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Celebrating a decade of world-class Filipino entrepreneurs

The SGV Foundation launched recently the search for the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2013 on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) cable television show [email protected] This is the 10th anniversary of the program that has recognized 141 men and women entrepreneurs since 2003. The theme for the 2013 search is “Breaking Barriers.”
Present are (seated from left) Jerry Clavesillas, director of the Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of the Trade Department; Dr. Ben Paul Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Business Administration, University of the Philippines; Cirilo Noel, chairman and president of the SGV Foundation; Hans Sicat, president and chief executive of the Philippine Stock Exchange; and Vicky Co, head of the Corporate Affairs and Relationship Management of the Philippine Business for Social Progress. Standing from left are Tommanny Tan, Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012; Amelia Manas, Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Finalist; Jaime Ayala, Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2012; Siu Ping Par, Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Finalist; Jose Victor Paterno, Master Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012; and Carolina Osteria, Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 finalist.
The launch also included the signing of a memorandum of agreement between the SGV Foundation and its co-presenters, namely: the Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Business for Social Progress, the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, and the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration. Since its inception in 2003, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines program has become one of the most prestigious events for the local business community. The program will run for more than nine months, from the nomination period to selection, judging, and finally the awarding of winners on October 16. The search is open to all Filipino entrepreneurs. To be eligible, a nominee has to be a Filipino business owner or founder who is primarily responsible for the growth of his or her company. The nominee must still be active in business, which must have been in operation for at least two years. A completed nomination form, audited financial statements and other documents are required for a nomination to be considered for further judging. Nominations will be accepted until May 31, 2013. For other information, call 891-0307 local 7766.
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