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The art and business of sculpting clay By Bernadette Reyes
Dec11

The art and business of sculpting clay By Bernadette Reyes

By Bernadette Reyes A registered nurse by profession, Nathaniel Venus worked as a clinical instructor for a time until he decided to clock out on his job in the medical profession to pursue his dream to an artist. “I was dragging myself to work because I didn’t like what I was doing,” he recalls. He discovered his talent to make sculptures at an early age. “Since I was five years old, I made figures using modeling clay,” he recalls....

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Kabuhayan: Impress

By Bernadette Reyes   In November 2012, boyfriend-girlfriend Gerard Ocampo and Emalanne Blanco decided to bring their relationship to another level by venturing into business together and putting up a printing business. Both nurses by profession, neither thought they would end up in the printing business. At one point, Gerard was working as a call center agent while Emalanne was a medical representative. They did, however, have...

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Kabuhayan: Coolshots Photobooth

By Bernadette Reyes You don’t have to be a professional photographer to join the bandwagon. Jonathan Lee says with the right equipment and minimal training, anyone can put up a photo booth business just like he did. While his regular 9 to 5 job gives him security of tenure, Jonathan Lee felt it wasn’t bringing enough income to the family table. He thought moonlighting as a photographer, while not permanent, made sense since he loves...

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Philippines on the Road to Recovery
Jun28

Philippines on the Road to Recovery

By Bernadette Reyes If only numbers could speak, the world would have heard by now about the Philippines’ growling economy. The country was once dubbed as the “Sick Man of Asia” with massive public debt, high incidence of poverty and abysmal unemployment against a backdrop of mediocre economic growth. The mantra of the Aquino government to combat corruption through good governance seems to be paying off. Bernadette Reyes reports on...

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Entrepreneurship: MedChef
Apr17

Entrepreneurship: MedChef

By Bernadette Reyes   If it weren’t for the mouth-watering desserts displayed on the chiller, anyone would have mistaken Med Chef for a clinic with its obsessively clear white walls and interiors.  Located in Diliman, Quezon City, MedChef got its name from business partners, Jayson Carlos, a medical technician and Hasset Go, a pastry chef. Chef Hasset used to run a home-based pastry business. Church mates were some of his regular...

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