October 5, 2019
The Enactus Team of Holy Angel University won 2nd Runner-Up in the Non-Food Category of the 13th Business Idea and Development Award (BIDA) 2019, held on September 27 at the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Headquarters, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The winning team presented the project entitled "Waste EMPOWER Pampanga," a business idea for micro-production of Processed Engineered Fuel in the City of San Fernando. Among the several schools who submitted their business proposals, all HAU entries were selected as National Finalists in four categories: Non-Food, Food, Service and Technology.
The National Finalists comprised of Paul Ernest Carreon, Daena Nicodemus, Anchelza Nicole Sia, Karen Salunga, and Angeli Jose for the Non-Food Category; Michael Vincent Alejo, Marienel Calma, Lester Jay Ocampo, Michal Villanueva, and Cathriona Jene Ramoso for the Food Category; Alvin John Santiago, Calvin Jazz Cruz, Francis Ian Aquino, Jazmine Claire Mallari, and Justine Carreon for the Service Category; and Heinrich Allen Tulan, Trina Sevilla, Mikaela Luisa Viktoria Decena, John Vincent Macabanti, and Brian Miranda for the Technology Category. HAU’s Technology Business Incubator, the Encephalon, mentored the teams under the leadership of the Strategic Collaboration Officer, Mr. Rio Yutuc; Project Developer, Engr. Kimberly Hazel Serrano; and Marketing and Information Officer, Engr. Giselle Ayson. The Innovation and Technology Support Officer, Engr. Gina Tumang, accompanied the teams during the business pitch.
The BIDA Award has been a successful project of the PCCI since 2007 recognizing creativeness and innovativeness of the products, technology or services using available local, indigenous and recycled materials. It aims to develop an entrepreneurial culture and a sense of nationalism among Filipino youth and promote entrepreneurship as a major component in our economic sustainable development.