* He gambled his 100K monthly earnings to start his own newspaper business
After several years of leading the marketing and sales of that company owned by a Chinese-Filipino, the young and energetic entrepreneur has finally decided to start his own newspaper publishing business.
Business Week Mindanao, Dante's first weekly newspaper was founded on June 8, 2009 while he was at the peak of his career with Gold Star Daily. At that time he was already earning 100K per month.
It was also the time when Ruel Pelone and Nelson Contantino were still with GSD and they were commissioned to establish GSD Cebu City. They would work on Dante's editorial content during Saturdays and Sundays since it was only a weekly paper - and they would send the week's content to the layout artist Felix Santillan for layout and for printing.
The said remote operation lasted only for 6 months. Perhaps, the GSD owner saw Dante's weekly paper as a future threat to his daily newspaper. He wanted Dante to decide whether to focus only on his newspaper or it's time to separate ways.
Oozing with enthusiasm and determination to succeed on his new endeavor, Sudaria made the wisest and the bravest decision of his life to gamble with this 100K per month earnings and focus all his talents, skills, and experiences to his own newspaper "Business Week Mindanao."
He left GSD and put up his own firm. Sudaria was all fired up and bravely put his heart and soul into his newly found company and met clients after clients. It was a final decision to shine even more - now that his ultimate dream of starting his own company was realized.
On January 1, 2009, Dante acquired his first printer and continued the Business Week Mindanao operation despite encountering a lot of challenges.
Meanwhile, Ruel Pelone and Nelson Constantino also resigned from their GSD Cebu operation as they also found it very hard to operate a newspaper with only two of them. They became jobless then. Later, they have also decided to join Sudaria Publications as full time editors, which at that time was very fresh and just starting to find its place in the industry .
After a year's full time operation of Business Week Mindanao, some colleagues and sales agents of GSD also joined Sudaria's company. They were Allan Mediante, Riza Ares, Mike Baños, Felix Santillan, and Gerry Gorit.
Sudaria's love life
While Sudaria was also at the peak of his career, he also found great time to follow what his heart desires. And since he would always met GSD's dazzling sales staff, Ms Rose Domingo back then, love grew so easily sometime in 1996 and they became lovers. They kept it a little bit of a secret, so not anyone of the employees would know. Finally, on October 18, 1997, Rose and Dante tied the knot and vowed to love each other in sickness and in health. Their marriage was blessed with four siblings: Dannycarose, Dante JR, Danrosbelt and Danielarose.
The birth of a daily paper
The young newspaper magnate saw it was ripe to start a daily newspaper to supply for the growing needs of its valued customers and advertisers. Thus, Mindanao Daily came into the picture and Sudaria changed the name of the company into Sudaria Group of Publications. Aside from Mindanao Daily, Cagayan Times was also started to cater to the exclusive coverages on entertainment and lifestyles.
Right now Business Week Mindanao was already exclusive to business updates in the entire island of Mindanao, as well as economic growth of the island. The paper no longer cater to police and crime news as it did way back in 1996 and 1997...To be continued.