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Stories from Filipino Businesses in NZ


Discover how these businesses achieved success in New Zealand through the support of NZPBC. Their stories can be your inspiration.

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FunTo a proud member of NZPBC for 10 years now!


FunTo started as a very small business in printing and uniforms.


NZPBC has played a big role in FunTo’s growth and success. From business guidance to network connections and sales growth.


FunTo truly appreciates all the seminars, workshops and business mentoring that are being provided by NZPBC.


NZPBC also plays as important instrument to network with business people alike. A good example was that FunTo was able to expand to another business venture with a fellow NZPBC member. Yes! A great business partnership and wonderful friendship has formed and continuously growing with success over the years, Thanks to NZPBC.


Looking forward to more years with New Zealand Philippines Business Council.


– FunTo Director, Gladys Sarmiento

The ANZ Filipino Migrant Awardees with Philippine Honorary Consul General for Auckland, Atty. Paulo Garcia, and Philippine Honorary Vice Consul Virginia Russell on 18 February 2016

R-L: Philippine Honorary Consul General Atty. Paulo Garcia, Philippine Honorary Vice Consul Virginia Russell, Mrs. Sharon Banal, Mr. Lito Banal of Kiwi Roofing Ltd, Mr. Ariel Abrogena of PhilNZ Global Cargo Limited, Mrs. Fe Abrojena, Mark Dizon of MDG Properties Limited, Ms. Cassandra Lee, ANZ Bank head of Migrant Services

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NZPBC is proud to be part in recognizing one of the successful entrepreneurs in New Zealand, Mr. Jeths Lacson, CEO of Epiphany Café. He was awarded the Filipino Business Hero Award presented by our Philippine Ambassador to New Zealand Gary Domingo and NZPBC Chairman Nick Salas along with the Hero Awards hosts and organizers, 29 June 2022. Epiphany is now a star in the NZ food industry through their famous pillow soft donuts found in many malls and eateries.


This business which is based in Hamilton City has expanded all over the country through franchising their brand and has carried the pride of Filipino enginuity and perseverance. With Jeths leadership and amazing team, Epiphany has caught the eyes of foreign investors and now looking at thier business growth abroad after only being in existence for 6 years. 

"I thank everyone for their support and, by the grace of God, has helped us weather the storm in our business journey" 

- Jeths Lacson, CEO Epiphany Cafe

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