Filipino Homes founder is one of Kabayan 2022 awardees

FILIPINO Homes founder Anthony Gerard Leuterio emerged as one of the awardees for this year’s Kabayan 2022 during celebration of Go Negosyo’s 17th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.

He is one of the nine “inspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and entrepreneurs” commended for their “passion and determination to become better in their respective fields of business.”

Leuterio is joined by eight other awardees, namely Arvin Esperida of Bodega ni Tatay; Angelito Castro of Angel Castro Aqua Ventures; Elpidia Abel, Inspiring OFW awardee; Jeffrey Guansing, YouTube influencer and founder of Team Harabas; Malou Prado, owner of MPQ Travel & Tourism; Mardel delos Santos of Ledam’s Collections Company; Mark Durotan of Diko’s Food Processing & Diko’s Integrated Farm; and Marvin Intal of Intal Garments.

“We are so happy that our efforts in Filipino Homes are recognized by Go Negosyo and by President [Ferdinand] Marcos himself,” said Leuterio.

Go Negosyo chose to put the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs and the OFWs as the center for this year anniversary celebration.

“We have chosen as our theme, “Kabuhayan, Kinabukasan at Kaagapay ng Pamilyang OFW” to highlight how central the family is in every migrant worker’s story,” Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said in reports.

“Beyond just being a venue for OFWs and their families to begin their journey toward entrepreneurship, Kabayan 2022 recognizes the importance of digital technology and how it can be leveraged to the advantage of many MSMEs in developing their businesses,” he added.

Elated

Leuterio, in an interview Sunday, Dec. 4 said he was elated to be recognized as one of the entrepreneurs who have contributed to the country’s economic prosperity by helping OFWs invest in real estate and encouraging them to consider real estate marketing as a career when they come home.

Leuterio, who founded Filipino Homes has been promoting real estate properties in the Philippines to OFWs and foreign buyers abroad—Singapore, US and Middle East, among others. The company has been helping OFWs and their families realize their dreams of owning their dream houses. It also provides opportunities to Filipinos here and abroad to explore the limitless opportunities in the real estate industry.

Advice

During his talk, Leuterio vowed to inspire more OFWs to exploit the opportunities in the Philippines and pursue their passion and become successful entrepreneurs.

Leuterio, a former OFW, said while difficulties arise, especially in today’s business environment aspiring entrepreneurs should overcome their fear of failure.

“Failures help one become successful,” he said.

Inspired by the recognition, Leuterio pledged that Filipino Homes will mount more programs and activities to inspire OFWs to take the entrepreneurship route, starting off with providing educational campaign to help OFWs invest their money in right channels, or start a business in the Philippines to provide more jobs to Filipinos.

P200K bonus

During the recognition day, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. awarded a bonus of P200,000 to the Kabayan 2022 awardees. This was announced by First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos, who attended the event on behalf of her husband.

“In the spirit of the holiday season, I have decided to add this cash bonus to our Christmas community outreach fund that Filipino Homes and Accredited Real Estate Salespersons in the Philippines will execute in the coming days. This series of public gift-giving activities will begin with a children’s event this Thursday, Dec. 8,” Leuterio announced in his Facebook Page.

Prior to real estate, Leuterio worked as a global leader of a multi-level marketing company which exposed him to global marketing dynamics. He was leading organizations in the United States, Middle East, Asia, apart from the Philippines. (KOC)