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Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:22

 

New PFA Board of Trustees Announced


 

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), the country’s pioneer and premier franchise association, officially presented its new Board of Trustees who will hold office until 2017. With this development, PFA also announced the election of Dr. Alan Escalona, President of Fruit Magic, as the new PFA President. Immediate past President Mr. Franklin Go, Vice President of Goldilocks, on the other hand, was elected new PFA Chairman. Immediate past PFA Chairman Elizabeth Pardo-Orbeta, Chairman of Wendy’s Philippines, moved on to becoming Chairman of the Council of Past Presidents. Mr. Robert Trota, CEO of Max’s Group Inc., and Ms. Bing Sibal-Limjoco, CEO of Francorp Philippines, retained their position as PFA Vice Chairs. Founding PFA President Samie Lim, meanwhile, continues to be the Chairman Emeritus of the Association.

 
Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:22

 

New Year Message


 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), it is our privilege and distinct pleasure to wish our members and partners with all the best in 2016!

As we look forward to the New Year with renewed optimism, we would like to request each and every one to join PFA as it renews its commitment to help its members and partners in seizing the opportunities that will surely come our way as we stand together and face the challenges that may come our way. Let us all remember that with the Lord’s guidance and mercy, we can be sure that we can continue to make the Philippine franchising sector a force for good for our beloved nation.

 

We request that you continue to give us your generous support so that PFA can continue to make franchising a key contributor to economic development and nation-building.


We have always exhorted everyone to be mindful of PFA’s mission to promote franchising as a tool for economic development and nation-building but we also realize that the Association has to continuously expand and improve its service to its members so that they can be effective growth drivers for the economy.


Closely intertwined with the duty of PFA to serve its members is the responsibility of each member to be more participative and collaborative in PFA’s programs so that the Association can effectively bring out the best in Philippine franchising. We will be able to accomplish more if we work hand in hand together. While it may be a cliché to the ears of many, it doesn’t diminish its truthfulness.


As what we have often said, PFA is committed to help open local and international opportunities for its members – whether you are small or big; whether you are homegrown or international or whether you are based in Metro Manila or in the regions. As the Voice of Philippine franchising, PFA is unswerving in its commitment to be the champion and advocate of the Philippine franchise sector.


On top of these, we are set to introduce new programs, project and activities to strengthen the role of franchising in opening business and job opportunities. Among these is our plan to implement new programs to help young entrepreneurs and promoter of social enterprises become more effective contributors to the economy through franchising.


On this note, we are opening our communication lines anew for any suggestions and inputs on how we can make PFA more relevant to you. And we are giving this invitation not only to our members but also to our partners and friends. Please feel free to let us know what you want and what you need.


Let us all be ready and let us all benefit from the all opportunities that the New Year is presenting.


Once again, we would like to wish everyone a New Year abounding with realized dreams and fulfilled promises!

 

 

Search On for Next Generation of Franchise Entrepreneurs

 

As part of its efforts to sustain the robust growth of the country’s franchising sector, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) is organizing a competition for young entrepreneurs who have the potential to become next heavyweights in the Philippine franchise industry.

Dubbed Nxt Gen in Franchising, the said competition seeks to promote franchising as a tool to accelerate business growth and recognize the brands and businesses that can scale up through franchising.

“What sets the next generation of franchisors apart is their ambition and their global mindset,” said PFA Chairman Emeritus Samie Lim. “The older generations think of national growth and targeting the 100 million Filipinos, but the next generation looks at international expansion.”

This is particularly timely when the ASEAN is about to become one integrated economy with a market of more than 600 million.

Because of this, the next generation looks at opening hundreds to thousands of outlets in the shortest time possible. And with the development of technology, ASEAN integration and the power of franchising, these dreams are now much closer to reality.

The awards are open to entrepreneurs 18 to 35 years old with a highly franchise-able business, but not yet franchising. The search will be nationwide and semi-finalists will be chosen in the following areas: North Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and the National Capital Region.

The semi-finalists will be awarded in the Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA) Night where they will get to meet, interact and network with the CEOs, owners and managers of top franchise brands in the Philippines.

Furthermore, the overall winner will receive free tickets to the Franchise Asia 2016 Conference, a free incubation booth in Franchise Asia 2016 Expo, one-month mentorship from Certified Franchise Executives and free entry into the How to Franchise Your Business Seminar.

