Top 10 of BIZ Compition 2018

The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) is pleased to announce the Top 10 Finalists of the 2018 NRCO-ISP Business Plan Competition (in no particular order):


  1. Integrated Farming

    Rex Benson Apigo of Dupax Del Norte, Nueva Viscaya

  2. Gourmet Tuyo and Bagoong

    Romulo Lozada & Irish Percalin of Buenavista, Guimaras

  3. Metro Cebu Express

    Nelson Mejia of Talisay City, Cebu

  4. Sky’s Tuna Veggie Balls

    Gerard Ace and Cindy Cuico of Koronadal City, South Cotabato)

  5. Lima Coffee and Delicacies

    Reymark & Clarisse Bautista of Dasmariñas, Cavite

  6. Apiculture (Bee Keeping)

    Rogelio Borbon, Jr. of Malilipot, Albay

  7. Floating Cottage

    Aloran Misamis Occidental Seafarers Association, Inc. of Aloran, Misamis Occidental

  8. Laundry Services

    Jenkin Malupa of Bacoor, Cavite

  9. Artisan Enterprise

    Bernabe and Renee Sario of Buhi, Camarines Sur

  10. Chorizo de Alabang

Charmaine Gabelo & Felix Geobilin of Bayanan, Muntinlupa

The business plan proposals of the Top 10 Finalists were selected and evaluated out of 57 entries received from the seafarers and their families. The criteria for selection of the Top 10 are the following:

I.             Content of the plan including social business idea and purpose

30  Points

II.            Impact on the community

30  points

III.          Financial viability

30  points

IV.          Clarity and presentation of the business plan

     10 points

The Screening Round was held last 18 to 21 September 2018 in Manila.

The Top 10 Finalists will advance to the Mentoring Round wherein they will be given an opportunity to enahnce and improve their business plans.

The Mentoring Round will be on 8 to 17 October 2018 to be held in Intramuros, Manila. After such Round, the finalists will present their respective business plan proposals on 9 November 2018 in Manila.

The 2018 NRCO-ISP Business Plan Competition is a special project for seafarers and their families by the NRCO in partnership with Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines (ISP). It aims to encourage and handhold seafarers to venture into business and entrepreneurship and, at the same time, support the growth of jobs in their respective communities. ###