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ENCHANTED Belles and their Little Prince

Adriana and I arrived in the nick of time to set up her booth for the Kiddopreneur Bazaar. It was a first for both of us.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Credit card’s environment stewardship program launched; Ben Chan is Entrepreneur of the Year

CITI Philippines CEO Batara Sianturi andMaynilad corporate quality, environment, safety and health senior vice president Francisco Arellano; at right, Citi corporate affairs director Aneth Lim, Bambam Cervantes and Alma Gruenberg

Citi Philippines and Maynilad have partnered in a program to encourage their customers to plant trees and be “stewards of the environment.”

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Their Maiden Venture


Their dad calls them his “dalaga,” a term of endearment quaintly Filipino that not only describes a woman coming of age, but a young lady in full bloom, a woman finally making her own choice and fording her own path.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

When women mean business

KATHRYN W. Bondy and Zorayda Amelia C. Alonzo. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

The ’90s Spice Girl buzzword, “girl power,” might just go from being a mere slogan thrown around by young women to becoming a battle cry of sorts for a better Philippines in the 21st century.

Posted: July 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

How to make the ultimate school shirt


The battle for school pride goes up another notch at this time of the year, thanks to the start of another UAAP-NCAA season. We look forward to pep rallies, excited fangirls, after-school trips to the Mall of Asia Arena or the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the wearing of school statement shirts—oh yes, that.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

McDo’s George Yang: Singing his way to business success–literally


George T. Yang is the subject of the book “The Voice behind the Arches,” published by the Golden Arches Development Corp. It came out in 2012 as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of McDonald’s Philippines.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Your New Year challenge: Become an entrepreneur


The New Year is a season of resolutions and seeking new opportunities. Perhaps you may be one of the people looking to do something new this year. Why not try starting a business? Yes, no matter how young you are!

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in 2BU,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

This dynamic mompreneur helps make ‘babying’ fun

FOSTERING closeness over a meal prepared by Jinggoy. The kids are wearing Spinkie, naturally.

Right in the middle of a sales pitch on her self-made baby products, former beauty queen-turned-designer/businesswoman Mutya Laxa-Buensuceso suddenly stops. She hears her two-year-old daughter crying in another room. “Si Mayumi umiiyak!” she gasps.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Summer enrichment workshop for future entrepreneurs

Encourage your child develop his entrepreneurship skills through fun business-oriented activities that he/she can do this summer.

Posted: March 21st, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How to be your own boss—and have more time with the family


Many cubicle denizens dream of becoming their own boss. But before you take the plunge, do you have what it takes to quit your day job?

Posted: December 28th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cute kids try hand at food entrepreneurship for charity


My son Diego and I joined Kiddo-preneur at Rockwell Club last Sunday. It was a bazaar for kids organized by Maiki and her 6-year-old daughter, Brielle Oreta, with help from Maiki’s husband Quinto, of course.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

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