Interested entrepreneurs may join by sending an application form together with an executive summary of their business, plus a powerpoint presentation, print ad or video promoting their idea. Qualification hinges from marketability, originality, uniqueness and franchisability. For more details, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; (+632) 687-03 65 to 67; (+632) 579-4841, (+63917) 832-0732; +63999) 883-3732 or visit http://bit.ly/1ghOIEa :nextgen-in-franchising&catid=1:blog&Itemid=8

 

 

 

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NxtGen in Franchising Award

 

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“What business do you have that can scale up through franchising?”


We are looking to celebrate and recognize the next generation of franchise leaders in the industry. Do you have a business that needs more capital, people or time to grow? Franchising has helped thousands of entrepreneurs accelerate their business growth.

 

The Philippine Franchise Association is searching for young business owners who can be the next franchise success stories. Get a chance to pitch your big ideas to investors, top industry consultants, vendors and a range of experts eager to help new concepts and young entrepreneurs grow. Best of all, winners will be introduced to many of the biggest companies and most successful entrepreneurs in the industry. Will you be one of them?

 

 

What is the NxtGen in Franchising Award?

  • The NxtGen in Franchising Award seeks to promote franchising as tool to accelerate business growth and recognize the brands & businesses that can scale up through franchising

 

Who can join?

  • Business owners 18 to 35 years old
  • Have at least 1 operating store/prototype or proof of concept
  • Has potential to franchise or has been franchising for less than 3 years

 

Requirements (Deadline on or before May 31, 2016)

  • Submit an application form
  • Executive summary of your business & how franchising can help it grow (1 to 2 pages)
  • Create an ad to sell your idea (choose a medium)
    • Video (2 to 3 mins)
    • Print Ad/s
    • Powerpoint sales pitch (5 slide max.)

 

Prizes

  • Over all winner will get:
    • FREE TICKET to Franchise Asia Philippines 2016 Conference
    • FREE INCUBATION BOOTH in Franchise Asia Philippines Expo 2016
    • Mentorship by Certified Franchise Executives
    • FREE SLOT in the How to Franchise Your Business Seminar
  • Top finalists will be given free tickets to the Franchise Asia Philippines Conference and Expo 2016 where you will meet & learn from the biggest and most successful entrepreneurs in the industry.


 

Judging Criteria

  • Franchisability of the concept
    • Uniqueness & Creativity……………………………………..25%
    • Marketability………………………………………………..…....15%
    • Adaptability of concept to other markets…….….....15%
    • Teachability of concept………………….……….….…....…10%
  • Quality of presentation materials……………............……35%

 

Deadline of submission of entries and requirements is on or before MAY 31, 2016

 

For more information, please contact:

PHILIPPINE FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
701 OMM Citra Bldg, San Miguel Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: (+632) 687-03 65 to 67
PLDT Landline: (+632) 579-4841
Mobile: (+63917) 832-0732| (+63999) 883-3732 | (+63932) 879-2732
Fax No.: (+632) 687-0635
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Look for Mr. Jake Santos

 
PFA at the Tokyo Franchise Show. PDF Print E-mail
Written by PFA Administrator   
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 07:41

 

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PFA at the Tokyo Franchise Show. As part of efforts to promote Philippine franchises in overseas markets as well as promote the Philippines as a franchise investment destination, the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) participated in the Tokyo Franchise Show 2015 held recently at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, which is also known as Tokyo Big Sight. Tokyo Franchise Show 2015 is the largest franchise exhibit in Japan and featured 200 exhibitors from Japan and other countries like Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines and others. The said show also gathered about 30,000 visitors. Photo shows PFA officers Samie Lim, PFA Chairman Emeritus (3rd from left) and Franklin Go, PFA President (leftmost) at the PFA booth together with Mr. Hiroyuki Ito, Japan Franchise Association (JFA) Executive Director (2nd from left); Mr. Yoshimasa Yamamoto, JFA Chairman (4th from left) and Mr Kiyoshi Hijikata, Chairman of the Japan Retailers Association (JRA) and advisor to Circle K Sunkus Corp, one of the leading convenience store chain in Japan.

