Go Negosyo Mentor Me On Wheels is going to the heart of Binondo, Manila, the world’s oldest Chinatown happening this February 28, 2019 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall.

Binondo has become the melting pot of almost all the commercial endeavors of both Chinese and Filipino merchants in the Philippines. This year, Go Negosyo founder and the Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion together with Kevin Tan, Senior Vice President of Megaworld; Henry Lim Bon Liong, CEO and President of SL Agritech; and Sen. Bam Aquino will lead the 15th leg of the FREE ONE-ON-ONE mentorship to Manila.

Concepcion highlighted: “With mentorship, Filipinos have a better chance to succeed. We are all here to mentor all aspiring entrepreneurs who want to achieve prosperity in their businesses.”

Through MMOW, Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry introduce mentors to micro and small entrepreneurs, offering technical and practical know-how on entrepreneurship through events in more convenient and accessible locations. Also, MMOW creates and enables entrepreneurs to a sustainable environment that enables them to become successful through programs on mentorship.

Interested participants can pre-register through www.tinyurl.com/GoNegChinatown. Walk-ins are also welcome and may register on the day of the event. Limited slots available.


THE search begins for new warriors of Maharlikan and Filipino culture and arts after the advocacy vlogsite Kalinangan TV and it’s community-based youth arm Group of Unified Youth for Social Change (GUYS) formally launched the 2019 Gawad Bagong Bagani: Parangal at Pagkilala sa mga Pinoy Cultural Volunteers.

Although the nomination already opened last month, the formal launching only happened last Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Coconut House restaurant in Quezon Memorial Circle. The activity aims to increase public awareness about Gawad Bagong Bagani and the real purpose of the awards.

“Ang pangunahing layon ng 2019 Gawad Bagong Bagani ay bigyan ng motibasyon at inspirasyon ang ating mga alagad ng sining upang mas lalo pang gumawa ng mga obra na nagpapayabong, nangangalaga at naglilinang sa tunay na kulturang Maharlika at Pilipino,” Kalinangan TV executive director Rjhay Laurea a.k.a. Rjhay Gwapito explained.

The main objective of Kalinangan TV is to connect the present-day Filipinos to its original roots as the Maginoo (tribal royal families and nobles of pre-Hispanic Philippines) and Maharlika (a lower class nobility composed of warriors and free citizens of ancient tribal kingdoms).

Laurea believes going back to our past and honoring our ancestors is the only way to uproot the current problems of the country.

“For us to heal our land, we must go back to our roots, we must acknowledged our real ancestors. Ito lamang ang paraan para magamot natin ang mga sugat sa lipunan ng ating bayan,” Laurea said.

Present during the launching are CALABARZON-based GUYS-Unlad Kabataan Party (GUYS-UKP) chairman Marvin Guiron, UNA senatorial bet Dan Roleda, and the direct descendant of Lakan Dula (the last king of pre-Hispanic Tondo Kingdom) Prof. Sofronio Dulay I. Vloggers and bloggers also graced the occasion.

Other partners for the project are the Quezon City Bayanihang Bayan, Sinebiswal, Ganda Negosyo and The Philippines Event.

Meanwhile, GUYS National officer-in-charge SK Kgd. Renz Jacquilyn Cruz said they partnered with Kalinangan TV because it’s advocacy is a big factor in youth development.

“Kasi nga po, alam naman natin ang hilig naming mga kabataan ay culture and arts talaga. Gusto namin ng mga sayawan, kantahan, spoken poetry, paintings, drawings, fashion at marami pang iba. Basta sining, maaasahan natin ang mga kabataan,” Cruz pointed out.

“Kaya naman inilalapit ng GUYS sa mga kabataan ang hilig nila at kasabay nun, iminumulat natin sila kung gaano kaganda at kahusay ang ating katutubong sining, ‘yung tatak katutubong Pilipino talaga, sa ganitong paraan, hindi lamang natin nailalayo sa masasamang elemento kaming mga kabataan, kundi natuturuan din kaming mahalin ang sariling atin at maging makabayan,” Cruz added.

Among the categories of 2019 Gawad Bagong Bagani are the following:

1. BAGONG BAGANI is a recognition given to workers and artists of different culture and arts profession who showed a one-of-a-kind contribution to the preservation and protection of Filipino culture and arts, as well as giving life to the spirit of patriotism, humanitarianism, environmental protection and pro-God advocacies.

2. KAMPILAN NG BAGONG BAGANI is a recognition given to socio-civic organizations, private individuals, government agencies and officials who have long-term programs, projects, bills and ordinances that aims to preserve and protect the Filipino culture and arts.

3. KALASAG NG BAGONG BAGANI is a recognition given to private individuals, companies and corporations who helps, preserves, assists and protects the interests of the BAGONG BAGANI together with the KAMPILAN NG BAGONG BAGANI through sponsorships and support they provide to various activities which aims to enhance and develop Filipino culture and arts.

Nominations for 2019 Gawad Bagong Bagani can be done through a private chat message with the information of the nominee such as name and profession, send it to Kalinangan TV Facebook fanpage; send an SMS or call GUYS OIC Ms. Renz Jacquilyn Cruz at 09364610298; or send the nominee’s profile or portfolio at kalinangantv@gmail.com. ###


Science Policy and Information Forum 2019: The Philippine Blue Economy (Part II)

Program starts exactly 8:00am from registration. It was attended by high end Educators from different regions like …

Academician Rhodora V. Azanza
Presidentl, NAST PHL

Academician Rafael D. Guerrero III
Member, Agricultural Sciences Division, NAST PHL

Academician Mudjekeewis D. Santos
Member, Agricultural Sciences Division, NAST PHL

Mr. Arsenio F. Lingad, II
Deputy Administrator for Planning, Maritime Industry Authority, Department of Transportation

Ms. Reinelda P. Adriano
Chief Statistical Specialist, Fisheries Statistics Division, Philippine Statistics Authority

Mr. Michael Eric Castillo
Secretariat, National Coast Watch Council (NCWC) Maritime Development

Atty. Jay L. Batongbacal, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines Diliman

Academician Eufemio T. Radio, Jr. 
Chairperson, Agricultural Sciences Division, NAST PHL

Moderator: Academician Mudjekeewis D. Santos 
Member, Agricultural Sciences Division, NAST PHL

Rapporteur: Dr. Violeta N. Villegas 
Outstanding Young Scientist 1991