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From Pampanga to Pittsburg: Home-cooked Success Story

One California-scorching Sunday afternoon, I have decided to get myself buco-pandan from a small casual Filipino restaurant nearby. Being a frequent customer, I know some of its daily staples on the sterno-warmed unit …

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Why I Am Against The Right Not To Be Offended

In September 2015, Barack Obama spoke at a town hall meeting on college affordability in Des Moines, Iowa (). His comment on the debilitating political correctness on campuses aptly summarizes the dangers of baby-proofing …

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From Sari-sari Store Heiress to COMCAST executive

(A wife, a mother of two, a promising name in the industry, and a really gracious head turner – Michelle Alba-Chua, is a complete package of brains, beauty, and business. This feature article …


What It’s Like As A Software Developer

I feel like I can speak with some clarity being on both sides as a freelance developer & product owner. Often times when I talk to people who are not familiar with software …

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Why I Prefer To Stay Single As A Young Founder

As per the request from a buddy of mine, he thought it would be interesting to write about a personal life lesson about relationships from the perspective of a career-focused, young adult. A …


Yobie Benjamin: The Angel Within the Investor

The Global Filipino Network (GFN) through its partnerships with various educational institutions such as the Stanford US-Asian Technology Management Center has been organizing the “Entrepreneurs and Innovators Speaker Series” for quite some time now, …

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Agreement to Support Filipino Game-Changers in the Digital Economy Signed

(WASHINGTON, D.C. Nov 6, 2015)— An agreement to support technology-enabled entrepreneurship and allow Filipino game-changers in the digital economy to visit Silicon Valley in California was signed today at the Philippine Embassy in …


Turning Up Talent: ‘Technopreneurs’ Drive Development in the Philippines

By Liana Meyer – USAID Philippines  A few years ago, Paulo Oscuro, a computer science student from the rural region of Bicol—about 250 miles from the capital of the Philippines—observed that, despite a …


Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before Starting A Start-Up

By Irwin Gonzales Recently, I have been helping a few people who want to start their own company by either being a source of advice or actually dipping my feet in production. Personally, …


What successful Fil-Ams tell young Filipinos to do

The forecast of national culinary trends shows a clear movement on its radar: Filipino food is poised to become the latest craze. Celebrity chef Alan Zimmern declared as much in People magazine, placing …