Ms. Dalareich Polot, winner of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (Apec) Business Efficiency and Success Target (Best) Award for Best Family Business Support (photo from Polot’s Facebook account)
Dalareich Polot, a Boholana general manager of Dalareich Tableya, won the worldwide search for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (Apec) Business Efficiency and Success Target (Best) Award for Best Family Business Support during the Women and the Economy Forum in La Serena, Chile.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) revealed that Polot made her award-winning business model presentation via Skype. 21 other nominees from Apec-member economies were vying to make the cut.
DTI 7 Director Aster Caberte received the award on Polot’s behalf. Caberte also represented the trade agency in the Apec Ministerial Meeting from Oct. 2 to 9, 2019.
As displayed in her presentation, Polot shared her passion with cacao and emphasized how her love for “tableya” has grown over the years beginning when she was a kid.
Polot, who is also hailed as Bohol’s chocolate princess, got her first taste in her chocolate journey when she participated in the Young Entrepreneurs Bootcamp in Manila in 2013. The said event was sponsored by the Samahan ng mga Pilipina sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (Spark!) and the United States Embassy, where was hailed as the grand prize winner and received US$5,000 and a trophy.
Currently, Polot sits as chairman of the Bohol Cacao Development Council.
Under Apec’s Best Award are seven categories, such as the grand prix, highest growth potential, international attractiveness, best social impact, the fourth industrial revolution project and two new important nominations: the best family business support and the best top manager, which were launched this year. (RJ Espartinez)