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PIA Press Release
Monday, January 16, 2012

Go Negosyo launches essay contest on women empowerment

by Jose Mari M. Garcia

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan, Jan 16 (PIA) -– Writers, bloggers, students, and the general public are invited to join the essay writing contest of business advocacy Go Negosyo in line with the 4th Women Entrepreneurship Summit and Expo set on March 2 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Launched by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE), the competition is themed “Babae: Kapuso Ka ng Bayan” and aims to recognize the contributions of the women in the Philippine society.

“The essay writing contest promotes and encourages conscious awareness of the contributions of ‘kababaihan’ (Women) in the different levels of the society, in the different social strata, and all fields imaginable,” said PCE.

The contest is open to all individuals, regardless of age and gender; medium may be English or Filipino; and the essay must be original, unpublished either in print or online, and shall be at a maximum of 1,000 words.

Entries must be in Word format, double spaced, font size 12, font style Tahoma, and must be sent as an attachment, together with the entry form to, with the subject WES 2012 Essay.

Deadline of submission is on February 20. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entries will be selected according to the following criteria: relevance to the theme, 50 percent; style and grammar, 20 percent; and appeal to intellect and emotion, 30 percent.

The winning entries will be announced during the Women Entrepreneurship Summit on March 2 at the World Trade Center. Prior to the event, Go Negosyo shall inform the winners to ensure their presence at the summit.

Meanwhile, Go Negosyo is also calling out to exhibitors who would like to showcase their products, services, business techniques, and entrepreneurial ideas during the summit.

“I joined the summit last year at World Trade and I must say that I became more inspired to go on with my chosen business. And this time I’m interested again in participating,” said entrepreneur Cez Delos Reyes Ciruela.

For details, contact Emily De Silva at 637-9229/637-9347 or at 0916-611-0566/0922-259-8165. (WLB/JMG/PIA 3)

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