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Revisiting the multi-million ice candy business

Check how Rudy and Rosiell de Leon are continuing to grow Bianca’s Ice Candy that was made possible with only P20.

“This all feels like a dream,” Rosiell de Leon said in Filipino, five years since she and her husband, Rudy, set up Bianca’s Ice Candy.Nowadays, the couple is busy talking to clients, handling operations, and overseeing the construction of their new factory ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 17, 2016 11:00:00
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How Crown Asia Chemicals grew from startup to listed company

The only listed pipe maker in is steadily growing for 26 years now, helping in the resurgence of the manufacturing sector in the country.

As the only listed pipe manufacturer in the country, Crown Asia Chemicals has a lot of leverage as it pursues dominance in the local market.The recent manufacturing boom—towering condominiums, rise of public-private partnership projects, and the surge of investors—gives the company the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 13, 2016 05:00:00
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Kick start your day, July 6: Duterte’s economic team adjusts 2016, 2017 GDP growth forecast

Plus, SMC takes full control of the MRT7 project.

Managing expectationsBarely a week in office, the Duterte administration is already managing expectations as it cuts the initial growth targets of the economy’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to 6% to 7% from the previously announced 6.8% to 7.8% by the Aquino administration.Related: ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 06, 2016 08:00:00
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Whether in SoHo or Malate, these chefs work hard to elevate Filipino taste

Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan are working on creating and sustaining a demand for Filipino food movement.

A passion for the best ingredients is what guides chefs Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, who put up Cendrillon, a restaurant that pioneered upscale Filipino food in the SoHo district of New York in 1995.For Besa, there are two kinds of Filipino ...

by Kim Arveen Patria  | July 02, 2016 11:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 29: 1st PH technopreneurship school to rise in Cavite

Manny Villar’s Vista Land signs deal with UP to help spur more opportunities for PH startups to flourish.

The University of the Philippines (UP) and Vista Land & Landscapes, Inc of former Senate President Manuel “Manny” Villar signed a deal to build the 5-hectare first School of Technopreneurship in the country.Villar’s wife, Senator Cynthia announced the deal on her Facebook ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 29, 2016 10:00:00
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Why DATEM is cashing in on affordable, ‘Lego’ type housing

The 30-year-old company seizes the huge opportunity in affordable housing, armed with their proven expertise and acquired technology.

The Metro Manila landscape is now dotted by high-rise, commercial and residential structures, and DATEM is likely to be involved in most of such construction projects.The 30-year-old construction firm has made a name for building well-known structures especially for real estate and ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 28, 2016 05:00:00
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What businesses think of the PLDT-Globe-San Miguel deal

How can the telco mega-deal affect their operations that services consumers like you?

On May 30 this year, telco giants Globe and PLDT Inc announced that they have bought the 700 Mhz frequency from San Miguel Corporation (SMC). Both telco firms are optimistic about this acquisition and anticipates faster and better internet for all.PLDT and ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | June 26, 2016 05:00:00
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Charles Paw and Digital Walker's expansion from Greenhills to Guam

From a small stall in Greenhills, Charles Paw managed to grow his tech accessories business into a mall fixture.

Even when Digits Trading already has 45 branches nationwide, its founder, Charles Paw, still considers the last two decades as mere series of accidents.“I did not plan any of this. It just happened,” Paw reiterated multiple times when he talked to ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 26, 2016 11:00:00
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How Novellino made wine drinking appealing to the young Filipino market

It’s the sweetness that lead to the success of this Filipino brand of wine.

Check every corner of Manila and one can sure see a group of men with a table setup ready to drink their daily dose of alcohol in the forms of beer or gin.While drinking has become second nature to Filipinos, wines—a taste ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 24, 2016 05:00:00
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Kick start your day, June 24: Dell exec says PH gov’t needs to boost MSMEs’ growth

And BIR falls short of revenue target for May.

Safety firstBusiness leaders are in a wait and see mode on how the incoming Duterte administration will handle the economy.For a Dell Inc executive, “keeping the country safe” will boost the micro, small, and medium enterprises sector (MSMEs), and propel the economy ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 24, 2016 08:00:00