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What is your Interest?
Sustainable Development, Environment, Microfinance, Ecotourism
Company, Individual
Name of Company / Organization:
CastleBros Consultancy
What is your current job title / department?
Managing Consultant
Seniority Level
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Research, Potential Investors, Potential Partners
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
Consulting "Service Provider" for Business Start-Ups venturing into the Philippines' Comparative Advantage as in: the Filipino ingenuity in the Internet; Philippine Exports of indigenous Crafts, FashionWear, Foodstuffs; originating Renewable Energy Generation; HomeCare & Wellness of the Aging; Inbound & Agri-Tourism; Advocative Legislation
LIFE is all about Time Management in the Service-of-Others - for God's greater glory here on Earth.

Manilaman's Blog

Would anyone venture into Small Mining in Rural Philippines?

Posted on September 20, 2015 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

Last August 8, 2015, I cris-crossed Agos River at 3 River Crossings to check on a proposed 250MWe Dam Site. Agos River originates from multiple River Tributaries of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range exiting eastward to the Pacific Coastal Towns of General Nakar & of Infanta, Quezon Province, Luzon Island, Philippines. Given the catastrophic flooding, causing great loss of Lives & Properties, of these coastal towns, some ten years ago, I consider a series of Run-of-River Power Station…


Christmas 2009 in Manila

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:08pm 0 Comments

Indeed, Christmas is meant to be a season of caring and of giving. But is it?

Early morning Christmas Day, I needed to buy some things at Concepcion Wet-Market - thus, I needed to park my car in one side-street nearby. On my return, I had a Father-Son Duo standing beside my car and meeting me with frowning faces. They were angry that I parked my car blocking exit of their parked car inside their garage bearing the signage: "Keep Driveway Open". As a driver myself, I have always tried… Continue

Typhoon Ondoy and the "Filipino Pride" ... washed away, perhaps?

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 8:41pm 1 Comment

"Rain rain go away come again another day." But this was not the case last Saturday - September 26th. I was caught by surprise with Typhoon Ondoy's heavy downpour as J P Rizal Avenue (the main road running parallel to Marikina River, coming from Marikina City Proper, towards Concepcion, Marikina) was suddenly knee-deep - thus stalling all vehicles on the road. I had to walk through the rain-water flood, inching slowly towards Concepcion Commercial Center, needing to buy 3 bowls of Tropical… Continue

Philiippines: An Attractive Business Location in the Asia-Pacific

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

As more and more nation-states of the Free World tear down national barriers to facilitate free flow of Goods & Services, Foreign Capitalists could look upon the Philippines as an alternative business location.

Herewith are some good reasons to consider: (1st) As a Tropical Country, the Philippines is endowed with its own wide variety of indigenous rich Natural Resources; (2nd) As an archipelago in the Pacific Far East, the Philippines' network of Sea Ports & Airports make… Continue

Parenting for the Future

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 5:30am 0 Comments

My Wife & I are on our 42nd year of marriage. We have been blessed with 3 Sons - 41, 39, 25 yrs old. While our Eldest is a graduate of Electronics & Communications Engineering (ECE) at Don Bosco College, he pursued post graduate studies and finished his Masters in Technical Management (MTM) at the University of the Philippines. Our 2nd Son is a graduate of Liberal Arts (AB - Philosophy) at San Beda College - and is now a fast rising Corporate Executive in the field of SCM-Logistics. Our… Continue

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At 11:42pm on August 24, 2008, Rosemarie Nillasca said…
Sorry for delayed reply to your queries, been busy lately. I used to work in a multinational bank then moved to development bank giving out loans to SME. With this, background, I got into microfinance work, do a bit of training for coops, women groups, etc.

Regarding your query about how to get funding as conduit, you have to apply for it. Where is your area of operation? There are a lot of funding agencies that finance microfinance services to poor household and communities. One of the govt. agency is PCFC, they are second tier funding agency. meaning they approved loans submitted by NGOs, Microfinance orgs. coops with microfinance activities. These microfinance providers will act as conduit. as you mentioned in your email, you are qualified as one. I used to work with CARE Phils. in their Economic Devt. Unit, we handle microfinance funding for our partners like coop. As an int'l. NGO we also access PCFC for funds, and these funds we lent to our partners like coops. , we act as conduit. Loans are very minimal.
Other commercial banks like Citibank, BPI, UCP also give assistance but I'm not familiar with their program. The best bet is to try PCFC.

Goodluck, I hope I answered your question.
At 5:24am on August 30, 2008, Rosemarie Nillasca said…
Yes, as long as the coop is registered with CDA. If you need funding, it depends on the kind of project you are implementing now or will be inmplementing. Your coop can access funding from different finance institution, as long as you have a viable project.
Try accessing SEAD, INC., ASA, CARD Bank, etc.
At 10:59am on December 10, 2008, George Ansa Duke said…
Hello there,
I am interested in developing business on the Complex Waste recovery system with automatic separation unit. I want to facilitate the of some of this units and dispatch them to various locations across my country. I want to discuss modalities with the manufacturer as this would entail huge capital to be invested strategically in public private sector partnership. Hope to hear from you
At 9:09pm on March 14, 2009, Nick Nichols said…
Ernie - This gentleman, Mengenai Saya, in Jakarta seems to be doing some very interesting work on energy from low speed wind. Here's his blog:
At 6:09pm on April 16, 2012, Edward Skinner said…

We strongly believe our DYNA - VAWT System is ideal for low and high wind speeds (from 2m/sec).

See -

and -

We actively looking for suitable distributors in South East Asia, for sales support and aftersales service.

I am also planning to be based in Philippines to support these activities and oversee local manufacturing.

Looking forward to hearing from interested parties.

Ed Skinner.


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