The Winners of the First Multiply Origination Awards

In its continuous effort to empower the Filipino entrepreneurs, Multiply proudly announces the winner of the their first-ever award-giving ceremony, Multiply Origination Awards. And from a number of nominees for every category set for this award-giving body, three names emerged and acknowledge as the most creative and most genius among the rest.

From being a social networking site, Multiply has transformed itself to be one of the leading e-commerce sites not only in the country but in the rest of the Southeast Asia. And as Multiply acknowledge the greatness of Filipino entrepreneurs, three local merchants will be taking the world of e-commerce to a higher level with their sweet winnings from the First Multiply Origination Awards.

Manila Sole Shoes

Mommy Patch

World Fair Trade Asia

Mommy Patch’s handy and all-natural insect repellent ‘Mommy Patch Anti-Mosquito Rescue Stick’ was awarded Most Original Mommy Management Idea. For the Most Original Gourmand Idea, World Fair Trade Asia’s Pineapple Vinegar, a fair-trade product made by a non-profit Christian organization, won the title. And lastly, Manila Sole Shoes - shoe soles made from recycled tires – won the award for Most Original Fashion Forward Idea.

These three local Multiply merchants were singled out for their excellence and creativity, besting other online merchants who have also found new and exciting ways to market their products online. Each of the winning merchants received an online business package worth Php200,000.

The winners were also granted with simple yet powerful e-commerce tools, as well as strategic partnerships with financial institutions and logistics service providers, thus setting the stage for their original ideas to thrive and transform into successful online businesses. 

From Manila Sole Shoes' combined recycling advocacy and their love for fashionable footwear that made them in creation of shoes that address environment protection and job creation to Mommy Patch’s Anti-Mosquito Rescue Sticks that was borne out a mother’s desire to protect her children at all times,  to a tropical fruit that was given a new twist by being made into an all-natural, chemical-free vinegar made through ethical practices by World Fair Trade Asia, Jack Madrid, Multiply's Country Manager to the Philippines was so eager to share that with Multiply, the possibilities are endless.

In addition to the three winners, the Multiply Origination Awards also singled out outstanding merchants for special awards. The Smart Money Innovation Award went to Soak Swimwear for the innovative development and marketing of its figure-friendly swimwear Cabo Feather Maillot. Retailer Honey Baby, which sells infant headwear Hoot Hats, meanwhile, was given the People’s Choice Award for taking a photo studio accessory and transforming it into quirky and practical infant hats.

Soak Swimwear

Retailer Honey Baby

The winners of the Multiply Origination Awards were chosen by a panel of judges comprising experts in both entrepreneurship and e-commerce, including Go Negosyo Founder and RFM President and CEO Joey Concepcion, Co-Founder and Managing Director RJ David, SAVP for BDO’s E-Commerce Consumer Lending Group Cofa Gutierrez, Multiply Philippines Country Manager Jack Madrid, and the creator of the influential lifestyle blog, Cecile Van Straten.

The Origination Awards is just the beginning. Multiply has created a platform for online entrepreneurs all over the world and through this initiative, Multiply hopes to inspire more entrepreneurs to come out with unique and original ideas to build a nation of top innovators.

To know more about Multiply Origination and its winners, visit

Congratulation to Multiply and to all the winners!

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