MIMAROPA SUCCESS STORIES

More than a “Marine Wonderland”, Occidental Mindoro is home to a thriving baking industry with several pastry shops and other bakeries fulfilling the sweet cravings of every Mindoreño. A budding name in the industry is Caramela Sweets from the municipality of San Jose. Relatively new in the business, Ana Carmela
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When people think about how they are going to spend their weekends, most people visualize rest. However, for the family of Chona Calayo, weekends are meant for baking for profit.  Moriones Bakers’ Shoppe started its business operations in 1998 when Ms. Calayo, a former bookkeeper of Marinducare Foundation Inc. purchased
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Marinduque’s business scene is full of success stories passed down from generation to generation. Regio’s family is not a stranger to that narrative with the birth of Lea’s Special Uraro Cookies. Four years before their small business was established, Mrs. Felisa Regio, the nurturer of the Regio family, was already
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A genuine story of success radiates from those who transcend hope and prosperity beyond themselves and towards the world. The story of the San Jose Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative dates back three decades ago when in 1989, 25 market vendors from the municipality of San Jose in Occidental Mindoro decided to
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Marinduque, a small island province south of Luzon, is home to inspiring entrepreneurs with stories etched from a vibrant history and culture. One of the thriving household names in the province is the 3 Sisters Homemade Banana Chips. The business is a reflection of a family’s genuine love and connection
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The small island of Marinduque is famously known for its Moriones Festival, an annual Lenten festival observed during the Holy Week. But the beauty of the province’s culture and heritage doesn’t end there. Marinduque is also top of mind when it comes to arrowroot or uraro cookies. But for a small island
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“Innovation is always the name of the game.” – Ellen Muros Behind every success is a story of hardship, mishap, and determination. Ellen Muros, just like the other flourishing entrepreneurs, started her peanut butter business from small capitalization and extraordinary optimism. Hailed from the island of Odiongan in the province
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Success did not come instantly to the members of Samahan ng mga Manggagawa sa Balatasan or SAMASABALATASAN when they venture in seaweed products business. Marife dela Torre, one of the pioneer members of SAMASABALATASAN, recounts that before delving into seaweed business, farming and fishing are the sources of the families’
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