11 Outstanding Youth Social Entrepreneurs Honored at Villar Sipag Institute

Villar Social Institute for Poverty and Governance [VILLAR SIPAG] spearheaded by the country’s number one senator in the recent national senatorial election, Senator Cynthia Villar.

“This is our way of supporting youth empowerment in the hope to further encourage more people as well as inspire others to significantly contribute to our goals as a nation,” Villar said.

Senator Cynthia A. Villar together with Las Piñas city councilors


Las Piñas National Science High School choir

The awarding started around past 10:00 am with solemn prayer and choir group from the Las Piñas National Science High School choir. Special guests which included the members of Las Piñas Garden Club, Zonta club, Rotary club of Las Piñas, senior citizen group, barangays, mayor of the city , councilors and immediate family members which included DPWH secretary Mark Villar, Mr. Manny Villar( former senate president and house speaker), Ms. Emmeline Aglipay Villar ( Department of Justice undersecretary) ,Congresswoman Ms. Camile Villar of the lone district of Las Piñas, Mr. Manuel Paolo Villar. President and CEO of Vista Land and Lifescapes and media.

3rd Villar Sipag trophies

This event is one of the highlights of the 14th waterlily festival held within the city.

Villar Sipag Awards

Villar SIPAG awards is currently on its third year, whose main goal is to alleviate poverty in their respective communities by means of social enterprises. Candidates for the awards are composed of groups of college or masteral students; young professionals, social enterprise groups, young businessmen, youth organizations as well as those from community organizations.

Quiniput 2h club from Zamboanga with hand made dolls

There were more than 80 youth sectors and organization from different parts of the country were initially screened during the early stages of the competition.

These were then further narrowed down to just top 20 by the evaluation committee, then there were two youth organizations which tied -in for the 10th place, hence an additional place were given.

As series of stringent evaluation and thorough screenings, the Villar SIPAG panel of judges were able to come up with the 11 finalists based on their originality, uniqueness of service/product, adaptability, sustainability and community participation.

Each awardee received trophy, certificate, cash prize of Php150,000 to further provide financial assistance to their projects and initiatives on poverty alleviation as well as a trophy.

Tanay Mountaineers Search and Rescue Incorporated members and supporters

I happen to saw an online friend Mrs. Agustiniana C. Avelino who supported and a member of the Tanay Mountaineers Search and Rescue Inc.

Senator Cynthia A. Villar together with her family

The event also serves as a pre-event birthday bash for Senator Cynthia Villar , who celebrates her birthday on July 29.

Youth Sector Awardees

This year’s recipient for the 3rd Villar SIPAG (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviate and  Governance) Award are as follows:

Cultivators 4Hers Club of Ilocos Sur Prison Jail, Bantay, Ilocos Sur, Region 1

Quirinian Youth In-Action Isabela, Region 2

Tanay Mountaineers Search and Rescue Inc., Tanay, Rizal Region 4A

Goa Young Farmers Association, Goa, Camarines Sur, Region 5

Saving Innocent Lives Amidst War (SILAW) Inc., Leon, Iloilo, Region 6

Youth For Livable Communities, Beverly Hills, Cebu City, Region 7

Family Help Project Merida, Leyte, Region 8

Quiniput 4H Club, Zamboanga City, Region 9

Food Secure Philippines, Midsayap, North Cotabato, Region 12

Power Se7en, Butuan City, Region 13

Ulama League For Call and Guidance Inc. Manila, National Capital Region

The recent which coincides with the Villar SIPAG Awards where 11 youngsters across the nation emerged as the Most Outstanding Youth Social Enterprises at a ceremony held at the Villar SIPAG Hall in C-5 Extension, Las Pinas City.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 3rd Villar Sipag awardees from renz15.com


Schedule of Events at Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019

Cavite Travel and Tours Expo [CTTE] had a successful venture before with Isla Events when they had collaborated for the very first time so the team behind it decided to do it again this year. Isla Events is now inviting everyone to Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019 happening from July 26 to 28, 2019 in Imus, Cavite province.

