10 Famous Successful Filipino Entrepreneurs

 There are many successful Filipino entrepreneurs in our country. Among many reasons, they became famous because of their big contributions to the growth of our economy.
National Book Store, Inc.
Ms. Socorro C. Ramos started working as a salesgirl when she was 18 yrs. old in Goodwill Bookstore in Escolta. She was good in selling, that’s why she became in charge of the store. When she was married to Jose Ramos, they put up The National Book Store. Her vision was to extend the National bookstore not only here in Luzon but also to Visayas and Mindanao for cheaper access to books and school supplies. Before, the National Book Store was a general merchandise store. Until later on, it was selling books, greeting cards, and school supplies. Today, more than 70 National Book Store can be found nationwide.
Jollibee Foods Corporation
Jollibee was formerly selling Magnolia Ice Cream, then it was recognized as selling chicken and burger. Tony Tan Caktiong, the president and CEO of Jollibee, was a name to remember, not only here in the Philippines but also in other parts of the country, like in US, Hongkong, China, Indonesia, and Japan.  He had received several awards in the business and the likes. The success of Jollibee according to Mr. Caktiong is sharing to people what they had achieved.  Jollibee had been known to be a happy and hardworking insect. It is the favorite place to dine in of many Filipinos especially the kids.
3. Lucio Tan
Philippine Airlines
Lucio Tan’s story was from rags to riches tale. Before working in the tobacco industry, his business was a scrap. His dream was to become a scientist but his fortune was bound to become an entrepreneur. His hard work made him successful and became famous.  Now, he owns Asia Brewery, Tanduay, Fortune Tobacco, Philippine Airlines, Allied Bank, and many more to mention.
GMA Network, Inc.

Atty. Felipe L. Gozon is the chairman, president, and CEO of GMA Network. He was credited for the success of GMA Network in radio and TV broadcasting, filmmaking, and music recording. He was Master Entrepreneur in 2004. Because of the leadership of Atty. Gozon, he made GMA as one of the top networks in the country today. Currently, GMA had via-satellite broadcasting in Asia and in other parts of the world. 

5. Henry Sy
Henry Sy was born on December 25, 1923, in Xiamen China. In his early twenties, he used to sell American shoes. Then after three years, he was able to have his first shoe mart store. SM group of companies was one of the biggest companies in our country and the man behind it was Henry Sy. His self-discipline, perseverance, and hard work made him what he is today. In almost every part of the country (as well as in Asia), there is SM mall.According to Henry Sy Sr., success will not last if you do not care of it. That’s the secret of their success ... (Continue reading)

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References: timedoctor.com, 10l.blogspot.com, filipino-heritage.com, spot.ph
About the Author:
Priscilla L. Villanueva, the contributor, is a TLE teacher in Pinagbuhatan High School, Pasig City, Phil. She believes in the saying that if there’s a will, there’s a way. If you want to achieve something, you really need to work hard for it. Her facebook email account is villanuevpriscilla16@gmail.com

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