Enchong Dee has laid out his plan for bigger business endeavors next year.
He said, "Next year, I want to challenge myself into investing outside the Philippines
"It's something that I'm in the process of learning also; siyempre when you do that, it's a different field. It's a different environment. You have to educate yourself.
"That's something that I’m looking forward for next year. Expanding something on my business."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke with the ABS-CBN actor-endorser last September 26 at the Sunpiology media conference.
We learned that Enchong's motivation for his future investment ventures is to help the Filipinos.
He said, "I think that's very important, I'm excited for what motivation and the help and the opportunities I can offer to fellow Filipinos.
"Hindi lang puro pera, di ba? You empower your country, you educate your country."
Enchong stressed that he is more of an investor than a businessman.
He clarified, "You basically put your money, you put your name, you put your confidence into one particular brand.
"One particular product that you think would gain in the future.
"There will always be risks. Iyon naman yung kagandahan sa negosyo, e. Kumbaga magtataya ka, susugal mo yung pera na pinaghirapan mo."
So, what will make a good investment?
Enchong elaborated, "Something that would take care of your customers, that would take care of the environment and the well-being of all customers."
He added that finding the right set of business partners also matters.
"I think it's also essential for you to look for partners you might consider as trustworthy... You have to go through a lot of meetings.
"You have to go through a lot of assessment with your business partners before you can actually give your money to them.
"Personally, I have to observe the way they talk. From the first meeting, malalaman mo agad iyon."