With the goal of promoting Cavite as a must-visit province, it also boasts of the region’s rich culinary and food heritage. The said event also targets to extend growth amongst micro-entrepreneurs especially those in the food business.

The event will serve as a venue where they can reach out to their target market as well as avail of various skills on upgrading their techniques, trainings, build more networks with other businesses and get to know various programs which offer financial institutions as well as concerned government,” added Agrazada.

The food exposition is highly endorsed by the province of Cavite, Department of Tourism, SM Super Malls, Imus government, schools, Food Panda, Herold Travel and Tours.

Cavite Food and Culinary Exposition 2019 

 Cavite’s heirloom and culinary specialties such as Imus Longganisa, Cavite’s version of Adobo sa Dilaw, Halayang Sampalok, Suman ng Kawit, Cavite’s Tamales, Café Amadeo among many others.

Among the all time favorite is Big Ben’s longganisa and heirloom dishes.

Food enthusiasts as well as culinary fans in mind as its target audience, There will be an array of food choices as well as a pool of culinary experts who will be sharing their expertise under one roof.

Schedule of Cooking Demonstration and Talks

July 26, Friday, 10:30AM Chef Christopher Guado Caraingan of Razorchefs Philippines will talk about coffee on his lecture dubbed as “How Kapeng Amadeo Saved Our Coffee Industry.”

There will also be a Basic Entrepreneurship/How to Put Up a Business lecture by Katrina Paula M. Caballe, Development Management Officer III PCLEDO Entrep Division, it will be held from 1-2PM.

Also scheduled on Friday, July 26, from 2-5PM, There will be Dimsum Making, Pastries and Delicacies Making to be conducted by Corazon A. Tepora and Fruit and Meat Processing lectures by Elvira B. Perlado.

July 27, Saturday, 11AM Chef Lea Tagle Monzon of Razorchefs Philippines and United Hotelliers of the Philippines will give a cooking demo of Halayang Sampalok.

Also on Saturday, July 27, at 3PM, Ige Ramos, an award-winning graphic designer and food historian will talk about “Looking at the Past to Forge a Delicious Future.” Book signing shall also follow for his Republic of Taste book.

On July 28, Sunday at 11AM-12NN, Chef Orvin Sayos of Lime and Basil Restaurant [Alfonso, Cavite] will be preparing Asian dishes from local source.

Also slated on July 28, Sunday at 3PM Chef Gene Gutierrez of Big Ben’s Gourmet Imus Longganisa creates exciting dishes from the famed Imus Longganisa.

Aside from these amazing talks and food demos, there will also be a talk on Entrepreneurial Activities in Travel and Hospitality, and Guest Relations Management by Deogracias Esplanada, MTSM, Retired Professor, DSLU-Dasmariñas, College of International Hospitality Management. The lecture will be held from 9:30AM to 5PM.

All the lectures, seminars and demos will be held at the Isla Events Center, Tamsui Avenue, Bayan Luma II, Imus, Cavite.

Save the date folks, come one, come all. Bring your family and friends to this grand event. Happening from July 26 to 28, 2019—come and visit Isla Events Center in Bayan Luma II, Imus Cavite for the Cavite Food Culinary Expo 2019!

There are no entrance fees for those who wish to attend the upcoming Cavite Food and Culinary Exposition 2019!

For more inquiries, call or text (046)458-4595/09778201028/091730058990


10 Tips on How to Start a Laundry Business by Whirlpool-Maytag

Whirlpool-Maytag is among the world’s first company to start manufacturing laundry machine in 1911. That was more than 100 years-ago! It started commercial laundry distribution in the country since the 1990’s.

Whirlpool-Maytag commercial washing machine and dryer

 10 Tips on How to Start a Laundry Business by Whirlpool -Maytag

10.) Location– A highly density district or good location is one of the key. Having a catchy name will also have some name recall.

9.) Price – In having a self-service laundry business, One can save money, time and security risk for having a laundry person doing the job. Some laundry shop would charge between Php 65 to Php 70 pesos for washing clothes and another Php 65 to Php 70 for drying in one cycle . One washing machine can wash between 7 to 8.5 kilos per cycle.

