6 Pinoy family business successes

Family Enterprise Excellence Conference today
Some 80 percent of businesses in the Philippines are family enterprises. But while Filipino entrepreneurs build family businesses to 1) build the family wealth and 2) leave a lasting legacy, most are small operations while 10 percent never go beyond the third generation.

Question: how do we grow beyond small? How can we build a legacy that lasts several generations?

To help family businesses, the Premier Family Business Consulting (PFBC) initiated the Family Enterprise Excellence Conference (FEEC).

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Globe bares 53 media awards nominees

53 entries becomes Press Freedom Week highlight
A total of 53 entries were shortlisted for various categories of the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA), the most anticipated premier award-giving body that gives recognition to excellence in journalism in central Philippines.

The premier award-giving body which recognizes excellence in journalism from the best breed of scribes in Visayas and Mindanao, the awards pay tribute and gives recognition to print, broadcast, and digital media practitioners who have excelled in their respective fields.

Awards night for the GMEA Visayas leg will be held on September 24, 2015 at the Grand Convention Center of

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21 things to know re GMEA 2015 awards

Globe Media Excellence Awards finals
After the Catholic Mass Media Awards 2015 finals, attention shifts to the Globe Media Excellence Awards (GMEA) 2015. The Visayas leg of the awards will happen during the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration this September 2015.

A lot has happened since journalists, bloggers, and social media beat the deadline months ago to join this prestigious annual awards.

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When 500 geeks meet in Boracay, they …

Party, do selfies, map the Philippine Startup future
What happens when nearly 500 geeks meet in Boracay? A lot!

Expect the tech reporters, columnists, and bloggers to have submitted for publication or posted already their take of the Geeks on a Beach conference last August 20 and 21, 2015 in Boracay. The social media-savvy participants already posted thousands of photos in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

We were there with the PRworks team, being part of TechTalks.ph headed by Ms.

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‘See you in Boracay’ in 3rd Geeks on a Beach

Witness the GOAB 3 launch of the Philippine startup road map
Silicon Valley startup guru Dave McClure has urged geeks here and abroad to attend the third Geeks on a Beach on Aug. 20-21, 2015 in world's best beach destination in a country primed to become the next startup destination.

“See you in Boracay!” said McClure, the founder and president of 500 Startups.

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Drawing up startup, e-commerce roadmaps

3 strategic Philippine developments
"THREE developments are unfolding in the e-commerce and start-up fronts in the Philippines," I wrote in my column in Sun.Star Cebu last July 6, 2015.

While the column briefly outlined my comments on these developments, I decided to post here copies of the pertinent documents for you to browse and analyze. Then I really urge you to post your comments and articulate your thoughts below.

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‘Sinulog’ opens Global Voices summit

10th year celebration in Cebu rocks
Over a hundred international bloggers, citizen media advocates, and tech experts from 60 countries moved around the hall dancing the Sinulog to open the week-long series of activities of Global Voices in Cebu last January 2015.

Global Voices is "a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 800 writers, analysts, online media experts and translators ... leading the conversation on citizen media reporting since 2005." It decided to hold its Citizen Media Summit and 10th anniversary celebration in Cebu City, Philippines.


Prayer-Dance Ritual
The Sinulog is a local traditional prayer-dance in honor of Señor

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Hot Internet issues pull bloggers to Cebu

#GVsummit #GV2015 to tackle FOI, online activism
CEBU CITY -- Some 140 international bloggers, citizen media advocates and tech experts from over 60 countries across the globe will join their Philippine counterparts as they gather at the Cebu Provincial Capitol after the Sinulog 2015 festival to tackle the latest Internet issues.

The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Cebu City on January 24-25, 2015 will discuss such issues as citizen media, freedom of information, digital security, indigenous languages and multilingualism online, and internet activism. The international event will highlight talks, panels, and workshops on the relations between open Internet and

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