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Giving hope to MSMEs and Filipino workers

In this critical moment of our history, it is crucial that we support the President’s call for unity and cooperation. Both the public and private sect...

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Celebrating Women’s Month

Our Women of Impact awardees during a courtesy call with President Duterte after the summit.Founded in 2005, Go Negosyo has been, for 15 years now, ac...

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The real democracy

The commemoration of the 34th EDSA People Power Revolution. Among the attendees were NHCP and EPPC chair Rene Escalante and SOEF commissioner Christop...

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Negosyo Para sa Bayan

In my 15 years of leading Go Negosyo, I have had the great opportunity and privilege to know and work with many talented entrepreneurs big and small a...

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2020: A year of mentorship

Robina Gokongwei-Pe of Robinsons Retails Holdings with her mentee.Go Negosyo is celebrating its 15th year this 2020, and we have prepared events all y...

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My Go Negosyo mentorship experience

First of two partsWith our 15 years in Go Negosyo of bringing mentorship closer to every Filipino, I am proud to say we have served several thousands...

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Big Brothers Support MSMEs through Go Negosyo

PGMA actively joined our Go Negosyo programs. Here, she interviewed young participants of the Teen Negosyo Summit in 2006. With her were Go Negosyo ad...

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We Win as One

The 2019 Citi Microentrepreneurship awardees shared their success stories during a breakfast meeting last Nov. 27 hosted by presidential adviser for e...

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Living life with a purpose

PA Joey Concepcion with wife Marissa at the 2019 Philip- pine Tatler Ball last Nov. 15. They were recognized as the Couple of the Year. (Photo courtes...

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The key to a successful Entrepreneurship

PA Joey Concepcion led the Kapatid Mentor ME Program 2019 evaluation, assessment and planning workshop last Nov. 18 at Taguig City. DTI Regional Opera...

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Men of Legacy

John Gokongwei Jr. received the ASEAN Legacy Award from President Duterte, ASEAN BAC Phl chair Joey Concepcion and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez during...

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Bringing mentorship across the Asean

At the forefront of our advocacy, the 3Ms of entrepreneurship — mentorship, money, and market — play a crucial part in the advancement of the micro, s...

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Building a Stronger PHL-INDIA Partnership

India President Ram Nath Kovind commended Go Negosyo advocacy led by its founder, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion, for makin...

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Angat Lahat Alliance Supports President’s SONA

Last Monday, President Duterte delivered his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) which presented the achievements and plans of the administratio...

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Angat Lahat Alliance Supports President’s SONA

Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance launched in Malacanang Palace last August 14, 2018.Last Monday, President Duterte delivered his fourth State of the Nat...

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DIGITAL SUCCESS STORIES

In the rise of today’s digital era, it is important for our micro, small, and medium enterprises to adapt and benefit from these digital technologies...

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Negosyo for Peace

Harvest Festival of Marawi-Baloi Farms, one of the successful model farms which benefitted more than 200 local farmers and their families. Presid...

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Opportunities in Digitalization for Jeepney Drivers

Transportation is vital in all countries. In the Philippines, our transportation system is a very close issue to millions of Filipinos. It affects eve...

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Mobilizing the 3M’s Nationwide

FREE 1-ON-1 MENTORSHIP TRAVELS TO ILOILO. Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry’s Mentor ME on Wheels traveled to Iloilo last June 21, 2...

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Building Capacities in ASEAN

The ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) was launched last November 2017 with President Rodrigo Duterte, Presidential Adviser for Entrepr...

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Building Capacities in ASEAN

The ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) was launched last November 2017 with President Rodrigo Duterte, Presidential Adviser for Entrepr...

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Breaking the Shackles of Poverty

PA Joey Concepcion together with Hyacenth Bendaña during their meeting last week.Aside from being an advocacy that supports the development of micro a...

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Breaking the Shackles of Poverty

PA Joey Concepcion together with Hyacenth Bendaña during their meeting last week. Aside from being an advocacy that supports the development of m...

