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There is money in making, selling soap


  Entrepreneur leaves family’s Negros businesses, carves niche in Cebu’s soap industry Her family owns several tracts of sugarcane fields as well as poultry farms in the province of Negros Oriental, and had she chosen to stay there, she would have lived a comfortable life. Despite the rosy prospects, 28-year-old Tanya Mondoñedo left it all […]

Posted: April 16th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »



BEST BUSINESS A businessman known to be an advocate of developing small to medium-scale enterprises was asked several times what the best business to engage in is. He said he’d always tell those who asked that he didn’t know because if he did, he would have started it himself. ROAD RAGE VS EDUCATION One of […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Sewing her way to success


Teacher-turned-entrepreneur aims to make Carcar City as Cebu’s handmade bags capital Before it became a city, Carcar was considered as one of the oldest towns in the Philippines. Located 39 kilometers south of Cebu City, Carcar hosts some of the only few heritage houses left in the province as well as other Spanish- and American-period […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Deca Homes founder is CCCI’s Entrepreneur of the Year


CEBUANO businessman Luis Yu Jr. leads the 2016 Grand Chamber awardees as Entrepreneur of the Year, the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) announced. Yu is the chairman emeritus of 8990 Holdings, Inc. (HOUSE), popularly known for the Deca Homes brand. According to its website, HOUSE started out as an information technology and telecommunications […]

Posted: June 29th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Digital laundry start-up outlines expansion plans


After its launch early this month, the first digital laundry services provider in the country, eLocker PH, is aiming to expand this year with more tie-ups and more lockers to be set up in various locations all over Cebu. Randy Piramide, eLocker Ph founder and lead developer, said they hope to put up 20 lockers, […]

Posted: June 26th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Firms told to turn employees into social entrepreneurs


A social entrepreneur is encouraging businesses in Cebu to pursue positive behavior change within their organizations to help transform society. Jef Menguin, who is also a leadership adviser, said businesses can engage in social entrepreneurship by starting with what they have and empowering employees to become “social entrepreneurs.” Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions […]

Posted: June 23rd, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »

Tan awarded for innovation


Businessman Philip N. Tan from Mandaue City has been awarded Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the categories of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines program. Tan, founder and chief executive officer of homegrown company Wellmade Motors and Development Corp., proudly stood among the ranks of businessmen and women recognized for their ingenuity, […]

Posted: October 26th, 2015 in Enterprise | Read More »

‘Agri-preneur’ pushes cacao for sustainable farming


A family man in Davao City left his government job to take up cacao farming. Three years after, Grover Rosit, 55, has another advocacy—helping fellow farmers in Yolanda-hit areas  become agriculture entreprenuers of cacao. “Now is the time for  farmers to pursue a  good kind of farming. I think  only cacao  is sustainable for the […]

Posted: August 6th, 2015 in Environment,Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

A bee farm in the city


Pure honey is not only a healthy alternative to sugar, but is also used as moisturizer and is known for its healing properties. Dad’s Organic Farm, a backyard business owned and managed by the de Jesus family at their residence in Sunset Drive in barangay Lahug, capitalizes on the commercial potentials of honey. Isan de […]

Posted: August 3rd, 2015 in Enterprise | Read More »

Making money by testing honesty


There’s no one to see what you’re having for  snacks when you go dine at the coffee shop located at the ground floor of the Cebu Provincial Police Office. Biscuits, bread, pastries, instant cup noodles, candies; a water dispenser beside a stack of disposable cups and a wide array of 3-in-1 coffee or chocolate beverages […]

Posted: January 22nd, 2015 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »