Vibal Group founder named outstanding entrepreneur

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 04 2014 03:11 PM | Updated as of Dec 04 2014 11:11 PM

Esther Vibal receiving the 2014 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award during the recently concluded APEA.

MANILA, Philippines - The founder of the Vibal Group of Companies was recognized as one of the Philippines' outstanding entrepreneurs.

Vibal group chairperson Esther Vibal was named one of the country's Outstanding Entrepreneurs at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) given by Enterprise Asia.

Vibal was recognized as an "enduring model of tenacity, perseverance, and innovation in the educational print and publishing industry."

The Vibal Group, which was founded as a publishing house in 1953, has been providing Philippine schools with textbooks and supplementary reading materials.

With the emergence of digital technology, the Vibal Group has introduced the first e-reader developed by Filipino software engineers and launched an e-commerce bookstore called Vibe Bookstore.

The Vibal Group has now transitioned from a strictly publishing business into a complete end-to-end technology solutions provider for education, enterprise, and government.

Esther Vibal is now looking forward to bringing the Vibal Group international as the company collaborates with renowned industry leaders in technology and education.