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This Online Store Is the Newest Shopping Hub for Marikina-Made Shoes

Support the local shoe business

Marikina-made shoes are known for their top-notch quality and expert craftsmanship that are at par with internationally known shoe brands. While the local industry had suffered a major blow in the past decades due to the economy's unfortunate decline, we're seeing a ...

by Steph Sison for  | January 29, 2019 08:00:00
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5 Stylish Heels for Work That Are Also Super Comfortable

Yes, they do exist

We’ve all been there: rushing to the office with sneakers on, a cup of coffee in one hand, a pair heels in the other and a box of Band-Aids in your bag. But is there a better solution? Absolutely -- and it ...

by Madison Semarjian  | July 11, 2018 12:00:00
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From shoemakers to restaurateurs: How the Chengs built Industriya Marikina

It’s never too late to shift gears

 When the export market for Marikina-made shoes dried up in the 1980s, the Cheng family, which has been in the shoe business for decades, changed course. The maker of shoe brands like B Club, AGS, Dominique, Leaveland, Surfers Island and Urge ditched ...

by Cathie Carpio  | October 31, 2016 03:00:00
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Bazaar star: Shoemaker S&H and its run to success

Nobody believed they can sell boots in a tropical country ”" now they can’t believe their success

  Almost all success stories have them: the multiple rejection letters, the naysayers and the failures that push people to quit. S&H Fashion founders Julie and Sally Ang were no exception, having had their take on the bitter part too.“We’ve tried to launch ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 25, 2016 12:00:00
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Technopreneur balances time for business, family, and other passion

This single mom and family-oriented technopreneur juggles her time between her businesses, family, and yoga/dance.

Technopreneur Ann Jacobe always finds positive things in challenges. A former math and programming instructor, life hasn’t been easy for her at first. “I was working hard while playing the role of a single mom. It was a very, very difficult time ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | November 21, 2014 01:00:00
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Putting the edge in wedge

This young designer taps local talent to create eye-catching footwear. Meet the entrepreneur behind Risqué Designs.

Kristal “Tal” Leen de Guzman, 24, is all about taking risks. The designer behind Risqué Designs thinks very little of carving a monkey on a heel, or making a sole gape like the alligator it resembles. Using local talent, craftsmanship and materials, ...

by Diana A. Uy  | June 15, 2014 11:55:00
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Starting a footwear line one step at a time

Learn how a group started their footwear line

College sweethearts Kaye Ong and TJ Rocamora, with longtime couple Jackie Tan and TJ Lumauig, have always set their hearts on opening a business right after graduating from the Ateneo de Manila University in the early 2000s. The two boys, however, decided ...

December 14, 2011 03:00:00
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Things you need to know about tax cuts for start-ups in Marikina

Shoe, leather businesses in Marikina are now qualified for tax relief

Marikina City, famous for being the country\\\'s shoe capital, will cut taxes for new and existing shoe and leather businesses as part of its efforts to help the industry.The new ordinance will slash taxes for start-up footwear and leather goods businesses. Business ...

August 01, 2011 09:00:00
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Virtual Mae: Standing out in an online marketplace

It’s been said that life can be stranger than fiction, and not even the most imaginative of writers could say what’s in store for you.Mae Sergio suffered a devastating loss when her father, a lawyer, died in late June last year. She ...

April 09, 2011 10:00:00
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Sole Sister

A sideline business that is helping a number of local shoe-makers

Working for  multinational firms is not exactly the easiest way to start a business on the side,  but despite their hectic schedule and heavy workload, two ladies purused their dream of becoming entrepreneurs.Tanya Maria dela Cruz and Kristine Elizabeth Enriquez put up ...

December 16, 2010 05:00:00