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PFA holds franchise exhibit and seminars in Cebu PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 05 September 2014 08:44

Pfa holds franchise exhibit and seminars in cebu

MandaueThe Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) in partnership with Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) recently staged Franchising Negosyo Para Sa Yo’ at the J Centre Mall in time for the Mandaue Business Month 2014. The said event featured an exhibit and a franchise on wise franchise investment.


Aspiring franchisees gathered at the Atrium of the J Centre Mall to choose the wide array of franchise investments from Manila and Cebu as well as listen to the various investment packages being offered by the exhibitors. The Manila exhibitors were 7-Eleven, Canadian Tourism and Hospitality Institute, Farmacia ni Dok, Francorp Philippines, Fruit Magic, HBC, Minute Burger, Mister Donut and Touch Pay, while the exhibitors from Cebu included Beauty and Beyond, Magic Melt, Migo Donuts, Mr. Potato and Pizzeria Michelangelo. PFA’s long-time partners, PLDT SME Nation and BPI KaNegosyo Franchising Loan were also there to give business to solutions to SMEs.

The crowd swelled during the seminar on ‘How to Invest in the Right Franchise’ as Ms. Dana Cuneta, Strategic Planning Consultant of Francorp Philippines guided aspiring franchisees on the basics of franchising and on wise franchise investment. The said seminar was followed by presentations on the various franchise investment packages being offered by the exhibitors.

The exhibit and seminar at the J Centre Mall was organized by PFA as part of its advocacy to encourage Filipinos to take the path of entrepreneurship via franchising.

Meanwhile, PFA also held the US funded ‘How to Franchise Your Business’ seminar in Mandaue for the Visayas leg of its Franchising Regional Enterprises by Women (FREE Women) project. The said project is aimed at encouraging women entrepreneurs to use franchising as a strategy for growth. The next seminars for the FREE Women project will be in the cities of Tagaytay, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. Women entrepreneurs who want to participate in the free seminar may get in touch with the PFA secretariat at the following contact details:

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 Phone: (632) 798-2543
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Ms. Dana Cuneta, Francorp’s Strategic Planning Consultant, relays to aspiring franchisees the basics on “How to Invest in the Right Franchise”

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FREE Women: “How to Franchise Your Business” Visayas leg participants with the speakers (seated at the middle row) Ms. Sherill Quintana, President, Oryspa; Ms. Bing Sibal-Limjoco, CEO, Francorp; Ms. Julie Gandionco, Founder, Julie’s Bakeshop;  and Ms. Jinky Francisco, Visayas Area Sales Head, PLDT SME Nation.

 
Last Updated on Friday, 05 September 2014 09:13
 
PFA Welcome New Members PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:54

PFA Welcomes New Members

 

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         The Philippine Franchise Association recently held a Kapihan for New Members to orient recently inducted PFA members about the Association’s identity, goals and development programs. The orientation session was led by Mr. Franklin Go, PFA President and Director for Membership Recruitment and Benefits, and was participated in by representatives of the 11 new members of PFA. Photo shows Mr. Franklin Go (seated, center) together with Ms. Siu Ping Par, (seated, 4th from left) and Ms. Lin Deres (seated, 6th from left), both members of the PFA committee on membership, and the representatives of the new PFA members. The new franchisor members are Chef Resty's Roastbeef Carving Station, CMA Mental Arithmetic - Philippines, FamilyMart Philippines, Famous Belgian Waffles, St Francis Generic Drug and Manang's Chicken ; while the new allied services-members are Añover Añover San Diego & Primavera Law Office, Autoitalia Philippines Enterprises, Metrobank SP Deloraya Job Contracting and Consultancy Services and Viventis Search Asia.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:59
 
PFA conducted “Be Your Own Boss” Franchise Seminars in Mindanao last May 6-8, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 18:06

PFA conducted “Be Your Own Boss” Franchise Seminars

in Mindanao last May 6-8, 2014

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PFA in partnership with SM Supermalls (SM Lanang Premier, SM Davao City, SM City General Santos, SM City Cagayan De Oro) conducted the Mindanao Franchise Seminars Roadshow last May 6-8, 2014 in General Santos City (May 6), Davao City (May 7) and Cagayan De Oro City (May 8). The project is initiated by SM Supermalls to empower the valued clients of SM’s affiliate banks BDO and ChinaBank by providing them access to available business concepts for franchising.

