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From nannies to entrepreneurs


There is a small town, away from the bustling centers of Hong Kong and Kowloon, that has gradually grown into a distinctly multicultural community.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Filipino ‘cyberspace’ in Hong Kong

Pinoy Worldnet is getting not just expatriate Filipinos but also local residents as trainees.

It may seem surprising but even in Hong Kong, a place so highly “cybertized” and quick to acquire new technology and gadgets, Internet cafés and computer shops persist.   And one of the more popular  is a Filipino computer shop in Central. Jess Advincula’s Pinoy Worldnet has created a Filipino community built on technology, entrepreneurship [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

How Elena Lapid got her groove back

OPRAH MOMENT. Elena Lapid Salonga, proudly holding up her “Entreprenuer of the Year” award given to her by the Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County, California, last October 2012.

Elena Lapid Salonga remembers the day she was on the phone with her husband, Jun. She wanted to go home, she begged him, forgetting she was home… in a beautiful house that they had bought in the sunny community of Chino Hills, a suburb in Los Angeles, California. Her three children were enrolled in good schools—the eldest and middle child are in high school, and the youngest in elementary. Chino Hills is a good place to raise children. It is recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. On Saturdays, Elena goes shopping; she has money for that and for household expenses.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Global Pinoy,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Do OFWs make successful entrepreneurs?


It is often said that the major reasons Filipino workers go overseas is to be able to acquire their own house and lot, provide better education for their children, and establish a sustainable business.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Silicon Valley comes to Manila, Cebu

SHARING AND MENTORING Successful Filipino IT professionals Diosdado Banatao (right) and Winston Damarillo will share their insights and tips.

Some of the most successful Filipino “technopreneurs” from Silicon Valley will be coming home in October to share their insights and mentor aspiring information technology (IT) talents on how to take their genius from local to global.

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »