Go Negosyo @ 10: Building a Country of Enterprising Filipinos

Go Negosyo celebrated its 10th anniversary with a dinner program for its community of entrepreneurs, advocates and partners last July 28, 2015 in The Eye, Green Sun Makati.

Since 2005, Go Negosyo has been advocating for a change in mindset among Filipinos towards a positive and enterprising attitude and for competency building among Filipinos as the real solution to poverty. Go Negosyo continues to be a catalyst in grassroot economic upliftment. . It has been a decade of pursuing with passion the building of a more optimistic and entrepreneurial culture among Filipinos.

In a short program, Go Negosyo recognized dynamic legislative leaders like Sen. Bam Aquino, Sen. Sonny Angara, Sen. Grace Poe, and Sen. Cynthia Villar  for their respective efforts in empowering Filipino entrepreneurs.

Go Negosyo also recognized entrepreneur enablers, educators, and icon entrepreneurs who have become inspiration and mentors to many and who have programs that help, micro, small, and medium enterprises through its Mentor Me Award.

Apart from the recognitions, Go Negosyo launched its 10th book entitled: Go Negosyo: Joey Concepcion’s 50 Inspiring Entrepreneurial Stories (Special 10th Year Anniversary Edition. Go Negosyo also added a number of new champion entrepreneurs who have been making waves in the business industry in the past decade. The foreword was written by entrepreneur icon John Gokongwei Jr., and entrepreneurial lessons from the “Entrep Guru” and angelpreneur Andy Ferreria.

Mr. Joey Concepcion and Go Negosyo promised that it will continue with its mission to help move this country forward in becoming an entrepreneurial nation!

Go Negosyo's trustee Rosalind Wee and Destileria Limtuaco's president Olivia Limpe-Aw.

Go Negosyo’s trustee Rosalind Wee and Destileria Limtuaco’s president Olivia Limpe-Aw.

Sen. Bam Aquino was one of the legislators recognized for their efforts to help entrepreneurs. Sen. Aquino was once Go Negosyo's TV host.

Sen. Bam Aquino was one of the legislators recognized for their efforts to help entrepreneurs. Sen. Aquino was once Go Negosyo’s TV host.

Luli Arroyo-Bernas and Marissa Concepcion.

Luli Arroyo-Bernas and Marissa Concepcion.

Go Negosyo's founding trustee, Joey Concepcion, thanked all who have been part of the advocacy throughout the 10 years.

Go Negosyo’s founding trustee, Joey Concepcion, thanked all who have been part of the advocacy throughout the 10 years.

More than 750 entrepreneurs, advocates, government partners, enablers and partners joined Go Negosyo as it celebrated a decade of building a country of enterprising Filipinos.

More than 750 entrepreneurs, advocates, government partners, enablers and partners joined Go Negosyo as it celebrated a decade of building a country of enterprising Filipinos.

Luigi Bernas, Rosalind Wee, and James Bernas.

Luigi Bernas, Rosalind Wee, and James Bernas.

Tony Meloto (left), founder of Gawad Kalinga is one of the inspirations of Joey Concepcion when he started Go Negosyo. With him are Angelpreneurs Dean Pax Lapid, Francisco Colayco, Jorge Wieneke, Glenn Baticados, and Richie Cuna.

Tony Meloto (left), founder of Gawad Kalinga is one of the inspirations of Joey Concepcion when he started Go Negosyo. With him are Angelpreneurs Dean Pax Lapid, Francisco Colayco, Jorge Wieneke, Glenn Baticados, and Richie Cuna.

Samie Lim, Ramon Lopez, TG Limcaoco, and Eric Alberto.

Samie Lim, Ramon Lopez, TG Limcaoco, and Eric Alberto.

Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Eco Dela Sala, and Sherill Quintana.

Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip, Reese Fernandez-Ruiz, Eco Dela Sala, and Sherill Quintana.

Cesar Enriquez, Eric Alberto, DTI Sec. Greg Domingo, and Atty. Arthur Tugade.

Cesar Enriquez, Eric Alberto, DTI Sec. Greg Domingo, and Atty. Arthur Tugade.

One of the valued partners of Go Negosyo is the Department of Trade and Industry headed by Sec. Greg Domingo.

One of the valued partners of Go Negosyo is the Department of Trade and Industry headed by Sec. Greg Domingo.

Marivic Concepcion and Jose Concepcion Jr.

Marivic Concepcion and Jose Concepcion Jr.

Mylene Abiva, Injap Sia, and Jose Magsaysay Jr.

Mylene Abiva, Injap Sia, and Jose Magsaysay Jr.

Ramon Lopez, Ricardo Po Jr., Sen. Cynthia Villar, Yati Abdullah, Sen. Sonny Angara, and Leonardo Po.

Ramon Lopez, Ricardo Po Jr., Sen. Cynthia Villar, Yati Abdullah, Sen. Sonny Angara, and Leonardo Po.

Marx Melencio, Ramon Lopez, Franklin Go, and Steve Benitez

Marx Melencio, Ramon Lopez, Franklin Go, and Steve Benitez

Joey Concepcion with Dra. Vicki Belo.

