda, a former OFW in Italy, has a little twist from...
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Success Story of “Lugaw Queen” Who Makes as Much as P50,000 a Day

MANILA, Philippines- Back in 2007, Lugaw Queen Beverly Aquino was supposed to pay for her family’s electricity bill when she decided to use the money for another purpose that would completely change the course of her life. With a capital...
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The Success Story of Laguna’s Famous Chocolate Cake: Mer-Nel’s

Aside from its beautiful nature spots, hot spring resorts and buko pie, the town of Los Baños in the province of Laguna is known for its homegrown brand of chocolate cake. For decades, Mer-Nel’s Cake House has captivated the taste buds...
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The Success Story of Andok’s Corporation

With over 300 stores located nationwide, Andok’s, which primarily offers roasted chicken or litson manok, has indeed become a household name. Considered a “homegrown legend” in the Pinoy food tradition, Andok’s proved to be the most loved and popular Filipino brand of roasted chicken....

How a Celebrity-owned Salon Captured the Hearts of Middle Class Consumers

Like other celebrity-owned businesses, Ystilo Salon quickly became known in the country because of its owner, Sharon Magdayao, more popularly known as Vina Morales. The salon, which is also owned by Vina’s sister Sheila Magdayao and husband Federico Moreno, started...

How A Parlor Sweeper Became the “Mother” of All Entrepreneurs

Who would have thought that a floor sweeper in a parlor would someday own the biggest and most successful chain of hair salons in the country? Dubbed as the “mother” of all entrepreneurs, Ricky Reyes used his savings  from sweeping...