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Messy Bessy: All-Inclusive

The market is rife with entrepreneurial start-ups, green household and body care brand Messy Bessy is one of the rare few that are in it for the betterment of others. Neatly tucked in a non-descript low-rise in Makati, the Messy Bessy headquarters is, in a word, bustling. Box upon box of products are stacked around the…

Surf. Sand. And Seven Thousand Islands.

Seven thousand one hundred and seven, the number of islands in the Philippine archipelago, as well as the name of this homegrown clothing brand.  Founded by Jose Llamas, Martin Atayde, and Ria Atayde in 2010, the six-year-old family-owned brand has slowly been building steam.   Like many local brands, the idea for S107 came to…

The Storyteller

Claudine in 2006. Judianne in 2009. Thousands of others—many of whom just as high-profile—have called on wedding videographer Jason Magbanua to capture the magic of their special day. “The path to where I am now is very interesting,” says Jason Magbanua. For years now, he has been widely recognized as simply the best wedding videographer…

Orange Rising

Twenty-three year old Orange Apps founder Gian Javelona talks Apple vs. Orange and being at the right place at the right time. Gian Javelona good-naturedly recalls his days as a student in PUP. He describes himself as a “regular guy” who enjoyed basketball, video games, and perhaps best of all, programming. But university life had…