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Rizal Descendant – Global Social Entrepreneur

Edgardo “Tedjie” Herbosa was a Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardee in 2005. If the name does not ring a bell, he is in a field that shuns the spotlight.

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Edgardo Herbosa – Profile

Mr. Edgardo Herbosa is the Founder and Managing Director of B2bpricenow.com. B2bpricenow.com is a winner in the World Bank Development Marketplace 2002 and is a finalist of the Stockholm Challenge 2004 competitions.

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GMA Awards Trophies to TOYM Winners

MALACANANG, December 2, 2005 (OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo presented today The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award to a lady forensic scientist and six male winners who have distinguished themselves for their exceptional achievements in the arts, business, science, medicine, community development and youth leadership.

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Unisys Agri Website Wins WB Grant

A Unisys-powered agriculture website – www.b2pricenow.com – has won a grant worth $118,000 in the World Bank’s Development Marketplace 2001 competition.


The website, which allows farmers to trade their produce and check prevailing prices with text messaging, is the “E-Commerce for Farmers” initiative of local e-marketplace B2Bpricenow.com. It was chosen as one of the 30 winning entries from the original 2,400 proposals that were submitted to the World Bank’s Development Marketplace 2001 competition held last January in Washington, D. C.

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Philippines Leads B2B World

A Philippines-based e-marketplace which allows farming cooperatives across the country to trade via SMS has won a B2B accolade from the World Bank. The Ecommerce for Farmers initiative, launched by B2B exchange b2bpricenow.com, beat 2,400 other international entries to clinch the $118,000 price. World Bank officials said the number of entries had increased 85 per cent on last year, with submissions coming from 122 different countries.

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