FACES OF CEBU: Gumer Entero Jr., 42, musican/entrepreneur

Doris Mondragon 11/14/2021

CEBU, Philippines—Cebu is home to many talented individuals.  Among the more noted talents here is Gumer Entero Jr., a Cebuano musician/entrepreneur who is also the lead guitarist of famous Bisrock (Bisaya Rock) band, Missing Filemon. He also is the…

Mandaue entrepreneur grows homegrown craft beer business

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/30/2018

CEBRUERY More varieties, local and international recognition, and wider reach. These are just some of the milestones of homegrown brand Cebruery in its past three years of operation. Brewed from a home in Mandaue City, Cebruery has…

Entrepreneur shares promise of treasures found in her attic

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 08/12/2018

ATTIC FINDS IN LILOAN You will always find treasures at the attic.” This is the inspiration behind Attic Finds, a three-year-old clothing business of former copy editor, Dawny June Ebite Tantuan, in her husband’s hometown of Liloan,…

Bizman awardee sees value of gratitude in family firms

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/03/2018

CCCI’s Entrepreneur of the Year shares his story of success There’s a need to cultivate the value of gratitude among family corporations to sustain them. Mario King of Nito’s International Ventures Inc. (NIVI), who has 40 years…

Entrepreneur sets up cafe to realize, satisfy ‘kravings’

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/18/2018

Passion project It took a practicum and several years in the corporate jungle for 26-year-old Kimberly Pato to realize she could live off of her passion in baking. Growing up, she recalled enjoying seeing her mom and…

Entrepreneur carving a name in beauty, cosmetics market

Agnes Alpuerto, Connie E. Fernandez 01/28/2018

Professional permanent makeup artist offers new services, eyes own studio Watching her mother and aunts dress up and apply their blush on and lipstick started her love affair with make-up and fashion. And it is paying off…

Real estate broker eyes slice of local hilot market

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/26/2017

Whenever her kids would get fever or just simply start coughing, Myrna Cabrera-Ybiernas would apply vapor rub on their chests or shoulders and start massaging them to ease their discomfort. While medicine helps, she believes there is…

Bibliophile entrepreneur finds right business mix: Books, café

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/18/2017

PHILOSOPHIA CAFÉ Caroline Tan Porras has a thing for beautiful pieces. She frequents book shops and secondhand stores to search for unique and exquisite art and literary finds. Over the years, these pieces consisting of furniture items,…

There is money in making, selling soap

Victor Anthony V. Silva 04/16/2017

  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…

MAO BA?

Editorial 03/22/2017

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…

Sewing her way to success

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/19/2017

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…

Deca Homes founder is CCCI’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Victor Anthony V. Silva 06/29/2016

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…

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