 
Opening Expansion Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region

Opening Expansion Opportunities in the Asia-Pacific Region

 

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By : Franklin Go
President, PFA
Director – Membership Recruitment & Benefits

 

The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) believes that the franchising sector can be a major dollar-earner and is committed to continue undertaking programs, projects and activities that will help open overseas expansion opportunities for its members. This commitment is articulated in PFA’s five-point goals for the years 2013 to 2015, which hopefully will redound to more Philippine franchise brands in the international markets.

Part of the strategy is to strengthen PFA’s partnerships with its foreign counterparts. This year, PFA signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA) and the Korea Franchise Association (KFA) to help open opportunities for Philippine franchise brands to expand in these countries.

Furthermore, as a member of the World Franchise Council (WFC) and the Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation (APFC), PFA has been able to promote Philippine franchise brands in international markets by participating in the franchise shows organized by our counterparts across the globe through reciprocal agreements.

Just recently, PFA attended the joint meetings of the WFC and APFC in Taiwan, where PFA was formally appointed as the new Secretariat of the APFC. More than a responsibility and a privilege, we see this as an opportunity to partner and collaborate with our colleagues in the Asia-Pacific region with the goal of opening overseas expansion opportunities for Philippine franchise brands – including and especially SMEs.

We have a special stake in this because more than 60% of PFA members are MSMEs. For this reason, we are devoting PFA resources towards strengthening the capabilities of our MSME members. Furthermore, PFA’s MSME Promotions and Development Committee, chaired by Mr Richard Sanz and ably supported by Dr Alan Escalona of Fruit Magic, is currently fine-tuning our Big Brother Mentoring Program to help MSMEs improve their business practices as well as encourage them to use franchising as a tool for expansion.

PFA has long believed that franchising can be an effective tool in the internationalization of MSMEs. In fact, a good number of Philippine franchise brands looking for international expansion opportunities are MSMEs. After all, a consumer from the overseas markets will not ask if the burger or flavoured French fries that he will eat or the spa products that he will apply to his body come from a large company or an SME. As long as that product conforms to global standards, he will buy that product.

Conformity to global standards, therefore, is the key to global competitiveness. A SME can become a global company if it conforms to global standards. Adherence to world-class standards is actually a great equalizer.

To help PFA members raise their global competitiveness, our Education Committee, chaired by Francorp’s Bing Sibal-Limjoco, is crafting capability-building programs such as the Franchise Management Course, which is being offered in partnership with the College of St Benilde.

We should also bear in mind that the global economy today is becoming increasingly integrated. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), internationally-traded goods have now lesser domestic content compared to how it was 10 or 20 years ago. Back in 1995, most of the exported products have 90% or more domestic content but today the domestic content of internationally-traded goods are getting lower and lower. Value chains are now crossing boundaries. Many of the world’s goods are now actually ‘Made in the World’.

Clearly, we have more to gain if we choose to collaborate rather than compete. That is why PFA, through the committee on ASEAN Integration, chaired by PFA Chairman Emeritus Samie Lim, is advocating that the proper attitude in facing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is to make it a time to forge partnerships. Working together will bring more benefit to all; hence as PFA becomes the new APFC Secretariat, we will exert extra effort to open opportunities for collaboration among APFC members to help each member grow domestically, regionally and globally.

We hope that through these collaborative actions, APFC will enhance the role of franchising as a catalyst for economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region – an aspiration that becomes even more timely as the Philippines host the APEC summit next year.

According to data from WFC and APFC, there are more than 21,000 franchise brands in the Asia-Pacific region. These brands, in turn, create more than 2 million outlets which employ more than 18 million individuals. This is the economic impact of franchising and we hope to see the contribution of franchising to the regional economy continue to grow as trade and economic cooperation increases in the region.

The Philippines is a respectable contributor to the franchising industry in Asia-Pacific with more than 1,000 franchise brands creating more than 100,000 franchise outlets and generating about a million in employment. But it is also clear that there is still much room for growth for the Philippine franchise sector. As the global economy becomes more integrated – more so that PFA is now playing a key role in regional franchising – we hope to increase the sector’s contribution to the economy through the export of Philippine franchise brands.

And as franchising continues to grow in the region, we hope to see more of our members expanding across Asia-Pacific thus enhancing the image of the Philippines as a source of world-class brands.