PFA vice chairman Bing Sibal-Limjoco gave an overview of the Philippine franchising sector as well as presented the latest trends and opportunities in franchising. While Mr. Lito Samson, assistant vice president of Francorp Phils, presented how franchising works, what are the keys elements of franchising, how to analyse franchising opportunity. Mr Samson also presented the newest and exciting business concepts in franchising.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:25
 
PFA at the World Franchise Council Meeting in Sao Paolo, Brazil. PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 April 2014 08:07

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Philippine Franchise Association at the World Franchise Council Meeting in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

 

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Ms Bing Limjoco, PFA Vice Chair and Ms Rebecca Bucad, PFA Director with Steve Caldiera,President/CEO of IFA at the opening of the World Franchise Council Meeting.

 

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Bing Sibal Limjoco, PFA Vice Chair with Taiwan Chairman Richard Li, Linda Hsu & Albert Kong at the opening of the World Franchise Council Meeting.

 

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s Bing Limjoco, PFA Vice Chair and Ms Rebecca Bucad, PFA Director at the opening of the World Franchise Council Meeting in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 08:25
 
MOU Signed to Promote Philippine-Korean Franchise Cooperation. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:38

MOU Signed to Promote Philippine-Korean Franchise Cooperation.

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The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) and the Korea Franchise Association (KFA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to deepen the cooperation between both associations for the mutual benefit of their respective franchise sectors. A salient point of the MOU was the promotion of the both sectors’ respective franchise brands wishing to expand in each other’s countries. The MOU was signed by Ms. Elizabeth Pardo-Orbeta, PFA Chairman (right) and Mr. Cho Dong Min KFA Chairman (left). The MOU signing was part of the activities of the Korean International Franchise Roadshow recently held at the Shangri-la Makati, where a number of Korean franchise brands – all of them KFA members – presented their respective franchise packages to prospective Philippine master franchisees. Both PFA and KFA are members of the World Franchise Council (WFC), which is the umbrella organization of national franchise associations in the world.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:43
 
Potato Corner Stores in Indonesia PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 17:48

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Jollibee reports 25% increase in income PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:35

Jollibee reports 25% increase in income


jollibeeJollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) reported a consolidated net income of P4.674 billion, representing an increase of 25.3 percent compared with the 2012 level. The fast-food company said this is the fastest growth rate it has achieved in seven years.

JFCs net income margin increased from 5.2 percent of revenues in 2012 to 5.8 percent in 2013, driven by improvements in store operating expense efficiency. Earnings per share grew by 24.4 percent to P4.45. Return on equity rose from 18.3 percent in 2012 to 21.5 percent in 2013, the highest in 15 years.


System-wide sales, both from company-owned and franchised stores rose by 12.8 percent in 2013, the highest organic sales growth in six years, enabling JFC to breach the P100 billion system-wide sales mark for the first time.
The JFC board also approved the declaration of a regular cash dividend amount to P0.75 per share to be paid on May 30. This is 15.4 percent higher than the regular cash dividend pain in the same period last year.


JFC said it plans to accelerate expansion of its tore network worldwide. It plans to make its largest annual capital investment this year. In its earning release in February, the company announced it had allotted P6.3 billion for capital expenditures for 2014 for investments in new stores and for the renovations and upgrade of existing store in the Philippines and overseas.


plants in the country and in China, as well as invest heavily in the upgrade of its information systems.


Jollibee operates the largest food-service company in the Philippines. As of end- December, it was operating 2,181 restaurant outlets in the country. It also has a 50-percent interest in joint ventures for the following stores: Highlands Coffee (in Vietnam, the Philippines) with 84 restaurants; Pho 24 (in Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau and Cambodia) 70, and 12 Sabu (China) with eight stores.

Last Updated on Monday, 14 April 2014 13:52
 
Senator Bam Aquino Leads VIP Guests at PFA Franchise Exhibit in TriNoma PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 31 March 2014 17:22

Senator Bam Aquino Leads VIP Guests at PFA Franchise Exhibit in TriNoma.

