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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Alexander Bangsoy: Former sidewalk vendor to one of the biggest property developer in Cordillera

Photo Courtesy || Alexander Bangsoy & Goshenland
Cordillera - Reaching the pinnacle of success does not come up easy for this Cordilleran businessman who went through the challenges and struggles in life at an early age. 

Alexander Bangsoy, son of an Igorot house-helper from Mt. Province worked as a sidewalk vendor at a young age to support his education. 

While studying at the Ateneo Law School, he sold knitted cardigans to his classmates or friends and even during trade fairs in Manila. 

Life hit them hard in the 80s, when his family was evicted from their rented home in Quezon City. Their belongings were thrown out on the street in full view of their neighbors. 

That very moment, Bangsoy was motivated to pursue becoming a lawyer and study business. Now, he has become one of the biggest property developer in the Cordillera. 

Bangsoy started his own company, Goshen Land, and has been building condominiums and subdivisions since then. 

His company has expanded to other provinces such as Cagayan, Pangasinan and Pampanga. 

Learning from his own experience as a struggling ordinary Filipino before, Bangsoy made sure that his properties are affordable and buyers have enough time to pay their mortgage. 

Not only Bangsoy focused in building and expanding his company, he also offers free entrepreneurial training and seminars to share his knowledge and expertise in business and law. 

And to make sure that he is up-to-date with knowledge in business, he took up Master of Entrepreneurship at the Asian Institute of Management, Sales Management at Kellog University in the US and took the Owner/President Management Program Batch 45 at the Harvard Business School in the US.

In 2013, Bangsoy was nominated from the Philippines Stock Exchange (PSE) as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and became one of the top 12 Finalist nationwide. 

In the same year, he was also nominated Outstanding Citizen of Baguio and recognized as Saint Louis Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.

In his hometown Besao Mt. Province, the people considered him a hero because of his accomplishment and making Besao municipality known worldwide. 

Bangsoy offered this wonderful advice to people aspiring for success in life. 

He said, "Regardless of the circumstances you are in --mahirap ka, probinsyano ka, matanda ka, iniwan ka ng asawa, through vision hard work, perseverance, and, by the grace of God, kaya [mong] umasenso."

source || Goshenland, Manila Bulletin



Anonymous said...

"developing" land often means evicting others, cutting trees and putting yourself over others and nature. I dont know if this is progress or greed

Anonymous said...

He was one who sold taxi franchises in year 1997 if i can remember

Anonymous said...

Is he the owner of Goshen Resort in Bamban ,Tarlac?

Anonymous said...

Baguio City should wake up to this man's greed!!!

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