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Your Car and Other 'Movable' Assets Can Now Be Collateral for Bank Loans

President Duterte signs law that expands loan security beyond land, houses and other real estate

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act (R.A.) 11057, known as the Personal Property Security Act, last August 17. This allows “movable assets,” or personal properties such as vehicles, inventory and equipment, to be used as collateral when applying for bank ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 22, 2018 02:00:00
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Sili Ice Cream: Bicol Restaurateur Turns Cold Treat into Hot Dessert

The unique treat accounts for 20 to 30 percent of First Colonial restaurants' sales

First Colonial's bestselling item is its sili ice creamMost tourists flock to the Bicol region to see the majestic Mt. Mayon and eat the spicy local dishes. After all, the region is famous for its food infused with siling labuyo (small chili ...

by Cherrie Regalado  | August 22, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Palawan's Haim Chicken Restaurant: From BBQ Stall to a 1,200-sqm Iconic Dining Destination

When it began in 1999, the food stand was selling only 10-20 sticks of chicken inato a day

Haim Chicken Restaurant is best known for their version of classic inato or grilled chicken A trip to Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan province, would be incomplete without a visit to the city’s iconic Haim Chicken Restaurant.More than a dining destination, the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 20, 2018 09:00:00
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SERDEF launches search for next big MSME brand

July is the month of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). To celebrate that, SERDEF has launched a search for the next small business with big branding potential.

by Press Release  | July 14, 2014 08:00:00
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DTI: At least P15 billion investments in Pangasinan last 2013

Efforts to boost the local economy in Pangasinan have been paying off. According to DTI, total investments that poured into the province reached P15 billion in 2013.

by Rae Marrie L. de Mesa  | May 15, 2014 04:15:00
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Surviving in the midst of giants

By 2015, Southeast Asia will have started operating as a single market and production base. It will open our local market to the rest in the region. Should this be considered as an opportunity or as a threat especially by micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)?

Dear Amor, Everybody knows that Southeast Asia will soon have a single market and production base come 2015, as ASEAN nations lift tariff and non-tariff barriers in light of the coming ASEAN Economic Integration. Should MSME owners like me be happy, or should we ...

by Amor Maclang  | February 12, 2014 02:00:00