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The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) recently held a franchise exhibit at the TriNoma Activity Center with over 40 exhibitors participating. During the opening ceremonies, Senator Bam Aquino, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Trade, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, led the guests-of-honors and reiterated the need to promote entrepreneurship to sustain the country’s economic development. He urged the audience, made mostly of OFWs and students, to become entrepreneurs and to consider franchising as a route to entrepreneurship. Dubbed Franchising NeGosyo Para sa Yo, the exhibit was held in partnership with Go Negosyo, BPI’s Ka Negosyo Franchising Loan and PLDT SME Nation. The said event was supported by Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA), Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA) and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO). With the theme ‘Bayan Paunlarin, Negosyo Palaganapin, the exhibit was aimed at educating the public – especially overseas Filipinos and seafarers – on wise franchise investment and the benefits of franchising as a means to become an entrepreneur. Photo shows the exhibit’s guests-of-honor during the ribbon cutting ceremony (left to right) Mr. Antonio Radovan, Business Head for Metro Manila, PLDT SME Nation; Ms. Rowena Tomeldan, Vice President and Head of Operations and Support Services of the Commercial Business Group of Ayala Land; Ms. Bing Sibal-Limjoco, CFE, PFA Vice Chairman and CEO of Francorp Philippines; Ms. Elma Tetangco, Multi-brand franchisee, Mr. Tommany Tan, CEO of Fern-C; Mr. Richard Sanz, Director for MSME Promotions and Development of PFA and President of Bar-B-King and Bibingkinitan; Senator Bam Aquino; Dr. Alan Escalona, CFE, Director for External Relations and Advocacy and President of Fruit Magic; Ms. Siu Ping Par, Director for South Luzon and President for Franchising of PR Gaz; Mr. Noel Altamirano, Vice President for Loan Products of BPI-Family Bank; Mr. Carl Balita, President of PCCI-Quezon City; Mr. Mark Sablan, General Manager of TriNoma and Mr. Mon Lopez, Executive Director of Go Negosyo.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 16:59
 
PFA Pushes Franchising as an Export Winner PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:58

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The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) has long believed that franchising can be a major contributor to the country’s exporting sector. Guided with this belief the Association has been marketing Philippine franchise brands through a number of programs and activities. These include the promotion of the Philippines as the Franchise Gateway to Asia and the participation in strategic international franchise shows among others. With over 20 franchise brands going international, the Philippines continue to lead in the ASEAN region in terms of number of exported franchise brands. The Association is concerned, however, that our leadership will soon be eclipsed by our neighbors because of their respective government’s generous support in terms of national development and international expansion. With this in mind, PFA made a courtesy call with Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo, Jr., who heads the Trade and Investment Promotions Group (TIPG) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in the hope of strengthening the partnership between PFA and DTI particularly in the area of promoting Philippine franchise brands overseas. The PFA delegation was joined by members of the PFA Board of Trustees and PFA members with overseas operations. Undersecretary Manalo expressed his office’s willingness to extend support in any way it can as he invited PFA to work with the Department in helping regional micro businesses to level up and become globally competitive. Photo shows (left to right) Ms. Althea Antonio, Trade Officer, DTI; Ms. Lin Deres, Franchise Relations Manager, Goldilocks; Atty Leo Dominguez, Director- Legal, Governance and Ethical Standards, PFA; Ms. Sherill Quintana, President, Oryspa; Ms. Bing S Limjoco, Vice Chairman, PFA Board; Undersecretary Ponciano Manalo; Mr. Samie Lim, Chairman Emeritus, PFA; Mr. Franklin Go, President, PFA (Goldilocks); Ms. Cristina Montinola, Franchise and Export Manager, Bench; Ms. Chit Estrada, Executive Director, PFA; Mr. Christopher Magnaye, Vice President for Merchandising, Logistics and Business Development, Folded & Hung.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:55
 
DTI Secretary Inducts PFA Board of Trustees PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:49

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Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory Domingo inducted into office the Board of Trustees for 2013 to 2015 of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) the Penthouse of the Industry and Investments Building of DTI. Photo shows DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo (center) with the PFA Board of Trustees and Officers (left to right) Ms. Rebecca Bucad, CFE, Director for North Luzon (K2 Drug); Mr. Richard Sanz, Director for MSME Promotions and Development (Bar-B-King); Mr. Vicente Gregorio, Director for Marketing and Promotions (Shakey’s); Ms. Bing Sibal-Limjoco, CFE, Vice Chairman and Director for Education (Francorp Philippines); Mr. Franklin Go, President and Director for Membership Recruitment and Benefits (Goldilocks); Ms. Elizabeth Pardo-Orbeta, CFE, Chairman and Director for Special Projects (Wendy’s); Mr. Victor Paterno, Director for National Development (7-Eleven); Dr. Alan Escalona, CFE, Director for External Relations and Advocacy (Fruit Magic); Atty. Ferdinand Negre, Corporate Secretary (BNU Intellectual Property Attorneys) and Atty. Pia Alvendia, Asst. Corporate Secretary (Quisumbing Torres).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:54
 
