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Dubai-Based CEO Among This Year’s ‘Kabayan’ Awardees - received 200K Pesos each

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

A business owner based in Dubai is among the nine outstanding OFW during Go Negosyo’s Kabayan 2022 event at the SM Mall of Asia.

Malou Q. Prado, owner of MPQ Travel & Tourism in Dubai, MPQ Travel in Lass Vegas, and MPQ Travel & Tours in the Philippines, said she was honored to be one of the beneficiaries of the award.

First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos announced P200K in cash awards each to nine outstanding OFWs.

The First Lady made the announcement on behalf of President Bongbong Marcos. With her during the event were (from left) Esquire Financing’s Raj Uttamchandani, Sta. Elena Construction’s Alice Eduardo, Dept. of Migrant Workers Sec. Susan Ople, Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, the First Lady, DTI Sec. Alfredo Pascual, Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, and the SM Group’s Tessie Sy-Coson.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. awarded Php200,000 each to nine outstanding OFWs at Go Negosyo’s KABAYAN 2022 event held last December 3. The award was announced by First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos, who graced the event at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The nine awardees were chosen by Go Negosyo for inspiring fellow OFWs with their compelling journey as migrant workers, for successfully transitioning to entrepreneurship, and for using social media to become influencers to the overseas Filipino community.

The cash award was announced during the awarding ceremonies, and were in addition to the total of Php2.5 million worth of cash and prizes given to lucky attendees by Go Negosyo and its partners to mark its 17th anniversary.

“We thank the President and the First Lady for their unwavering support of OFWS and MSMEs,” said Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion.

“Over the 17 years that we promoted entrepreneurship in the Philippines, we found that many of the MSMEs we helped grow were the ventures of OFWs who dream of a life of financial security for their families back home,” he said.

“OFWs and MSMEs will be the ones helping guide our economy, and digitalization will be an advantage to many MSMEs in developing their businesses,” he added.

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