Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines Year 10 kicks off

The SGV Foundation (SGVF) officially launched the search for the Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) Philippines 2013 last 21 February on the cable television show Mornings @ ANC. The program is now on its 10th year with the theme: Breaking Barriers.

In her opening remarks, EOY Program Director Atty. Antonette Tionko said, “Entrepreneurs are undaunted by what many might consider barriers — poverty, lack of technology, geography, gender and many others. On the contrary, they are most likely challenged by these and motivated to rise above them. As true entrepreneurs, they embolden themselves to strengthen their will, generate innovative ideas and gather the resources needed to transform hurdles into opportunities.”

EOY 2012 winners – Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines and Social Entrepreneur Of The Year Jaime Ayala, Master Entrepreneur Jose Victor Paterno, Emerging Entrepreneur Tommanny Tan and Young Entrepreneur Marvin Agustin – were present to promote the program. Some finalists also attended the launch in a show of support, including Amelia Manas of Bruno’s Services Corporation, Carolina Osteria of ACM Landholdings, and Nelson and Siu Ping Par of PR Gaz Haus.

A Memorandum of Agreement was signed 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, and the University of the Philippines College of Business Administration. Sponsors are BusinessWorld, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and the ABS-CBN News Channel. Nominations will be accepted until 31 May.