8.) Urbanization and Growth – There have been a surge in demand of having a laundry shop in many ares of the country. In fact more than 1,500 have chosen the brand as their partner in the laundry industry.

7.) Basic Human Need– The fast phase lives, Having an efficient washing machine is the answer. One does not rely on hand-washing clothes , shirts, bed sheet, comforter which takes a lot of time, water and labor.

Whirlpool , Technogas and Fujidenzo

It will use between 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes from washing to drying of one’s dirty laundry.  This is faster compared to manual hand-washing.

6.) Recession Resistant – With devaluation of our currency a major problem in any business. But people will still use the laundry shop no matter how difficult the situation since it is a necessity.

5.) Minimal Space  – One can start having a laundry business from a minimal area of 20 to 25 square meters. In some instances, Some started in their own garage and having 4 set of industrial washing machine and dryer.

4.) Minimal Labor Needed– For those who wanted to start a laundry business. One can immediately start with just 1 or 2 staff manning the shop.

3.) Cash Transactions– Unlike in other form of business, One is assure of daily cash or liquidity payments in operating one’s  laundry business.

2.) Technical Expertise– Whirlpool-Maytag can help you built your business. Aside from providing their technical expertise, One can avail of the zero ( 0%) interest rate for those who plan to sign-up their survey form.

Mr. John K. Sioco ( operations director)

1.) High Success Rate and Fast Return of Investment – A typical return of investment in ordinary business is between 20 to 24 months. But in Whirpool -Maytag business plan.  Partners had proven otherwise, Some of them have recoup their investment within 8 months to 13 months. But a typical partner in the business can get their investments between 17 to 18 months. ( depending on location). One successful partner had over 60 laundry stores!

international recognition

Whirlpool-Maytag Commercial Laundry is ready to help you get started. To schedule a consultation, you may contact Ms. Windy Punzalan at (0917) 8236285 or email mpunzalan@exatech.com.ph.

You may also drop by anytime at their showrooms located in Quezon City, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Bacolod. You may also visit their website at www.whirpoolmaytag.com.ph.

Excellence Appliance Technologies  : Address #22 D. Tuazon street corner L. Castillo street, Quezon City 1113, Metro Manila, Philippines

Landline : 230-1555 / Fax Number: 712-0537


ILDEX Exhibition 2019 to be hosted by the Philippines

International livestock, dairy , meat processing and aquaculture exposition (ILDEX 2019) Forum from June  Thu. 27 to June 29, 2019 at Corregidor Room B, Century Park Hotel, Manila, the Philippines.
In a report by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the livestock and poultry sectors present ‚a glimmer of light in local agriculture that is projected to continuously grow in the next decade‛. The report also noted the consistent growth of the livestock and poultry industry, which has contributed positively to the economy even with less support from the government than
other agricultural commodities.
There is a clear indication that the Philippine government would like to reform the livestock sector and there is growing domestic demand.
This event aims to be a platform of expertise sharing knowledge on sustainable management in the pig and poultry business.
International speakers from global companies will present their views in three different categories including breeding, feed, and farm management. Chris Jackson, Export Manager at UKTAG Technology for Agriculture and Genetics will present ‘Optimum profitability in pig breeding depends on an extended genetic base and artificial insemination’ and the Buhler Group will share information on the topic ‘Proper feed mill equipment in pig farms can improve feed quality and operational efficiency’. Last but not least, Big Dutchman Philippines will share their strategy to encourage pig farmers to engage in the sustainable management of
waste. ILDEX Forum expects to welcome livestock industry leaders as well as investors to also expand their business opportunities.
ILDEX Forum, Philippines will be held on Thursday 27  June 2019 at Corregidor Room B, Century Park Hotel, Manila, Philippines
from 16.30 to 18.35 hrs.
Registration is available at REGISTRATION LINK by 14 June 2019 on a first come, first served basis.
Ms.Panadda Kongma, Head of Competence at the Center Livestock of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific said ‚This essentially shows the readiness of the Philippine government to support and make a fresh start for the country’s livestock industry, which definitely creates great opportunities for the inclusion of technologies in improving the productivity of the livestock industry.
Businesses can enjoy a new beginning in the Philippine livestock industry. The global and regional joint Livestock venture is also a
promising means to inspire and earn domestic trust at the early stage‛.
About ILDEX Exhibitions
ILDEX Indonesia 2019: 18-20 September 2019 at ICE, Jakarta
ILDEX Vietnam 2020: 18-20 March 2020 at SECC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam .
Livestock trade shows calendar:
ILDEX Indonesia 2019: 18-20 September 2019 at ICE, Jakarta (www.ildexindonesia.com)
PP&DFA 2020: 13-15 January 2020 at AVANI Riverside Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (http://www.positiveaction.info/ppdfa2020)
VIV health & nutrition 2020: 15-16 January 2020 at BITEC, Thailand (http://vivhealthandnutrition.nl/)
ILDEX Vietnam 2020: 18-20 March 2020 at SECC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (www.ildexvietnam.com)
VIV Asia 2021, 10-12 March 2021 at Bangkok, Thailand (www.vivasia.nl)

