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When you hear the word “influential”, most people would immediately think of Henry Sy or John Gokongwei. In fact, majority of our presidents and leaders are men. However, there are lots of strong independent women in our country just waiting to be discovered. 1.Encarnacion Alzona Encarnacion Alzona was the first Filipina to complete her doctoral studies and national scientist. She was also an advocate of women’s suffrage.  She explained that if women are permitted to vote, men’s respect for them would likely increase because “a person enjoying full political rights deserves greater       respect and esteem than a disenfranchised one.” Source:www.flikr.com 2.Maria Corazon Aquino Source:www.filipiknow.net Following the Marcos occupation, the late president Cory Aquino led the nation from...

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Exclusive - Young Pinay Entrepreneur Creates Successful Online Business With Only $50

Exclusive - Young Pinay Entrepreneur Creates Successful Online Business With Only $50

Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is a 27-year-old Filipina migrant who lives in Los Angeles, California. She created a website called Californila.com (formerly Stuff2Shop) – “a Personal Shopper and Shipper” site that been very popular with Pinoys who love imported goods.” What was her inspiration? Shopping. Specifically, she enjoyed the products and the shopping experience offered in the United States. It didn’t take too long before her relatives and friends to asked her to purchase items and commodities from American retailers in their stead. She happily took this opportunity to answer their “nakikisuyo”, “pabili”, and “padala” requests. Ishka then realized how profitable this service was to other Filipinos looking to purchase items from the States. “My friends and relatives were the ones who asked me for the ‘personal shopper fee’ because...

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This Filipina Businesswoman’s Life Has Changed Because of Online Shopping

This Filipina Businesswoman’s Life Has Changed Because of Online Shopping

Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is no stranger to hard work. In fact, at 11 years old, her parents had already exposed her to clerical tasks in their company—an experience which trained her to multi-task and eventually challenged her to become more enterprising. Now at 27, she is the owner of Californila, a fast-growing personal shopping online store that provides Manila-based customers with items only available in the US. What started out as pakisuyo and padala now provides Ishka more than just stability, but a means to provide jobs for her relatives and friends while also allowing her to follow her passion. (Her 83-year-old grandmother is one of her social media managers!). In our recent online correspondences, Ishka shared her story in the hopes of inspiring Pinoy immigrants to jump...

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With only US$50, LA-based Pinoy millennial starts successful online shopping business

With only US$50, LA-based Pinoy millennial starts successful online shopping business

  Ishka Villacisneros-Tusjakova is 27 years old and lives in Los Angeles, California. She may seem like your regular Filipina migrant who is starting her family abroad, but in fact, she singlehandedly built an internet empire that capitalizes on Filipinos’ love for imported goods. In her teens, she built Californila.com, formerly Stuff2Shop, an increasingly popular website that acts as your “Personal Shopper from California to Manila.” Whatever stuff you want in the US, Californila will personally purchase for you. It acts as your personal taga-padala that will ship straight to your door via Sea Cargo and Air Cargo, may it be in the Philippines or in other parts of the world. You may order from their online store, have a customized order, or...

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Ishka Villacisneros accepted into Forbes Finance Council

Ishka Villacisneros accepted into Forbes Finance Council

Forbes Finance Council is an Invitation-Only Community for Executives in Accounting, Financial Planning, Wealth and Asset Management, and Investment Firms Monrovia, CA, January 27, 2022  — Ishka Villacisneros, has been accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms. Ms. Villacisneros was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. “We are honored to welcome Ishka Villacisneros into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Finance Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils...

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