Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Young entrepreneurs hold green bazaar in Estancia at Capitol Commons

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to formally start the MIIS #4GreenPH Kids Can! Bazaar. From left to right: Peter Perfecto, Makati Business Club Executive Director; Joey Concepcion, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship; Joy Abaquin, Founding Directress of Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS); Monique Castañeda, Marketing Manager of Ortigas Malls; Ramon Sumulong, Property Management Head of Ortigas and Co.; and Joel Aguada, MIIS Parent School Partnership President.
In this season of giving, students from Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS) held a #4GreenPH KIDS CAN! Bazaar in Estancia at Capitol Commons to showcase their business ideas that advocate for a greener, more sustainable future.
The only “for kids, by kids” bazaar in the country is now on its 16th year, featuring products that promote Green Forests, Green Living, Green Christmas, and a Green Philippines. Children as young as 6 years old to 18 years old participated in the bazaar, which allowed them to create and share innovative solutions with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Plants and succulents are just some of the green-themed products at the bazaar
The four sections of the bazaar called Green Forests, Green Living, Green Christmas, and Green Philippines, featured around 80 products which ranged from locally-made organic produce by Filipino farmers; condiments and sauces for those with discerning palates; bath and body products to promote wellness; merchandise such as notebooks, bags, pouches, magnets, and tumblers with artwork designed by students; upcycled products from denim bags, recycled plastic, tarpaulin products, and storage boxes; and beautifully hand-crafted Murano beaded embellishments.

Brands such as Likha also promoted the weave of indigenous tribes through multi-foldable bags. Hiraya sold neck pillows that educated young children about endangered species, while Sewers of Sustainability (SOS) had anti-mosquito shirts.

The young entrepreneurs are hard at work selling their products.  
“Honing the entrepreneurial mind among children and teenagers is an important link in the chain of national development. And we are glad to have Estancia and Ortigas Malls as partners in promoting this advocacy to the Filipino youth and their families,” says Joy Abaquin, Founding Directress of MIIS.
Ortigas Malls, for its part, also continues to help entrepreneurs flourish by enabling retail formats that highlight unique, specialty products.

For 85 years, Ortigas and Co. has been bringing to life some of the nation’s most loved and most iconic places such as Greenhills Shopping Center, Tiendesitas at Frontera Verde, Estancia at Capitol Commons, and Industria at Circulo Verde thus creating new experiences, traditions, and aspirations. Still, it continues to build for life. For more information on Ortigas and Co., visit

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