Category Archives: People

R. Gutierrez (1771 Group)

As part of the Young Entrepreneurs Forum and the ongoing “Living the Entrepreneurial Experience” class of entrepreneurship students,  E.S.A. invited a hard working man and a well sought after restaurateur and entrepreneur in the country. This guest speaker was Mr. … Continue reading

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Christopher Gibbs

By: Raquel Mariano In everything that we do in life, in business or whatever it is that we do, we need to keep an open mind, keeping an open mind allows for growth by learning from mistakes, participating more and … 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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J Topacio – off to Singapore

When Julius Topacio first entered E.S.A. back in 2013, his goal was to graduate with a foreign degree. After finishing his last semester at E.S.A. in December, Julius recently left for Singapore to complete his undergraduate degree. There he will be … Continue reading

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Frippery – basic but chic

by Christine Peralta Why Frippery? Frippery is defined as “showy garment or something that is non-essential.” With that in mind, I actually wanted to communicate the opposite – that Frippery is really very essential and aside from being basic, its … 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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