Courtesy Call with Mr. Joey Concepcion (Go Negosyo). PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:24

Courtesy Call with Mr. Joey Concepcion (Go Negosyo).

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As part of efforts to widen its perspective as well as maximize the benefits of franchising to the economy particularly in creating thousands of businesses and millions of jobs, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) invited leading figures in Philippine business to be members of the PFA Advisory Council. Among the members of the said advisory council is Mr. Joey Concepcion, founding trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, and the driving force behind Go Negosyo. Recently, members of the PFA Executive Committee recently made a courtesy call with Mr. Joey Concepcion to discuss possible areas of partnership as well as create synergies that will impact positively on the Filipino people. One possible collaboration was a incubation/mentoring program that will help small entrepreneurs grow their business via franchising. PFA also sought the support of Go Negosyo in uniting the Philippine franchise sector in light of heightened competition due to the ASEAN integration and the influx of foreign franchise brands. Photo shows Mr. Joey Concepcion (5th from left) together with members of the PFA executive committee Ms. Elizabeth Pardo-Orbeta, CFE (2nd from left); Mr. Samie Lim, CFE (3rd from left) and Mr. Franklin Go (4th from left). Also in photo are Ms. Chit Estrada, PFA Executive Director (leftmost); Mr. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo President (6th from left); Ms. Sherill Quintana, President, Oryspa (7th from left) and Ms. Lin Deres, Chair-Membership Committee of PFA (rightmost).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:51
 
PFA Holds Franchising Negosyo Expo @ TriNoma PDF Print E-mail
Written by ivy   
Friday, 14 March 2014 13:01
PFA Holds Franchising Negosyo Expo @ TriNoma

To sustain the country’s economic growth through the promotion of entrepreneurship via franchising, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is staging Franchising Negosyo Para Sa ‘Yo to be held at the Activity Center of Trinoma Mall on March 27-28, 2014.

In partnership with Go Negosyo, PFA banners the theme, “Bayan Paunlarin, Negosyo Palaganapin”, which aims to educate the public on wise franchise investment and at the same time encourage them to work for inclusive growth by taking the path of entrepreneurship thru franchising. Entrance is free.

The first in a series of roadshows nationwide, the event will showcase viable franchise opportunities and learning sessions from industry experts as they present relevant seminars on wise franchise investment as well as presentations on technology and financing tools to help start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs. To accommodate the multitude of visitors, the ‘How to Invest in the Right Franchise’ seminar will be held three times a day and will be followed by presentations on various franchise investment packages.

Financial institutions like BPI Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan and technology enabler PLDT SME Nation, together with Trinoma Mall, Ayala Malls and VIPinoy have partnered with PFA. The event media partners are The Philippine Star, Business Mirror and the Philippine Daily Inquirer while The Generics Pharmacy as Donor Sponsor.

Congruent to the nation’s goals to sustain the gains from overseas employment, generate employment, and contribute to the country’s development aspirations through the reintegration of OFWs, the National Reintegration Center For OFWs (NRCO), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) have also supported the event together with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Quezon City Chapter.


Franchising Negosyo Para Sa ‘Yo exhibitors include among others 7-Eleven, Aquabest, Bar-B-King, Chado, Crystal Clear, Dimsum Factory, Dimsum Republic, Finds Convenience Store, Fruit Magic, Fruitas, Hungry Juan, Julie’s Bakeshop, Kettle Korn, Magic Melt, Minute Burger, Pansit Malabon, Pizza Pedricos, Potato Corner, Sam’s Everything on Stick, Waffle Time, Bayad Center, Gamot Publiko, Generika, HBC, Little Lamb, Mr. Quickie, Oryspa, and PR Gaz.

