Soaring High in Tagaytay

As I have said in my earlier post, this is one area in the Philippines where at times you will literally walk in the clouds.

I have been to Tagaytay City Philippines and knew of its breathtaking view since I was a kid.  But it was only recently that I realize that there is more to Tagaytay than its view…

  • Low cost of living
  • Near to farms and plantations so food harvest are fresh
  • Very accessible and near to Metro Manila
  • Only minutes away from Hospitals,  Downtown Area, Taal Lake, Shopping Malls and other establishments
  • With Cool and Refreshing Climate
  • Police Stations are within reach (within reach and easy to contact)
  • There is a Fire Station
  • Domestic and International Airports is more or less 1 hour away
  • Healthy Living
  • Perfect for Retirees and migrant tourist
  • Fruits, Meat and Vegetables are abundant
  • People are friendly
  • Tourist destinations are every where
  • Has Zoo, Horse-back riding, Park and Nature Appreciation Sites
  • Urban living in a rural environment is possible
  • Others

I actually grew up in the urban Metro Manila until finished college and work in a corporate company.  I thought, I will settle there because I am now in this beautiful City of Tagaytay.

Who would have thought that I will get married in this special place and settled for good?  I even have achieved one of the most inexpensive wedding yet a bit elegant.  But my wedding was just one thing.  Settling in Tagaytay is another and I was glad we settled here.  Why?  I think it will better if you yourself visit and observe why many are migrating here now a days and settle for good.  A number of them are Tourist and Overseas Filipino/Contract Workets (OFW/OCW).  Many are retirees (foreign and locals).

If you are thinking of living in Tagaytay, better you consider a known and reliable developer… no other than SM Residences

Let me show you a presentation for your viewing and perusal.  Pls click below link for details…

https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0ATIzSSSEYO6PZGhwZDJ6ejhfMTA2aHBwY2JwZzk&hl=en

I will be more than glad to assist you, if you are interested.  Just e-mail me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Rice Trading

0. Executive Summary

The Product: RICE

We can offer:  Thailand Rice, Vietnam Rice, Pakistan Rice, Indian Rice, Brazilian Rice and Philippine Rice (Philippine Rice is for local consumption/delivery only due to government regulation)

I simply intend to establish a profitable wholesale-retail Rice Trading firm, in collaboration with our Rice Miller partners in Bulacan, Cagayan-Isabela, Nueva Ecija and Laguna. We are not exclusive to one supplier to be very sure on price competitiveness and standards.

Pls click to link below for more photos and details related to Philippine Rice…

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/philippine rice/

We can also facilitate imported rice, based on below broken percentage (e.g. Thailand, China Rice, etc.):

  • 5% broken
  • 10% broken
  • 15% broken
  • 100% broken

We can offer Rice in accordance to local demands and corresponding quality requirement (e.g. restaurant/hotel quality, retailer’s quality, supermarket standard, etc.). We can supply both new and “laon.”

More details on a later page.

The Service.

For our unique selling proposition, we will exert more effort and introduce new services to meet what is needed by our customers.

  • We can arrange trucking for a speedy delivery, and/or search for other ways to lower cost on overhead
  • We will design a highly efficient refillable transparent rice dispenser for retail use (convenient enough to carry 25 to 50 kg)
  • We will have ready transparent plastic packing and weighing scale, and packing sealer.
  • We desire introduce a retail van and delivery trike (original design based on what is needed for industrial efficiency – registered/patented):
  • Close Delivery Van type

–       To redesign the back portion in a manner that can be transform itself into a mobile rice retail store, and with facility to store and pack various rice varieties.

–       Serve as mobile branch store

–       To be positioned in a specific target location for a bigger area of responsibility.

–       With direct communication from head office/store to facilitate delivery within its area of responsibility

–       With back-up delivery trike

Motor Bike with side carrying facility

  • We will set-up a hotline for buyer’s inquiry and comments related to price and request for delivery (minimum order):
  • Will introduce website to accommodate more buyers.
  • Has the capacity to facilitate import-export deals in collaboration with our partner exporters in Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan and Brazil.

The Customer.

