About Us

Juan Balikbayan, Inc. (JUAN) is the latest social enterprise initiative of Business Enterprise and Career Mentors, Inc. (BECMI).  It is a forum and one-stop shop that offers and integrates a wide breadth of services to Overseas Filipino Workers and Balikbayans to ensure that they become economically self-reliant and successful members of the society.  Whether temporarily or permanently, JUAN wants to assure them a pleasurable experience upon their return.

With her many years of expertise in running values-based and strategic programs in mainstream businesses, corporate management consultancy, cooperative development, advocacy work, and her experience as cooperative consultant to top corporations, the President and Managing Director of  Business Enterprise and Career Mentors, Inc., Ms. Ma. Luisa “Elo” Lopez, and her daughter, Ms. Kathrina Paula Lopez-White, shared a vision to extend help to people far away but close to our hearts. The family are seasoned travelers covering the United States on the West front and Japan on the Eastern hemisphere end. Paula has set up residency California where she raises a family, while son Alvin is currently an international student in Japan.

The company was co-founded by a team of consultants who were once overseas expatriates, together with a pool of dynamic and competent professionals, the Lopez Family deems that Filipinos overseas are our modern day heroes who would help rebuild and sustain this disaster-stricken country, both literally and politically. This vision has become their mission to propagate the advocacy: “Si Juan Balikbayan bumabalik para tumulong iangat ang bayan.”



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