For the first time in the USC-KNN, 13 small entrepreneurs are given the chance to compete for the first leg of the competition. Normally, only ten are awarded with the seed capital at the beginning of the season and the rest are given with consolation prizes and shall not compete with the top ten.
However, this year’s season has a twist. The three consolation prize winners are given the chance to compete with the rest of the top ten finalists. Of the “Lucky 13” winners, three shall be “evicted” and shall settle for consolation after two months of engaging their respective businesses.
All of the “Lucky 13” were awarded with the initial seed capital of P8,000 yesterday during the USC-KNN radio show over DyAB1512. The top ten shall receive additional P7,000 and P2,000 for the three consolation prize winners after two months of competing in the season. This is the first time the USC-COCAAI has awarded P15,000 as seed capital to the ten winners and first time to award P10,000 as consolation prize. This is an improvement to the previous seasons where the seed capital is limited to P10,000 while the consolation prize was limited to P5,000 only.
The P10,000 is given by the Department of Labor and Employment as part of the DOLE’s livelihood program while the rest of the seed capital is given by the USC-COCAAI.
As usual, the seed capital is not a loan but not a dole out because the participants have to work hard for it and compete for the “Big Winner” title at the end of the season in February 2012.
The Season 6 “Lucky 13” are the following:
1- Bonifacio Arellano, Escario St., Cebu City (Business: T-shirt printing)
2- Manuel Gerald Abella, Basak-Pardo, Cebu City (Business: Cleaning solutions)
3- Linda Berdon, Lapulapu City (Business: Wellness Services training)
4- Consolacion Elma, Pardo, Cebu City (Business: Peanut Butter & Pickles)
5- Suzette Mayol, Canduman, Mandaue City (Business: Cake baking)
6- Brenda Batislaong, Lutopan, Toledo City (Business: Decorative & Scented Candles)
7- Hisel Camacho, Paknaan, Mandaue City (Business: Electronic load)
8- Joel Quijano, Carcar City (Business: Sandal Making)
9- Emmy Daligdig, Cebu City (Business: Piso-piso Water Dispenser)
10- Jonathan Villahermosa, Basak-Pardo, Cebu City (Business: Food vending)
11- Maila Tuazon, Lapulapu City (Business: Squash Macaroons)
12- Loreta Colina, Mabolo, Cebu City (Business: Combo Meals)
13- Teresista Ursal, Cebu City (Business: Rosary making)
You may listen to last Saturday’s episode of the USC-KNN radio show here.
The USC-KNN project is a joint undertaking by the USC-College of Commerce Alumni Association (COCAAI), DyAB/ABS-CBN Corporation, Department of Labor and Employment, and the University of San Carlos School of Commerce and Economics.