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It's Not Just About the Grades: How an Unruly Student Became an Outstanding Entrepreneur

Oliver James Matias was honored for his construction business at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

Oliver James Matias was never exemplary academically. In fact, he had to finish his five-year engineering degree in six years. “I was the pasaway type,” he admitted in an interview with Entrepreneur Philippines. “I had a lot of outside influences that distracted me in college.”But ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | January 09, 2019 06:00:00
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Necisto Sytengco is Enterprise Asia's Entrepreneur of the Year

The founder of SBS Philippines Corporation also made it to Forbes' wealthiest list for the first time last year

Filipino tycoon Necisto Sytengco was named Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018 by Enterprise Asia, a regional non-governmental organization that promotes entrepreneurship, during a recent ceremony  at the Marriott Hotel Manila in Pasay City.The award is part of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | January 05, 2019 06:00:00
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Despite TRAIN, This Vehicle Distributor's Sales Grew 10% Year-on-Year

United Auctioneers Inc. was recognized at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2018

One of the industries most affected by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which was implemented at the start of the year, was the automotive industry. Apart from the increase in excise taxes for vehicles themselves, TRAIN also increased ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 24, 2018 07:00:00
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Necisto Sytengco, SBS Philippines Corp. Founder, Hailed Entrepreneur of the Year

The honor was bestowed by the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

Necisto Sytengco is Enterprise Asi'as Entrepreneur of the Year Necisto Sytengco, founder of listed chemical manufacturing company SBS Philippines Corp., was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Enterprise Asia during a ceremony for the 2018 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) held December 6 ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 14, 2018 02:00:00