Category Archive: Inspirations

Stories of inspiration. Success stories- true to life. For each one of us to reflect upon, and to learn.

May 11

Communicating business through the barrier..

They found each other when they were employed at Sagada Weaving.  Robert Ag-a, more popularly named Langbay, worked as sewer while Irene Wanawan of Sadanga was weaving for the firm.   They have one thing in common.  They are a deaf-mute couple since birth.  When they got married, they capitalized on each other skills and the …

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May 03

Self Help Groups: One of India’s Ways to Combat Poverty

The Women Members of the Meera Self Help Group.  Photo:  Joel Fagsao

By Joel T. Fagsao In the village of Nandej, a two hours ride away from Ahmedabad city, in the state of Gujarat, India, we visited the Meera Self-Help Group. Our interaction with the group members composed mostly of women, men residents of the village brought upon us a new learning experience on how poor villagers …

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Nov 06

In The Land of Jacky Chan (Part 2)

You don't get lost in HK.  Signs in English lead the way.

Tourism is one of HK’s sources of revenue. The man made and natural attractions, ease of getting around, duty free shopping and relatively peaceful environment attracted 26.9 million tourists in 2009. A well planned transportation system and related infrastructure provides utmost convenience to visitors. As I write this, I reflect on my visit and do …

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Nov 06

In the Land of Jacky Chan (Part 1)

Filipino OFWs spend their day off at Central-HK.

By Joel T. Fagsao The bungled rescue of the August hostage taking incident of a tourist bus resulting in the death of eight HK nationals came at a worst time. I was already scheduled for a September 22 trip to the land of Jacky Chan-my favorite artist in the Kung Fu genre. It was like …

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