But as we undertake these programs to help Philippine franchise brands go international, we are also mindful of our responsibility to help foreign franchise brands succeed in the Philippine market. After all, PFA is the voice of Philippine franchising. Our purpose is to serve the interest of the entire sector – from the smallest to the biggest, both home-grown and foreign. Admittedly, the multi-faceted needs of the sector pose challenges for PFA but we are committed to serve the sector by working for an enabling environment that will allow for inclusive growth to all players in the Philippine franchising sector.

As Director for Membership Recruitment and Benefits, I am resolute in making PFA a venue for growth for all our members – whether big or small, foreign or home-grown. Together with our PFA Chairman Yvette Pardo-Orbeta and PFA Vice Chairman Robert Trota and with the rest of the PFA Committee Chairs, we are committed to make PFA members reap the full benefits of the opportunities opening in ASEAN, in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

For inquiries call 687-0365 to 67
0932-8792732 ; 0917-8320732;
email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it visit www.pfa.org.ph

 

*Philippine Star , Business - B3 , October 13, 2014

*Business Mirror , Entrepreneur-F1 , October 15, 2014

 
PFA Delegation met with IFA Chairman during the International Gala Night in Taiwan
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:58

PFA Delegation met with IFA Chairman during the International Gala Night in Taiwan

 

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The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) delegation that participated in the Taiwan International Chain and Franchise Expo held last Sept 26 to 29 met with the International Franchise Association (IFA), USA Chairman Elect Aziz Hashim (4th from left) and IFA Director for International Josh Merin (9th from left) during the International Gala Night at the Denwell Flagship Glory and Splendor Hall, Taipei City hosted by the Association of Chain and Franchise Promotion, Taiwan.   Other delegates shown in the photo are (from left to right): Albert Kong, Board Member for International of Franchising and Licensing Association, Singapore; Head of PFA delegation Dr. Alan Escalona, President of Fruit Magic and PFA Director for External Relations and Advocacy; Richard Sanz, President/CEO of Philippine FoodAsia and PFA Director for MSME Promotions and Development; Chit Estrada, PFA Executive Director; Lin Deres, Franchise Relations Manager of Goldilocks; Sherill Quintana, President of Oryspa Spa Solutions; Rebecca Bucad, President of K2 Drug and PFA Regional Director for North Luzon; Johnny Que, President of Waffle Time and PFA Director for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 04:14
 
MECO Briefing for the PFA Delegation to Taiwan
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:48
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 MECO Briefing for the PFA Delegation to Taiwan
 

        The Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO), Taiwan led by Mr. Ben Uy, Director of Commercial Affairs, welcomed the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) delegation to Taiwan and conducted a market briefing about Taiwan last 27 September 2014, Saturday at the Yong Fu Lou Restaurant, Taipei City.   Mr. Ben gave key information about doing business in Taiwan and how Philippine companies can explore business opportunities in Taiwan.   The photo shows the PFA delegation to Taiwan (from left to right) Joanna Tomagan, PFA Sr. Project Manager, Sherill Quintana, President of Oryspa Spa Solutions, Lin Deres, Franchise Relations Manager of Goldilocks, Rebecca Bucad, President of K2 Drug, Chit Estrada, PFA Executive Director,  Yvonne Ma, Trade and Investment Center of MECO, Marissa Caballero, Supervisor of K2 Drug, Richard Sanz, President/CEO of Philippine FoodAsia Corp., Dr. Alan Escalona, President/CEO of Fruit Magic, Ben Uy, Director of Commercial Affairs of MECO, Jose Ng, President/CEO of Hanover Holdings Co. Inc., Joelix Ng, EVP/COO of Hanover Holdings Co. Inc., Christine Clamor, Consultant of Blims Lifestyle Group, Ilyn Van Opstal, Structure Consultant of Francorp Phils., and Carol Chao, Investment Officer of MECO.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 03:57
 
World Franchise Council Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:37

World Franchise Council Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan

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The Philippine Franchise Association attended the World Franchise Council Meeting recently held last 24-25 September 2014 at the Fullon Hotel Danshuei Fishermen's Wharf, New Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, hosted by the Association of Chain & Franchise Promotion, Taiwan (ACFPT). PFA was represented by PFA Chairman Yvette Pardo-Orbeta, PFA President Franklin Go, PFA Vice Chair Bing Sibal-Limjoco and PFA Executive Director Chit Estrada.

