Journey of former factory worker-turned-billionaire in “My Puhunan”

By , on May 30, 2014


MY PUHUNAN anchor Karen Davila
MY PUHUNAN anchor Karen Davila

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila features the inspiring story of a former factory worker who worked hard, found his own luck, and became a billionaire and owner of the country’s largest foam factory this Wednesday (May 28) in “My Puhunan.”

Uratex owner Natividad Cheng in My Puhunan
Uratex owner Natividad Cheng in My Puhunan

Seventy-year-old Natividad Cheng, the owner of “Uratex” that produces different kinds of mattresses and furniture, did not finish college and, like her husband, struggled to provide for their family when they toiled in low-wage factory jobs.

Natividad and her husband eventually ventured into buying and selling different materials such as plywood and leatherette, until they formally started their own foam business in 1968.

Natividad’s business was doing so well, until a fire razed their factory and destroyed all their equipment, including the very expensive imported machines. How did they overcome this tragedy and start over again?

Mutya ng Masa Doris Bigornia takes a 'selfie' with the crowd
Mutya ng Masa Doris Bigornia takes a ‘selfie’ with the crowd

Meanwhile, Doris Bigornia features the inspiring story of Krsna, a 19–year-old student born with dwarfism. What motivates her to achieve her dreams despite the huge setbacks and experiences she went through? How does she keep a positive outlook in life?
Don’t miss “My Puhunan” this Wednesday (May 28), and “Mutya ng Masa” tomorrow (May 27), 4PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @mypuhunan and @MutyaNgMasa on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/MyPuhunan and www.facebook.com/MutyaNgMasa.