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Peace and Prosperity for the Philippines

Photo Caption: FFCCCII Honorary Presidents Dr. Alfonso Siy, Tan Ching, Dr. Francis Chua, and Jimmy Tang together with FFCCCII President Dr. Henry Lim...

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Peace and Prosperity for the Philippines

FFCCCII Honorary Presidents Dr. Alfonso Siy, Tan Ching, Dr. Francis Chua, and Jimmy Tang together with FFCCCII President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, Pres...

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Peace and Prosperity

PA Joey Concepcion during the Filipino Chinese Friendship Day hosted by the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by Dr....

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Peace and Prosperity

PA Joey Concepcion during the Filipino Chinese Friendship Day hosted by the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by Dr....

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Love for Family

PA Joey Concepcion with daughter, Catherine.It is almost 5 a.m. this early Tuesday morning, June 4, when I decided to write this column. It’s the 26th...

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Love For Family

PA Joey Concepcion with daughter, Catherine.It is almost 5 a.m. this early Tuesday morning, June 4, when I decided to write this column. It’s the 26th...

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Mentoring the Agriculture Sector

EMPOWERING FARMERS. Go Negosyo successfully hosted its 17th rollout of Mentor ME On Wheels at SM City Dasmarinas last May 24, 2019, which was attended...

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Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance Meeting

PA Joey Concepcion led the Angat Lahat sa Digital Alliance Meeting last May 21, 2019 at the Manila Polo Club. Digital players and other stakeholders o...

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Our Islands are our Treasures

PA Joey Concepcion together with Hans Sy, Eric Yu, Chris Chilip, Rikki Dee, Haresh Hiranand, Mikey Cojuangco, John Concepcion, Manuel Igual, and their...

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The YES Attitude

More than 15,000 participants joined the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 held last March 8, 2019 at the World Trade Center and simulcast in 10 scho...

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Pushing for Sustainable Tourism

PA Joey Concepcion (7th from left) together with forum speakers and interveners, (from left) Steve Cheah, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, former Ambassa...

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The 5’A’s of Tourism

IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES! Go Negosyo and the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Tourism and To...

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FOCUS ON OUR ISLANDS

Concepcion Family during their safari trip in South Africa.As I finish this column, I’m on my way back to Manila after a short trip to South Africa. F...

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Agriculture as Pillar of Inclusive Growth

Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, President and CEO of SL Agritech and Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar, Adviser on Agripreneurship of Go Negosyo together with Michel...

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The Three Pillars of Inclusive Growth

In photo: (L-R seated) DOT Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President Rodrigo Dute...

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The Three Pillars of Inclusive Growth

In photo: (L-R seated) DOT Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President Rodrigo Dute...

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Pillars For Greater Inclusive Growth

Ever since President Duterte took his office in 2016, he has been actively promoting inclusive growth, the kind of development which should, and must...

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Pillars For Greater Inclusive Growth

Ever since President Duterte took his office in 2016, he has been actively promoting inclusive growth, the kind of development which should, and must...

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The New Angelpreneurs

Years back when Go Negosyo started, we called our first mentors as angelpreneurs who are “angel-entrepreneurs” to micro and small entrepreneurs. Go Ne...

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Choosing the Right Leaders

Candidates: Bong Go, Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe and Bam Aquino.It is election season once again and many of the senatorial candidates are...

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The YES Attitude

More than 15,000 participants joined the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 held last March 8, 2019 at the World Trade Center and simulcast in 10 scho...

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir meets RP business leaders

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines and business leaders met with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad (seated left) and his...

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Sustainable growth through agriculture

Go Negosyo model farm in Ganassi, Lanao del Sur celebrated the graduation of 180 farmer-trainees last March 3.From our recent meeting with Moro Islami...

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The Real Revolution

PHOTO CAPTION: (From Left) Education Undersecretary Lorna Dig-Dino, National Historical Commission of the Philippines and EDSA People Power Commission...

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Choosing the Right Leaders

Candidates: Bong Go, Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe and Bam Aquino.It is election season once again and many of the senatorial candidates are...

