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Dissatisfaction could sometimes lead to a fortune. This is what happened to a former saleslady who was not satisfied with working for others and wants to be her own boss.

Merofe Suico used to work as saleslady but was not satisfied with her salaries, worrying about her growing family. She resigned from her job and started her own business—cooking native foods (kakanin). She observed, however, that her ‘kakanin’ products’ shelf-life is too short, perishable, thus, she looked for other food products to venture on. She tried peanut processing like peanut turon and pinato and has since successful in marketing her peanut products.

Mr. Nicasio F. Engallado is a rice farmer and is an advocate of ecologically sound farming in Tongantongan, Valencia City, Bukidnon. Together with his wife, Mrs. Fatima E. Engallado, they started the company on August 1997 with the registered name as Engallado’s Nature Farm and Natural Food Products.

The company focuses on the production of organic rice and its by-products. They are the recipient of the series of intensive trainings on Sustainable Agriculture conducted by the Sustainable Agriculture Center of Xavier University (SAC-XU), College of Agriculture, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan de Oro City.
Recently, the Department of Agriculture gave an award to Mr. Nick Engallado as the National Organic Rice Achiever.

Prantilla’s alternative processing facility to the sugar farm

Diversification, technology and innovation; these are three important things the Prantilla family considered in starting the Muscovado Sugar Processing.

The Valencia Muscovado Sugar Mill is a single proprietorship established in 2008 aimed at diversifying and providing alternative processing facility to the sugar farm of the Engr. Elias B. Prantilla, which always experience long waiting time in the sugar central during peak months that results to deterioration of the sugarcane.

Entrepreneurs follow their own path. The rise to entrepreneurial success can be a long, slow and painful process, but others can be remarkably satisfying when attained. For others, making business may just seem to magically fall into place.

Success in business is not a result of magic, however, but is the sure sign of an entrepreneur who understands the significance of learning from, adapting to and growing with their company. It is best when there is freedom, independence, control and continuous support of the member of the family.

Angel’s Log is a “country-kitchen” style bakeshop that focuses on creating and selling products that are fresh, preservative-free, of excellent quality and as the customers say, “Lami!”. (translation: Yummy!)

The company is registered with the Department of Trade and Industry and Local Government of Valencia as Sole Proprietorship.