Bea Alonzo plans to invest in poultry farming

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Bea Alonzo prefers to get into the poultry business, rather than putting up a restaurant. "Inaamin ko, hindi ko kayang mag-restaurant, kasi doon may big responsibilities ka sa customers mo— na kailangan malinis, maganda yung quality. Masisisra naman ang pangalan ko pag hindi ako nag-hands on," says Bea.


Bea Alonzo is one of the most sought after actresses today. Film, TV, magazines— name it, and Bea does it.

And she doesn't want to box herself in showbiz.

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on the set of Guns and Roses in Bacood, Sta. Mesa, Manila, the mestiza beauty revealed that she wants to try poultry farming someday.

THE INSPIRATION. Her interest in this business venture started when her Guns and Roses co-stars Isabel Rivas and Diether Ocampo inspired her to be wiser in handling her money.

"Ngayon nai-inspire ako ni Diet, sila ni Isabelle Rivas, sa mga bagay na ganun, maging mas responsable pagdating sa pera.

"Siya yung nagtuturo sa akin na mag-business na, mag-isip na ng mga liabilities tanggalin muna sa utak, dapat yung mga assets na ang i-ano mo, invest mo."

Bea admits that for the longest time, she's been searching for another field to try out.

It was her desire to challenge her capabilities that motivated her to get on her feet and look for the next industry to invade.

"Kasi di ba, somehow, magkakaroon ka ng ganun question na, ano pa ba kaya kong i-offer? Ano pa ba iba kong kaya gawin?

"Yung nakakatuwa, kasi siguro nahanap ko na yung ibang field na gusto ko pasukin, na magaling din ako sa field na yun.

"Kasi right now iniisip ko ang field lang na confident akong gawin ito (showbiz), e. Kaya siguro somehow gusto kong i-try yung golf, baka naman mag-gain ako ng self confidence sa ibang bagay, baka magaling din ako sa bang bagay na hindi ko lang nadi-discover."

THE POULTRY BUSINESS. Among other business options, Bea plans to enter poultry farming, thanks to the influence of Isabel Rivas, and of her mother who's managing a fish pond in Quezon.

Reading has been Bea's way to learn the twists and turns of the poultry industry.

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She equipped herself with simple finance books and agricultural magazines.

"Oo, pinag-aaralan ko," she admits.

"Actually, nagbabasa na ako para sa finance, pero yung easy to read lang. Kasi ang daming terms hindi ko naiintindihan.

"Tapos si Tita Isabel, pina-anuhan na niya ako ng magazine sa agriculture, every month meron nang magde-deliver.

"Gusto ko muna gawan ng feasibility study tungkol dun, pero so far nakikita ko sa kanya parang magandang business."

Bea does a lot of consideration before she enters this business. Stuff like capital, manpower, and equipment are some of her concerns.

"Nagiipon-ipon muna ako kasi malaking capital ang kailangan," she says.

"Kasi yung bago ngayon sa poultry, hindi na basta-bastang bahay. Meron nang ventilation, as in konti na lang yung manpower kasi lahat yun automatic na yung pagpe-feed dun, wala nang amoy, ganun, ang ganda niya."

She doesn't plan to take on this business alone; she would be glad to have her mother by her side.

She's confident that her mom's experience could make a great business partner.

"Kailangan mo talaga ng mapagkakatiwalaan dun," she remarked.

"E, yung mom ko naman magaling sa farm kasi meron siyang pond sa Quezon. Sabi ko, mukhang kaya ni mommy yun, tapos napatunayan ko din naman na kaya nilang mag-stay sa probinsya, kasi tumira sila dun nun magsimula yung pond dun, e."

RESTAURANT BUSINESS. Some celebrities put up a restaurant or branch out.

Bea does love to cook, particularly pasta dishes. Her mom has started teaching her how to cook Filipino recipes.

Although Bea enjoys cooking, she thinks the restaurant business is not for her.

"Kasi sa pagluluto naman, ang kailangan dun time talaga, e," she observed.

"Inaamin ko hindi ko kayang mag-restaurant, kasi doon may big responsibilities ka sa customers mo— na kailangan malinis, maganda yung quality. Masisisra naman ang pangalan ko pag hindi ako nag-hands on."

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Surely, Bea is starting her way into making it big in a different industry. It just proves that, no matter how challenging things may be, she finds a way to make it on top.


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