Social Entrepreneurship

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    Christmas Gifts That Give Back

    December 21, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

    By Vicki Abary and Kritzia Santos This month is the busiest time of the year. People are preparing for the holidays: buying gifts, stocking pantries in preparation for holiday meals, adding décor to their homes, and entertaining guests. Through the hustle and bustle it’s easy to overlook the less fortunate […]

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    Bahandi Sandals: Transforming Floating Lilies to Stylish and Affordable Footwear

    September 16, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

    After spending many weekends exploring the various parts of CARAGA region for secret hideaways and potential tourist locations, the husband and wife team of Jimbo and Shayla Sanchez one day turned their attention to the dense existence of water lilies floating along the Agusan River. Aside from the hats they […]

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    Finding A Place For Pineapple (Ind) the Big Apple

    July 5, 2017 7:00 am by Eunice Guzon

    Ryan Letada, co-founder of Next Day Better, taking the Pineapple Ind barong to the streets of New York “Pen pineapple, apple pen…” You may hate this song or (secretly) like it. You may hate pineapple chunks in your pizza (or burger) or love it. Whichever side you choose, one thing is […]

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    NAWA PH: T’boli Jewelry For a Cause

    June 15, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

    For fashion connoisseurs, it is difficult to find a place where you can buy indigenous-inspired accessories that can both be locally-produced, nice looking, and uplift the indigenous people. Nawa PH proves that it doesn’t have to be tricky as they are one of the few local jewelry stores who manage […]

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    Manos Nail Lounge: More Than Just Manicures

    May 27, 2017 7:00 pm by Taste.Company

    By Carissa Mangubat It was never just about manicures and pedicures at Manos. One of our goals at Manos is to reinvent the spa experience by building and promoting social and environmental consciousness through our products and services. When we were conceptualizing Manos some six years ago, we knew that we […]

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    Add Color and Nostalgia to Life with Pinta PH

    May 1, 2017 12:09 am by Katrina Castaneda

    Pinta PH is a startup business that principally aims to create tools and artisanal paints from Philippine resources by Filipinos, for Filipinos. Like all things, it started with a question, How do you actually make watercolor? “As a visual artist myself, I’ve never actually made paints before and curiosity sparked […]

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    Vela Manila: Weaving Smiles and Hopes

    February 23, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

    A social enterprise is a revenue-generating business that uses its profits in achieving social outcomes such as humanitarian and/or environmental causes, to provide jobs to people in need, protect natural resources, improve the quality of life of poor communities, and much more. This venture takes perseverance, hard work and creativity […]

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    Puzzle Gourmet Café: Empowering the Differently Abled

    February 19, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

    As you fill your empty stomach with delicious comfort food, this family-owned Puzzle Gourmet Cafe Store will also widen your knowledge on mental health disabilities particularly on autism because this place was constructed to foster autism awareness.  The Canoy family opened this one-of-a-kind cafe to support and ensure the future […]

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    Habi Batangan: From Nanay with Love

    February 15, 2017 10:23 pm by Eunice Guzon

    Oh, February! It’s that time of the year again when flowers, hearts and sweet something’s and nothing’s make us feel giddy or make some of us cringe. And since we’re all in a ‘love month’ mood, we searched the Google world (from the Book of Corinthians to Taylor Swift) for […]

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    Lumago Designs Invites You to #BeadTheChange

    February 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Eunice Guzon

    Lumago means ‘to blossom (abundantly)’ in Filipino. This word is a perfect fit for Lumago Designs, an enterprise that sprung from a little bud of hope — an idea that could potentially create a sustainable, environment-friendly and creative enterprise for the women of Dumaguete City. December, 2016 — I still […]