2007 Citi Microentrepreneur of the Year Awards

National Awardee, Maunlad Category

Henry Bayaua

After several years as a helper in metal crafts enterprises in San Manuel, Isabela, Henry Bayaua formed his own agricultural equipment business named Henrico Metal Craft. Henry’s enterprise manufactures agricultural equipment such as rice threshers, kuliglig, and trailers. He used his initial loan from First Isabela Cooperative Bank (FICO Bank) to purchase new tools and equipment to boost his production. Henry provides livelihood to 15 regular employees and has recently opened a branch in Libertad, Cagayan.

National Awardee, Masikap Category

Milagros Dorado

Aling Mila is a duck raiser and duck egg producer from Asuncion, Davao del Norte. She supplies duck eggs to balut makers in the town centers of Asuncion, Kapalong and Tagum City. Milagros is also into copra processing and charcoal making. With loans from Rural Bank of Sto. Tomas (Davao del Norte), Inc., Milagros was able to expand her enterprise and build up her business assets. Milagros serves as Chairman of the Irrigators Association and Treasurer of the Women’s Club in her barangay.


Luzon Awardee, Maunlad Category

Virginia Dimayuga

Virginia Dimayuga is engaged in manufacturing and selling of various native delicacies in Batangas City. Her products include banana chips, coated and skinless peanuts, polvoron, sweet mazapan, and pastillas. Virginia’s products are distributed in school canteens, supermarkets, and commercial centers in Batangas City. Her enterprise directly employs 10 workers from her nieghborhood. Loans from Bangko Kabayan provide Virginia the needed working capital to maintain her business.


Visayas Awardee, Maunlad Category

Saturnina Diez

Saturnina Diez is a vegetable farmer from Sibonga, Cebu. She is also a trader of vegetable produce from other small farmers in her neighborhood. She sells her products to regular buyers in the Carbon market in Cebu City. Her initial loan from the Cebu Micro Enterprise Development Foundation, Inc. (CMEDFI) was used as start-up capital for trading of vegetable produce. Saturnina directly employs 5 gardeners and 2 plowers. She also provides steady source of income to 15 vegetable growers in her neighborhood.


Mindanao Awardee, Maunlad Category

Rosa Mayordomo

Rosa Mayordomo produces dried fish and sells the commodity in bulk in a wholesale market in Pagadian City. Loans from KFI Center for Community Development Foundation, Inc. provide the means for Rosa to smoothen cash flow and grow the enterprise to its present respectable state of business. The enterprise provides employment opportunities to 6 individuals from her community.


Luzon Awardee, Masikap Category

Allan Geron

Allan Geron operates a bakeshop and a mini grocery in San Juan, Batangas. Loans from Bangko Kabayan provide the means for Allan to smoothen cash flow and grow the enterprise to its present respectable state of business. He now has 13 employees who help him out with his business. Allan plans to establish another branch near the resorts in San Juan, Batangas.


Visayas Awardee, Masikap Category

Ruel Limpin

Ruel Limpin is engaged in the junkshop or waste recycling business. He gathers waste materials from a network of village-based gatherers or buying stations located in the northern towns of Leyte and in the central part of Samar. His enterprise employs 30 individuals who sort, segregate, and clean the scrap materials. Loans from Rural Bank of Dulag (Leyte), Inc. provide his enterprise the necessary working capital to purchase scrap materials. Ruel also serves as a Barangay Captain in his community in Sta. Rita, Samar.


Special Citation for Outstanding Husband and Wife Partnership in a Microenterprise

Maricel Quiap

Maricel Quiap is engaged in the business of making home furniture, doors, door jambs, and window jambs in Baler, Quezon. Home furniture includes chairs, tables, sala sets, dining sets, cabinets, and coffee tables. Loans provided by Alalay Sa Kaunlaran, Inc. (ASKI) help boost the growth of her business to its current level. The enterprise employs 4 regular workers and 15 contractual workers. Maricel plans to put up a display room at the town center of Baler to make her furniture products known, and thereby reach a wider market.


Special Citation for Ability to Harness Local Market Potentials

Ma. Cecilia Salarda

Ma. Cecilia Salarda is a manufacturer and distributor of balut and salted eggs in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. She has also ventured into selling of fruit shakes and peanuts through rolling stores in Kabankalan, Bais, and Talisay in Negros Occidental and Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. Her initial loan from the Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc. (NWTF) provided her with the capital to start her balut business. Cecilia employs 22 workers and hires contractual workers during peak season.