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'Yolanda' Survivor Discovers Multi-Million Peso Mushroom Business Almost By Accident

Former Navy Captain is now a regular supplier of oyster mushrooms to SM Supermarkets in the Visayas

Troy Bumagat had his plans for early retirement from the Philippine Navy all laid out. In 2010, three years before he planned to leave his post as Navy captain, the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduate bought a four-hectare agricultural lot in Kananga, ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | July 10, 2017 11:00:00
Business Ideas

How Isabela farmers are becoming social entrepreneurs

A cooperative of farmers in the municipality of Gamu shift to organic farming

  Way before the onset of the storms we are experiencing now, there have been many times when 57-year-old Mang Kikoy stood under the scorching heat and looked afar, wondering if he still has crops to harvest. Every time rain has been scarce, ...

by Kathleen P. Lungub  | August 30, 2016 04:00:00
News and Events

Agri-based innovations: From tilapia sex change to plant hormones for big harvests

Agripreneurs showcase products at the Leaders in Innovation Fellowship

 For a primarily agricultural nation, the Philippines still lags behind when it comes to agri-based innovations and advancements. Different government and private agencies have emphasized that the development of agriculture and agribusinesses will be the key to inclusive economic growth, an area ...

by Toni Antiporda  | August 13, 2016 12:00:00
News and Events

Business leaders weigh in on the Duterte administration

Top industries for potential growth identified

Asian Institute of Management president and dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang with Manuel Pangilinan, Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Washington SyCip, and Coco Alcuaz at AIM For Change, a series of roundtable discussions where four of the country’s top business titans weighed ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 24, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Bottom line: Which agency should be building PH highways?

While global food prices are rising.

PrioritiesPublic Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said that reorganizing his department is not a priority at the moment.Related: Mark Villar accepts DPWH chief offerThis is in response to incoming House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s remark that the highway construction component of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 11, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, May 26: No more #ChickenSad, hopefully

As Jollibee group, US-based Cargill to build, operate poultry plant in Batangas. Plus, PH Competition Commission to look into possible uncompetitive business practices in Internet services in the country.

No more #ChickenSadRemember the July 2014 incident wherein homegrown fast food chain Jollibee ran out of Chickenjoy, plus other popular offerings due to an IT problem?Perhaps a “horrific” incident like that would be avoided as Jollibee Foods Corporation entered into a joint ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 26, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

What PH mangoes, Aussie table grapes have in common?

Thanks to rising trade activities, we now enjoy Aussie table grapes while PH mangoes are seen to be enjoyed more in Down Under.

The imported table grapes you see in major retail chains like SM and Robinsons supermarkets are most likely from Australia.And the Australian government wants to bring in more of their horticultural produce to the Philippines. In return, and per Philippine government's order ...

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | April 23, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

VP bet Leni Robredo on championing PH's small businesses

The reluctant politician shares her platform on enabling local entrepreneurs and ensuring progress for the majority.

Before becoming a representative in 2012, Leni Robredo was a lawyer focusing on the poor and marginalized, and was awarded the Most Outstanding Private Prosecutor in 2009 given by Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption (VACC).She decided to run as a representative for the third district of Camarines ...

by Josiah Go  | April 20, 2016 09:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, April 6: Who are the Filipinos on Panama Papers leak?

Plus, more provinces to be hit by El Niño, while SEC files cases against Ponzi schemes.

Imee Marcos, JV Ejercito in Panama Papers leak Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and Senator Joseph Victor "JV" Estrada were among the people linked to offshore financial dealings, as revealed in the latest investigation of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 06, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

VP bets zero in on ease of doing business, agri sector

The candidates echo their running mates' stand on these key issues in the latest GoNegosyo forum.

VICE PRESIDENTIABLES. From left: Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero of the Nationalist People's Coalition; Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo of the Liberal Party; Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. of the Nacionalista Party; and Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV, also of the Nacionalista Party. Photo ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 15, 2016 05:00:00
News and Events

Kick start your day, March 8: Scam, GMO, election

Here's a roundup of the news on PH stock exchange, genetically-modified organism, and S&P's outlook post-May 2016 election.

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 08, 2016 08:00:00
News and Events

Arangkada Forum 2016: PH growth not truly inclusive, bolder reforms needed

Long-term, consistent reforms are must to chart a more inclusive decade for the Philippine economy, Joint Foreign Chambers says.

by Lynda C. Corpuz  | March 01, 2016 07:00:00
News and Events

Inclusive growth possible in the next decade through bold reforms

The Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines holds a forum to discuss policy reforms needed for sustained economic growth in the next decade.

PANELISTS. From left: American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) of the Philippines' John Forbes; AmCham's Ebb Hinchliffe; Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Ryan Evangelista; Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Julian Payne; European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines' Henry Schumacher; Japanese Chamber ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 26, 2016 09:00:00