DTI-REGION 4A MSME SUCCESS STORIES

in photo, Ms. Joyce Ann Encarnacion, manager of Ralphjoy's Restobar.
RalphJoy’s Restobar, located at Barangay Bambang, Nagcarlan, Laguna, is owned by the Encarnacion family since October 2008. Cooking was just their simple family bonding until they turned it into a business as suggested by a family friend. Joyce Ann Encarnacion, the family’s unica ija, is the one managing the business
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In photo: Santa Cruz Bibingka Cheesecake and Magdalena Tablea Cake by Gel Salonga
Cakes by Gel Salonga started out as a small, home-based business. Equipped with her home oven, Chef Gel Salonga-Datu began her cake and pastry business by selling cupcakes to family and friends as her first customers. Based in Santa Cruz, Laguna, products of Cakes by Gel Salonga are served in
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in photo: Mr. Pantaleon Prado Jr., the owner of Prado’s Bakery
The COVID-19 pandemic indeed affected lives and various establishments, such as small businesses managed by local business owners. It has been a challenge for everyone to keep their businesses fully operational since restrictions such as enhanced community quarantine and total lockdown were implemented for a long period of time. Despite
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in photo: Ribbon cutting ceremony of Dingras Empananda.
Dingras Food House is a budding enterprise owned by Mr. Jay Gibson Eronico, a seafarer-turned-entrepreneur, from the City of Dasmariñas, Cavite. The name “Dingras” was inspired by Mr. Eronico’s birthplace, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, which he considers a “comfort place.” The goal of the business was to provide “comfort food” to
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in photo: RJLA Garments Manufacturing Staff
“Winners are not people who never fail but people who never quit” — Cesar Gutierrez, owner of RJLA Garments Manufacturing RJLA Garments Manufacturing owned by Mr. Cesar Gutierrez is a manufacturer of a wearing apparel located in Barangay I (Poblacion), Alaminos, Laguna. Ever since Gutierrez was a child, he was
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in photo: Ms. Hazel Christine Salmasan holding her cake product.
In 2017, Ms. Hazel Christine Salmasan began making her world colorful in the world of baking. Incorporating vibrant colors such as red, orange, yellow, green, pink, violet and blue to her products, Salmasan has created a world not only colorful but also beautiful and tasteful. Her passion for baking started
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Group photo: DTI Quezon, Negosyo Center Calauag, together with the owners of NBDM Farm and Food Processing.
"Spice up your Life with The Golden Spice". These words are truly remarkable in the lives of both business partners and partners in life, Ms. Nenita and Mr. Dominic Mendoza, owners of the NBDM Farm and Food Processing, a small company in Calauag, Quezon that is involved in the production
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Leigh Ann's Footwear products.
As online marketing emerged, many businesses coped with selling their products and services online. Ms. Jennifer Montejo, 37 years old, a resident from the municipality of "Baleng Ganda, Baleng Saya" Liliw, Laguna, owner of Leigh Ann Footwear, is one of them. On 15 March 2020, the Philippine government announced a
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Triwil Herbs and Beans Café employees together with its owner
When the COVID-19 pandemic occurred in March 2020, the Office of the President first declared an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the entire Luzon in order to reduce the number of cases in the country. There had been plenty of questions and worries, especially for the micro-entrepreneurs whose businesses were
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Leny Handy Crafts products
Starting a handcrafted business is more than just following your passion. Ms. Leny Yanoria a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a bank teller started her business in 2013 by selling school costumes and toys when her children were in pre-elementary school. While being a full-time mom she’s
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