Target Market:

Locally, our main targets are as

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Rice Retailers
  • Resorts
  • Distributors
  • Retail buyers within our scope area

For International Target Market. We are more sought in Middle East and Africa so we will concentrate to where our service is needed.

FYI.  We already facilitated a rice deal in Bahrain and continuously get inquiries from other Middle Eastern countries.

  1. The Business

1.1. Business Model and Value Proposition

1.1.1. Definition

As such, BIGAS@N101 will serve as a Rice online wholesale arm of Sembawang Trading, and as the go-between for the manufacturers/producers and the wholesale buyer/importer to meet their needs in the market.

This business dream to expand in the near future in the areas of farming and support to farmers and new entrepreneurs.

1.1.2. Business Name

We are registered as…

The word “Sembawang” was derived from a residential place in Singapore called Sembawang Drive to where the proponent learned online commodity trading when he briefly stayed on 2005.  We facilitate various products for export.

But as to our local rice offer, we plan to use a different name, as per suggested Signage design below.  If not, we will have no choice but to register below logolized company name

Why?

“Bigas” means Rice and “Bigasan” means Rice Store. The “@” was inserted instead of plain “a” as it is a symbol of e-commerce and trading. This will communicate to consumers that we are more than an ordinary rice store, we also facilitate wholesale and be also found in the internet (on-line rice trading). Our store name is easy to understand.

1.1.3. Objective

To go beyond the usual and to be a partner in progress

1.1.4. Mission

Never stop searching for ways  to better serve and satisfy our clients.

At the same time, we aim to create  a balance-work atmosphere above and beyond personal gain.

1.1.5. Vision

Out of the box rice trade and agriculture  with dignity and social responsibility.

1.1.6. Core Values

  • Teamwork
  • Knowledge
  • Hard work
  • Integrity
  • Satisfaction
  • Respect
  • Social responsibility
  • …”whatever we do, we do it all  for the glory of God”

Quotation:

“People succeeded in their projects

not only because they know

how to grow their crops

or their farm animals.

They succeed because they know

how to market they produce.

They know how to time their production

so that they sell their harvests

at a high price.”
– Zac B. Sarian

1.1.7. Location

Tagaytay is where I and my family reside.  It’s progress in terms of tourist destination and realty development is a strategic decision to establish a commodity trading firm.

**If you are really that interested on this, kindly e-mail me directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com for the full Business Plan Proposal link.

There is Money in Junk

I did not know that there is money from Scraps and Junk items until I was assigned to it (I previously worked as Admin Supervisor for a corporate firm).  Later, I was even exposed to international scrap trading through a Singaporean partner.   Below are some of the scrap items I handled in the past when I still work for a big firm in Makati City Philippines:

Who would have thought that even a total loss vehicle has value.  I was able to haggle higher price for below scrap vehicles.?   Other firms just throw them as trash.

Total Loss Vehicles (as declared by Insurance Firms)

Salvage Parts from Total Loss Vehicles (as declared by Insurance Firms)

Scrap Metal (HMS 1&2 and Used Rails)

Other Related  Items I sold were Scrap Paper, Scrap Tires, Scrap Cloth/Leather (or fire or water damaged factory items).

I still have the connections both for local and international (subject to inspection).  If you are interested or would want me to sell your items, just e-mail me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

MOSQUERADE

No offense to the Muslims and this article does not oppose Obama’s decision regarding the plan to build a Mosque in Ground Zero .  Allow me please dissect the issue.

Although President Obama reiterates America’s commitment to religious freedom, I am also entitled to my own opinion that BO’s “no regret” action in allowing a Mosque in Lower Manhattan has nothing to do with his personal belief.   The Mosque in Ground Zero is plain and simple a Political Action, as sort of strong cure to a strong illness that is haunting America in years.   Obama may not admit this but he is just following the footsteps of Israel as below image…

Mosquerade?  Come to think it.

As we all know, 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for America. Although this is an infamous step to undertake, I believe BO’s advisers believed this could moderate Muslims across the world and improve its relations with America in the years to come.  You need not be a political genius to figure this out.  Nonetheless I still believe that this is “Mosquerade.” I have nothing against the plan but this is ain’t easy to swallow for Americans.

But as anybody else, I am also observing and await of the result.  Hope this turn out for the better.