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In photo are all the nine winners together with members of the National Selection Committee. (Standing, back row L-R) Romeo Ponio, Special Awardee for Agri Micro-business; Mary Grace Bayalas, Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year; Jesette Oquendo, Special Awardee for Community Leadership; Estrella Balnao, Special Awardee for Agri Micro-business; Marisa Ganding, Special Awardee for Startup Micro-business. (Standing, second row L-R) Rosario Amoroto, Regional Awardee for Visayas; Maria Elena Estadola, Regional Awardee for Luzon; Erwin Ramos, CMA Microentrepreneur of the Year; Arnold Viado, Regional Awardee for Mindanao. (Seated L-R) BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier; Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed; Philippine Daily Inquirer Former Chairperson Marixi Rufino-Prieto; and Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship and RFM Corporation President and CEO Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III.

Innovative fishball maker from Bulacan named top winner of 2018 CMA

In    photo    are    all    the    nine    winners    together    with    members    of    the    National    Selection    Committee.        (Standing,    back    row    L-R)    Romeo    Ponio,     Special    Awardee    for    Agri    Micro-business;    Mary    Grace    Bayalas,    Youth    Microentrepreneur    of    the    Year;    Jesette    Oquendo,    Special    Awardee    for     Community    Leadership;    Estrella    Balnao,    Special    Awardee    for    Agri    Micro-business;    Marisa    Ganding,    Special    Awardee    for    Startup    Micro-business.         (Standing,  second  row  L-R)  Rosario  Amoroto,  Regional  Awardee  for  Visayas;  Maria  Elena  Estadola,  Regional  Awardee  for  Luzon;  Erwin  Ramos,  CMA  Microentrepreneur   of   the   Year;   Arnold   Viado,   Regional   Awardee   for   Mindanao.      (Seated   L-R)   BSP   Deputy   Governor   Chuchi   G.   Fonacier;   Citi   Philippines   CEO   Aftab   Ahmed; Philippine  Daily  Inquirer  Former  Chairperson  Marixi  Rufino-Prieto;  and  Presidential  Adviser  on  Entrepreneurship  and  RFM  Corporation  President  and  CEO  Jose Ma. A. Concepcion  III.

In photo are all the nine winners together with members of the National Selection Committee. (Standing, back row L-R) Romeo Ponio, Special Awardee for Agri Micro-business; Mary Grace Bayalas, Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year; Jesette Oquendo, Special Awardee for Community Leadership; Estrella Balnao, Special Awardee for Agri Micro-business; Marisa Ganding, Special Awardee for Startup Micro-business. (Standing, second row L-R) Rosario Amoroto, Regional Awardee for Visayas; Maria Elena Estadola, Regional Awardee for Luzon; Erwin Ramos, CMA Microentrepreneur of the Year; Arnold Viado, Regional Awardee for Mindanao. (Seated L-R) BSP Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier; Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed; Philippine Daily Inquirer Former Chairperson Marixi Rufino-Prieto; and Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship and RFM Corporation President and CEO Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III.

Manila, December 7, 2018 – An entrepreneur’s innate ability to fish deep for innovative ideas to propel his fishball-making business to success earned him the top spot in the 2018 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), a program funded by the Citi Foundation and hosted in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.Continue reading