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Agripreneurship or Technopreneurship

Last week, my column entitled “Making the Right Decision” discussed whether the rice tariffication bill should be signed into law or vetoed. The Presi...

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Making the Right Choice

PHOTO CONTENT: PA Joey Concepcion hosted a dinner for Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol together with agri entrepreneurs and stakeholders last night....

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Partners in the Government

Photo Content: Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion (seated, center) together with DOTr Sec. Arthur Tugade, DOTr Usec. Mark Richm...

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Thank you, Tatang!

PHOTO CONTENT: Tatang Henry Sy Sr. (right) was recognized by Go Negosyo as the Big Brother of Filipino Entrepreneurs during its first summit in Februa...

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ASEAN and AMEN Get High Trust

PHOTO CAPTION: ASEAN 2017 Chair President Rodrigo Duterte together with ASEAN Business Advisory Council 2017 Philippines Chairman Joey Concepcion, and...

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Be an optimist in 2019!

To all those who have followed this column since 2006, I wish you all a happy new year! It’s been 12 years since I started writing for The Star, and w...

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Appreciation and thanksgiving

PHOTO CAPTION: Merry Christmas from PA Joey Concepcion and family!While everyone is busy shopping for gifts or enjoying their vacation, I’m reflecting...

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Sharing blessings and success

PHOTO CAPTION: The Outstanding Filipino Awardees 2018 include presidential adviser for entrepre- neurship Joey Concepcion, Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD...

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Prosperity and Happiness

PA Joey Concepcion was invited to an intimate dinner with Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and coordinating minister for economic and social policies T...

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The importance of strengthening the China-Philippines relationship

PHOTO CAPTION: China President Xi Jinping during the state dinner in Malacañang last Nov. 20.Since joining the ASEAN Business Advisory Council as chai...

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Building a more resilient ASEAN

PHOTO CAPTION: ASEAN Business Advisory Council together with the Asean leaders during their interface held last Nov. 13.This year, under Singapore’s c...

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Mentorship is Important

PHOTO CAPTION: In photo (from left): Jeff Hoffman together with the Go Negosyo entrepreneurs and mentors. (L-R) Rey Lapid, Richard Sanz, Rex Daryanani...

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RFM Celebrates 60 Years of Market Leadership

Photo Caption: RFM Corporation Celebratres 60th Anniversary.If RFM was a real person, then she/he would be qualified for a senior citizen discount as...

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Strengthening and Mentoring Agriculture

Photo Caption: The forum on Shaping the Future of Food Security and Agriculture featured the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairs and members Dr. Ro...

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Empowering Youth for Poverty Alleviation

Photo Caption: Last September 23, PA Joey inspires close to 1,000+ youth leaders at the Leaders Unite 2018 organized by The 2030 Project at Samsung Ha...

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Boom or Bust

Is the Philippines going back to a cycle of boom and bust? Over the last few weeks, I have been getting so many messages of wild speculation. One, t...

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A close encounter with PM Mahathir

Photo Caption: ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines chairman Joey Concepcion with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.It is not e...

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International and local mentorship

Photo Caption: AMEN was officially launched in Singapore last August 27, 2018 during the ASEAN Responsible Business Forum.It has been an eventful week...

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Filipino creativity and innovation

Photo Caption: PA Joey Concepcion surprised Tatah Dela Calzada during her shop opening in Katipunan last August 18, 2018. DTI Asec. Bles Lantayona als...

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Filipino creativity and innovation

PHOTO CAPTION: PA Joey Concepcion surprised Tatah Dela Calzada during her shop opening in Katipunan last August 18, 2018. DTI Asec. Bles Lantayona als...

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Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance supports President Duterte

Photo Caption: Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion presented the Pledge of Commitment of the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance to P...

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Pilipinas Angat Lahat!

In my position as the presidential adviser for entrepreneurship, I have a unique role between the public and private sector. I have made it a mission...

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Mentor Me Mobile App and MATCH Roadshow

PHOTO CAPTION: MATCH Philippines Roadshow will be on July 9 (Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila City), and July 10 (Santa Maria Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City)I...

