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Estela Banzon-De La Paz
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Extreme pampering at Country Suites Tagaytay
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - March 24, 2008 - 12:00am
“Extreme pampering.” This is the one major secret why Hotel Systems Asia, Inc.-Raintree Partners, (HSAI-Raintree), a Filipino company, has become a formidable player in the local hospitality industry...
Iceland greenest country in the world
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - October 29, 2007 - 12:00am
BCDA’s Abaya: Serving with integrity and passion
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - March 19, 2007 - 12:00am
Since its inception in 1992 by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 7227, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has been faithful to its mandate of accomplishing the twin gargantuan tasks of accelerating...
Making it big in the hospitality industry
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - March 5, 2007 - 12:00am
Much of the success of any business venture hinges mostly on the right business model. It is on this strength that Club Leisure Management Corp. has made a name in the hospitality industry.
Burlington: Getting into the game
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - February 5, 2007 - 12:00am
Burlington socks have always been synonymous with quality Filipino athletic socks. Now on its 40th year, Burlington is expanding its line to become a "complete athletic garments and accessory" company. "We...
Environment protection: Catalyst to spur economic growth, political stability
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - January 15, 2007 - 12:00am
Can a national policy protecting the environment be a catalyst for economic growth and political stability? Peter Seligmann, chairman and CEO of one of the world’s biggest conservation organization...
Technology provides competitive edge
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - October 16, 2006 - 12:00am
Placed in a very competitive business environment especially for young entrepreneurs, siblings Lex and Cheese Ledesma know what it takes to be ahead of everybody else in the pack – the use of technology. Fresh...
Healthy options at Kitaro
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - September 11, 2006 - 12:00am
Eating healthy need not be expensive. Such is the goal and vision of one of the country’s leading Japanese casual dining restaurants – Kitaro. "We wanted to give Filipinos healthy and affordable...
Wal-Mart: Setting a new trend in retailing
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - August 21, 2006 - 12:00am
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is now setting a new trend in retailing – going green. But can conservation really go hand-in-hand with the business of retailing where prices seem to dictate...
The Secret Behind Farmer Vic's Success
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - July 17, 2006 - 12:00am
Cooperatives in the Philippines have not been known to succeed in business with lots of them incurring losses in their operations but one cooperative in Batangas is proving itself to be the exception to the rule. Sorosoro...
Renewables for a new way of life
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - June 12, 2006 - 12:00am
It is often said that energy is the entry point of economic growth. As such, those living in remote areas that have not been energized have remained impoverished and have had little economic growth opportunitie...
Using credit wisely
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - May 22, 2006 - 12:00am
Spending has never been so easy for the ordinary consumer with the advent of credit cards. Items or goods which ordinarily one would save up for months or even years to buy are now easily accessible with the swipe...
Investing in poor people
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - April 17, 2006 - 12:00am
Much has been said about anti-poverty programs but for it to succeed, such programs should be anchored on the right foundation and must come from the heart. Ernst & Young’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year...
Proudly Filipino made
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - April 3, 2006 - 12:00am
While the Thais, Indians, and Singaporeans have made their mark in bringing their culinary taste to the international market through different prepared food and spices, Mama Sita’s mixes and sauces may yet be...
Beach babies, unite!
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - March 6, 2006 - 12:00am
Setting up a business need not cost millions or hundreds of thousands of pesos; all you need is a little creativity, a good product and marketing strategy. Beachbaby Clothing Corp., a company making pure cotton...
The art of remembering
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - July 18, 2005 - 12:00am
During a guest appearance on American television show, The Geraldo Rivera Show, Memory Technologies, Inc. founder and chief executive officer Dave Coffill was asked to meet the audience numbering 100 people and...
Hotel-catered meals at home
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - March 7, 2005 - 12:00am
Hyatt Regency Manila’s newly appointed food and beverage director Marc Cerqueda has an ambitious target–to significantly increase the 35% share of outside catering to total F&B revenues. "While...
The windmills of Batanes
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - August 30, 2004 - 12:00am
It’s may not be a new tourist destination in Batanes but the wind diesel hybrid plant perched on three hills has certainly helped tourism by providing the province with electricity 24 hours a day. "This...
On target protection
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - April 26, 2004 - 12:00am
Word of mouth has expanded the market base of a new self-protection technique called target focus training or TFT from the US government to corporate executives and their families elsewhere in the world.
Buying into the American dream
by Estela Banzon-De La Paz - March 15, 2004 - 12:00am
The Filipino dream of owning a property in the United States can still be a reality even if one is earning in pesos. "We are making that dream possible through our land banking scheme at Golden Ridge Ranchos,"...
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