"My Puhunan" features rise of former informal settler turned millionaire.

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila tells the story of how a man who grew up in the slums overcame hurdles to become a millionaire by retirement in “My Puhunan” this Wednesday (Nov 27).

Life wasn’t easy for Arthur Tugade and his nine siblings, but he was able to finish school through a scholarship program. Arthur had worked for a company for a long time until he decided to put up his own business when he was 59.

Arthur built a forwarding business that contracts with carriers to move cargo, primarily balikbayan boxes, across different countries. 

Arthur’s nine-year-old company now brings in P7 million a month. Since becoming successful, he has ventured into other businesses and now owns a gas station, a travel agency, and a clothing factory.

In the episode, Karen also features PBA star player James Yap’s newly opened scooter store, which sells Italian-made scooters and motorcycles with brands like Vespa, Aprilla, and Piaggio. It took James less than a month to recoup the money he initially invested in the business and has since earned at least P200,000.

Don’t miss “My Puhunan” this Wednesday (Nov 27),  4:15PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @mypuhunan  on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/MyPuhunan .