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A Life with Purpose Brings Happiness

PHOTO CAPTION: PA Joey Concepcion with wife, Marissa.Life is a process. From the moment we open our eyes to learn our ABCs and 123s, up to our current...

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Bringing ASEAN Mentorship to South Korea

PHOTO CAPTION: President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the MOU signing between ASEAN Business Advisory Council and Korean Federation of Small and Medium B...

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DOH-FDA, DTI & Go Negosyo to help MSMEs

Photo Caption: In photo (L-R): Atty. Mae Gallos (DOH), Alice Opena (DTI-BSMED), Usec. Zeny Maglaya (DTI-ROG), Sec. Francisco Duque (DOH), PA Joey Conc...

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Thank you, Mr. President

Photo Caption: President Rodrigo Duterte graced the launch of the first Kapatid Mentor Me Program in Davao last October 2016. Also in photo are Trade...

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How KMME helps MSMEs

Photo Caption: Some of the mentees who scaled up after successfully joining Kapatid Mentor ME Program of Go Negosyo and DTI.While I always stress the...

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Pilipinas Angat Lahat!

Photo Caption: Business organizations who are now part of the Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance discussed programs for stronger money, market and mentors...

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Digitalization of MSMEs

PHOTO CAPTION: Eric Alberto, chief revenue officer of PLDT and Smart; Orlando Vea, president and CEO of Voyager Innovations; Manny Pangilinan, chairma...

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Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth

PHOTO CAPTION: Manny Pangilinan, PA Joey Concepcion & Jaime Zobel de Ayala.The road to an inclusive economy will be long and hard, but with everyone c...

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Mentors inspire

When we are in pain or experiencing discomfort, we usually go to the hospital to consult doctors to find out what is wrong. We needed someone to tell...

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Of rehabilitation and development

PHOTO CAPTION: PA Joey Concepcion meets with Representative Peter Unabia, Teodoro Montoro and Marisol Panotes to discuss potential increase of governm...

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Namaste

Last January, I was invited to join the business delegation of President Duterte in his official visit in India. Rex Daryanani of the Indian Chamber P...

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The biggest women negosyo summit!

From one mentors’ conference to the biggest mentoring session, we are proud to share the success of the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit. A recor...

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Wonderwomen

Today is March 1 and what a great way to celebrate International Women’s Month by recognizing women entrepreneurs who are the epitome of grace and lea...

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Forum 4: Doing Business the Millennial Way: Insights and Advices from Young Entrepreneurs

Today’s technology has leveled the playing field in terms of doing business. In this new age of computers, smartphones and a tech-savvy population, th...

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Empower women, empower Philippines

PHOTO CAPTION: PLDT and Smart chief revenue officer and ePLDT president and CEO Eric Alberto, PLDT Chairman Manny Pangilinan, and presidential adviser...

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Digital economy is key to inclusivity

PHOTO CAPTION: Joining ASEAN BAC Philippines chairman Joey Concepcion are (from left) Marcus Wallenberg, chairman of SEB, SAAB Group and Foundation As...

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Adapting to E-commerce

Shoe brand PayLess closed 20 percent of its 4,000 stores last year. Giant clothing brand H&M has announced that they will be closing more stores this...

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Passing the baton

PHOTO CAPTION: New ASEAN BAC chairman Dr. Robert Yap with former ASEAN BAC chair Joey ConcepcionLast year was a highlight year for MSME development as...

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Persevering Women Entrepreneurs

PHOTO CAPTION: Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion with 15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards National Winner Merle Paete and F...

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Entreps and Enablers Wish for Better 2018

Last week, I have shared with you my wish for this year and that is for the continuous partnership of the private sector and the government in pushing...

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Wishing for Prosperity this 2018

PHOTO CAPTION: Dennis Uy, Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Bernie Liu and William Belo.Happy new year to all the Go Negosyo advocates, mentors, sponsors and suppo...

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Growth After Mentor ME

Photo Caption: Jose Concepcion Jr. and Marivic Concepcion celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.For the past 12 years, the Go Negosyo advocacy has...

