Category Archives: Entrepreneur Success Story

William Uytengsu Jr, the 34th Richest Person in Philippines 2012

“Wala pa ring tatalo sa Alaska”. Some people can still remember that kid from a year 1976 television commercial who is believed to be William, the brother of Wilfred Uytengsu, Jr. Continue reading

Behind the Name, Honda

Everyone knows that Honda is a brand name of wheels. Be it a motorcycle, a sedan up to SUV, the options of choosing best vehicle, Honda will always be included.

But, do we really know how it all started to have a Honda in our brain dictionary today? Continue reading

David Consunji, the 5th Billionaire in the Philippines 2012

“If there’s a problem, there must be a solution.” David Consunji.

Came from a middle-class family, a 92-year old David Consunji is ranked by Forbes as the 5th richest man in the Philippines with net worth of $2.7 Billion as of June 2012. Mr. Consunji is the founder and the Chairman of DMCI Holdings, Incorporated specializing in Construction Industry but also holds Semirara Mining Corporation (mining), DMCI-MPI Water Company (Maynilad Water Services), and DMCI Power Corporation (energy).

David Consunji- Filipino Billionaire

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David Consunji was a concrete inspector in Pandacan, Manila in 1954 then Continue reading

Success story behind National Book store

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” – Vincent T. Lombardi

Success story behind National Book store

(Rags to Riches Entrepreneur) 

Socorro Ramos definitely did not have  the lack of will as she was the success behind National Book Store. When she was a child, Mrs. Ramos sold bananas, mangrove roots, nuts, vinegar to help her grandmother in Santa Cruz, Laguna. When she was seven years old, their family moved to Manila to make a living as her widowed mother needed to provide the needs of her six children.

Success story of National Bookstore

Success story of National Bookstore

The teenage days of Socorro were spent being the factory worker and were able to graduate from high school as an honor student. Socorro then became a sales lady at the Goodwill Book Store, then a small shop owned by her brother. Continue reading