Special franchise investment packages await overseas Filipinos and Seafarers. Aspiring and established entrepreneurs, overseas Filipinos and their families, members of the academe, professionals and medical practitioners, retirees and/or veterans, and franchise enthusiasts will surely benefit from the event.

For more details call PFA at 687-0365-67 579-4841or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
ASEAN Integration Tackled at the PFA GMM PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 February 2014 04:00

ASEAN Integration Tackled at the PFA GMM.

 

                          The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) recently held its first general membership meeting (GMM) for 2014 with record-breaking attendance at the Nostalg Ballroom, Oakwood-Premier Joy Nostalg Center. Mr. Franklin Go, PFA President, introduced the new batch of the PFA Board of Trustees and Officers during the said GMM. He also unveiled the goals of the PFA Board for the next two years during his inaugural message stressing that the goals are meant to help PFA members rise up to the challenges of the ASEAN Economic Integration. The PFA GMM also featured Ms. Matec Villanueva and Mr. Ricky de Vera, who respectively presented marketing and human resource development strategies for an integrated ASEAN.

 

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List of Exhibotrs-Trinoma 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 February 2014 09:19

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Aquabest #24  www.aquabest.com.ph
Bar-B-King #15 www.foodasia.com.ph
Chado #17  www.chadotea.com
Crystal Clear #32  www.crystalclear.com.ph
Dimsum Factory #22 www.kjasummit.com
Dimsum Republic #29   www.facebook.com/dimsumrepublic
Finds Convenience Store #21   www.findsconveniencestore.com
Fruit Magic #27   www.fruitmagic.com.ph
Fruitas #19   www.fruitasgroup.com
Hungry Juan #23   www.hungryjuan.com.ph
Julies Bakeshop #25   www.juliesbakeshop.com.ph
Kettle Korn #14B  www.facebook.com/kettlekornFUN
Magic Melt #16   www.magicmelt.com
Minute Burger #14A  www.minuteburger.com
Pansit Malabon #18  www.pansitmalabon.com
Pizza Pedricos #26   www.pizzapedricos.com
Potato Corner #31  www.potatocorner.com
Sam's Everything on Stick #28   www.facebook.com/SamsEverythingonSticks
 Waffle Time #20   www.waffletime.com
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Bayad Center  #8  www.bayadcenter.com
Gamot Publiko #4  www.gamotpubliko.com
Generika #2  www.generika.com.ph
HBC #5 & #6  www.hbc.com.ph
Little Lamb's #3  www.littlelampspa.com
Mr. Quickie #10  www.mrquickie.com
Oryspa #7  www.oryspa.com
PR Gaz #11  www.prgaz.com.ph
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:15
 
Franchising Negosyo Para Sayo 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 February 2014 09:11

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PFA Holds General Membership Meeting 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 February 2014 01:47
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PFA Participates in IPOPHL WIPO Consultative Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 February 2014 01:09

PFA Participates in IPOPHL WIPO Consultative Meeting

 

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The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), whose members are dynamic users of the Intellectual Property systems recently participated in the IPOPHL and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) consultative meeting held at the IPOPHL office. The consultative meeting, which was initiated by IPOPHL director general Atty. Ricardo R. Blancaflor, aims to develop Intellectual Property (IP) Marketing and Communication Plan that is geared towards enhancing IP public education and awareness as well as bringing forth the value of respect for IP rights among Filipinos.

Photo shows seated from left to right : PFA vice chair Ma. Alegria Sibal Limjoco; DITTB Director Carmen Peralta (IPOPHL); Louise Van Greunen, Director, Building Respect for IP Division (WIPO); Bing Miranda (Phil. Retailers Association); and Rodolfo Biescas fo the Filipino Inventors Society, Inc. Standing from left to right : Cheggy Medina of Lechon City; Raul Blay (Advertising Suppliers Association of the Phils.); Mitch Amurao (Advertising Suppliers Association of the Phils.); Atty. Thursday Alciso (Filscap); Atty. Pia Alvendia, PFA assistant Corporate Secretary; Omar Katbi, Counsellor, Building Respect for IP Division (WIPO); and Juanito Simon of the Filipino Inventors Society, Inc.

 
PFA-Mansmith Franchising Bootcamp PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 January 2014 09:00
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True to its commitment to provide its members and the franchising sector relevant capability building programs that would elevate their competitiveness to a higher level, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) in partnership with Mansmith and Fielders Inc., recently organized a franchising bootcamp at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). PFA president Franklin Go stressed the relevance of the franchising bootcamp with the dawning of a new economic environment due to the impending ASEAN Economic Community 2015.

