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Business That Hires Professional Home Cleaners From Gawad Kalinga Communities Among BPI’s 10 Social Enterprise Awardees for 2017

Happy Helpers Manila and 9 other social enterprises were awarded with up to Php500K-worth of seed-funding grants

In this day and age, a lot of Filipino households hardly find enough time to do household chores because of their busy lifestyles—especially in Metro Manila. This is the problem Happy Helpers Manila aims to solve.Established in 2014, Happy Helpers is a ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | November 28, 2017 10:00:00
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Messy Bessy: Making social entrepreneurship cool, keeping hearts full

And it all started with a cup of Starbucks coffee

Imagine Metro Manila without Seattle’s famous coffee chain. Messy Bessy founder and CEO Kristina “Krie” Lopez-Reyes remembers it vividly. In fact, she was part of the team that brought the international chain in Philippine waters.“I was the financial analyst. For years under ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 10, 2016 01:00:00
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Good Shepherd sisters put up social enterprise to help Cordillera youth

From a rolling store selling strawberry jam in 1952, Mountain Maid has become one of the signature brands from Baguio City.

MOUNTAIN MADE. Now considered one of the travel souvenir staples from Baguio City, Mountain Maid was born out of the Good Shepherd Sisters' need to provide food for the orphans under their care. Photo from the Good Shepherd Sisters website Aside from the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 23, 2016 06:00:00
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SAP brings in top global IT talents to aid local social enterprises

The multinational software firm completes its outreach project in the Philippines for this year.

CREATING SOCIAL IMPACT. SAP Social Sabbatical aims to help social enterprises achieve best business practices and attain operational efficiency. In photo (from left): SAP Southeast Asia Interim President & Managing Director Scott Russell, Teach for the Philippines Events Manager Angel Ramos, GKonomics ...

by James Humarang  | March 05, 2016 09:00:00
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Tax breaks, financial support for social enterprises to aid inclusive growth

Audit firm, social responsibility group launch award to support enterprises driving social change and inclusive growth in PH.

TOP PRIZE. Iligan-based social enterprise Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits, Inc. (ECOWEB), which produces natural fertilizers and pest repellents from the biological waste of different neighboring communities, bagged the top prize in Developmental Social Enterprise Awards 2015. Photo from ECOWEB’s Facebook pageManila, Philippines ...

by Toni Antiporda  | February 24, 2016 08:00:00
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AKABA: From a group project to a fast-growing lifestyle company

Learn how this group competes with the kinds of Herschel bag by showcasing PH's loom-weaving industry.

Take a quick trip in campuses around the metro and you would not go home without setting sight on a student wearing a Herschel Supply Co. bag. The Canadian apparel brand, which only started in 2009, has gained a cult following since ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | January 25, 2016 05:00:00
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SAP Social Sabbatical supports social entrepreneurship in the Philippines

SAP talent provides pro-bono consulting services to four Philippines social enterprises.

SAP has announced that 12 SAP employees have completed a month-long assignment where they worked with four social enterprises in the Philippines to assist with their pressing business needs and share best practices.This short-term assignment is part of the SAP Social Sabbatical, ...

by Press Release  | March 06, 2015 06:00:00