23 November 2016 – The MoU signing of the Likhang Pilipina SPARK! Women’s Marketplace. It was attended by valued stakeholders of the project: Vice Mayor of Quezon City, Hon. Josefina “Joy” G. Belmonte; Department of Trade and Industry, represented by Ms Emma C. Asusano; and The Araneta Center represented by Mr. Emmanuel C. Fabian.
Ms. Victoria Garchitorena, Founder of Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran Inc. (SPARK) and Ms. Zorayda Mel Alonzo, SPARK President and the Lead Trustee of Likhang Pilipina, lead the MoU Signing.
9 October 2016 – Likhang Pilipina SPARK! Women’s Marketplace was launched at the 3rd floor of Ali Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City. Partners from the Office of Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, the Department of Trade and Industry, and The Araneta Group attended the event. Senator Risa Hontiveros was the guest of honor.
The Likhang Pilipina SPARK! Women’s Marketplace aims expand the knowledge of women entrepreneurs on business strategies and practices while assisting them in identifying potential partners and resources that they need to scale up their small enterprises into successful businesses.