Attended by middle managers and key officers from various PFA member franchisors, Philippines ’ foremost marketing guru Josiah Go shared the formula for franchising success thru the Franchise Diamond Model. Photo shows Mansmith’s chief marketing strategist Josiah Go (seated at center) together with the participants led by PFA chairman Yvette Pardo-Orbeta (seated left to Josiah).
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PFA Vice Chair Bing Limjoco is PCCI’s new Board of Director PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 January 2014 07:36
PFA Vice Chair Bing Limjoco is PCCI’s new Board of Director


bslPFA Vice Chairman Bing Sibal-Limjoco was recently elected Board of Director of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). With her election to the PCCI Board, PFA, the premier and largest association of franchisors in the country, expects stronger ties between the two organizations in promoting entrepreneurship, specifically franchising.

Bing, who is popularly known in the business circles, served as PFA president and chairman and currently serves as the Vice Chairman and Director of Committee on Education. Considered as one of the first Filipino to earn the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), Bing has been recognized by various award-giving bodies, among them include: “Go Negosyo Filipina Starpreneur “Enterprise Enabler Category“ from the Philippine Center for Entreprise (PCE) and one of the 10 “Most Influential Filipinas of 2010“ by the Female Network (FN), the first Philippine website for women.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 07:39
 
PFA Undertakes Business Mission to Lao PDR to Expand Horizon for Philippine Franchising in ASEAN PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 January 2014 01:20

PFA Undertakes Business Mission to Lao PDR to Expand Horizon for Philippine Franchising in ASEAN

 

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As part of enhanced efforts to bring Philippine franchise brands to new markets, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) recently sent a business mission to Vientiane, Lao PDR, to explore expansion opportunities in the said country. Lao PDR is one of the four newer member states of ASEAN also known as CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam). While its main growth drivers are hydropower, mining and agro-forestry, there is also high potential for Philippine franchises in the said country because of the population’s growing prosperity and its increasing tourist arrivals, which has been growing at a rate of about 20% annually since 2008. In 2012 there were a total of 3.3 million visitors to Lao PDR.


The business mission also signalled PFA’s commitment to prepare members of the impending ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) not only in terms of preparing PFA members of the influx of other ASEAN franchises but also to help PFA members expand to other ASEAN countries – even in the non-traditional destinations for expansion.


The said business delegation, headed by Dr. Alan Escalona, Director for External Relations and Advocacy of PFA, engaged in market scanning and meetings with business groups including a lunch meeting hosted by Ambassador Ma Lumen B. Isleta at Don Chan Palace Hotel for the visiting Philippine delegation and key officers of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI).


The Association also participated in the Made in Laos Exhibit held at the Lao International Trade and Convention Center, where PFA promoted Philippine franchise brands going international. It should be noted the PFA was the only non-Laotian exhibitor in the said event.


Photo shows (left to right) Mr. Rudolf Domingo (Pancake House and Yellow Cab); Mr. Jake L. Santos (PFA); Mr. Ricky Montelibano (Potato Corner); Mr. Jojo Montinola (Potato Corner); Mr. Jose Magsaysay, Jr. (Potato Corner); Amb. Ma Lumen Isleta; Mr. Sisavath Thilavong, LNCCI President; Mr. Daovone Pachantavong, LNCCI Vice President and Chairman of the Lao-Philippines Business Council; and Dr. Alan Escalona (Fruit Magic and PFA Director for External Relations and Advocacy).

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International

"Annual Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation Meeting 2014"

Date: September 23-29, 2014
Venue: Taiwan

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National

"GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING"
Date: 
September 10, 2014
Venue: 
Marco Polo Ortigas, Pasig City

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Regional

"MANDAWE BUSINESS MONTH 2014: FRANCHISING NEGOSYO PARA SAYO"
Date: 
August 28-29, 2014
Venue: 
Atrium, J Center Mall Mandawe Center

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Seminars

"HOW TO INVEST IN THE RIGHT FRANCHISE SEMINAR"
Date:
 September 26, 2014 | Friday (1:30PM - 5:30PM)
Venue: 
PFA Activity Training Center