Joey Concepcion with Dra. Vicki Belo.

A gathering of bossings. Glenn Yu (Seaoil Philippines), Benjamin Liuson (The Generics Pharmacy), Alice Eduardo( Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation), Mark Belo and William Belo (Wilcon Builders Depot)  and Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo).

A gathering of bossings. Glenn Yu (Seaoil Philippines), Benjamin Liuson (The Generics Pharmacy), Alice Eduardo( Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation), Mark Belo and William Belo (Wilcon Builders Depot) and Ramon Lopez (Go Negosyo).

With Joey Concepcion are Parker Ong and Joseph Calata of Calata Corporation.

With Joey Concepcion are Parker Ong and Joseph Calata of Calata Corporation.

Go Negosyo trustee Felix Ang with Cong. Arthur Yap.

Go Negosyo trustee Felix Ang with Cong. Arthur Yap.

Joey Concepcion, Paolo Vera, Bobet Vera, Ruthy Vera, and Xandra Ramos.

Joey Concepcion, Paolo Vera, Bobet Vera, Ruthy Vera, and Xandra Ramos.

Joey Concepcion with Seaoil Philippines' President & CEO, Glenn Yu.

Joey Concepcion with Seaoil Philippines’ President & CEO, Glenn Yu.

PLDT's Gabby Cui and Kat Luna-Abelarde with FERN Inc.'s Tommanny Tan.

PLDT’s Gabby Cui and Kat Luna-Abelarde with FERN Inc.’s Tommanny Tan.

Eric Alberto of PLDT and Felix Ang of CATS Motors Inc.

Eric Alberto of PLDT and Felix Ang of CATS Motors Inc.

Alice Eduardo, Joey Concepcion, Vivienne Tan, Mylene Abiva, and Grace Glory Go.

Alice Eduardo, Joey Concepcion, Vivienne Tan, Mylene Abiva, and Grace Glory Go.

Cong. Mark Villar with Francis and Erica Reyes.

Cong. Mark Villar with Francis and Erica Reyes.

Melba Solidum, Alice Eduardo, and Vivienne Tan.

Melba Solidum, Alice Eduardo, and Vivienne Tan.

Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs: Johnlu Koa, Glenn Baticados, Jap Uminga, Vix Madlangbayan, Mylene Abiva, Jorge Wieneke, Carlo Calimon, Paulo Tibig, Raymond Abrea, and Mike Lobrin.

Go Negosyo Angelpreneurs: Johnlu Koa, Glenn Baticados, Jap Uminga, Vix Madlangbayan, Mylene Abiva, Jorge Wieneke, Carlo Calimon, Paulo Tibig, Raymond Abrea, and Mike Lobrin.

Paco Sandejas of Narra Ventures Inc.

Paco Sandejas of Narra Ventures Inc.

Folded & Hung's Ronald Pineda, Entrepreneurs School of Asia's Vivienne Tan, and French Baker's Johnlu Koa.

Folded & Hung’s Ronald Pineda, Entrepreneurs School of Asia’s Vivienne Tan, and French Baker’s Johnlu Koa.

Peter Coyiuto, Kat Luna-Abelarde and British Ambassador Asif Ahmad.

Peter Coyiuto, Kat Luna-Abelarde and British Ambassador Asif Ahmad.

Sen. Cynthia Villar was one of the recognized legislators. Go Negosyo partners with Villar Sipag Foundation for the OFW and Family Summit held yearly.

Sen. Cynthia Villar was one of the recognized legislators. Go Negosyo partners with Villar Sipag Foundation for the OFW and Family Summit held yearly.

 Philex Mining Corporation's Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Atty. Mike Toledo.

Philex Mining Corporation’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs Atty. Mike Toledo.

Go Negosyo's trustee Esther Vibal and son, Gaspar Vibal.

Go Negosyo’s trustee Esther Vibal and son, Gaspar Vibal.

Jay Aldeguer of Islands Group, Samie Lim of Blims Furniture, Yvette Orbeta of Wendy's Philippines, Franklin Go of Goldilocks, Bing Limjoco of Francorp, and Benjamin Liuson of The Generics Pharmacy.

Jay Aldeguer of Islands Group, Samie Lim of Blims Furniture, Yvette Orbeta of Wendy’s Philippines, Franklin Go of Goldilocks, Bing Limjoco of Francorp, and Benjamin Liuson of The Generics Pharmacy.

The Go Negosyo 10th Anniversary was held in Green Sun Makati.

The Go Negosyo 10th Anniversary was held in Green Sun Makati.

Ruthy Vera, Bobet Vera, Kevin Belmonte, Joseph Calata, Cong. Mark Villar, Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Injap Sia, Kevin Tan, and Ricardo Po. Jr.

Ruthy Vera, Bobet Vera, Kevin Belmonte, Joseph Calata, Cong. Mark Villar, Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Injap Sia, Kevin Tan, and Ricardo Po. Jr.

Ramon Lopez, Joey Concepcion, Dr. Abraham Pascual, and Joselito Sibayan.

Ramon Lopez, Joey Concepcion, Dr. Abraham Pascual, and Joselito Sibayan.


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