Success Stories Archive

How to be a Confident Pig Raiser with a Heart?

Who would have thought that an Aeronautical Engineer by profession finds himself madly and deeply into pig farming and chooses it over what he is more than qualified for? Well for this man, his heart’s rhythm tracks a cost. If he doesn’t follow it, he would have to spend the rest of his life wishing […

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A CPAR vegetable farmer in Ifugao proves there is money in organic

The government has been consistent in its promotion of the organic agriculture to address food security, sustain human health, and protect environment. However, most farmers still prefer conventional farming due to a widely-held public perception that shifting to organic farming will decrease their production. With years of practicing conventional farming, farmers have come to associate […

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Succeesful Dairy Cow Production: Luce’s Formula

When are cows considered dairy cows? Are they still dairy cows when there is zero milk production? How can they produce if no one milks them? How can they be milked if none gets pregnant? Funny questions yet posed real problems in Cuenca. Connoted as is, questions provide one life-long lessons and real-life practical skills […

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What We Can Learn from the Success of Singapore

At a young 51 years-old, Singapore has firmly taken its place as one of the economic super powers of the world. It’s hard to believe that this city-state was once a province of Malaysia and now its central business district rivals that of Hong Kong and HDBs in Singapore have set the standard of living […

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DOST-SETUP makes Davao firm juice up on profits

In 2012, Tagum Golden Foods was able to acquire a hydraulic press machine (in photo, left) and mixing/filling machine after receiving assistance from Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the form of P 222,400.00 under the Small Enterprise Upgrading Program (SETUP). Known for producing quality calamansi concentrate and pure calamansi ready-to-drink juice, Tagum Golden […

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Million-peso Pili

Who would have thought that P1,500 would eventually turn into a million after less than 10 years? With hard work, innovation, and technology intervention, Belen’s Pinahamis did it, as Maria Judtih L. Sablan relates in this story. Philippines’s Region V or Bicol region is surely famous for its majestic Mayon volcano and spicy dishes such […

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Successful “Sili” Farmer Earning Millions!

Even as a little kid, his greatest ambition is to become a renowned doctor but he found his wealth in farming. Packed with adventure and adversity, Mr. Michael Dacles, is a living testament to persistence, hard work and power of hope. Today, he is considered the champion “sili” grower in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro for being […

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Love For Agriculture: An Inspiring Story of Welito “Titing” Mante

What it takes to be a successful farmer? I asked Welito Mante, a 37-years-old farmer from Barangay Basag, Butuan City. Amazed by his farm, I could not reconcile how he made it so systematic to manage a diversified farm. Mr. Mante has a seven-hectare farm in which five hectares are planted with rice and the […

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When a Farm Becomes a Paradise

The town of El Nido has always been known for its magnificent and breathtaking white-sand shores, hidden lagoons, coral-crusted reefs, mysterious caves, lush forests, and towering cliffs, but behind the pristine beauty of El Nido is Brgy. Manlag where a wide and productive vegetable farm of Jonie Fernandez, a determined and hardworking Magsasakang Siyentista can […

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Real-life Success Stories

I would like to share with you how some people managed to take over and tweek someone else’s business in such a way that it is now generating millions of income annually. If you are very interested to start up your own business but do not have any idea the type of business you want […

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SETUP helps Apo ni Lola become the Mother of Food Tourism

After receiving assistance from DOST in the form of a P448,000 grant for equipment upgrade plus training and consultancy, the staff of Davao-based Apo ni Lola, makers of mostly durian-based goodies and ice cream, have something to smile about. “We expand our market every year. I can say we have a 100% increase in sales,” […

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Father-Son Tandem Starts “Hog-ging” Processed Meat

Engr. Fortunato H. Lim is starting his processed meat business with his son, Richard. Having a knack for business, he always grabs every business opportunity that comes his way. He got the idea of processed meat production when both father and son attended an Off-Center Course on Meat Processing in Cebu. A group of businessmen organized the course with ATI-International Training […

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