Category Archives: Alumni

TimberGold Organics

Timber Oro Innovative Marketing is a Direct-selling company that was founded by Timberlane Barredo in February 2016. It is the exclusive brand carrier of Timbergold Organics that has a variety of beauty products such as organic soaps, organic shampoo, lotions, face … Continue reading

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Two Phase Clothing

Many businesses start out with its founder trying to solve his/her own problem. Such is the case with Two-Phase clothing. The clothing line started when its founder Gino Bantugan wanted to see if a reversible shirt would work for him. … Continue reading

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Klarisse Tabao

NOT RAISING A FEW EYEBROWS Klarisse had always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father and become a lawyer. She also however wanted to have her own business. So what did she do? Both. Well, actually on the … Continue reading

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Rald Santos

MOVING TO MOVE PEOPLE Not one to pass up an opportunity, Rald, upon being offered an opportunity to start his own bus line after graduating, set up Luzon Bus Inc. in 2009. Not being a complete newcomer to the transport industry … Continue reading

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Rodell Lacuata

MAN WITH A VISION TO MOVE MEN [Note: This piece was originally written in 2009. A brief update follows at the end.] Rodell Lacuata is a tall, stocky bespectacled man with a serious yet calm demeanor. His business is the … Continue reading

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Samsam Bistro

For those of you who are planning to visit Tacloban, be sure to drop by Samsam Bistro. It has the best crispy pata and sisig in town, and the best value halo-halo probably in the entire Visayas. Located in downtown … Continue reading

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Big Pockets

If you are looking for a new, healthier, yet tasty and filling snack or meal then you should try the pita pockets of “Big Pockets”. Different flavors, such as chicken pesto and flavorful tuna are just a call/text away. Fresh … Continue reading

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Jerald Em

THE RESTAURATEUR WHO GETS THINGS DONE [NOTE: This piece was originally written in 2009. A brief update follows at the end.] Jerald Em comes from a family that had already been established in the handicrafts industry since 1986, with its … Continue reading

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Class of 2015 Awardees

Earlier this month, E.S.A. bid farewell to the Class of 2015. As with previous years, the graduating class recognized exemplars. This year the Leadership award went to Jana Berenguer (above, left) for all the various activities she led during her stay … Continue reading

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Underscore Shoes

“Empahasizing distinction.” That’s what Underscore aims to do with its casual footwear. Started by Reg Sanchez, the fashion brand aimed to address what the founder herself experienced – the lack of good quality, fashionable casual ladies footwear at value prices. … Continue reading

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