Josephine “Jho” Floresca made it through or her struggles and now reaps all the fruit of her labor. She is a former house cleaner that ended up being having a successful business all the way from the bottom to the top.
“I want to be rich. Yung life ko before, I want it to be better for my children,” as Jho revealed her will to becomes successful.
Jho specifically clean houses of Taiwanese families in Subic just to raise her three wonderful daughters.
She insisted to her self that: “Balang araw, magkaka-ganito rin ako. Balang araw, ganito ang bahay ko.”
But with all her efforts to become successful, she wanted her daughter to study in a Chinese school.
“Pero nung mga panahong yun, yung ex-husband ko, hindi namin kaya so I decided to work,” she explained.
Jho took a job at a hotel where she works at the front desk as a concierge. But because of her kids to take care of and the state of condition her father-in-law, she had to give up her hopes at the hotel.
She then sought work in Taiwan and worked in a factory at the age of 19. Although she had earnings as a bank employee, still she only got a measly amount of wage. All she ever wanted is to get away from his boyfriend’s grip.
But soon after, she met her husband who is a Filipino-Chinese in Taiwan. They went back straight to the Philippines soon after her husband’s contract got expired and settled their lives in Olongapo.
It was a tough spot for them to live in Olongapo as she was soon forced to find work there.
“Nakiusap ako sa boss ng husband ko, maglilinis na lang ako ng house nila. I could speak the language so madali nila akong mapagkatiwalaan.”
“So I clean the house, I teach English.”
“Habang naglilinis ako ng house, sinasama ko yung kids ko.”
“So they could have a taste of the big house.”
“Para ma-experience ng mga anak ko yung malaking bahay, malaking garden.”
Jho also worked as a real estate agent that made her meet her future investor. He is a low-profile businessman who saw her potential in business. It helped her have the right connections due to her job as an executive assistant in Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
With her business investors, She now owns a luxurious hotel, Le Charme Suites, in Subic. She is hard-working and very hands-on in her job. She bought almost all classy furniture abroad for her hotel with her money but a fraction of her haggling skills.
She also left a statement of advice for her fellow entrepreneurs who are willing to fulfill their hopes: “Whatever it is you do, wherever you are, whatever stage you are in, if you won’t make it good, then don’t do it.”
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