Governor Benjamin Diokno

Maja blanca

Rice cake maker Romualdo Blanco Jr wraps his Maja Blanca (coconut and corn pudding) in red ribbons, hoping to make it a staple of Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) in his province, where he developed a backyard business into a company with annual sales of P2,4 million. Five years ago, the 28-year-old father of 1 developed a P10,000 micro-entrepreneur loan into PK Maja’s Special, supplying puto and kutsinta to schools, grocery

BangkoSentral to move coin

Governor Benjamin Diokno said Friday that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will relocate their coin and bill manufacturing plant to the new public center being constructed here to satisfy their manufacturing demands. The new plant will be able to generate 5 billion pieces of bills and coins once fully operational compared to the present mint’s 3 billion ability in Quezon City, Diokno said. Once the fresh mint is operational, the