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