Seeing the once in a lifetime opportunity, I did not waste any time but ask him if I could have a picture with him beside me which he happily agreed.
For me, that is one moment of truth. JOECON to me as he is popularly known is one of the nationalist icon who is always on the forefront of national issues, leading the people's right be it for Democracy or against oil price increase.
To have a picture with him is an honor. To see the picture and interpret the meaning behind the man is inspirational.
My picture with him will always remind me that the Philippines is my country and I must do in any way positive things to help it achieve progress for the good of the many.
Thank you sir. Thank you JOECON!
The last week of October until the holiday season is bazaar time in the country. Its mind boggling considering the fact that we have malls, ukay-ukay stores, and our regular local markets that offer the same things in the bazaars.
Its a Filipino Thing, i suppose. The haggling is one of its best feature and, of course, the thrill of finding something that cannot be found from other commercial establishments and the fact that you can get it cheap!
I don't want to sound Scrooge but retailers are predicting a lukewarm reception of the buyers and shoppers because of what's happening abroad.
But here's the thing, I have this friend who was working at Singapore and just took a one week respite last week in the Philippines. He was surprised that the malls are full and many are buying.
I guess only in the Philippines is the answer for this positive comment.
So my take, we will have a happy season despite the fact..
Bazaars will still be a profitable venture for those who have already have one.
But caveat to those who are planning to put up one today. It may not be wise.
The six day event features 30 free seminars, 120 business opportunities, 4 associations and a lot of networking among entrepreneurs and would be entrepreneurs.
FIL-NEGOSYO EXPO is the only tradeshow and exhibition for entrepreneurship and SMEs in the country that runs for 16 days.
It aims to promote entrepreneurship and SMEs in the country and contribute to the economic progress of our society.
The event ends today,October 19, 2008.