HARVESTING SUCCESS, ONE TREE AT A TIME

“Magpakatatag. Kumapit sa Diyos. Huwag bibitiw. Dire-diretso lang ang pagtratrabaho. Dadating ang panahon, makakarating din sa matayog at matagumpay na pagnenegosyo.” These are the words of wisdom of Nanay Rowena Manalo, the Sustainable Business Awardee of the 2017 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, when asked what advice she can give to new entrepreneurs. She speaks every word from her...
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A MOTHER’S STRIDE TOWARDS HEALING AND SUCCESS

At only 43 years old, Nanay Josephine Mayuga has already gone through the most painful experience for any parent. It was the first day of September in the year 2000 when her first born child – a three year old girl – was hit by a motorcycle in their native province of Batangas. Her child did not survive the impact. After their child’s burial, Nanay Josephine and her husband Tatay...
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CELEBRATING A DECADE OF FAITHFULNESS

IN CELEBRATION of its 10th anniversary, the TSPI Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (TSPI MBA), held its Annual General Membership (AGM) meeting with a special theme, honoring God’s faithfulness for the past 10 years.  The theme, “Sampung Taon ng Pagpapala ng Diyos sa MBA,” paved the way for the AGM and other activities last May 31 at TSPI’s Engr. Padilla Hall in Makati City.  A...
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FROM RAGS TO RICHES

IN DASMARIÑAS, Cavite, scraps of fabric have spawned communities of hardworking rag makers and families with added income. At the helm of this movement is husband-and-wife team Ranie and Haydee Villaruz, who found a fortune in basahang bilog (round rags). In May 2016, TSPI’s Enterprise Development Services (EDS) was thinking up new community-driven projects when the idea of affordable,...
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TSPI WALKS FOR LIFE

SATURDAY, 3:30 AM—a time when everyone sleeps soundly after a tiring workweek. But not for TSPI employees who were up to join Walk for Life at the Quirino Grandstand.   Organized by Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas, Walk for Life was a demonstration of people who believe that life is a gift from God, and that we are called to protect and preserve it. Tulay sa Pag-unlad, Inc. (TSPI) Executive...
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WITH WATER, HOPE FLOWS

WHEN TYPHOON Glenda tore through Calabarzon in 2014, the province of Quezon was among the heaviest hit. Nanay Gina Mernilo, a mother of three from the town of Macalelon, said the water system in their barangay was one of the casualties, and it made things very difficult for the already struggling community. “Since then, we had to buy water,” she said.  “And for three pesos per container...
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