The meeting was well-attended by 29 WFC country-members including Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, Croatia, Egypt, European, Finland, France, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey and USA. The members meet biannually to discuss major issues and come up with resolutions aimed to further strengthen collaboration and cooperation among WFC members, working towards a common goal of promoting and protecting franchising worldwide. The following major concerns were discussed namely, WFC strategic planning and directions, WFC developing effective outcomes, key legal issues in franchising, WFC communication platforms such as website and online forum for the members, collection of global franchise data and its overall analysis as well as the status of membership applications for WFC.

 

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Each member-country shared information on the current major issues affecting its association as well as exchanged ideas during the breakout sessions tackling important subject matters in franchising such as factors that influence the choice of franchising as a growth strategy, E-commerce implications for franchises, how a code of ethics and code of conduct influences franchising within your country, effect of labour laws on franchising, self-regulation versus regulation and their effects on the credibility of franchising, the definition of micro, SME and large franchise systems in each country, how to construct a check list for prospective franchisees to consider prior to purchasing, what are membership growth strategies and barriers to entry and how to encourage multinational franchises to join national associations.

The next WFC meeting in 2015 will be on 13-14 February at MGM Las Vegas which will be hosted by the International Franchise Association, USA.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 03:46
 
PFA Business Trade Mission to Taiwan
Friday, 03 October 2014 03:26

PFA Business Trade Mission to Taiwan

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        The Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) participated in the Taiwan International Chain and Franchise Expo held last Sept 26 to 29 at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan, organized by the Association of Chain and Franchise Promotion, Taiwan.  Aligned with PFA’s thrust to bring and promote Philippine companies and franchise brands to various key international markets for business growth and expansion opportunities, PFA has organized a business trade mission to Taiwan for possible forging of business partnerships in Taiwan.   The photo shows the delegation to Taiwan (seated from left to right),  Bing Sibal-Limjoco, PFA Vice Chair and CEO of Francorp Phils; Yvette Pardo-Orbeta, PFA Chair and Chairman of Wendy’s Phils. together with WFC delegates Cristina Matos, Director General of Portuguese Franchise Association and Ricardo Camargo, Executive Director of the Brazil Franchise Association. And (standing from left to right) Ilyn Van Opstal, Structure Consultant of Francorp Phils., Dr. Alan Escalona, President of Fruit Magic and PFA Director for External Relations and Advocacy; Chit Estrada, PFA Executive Director; Richard Sanz, President/CEO of Philippine FoodAsia and PFA Director for MSME Promotions and Development;  Rebecca Bucad, President of K2 Drug and PFA Regional Director for North Luzon;  Lin Deres, Franchise Relations Manager of Goldilocks;  Johnny Que, President of Waffle Time and PFA Director for Corporate Social Responsibility; Sherill Quintana, President of Oryspa Spa Solutions; Jose Ng, President/CEO of Hanover Holdings;  Joelix Ng, EVP/COO of Hanover Holdings; and Christine Clamor, Consultant of Blims Lifestyle Group.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 03 October 2014 03:35
 
Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan.
 
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The Philippine Franchise Association participated in the Annual Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation (APFC) meeting recently held last 23 September 2014 at the Fullon Hotel Danshuei Fishermen's Wharf, New Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan, hosted by the Association of Chain & Franchise Promotion, Taiwan (ACFPT). PFA was represented by PFA Chairman Yvette Pardo-Orbeta, PFA President Franklin Go, PFA Vice Chair Bing Sibal-Limjoco and PFA Executive Director Chit Estrada.
 
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The meeting was attended by 11 APFC country-members including Australia, China, HongKong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, the host country. The APFC delegates discussed issues and exchanged ideas on how to further strengthen its role and function in the promotion and protection of Franchising in the Asia Pacific region.
 
Other country-observers from Brunei, Cambodia, Mongolia, Macao, Thailand and Vietnam were also invited to attend the meeting to gain first-hand knowledge about APFC key issues and concerns as well as to consider applying for APFC membership in the future.
 
 
 
 
PFA holds franchise exhibit and seminars in Cebu

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:

 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 Phone: (632) 798-2543
 Contact person: Jake L Santos

 

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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.

 
 
PFA Welcome New Members PDF Print E-mail
Written by PFA Administrator   
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
Written by PFA Administrator   
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
Written by PFA Administrator   
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
Written by PFA Administrator   
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
Written by PFA Administrator   
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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