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Humanitarian Efforts for Marawi

Photo Caption: President Rodrigo Duterte together with the Go Negosyo team led by Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar.The sacrifices of our soldiers are well re...

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Go Negosyo Kapatids Send Care Packages

In our battle for peace, we often forget to give credit and gratitude to the brave men who are front liners in protecting our brothers and sisters. Up...

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Russia State Visit

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez led the business forum in Moscow last Thursday as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s official visit to Russia. (In photo L-...

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Alliance Towards Prosperity for All

Photo Caption: The Alliance Towards Prosperity for All is a group of business organizations and individuals who will pursue prosperity among the ASEAN...

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Collective Effort of Private & Public Sectors

Photo Caption: Manny Osmena and William Belo supported Kapatid villages under the Negosyo Para sa Kapayapaan sa Sulu. (L-R) Ginggay Hontiveros, Mark A...

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The Beginning of a Greater Prosperity

Photo Caption: Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Joey Concepcion at the Prosperity for All Summit...

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Bringing Prosperity for All

Photo Caption: Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak and Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha (Ret.)We would like to apologi...

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Prosperity for All Summit

Photo Caption: ASEAN Business Advisory Council hosts the first Prosperity for All Summit on April 28, 2017.As you all know, Philippines is the host of...

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Kapatid Agri Mentor Me

Photo Caption: Go Negosyo and Department of Agriculture sealed their partnership for the Kapatid Agri Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) (In photo L-R Ginggay...

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Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs 2017

Today, we are recognizing the latest batch of Filipina entrepreneurs who have shown great examples to the next generation. Many of you would ask, why...

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Wonder Women

Whenever I look at my mom or my wife, I am amazed by their capacities as a woman.  Their duties as a daughter, mother, wife, or sister coupled by th...

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Prosperity for the ASEAN Region

Photo Caption: ASEAN Business Advisory Council chairman Joey Concepcion together with ASEAN Economic Ministers Chairman Secretary Ramon Lopez during t...

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First Seeds of Hope in Sulu

Photo Caption: One of the Kapatid Villages will be in Barangay Anuling Patikul, Sulu.Sulu—an island province of lush greens, bountiful waters, and gre...

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A Day of Reflection

Photo Caption: Medialdea awarded members of the military, religious and civilian groups.I can clearly remember the day February 25, 1986. The series o...

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Champion Women Entrepreneurs

Photo Caption: Go Negosyo searches for the new batch of Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneurs 2017!Women entrepreneurs are one of the leading drivers of ou...

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Youth of our Future

Photo Caption: The TOSP 2016 are Anne Malazarte of the University of San Agustin, Arizza Nocum of University of the Philippines Diliman, Nafieza Moham...

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ASEAN Brotherhood

Whenever ASEAN is being raised in discussions and conversations, we can only think of the brotherhood of the 10 countries involved. Since its establis...

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Inclusive Prosperity

Following the successful consultation dinner of the Kapatid conglomerates with President Duterte two weeks ago, I arranged a meeting with Department o...

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ASEAN Business Launch

Photo Caption: The ASEAN Business Advisory Council led by its chair Joey Concepcion together with DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Executive Secretary Salva...

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Kapatid Taipans for Inclusive Growth

Photo Caption: President Rodrigo Duterte and Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion together with the Go Negosyo Kapatid taipans in a dinner in Malacana...

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Great Change Starts With Onions

Photo Caption: (L-R) Israel Reguyal (Chairman of Lognet), Grace Manalang (CDO Purchasing Manager), Shiela Villabroza (Office of Usec.Puyat), Joy Dela...

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Ready for ASEAN 2017!

Photo Caption: Council Members Tessie Sy- Coson and George Barcelon together with ASEAN BAC Chair Joey Concepcion.Happy New Year Go Negosyantes! 2017...

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Wonder Women

This June, it will be seven years since the Go Negosyo advocacy started. For four years now, we have been holding the Women Entrepreneurship Summit, a...