Healthy Lifestyle with Jar’D In Salad

Jar’D in Salad House offers different kinds of salads which were Southeast Asian inspired, Greek, American, among others. They also have vegetables and fruit juices combination. Tea from China,India and Southeast Asia.

different kinds of salad

It is quite hard to find such a salad bar which offers these kinds of varieties in this side of Quezon City.

calamansi with chili juice, carrot juice, ampalaya (bitter melon)  with dalandan juice.

Jar’d IN Salad House facade

Varieties of Salad

Jar’d In Salad offers Cancun barbecue burrito bowl, Greek salad, Vietnamese Banh Mi with pomelo salad, Greek Salad with roasted chicken , Amazonia grain power bowl and Cowboy crispy chicken salad in a plastic jar. They can be eaten or to go.  They are also coming up with some other salad varieties. The salad is affordable which price ranging from Php 220 to Php 350

Vietnamese Banh Mi with pomelo salad

Vietnamese Banh Mi with Pomelo Salad is a MUST try salad. It had a generous topping of two kinds of lettuces, slice picama (singkamas), sliced carrots, cabbage, Banh Mi noodles, corn kernels, peanuts, slices of ham, meat, sweet pomelo, coriander with their version of salad dressing.

Vietnamese Banh Mi

Greek salad with roasted chicken

Greek salad with roasted chicken had two kinds of lettuces, cherry tomatoes, onions, grapes, sliced water melon, walnuts,arugula, sliced bell peppers, topped with roasted chicken breast, feta cheese and their own salad dressing.

Amazonia grain power bowl

Amazonia grain power bowl consists of two kind of lettuces, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, chopped onions, chicken topped with organic violet rice from the Cordillera region. This also comes with their version of dressing.

Cowboy crispy chicken salad

Cowboy crispy chicken salad consisted of two kinds of lettuces, corn kernels, cherry tomatoes, toasted bread, slices of ham, bacon bits, hard boiled egg, crispy chicken, cheese and comes with their own version of dressing.

cowboy crispy chicken salad in a clear plastic jar

Sitting Capacity

The sitting capacity of the salad house is 20 to 25 with an outdoor patio area which can accommodate between 10 to 12 customers.

Ms. Mary Ann Silayan – first customer along with Mr. Miguel dela Rosa, Mr. Paul Gan, Mr. Edmil Chan, Mr.  Ed Paras of Jar’d In Salad House

Ms. Mary Ann Silayan got a rare chance of having their free salad and juice since they were the first customers of the salad house. She was on her way to the bank and spotted the salad house having a lot of people.

friendly staff


staff, proprietors, media, bloggers, vloggers

 Jar’d In Salad to ensure the quality and freshness of the ingredients, source their lettuces, vegetables, fruits from Benguet Growers Association and Antipolo area.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jardinsalad/

Note: Jar’d In Salad House is still under soft opening stage until middle part of June 2019. Prices quoted are subject to change without notification.

Address:  Jar’d In Salad House -Mc2 Building ground floor ( beside Paras Alter Station and Tailoring), Congressional Avenue corner April street, Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City.

Operations: Monday to Sunday

Operational Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

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