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A Time To Grow

Story of Margarita Dela Cruz-Santiago, an entrrepreneur of ornamental plants and garden


Written By

Didith T. Rodrigo

Illustrated By

Abigail Montana


Margarita Dela Cruz Santiago was born in Calumpit, Bulacan to a family with seven children. In an attempt to escape an arranged marriage, she eloped with and married Donato Santiago when she was 17 years old and have nine children. Margarita and Donato instilled in their children a sense of entrepreneurship and a strong work ethic. They eventually opened businesses of their own. Many of these businesses were related to ornamental plants, gardens, landscaping, and related services and supplies. Margarita knew how to network long before networking was fashionable.





10 x 8 x 0.05



Soft Cover

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This series aims to present role models for young people to emulate. Each story in the series contains a central theme that exemplifies a moral value or characteristic or an exemplary incident in the life of each principal character.

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