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Gym owner adapts to 'new normal' and makes 'silog' business amidst community quarantine


Due to impact of the unseen threat in our country known as 'Covid-19,' the government has required social distancing to prevent the transmission of virus. Hence, small to medium enterprises (SME) such as gyms, restaurants, advertising agencies, and events managements have been forced to a temporary shut down since March 2020.


Unfortunately, some SME were not able to cope with the losses of not being able to operate during the pandemic and have decided to close for good.


However, regardless of the crisis that is currently happening, some still choose to adapt to the changes.


JM Magalona - a freelance model, brand ambassador, and co-owner of Project Fit, shared his thoughts through a Facebook post last May 2, 2020 in starting his Silog business:



Project Tapsi is a home - based food service provider that caters to different variants of the well-loved Filipino "silog" meals.


(c) JM Magalona

In a short online interview conducted with JM last May 19, 2020 - We asked him about his goals and initiatives in creating Project Tapsi.


What made you start Project Tapsi?

JM: "Hindi ako front liner and just a small time businessman but why can’t I compete and start with two goals in each side of my shoulders? To be successful and to help others as well."


Since you mentioned helping others, what kind of campaign has Project Tapsi done so far in assisting our frontliners?

JM: "We started #ProjectTapsiCares, an initiative to help out frontliners and those less fortunate... hindi man kame sing yaman ng mga naglalakihang silog companies but because of the support, Project Tapsi and I managed to deliver 3 waves of food packs donation in less than one month from opening."


(c) Project Tapsi Team (with Spiderman?) delivering Silogs to our frontliners

What's next for Project Tapsi?

JM: "... wala pa man din ako physical store may mga kaibigan na at kakilala na gusto i-franchise si Project Tapsi." (Wishing you all the best!)



For orders and more details, you can follow Project Tapsi on Facebook.






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