• SM Green Retail Award   Papemelroti received an SM Green Retail Award during SM's Partner's Night last October 22, 2015 at the SMX.  The other awardees were Starbucks, Sanuk and Smart. READ | INQUIRER ARTICLE

  • Person of the Year Posthumous Award granted to Socorro Alejandro, March 29, 2015 READ


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Social Media

  • LEADer/ Working with God, Tranformation First. Asia by Coach Wouter, Asian Leaders Series VIEW

  • Inspiration Comes in Pairs: Sustainability in a Bottle, Adobo Magazine, January 18, 2016  VIEW

  • The Story Behind the Success of Papemelroti, ABS-CBN News, January 20, 2016  VIEW

  • We're in Love with Robert Alejandro's Gorgeous Watercolor Paintings,, December 9, 2015  VIEW

  • Papemelroti: Craft Business the Alejandro's Built, Rappler, November 8, 2015   VIEW

  • The Planners Everyone Needs to Own, ClicktheCity, November 9, 2015   VIEW

  • CNN Philippines  Before becoming a painter, award-winning graphic artist, crafter, and one of the pillars of Filipino arts and crafts shop Papemelroti, Robert Alejandro knew he was an artist since birth. This interview by Claire Celdran aired on CNN Philippines' Headline News on July 7, 2015. VIEW

  • Yelp! subscribers rated us so many stars!  We are so very delightfully surprised at all the Papemelroti reviews! READ

  • Mama Nee's Nest Blog Feature| Papemelroti: My First and last love in Crafting and Stationery READ



Art 2 Art Radio Show


  • COMING SOON!  Airing in July 2017  - Art 2 Art, Liza Macuja's DZRH AM radio show guests Papemelroti owners to talk about their 50th year in business.  Taped last May 29, 2017   READ

  • Business Brew DWBR, Business Radio, 104.3 FM guests Papemelroti for a 45 minute discussion on business, products and promos. 10:00 AM, February 11, 2016


Forums and Talks

  • G-Wise  Papemelroti's Patricia Paterno was one of the speakers on G-Wise, a forum for women entrepreneurs of successful enterprises. VIEW


TV Features

  • TV 5 Aksyon with Manu Sandejas features Papemelroti and how to recycle paper this past February VIEW

  • May Puhunan, ABS-CBN Channel 2  January 19, 2016  Karen Davila gets to know the Papemelroti family of arts and crafters.  The feature talks about how Papemelroti's business principles of finding value in things most people discard, has helped the business grow and thrive.  VIEW

  • ShopTV  Watch the Proud Pinoy segment featuring Patsy Paterno's sharing about the early beginnings of the Papemelroti gift shop chain business.  Features many vintage photographs of the earliest products and shops.  Learn some of their tips to longevity as they approach their 50th year in business.  VIEW

  • November 14, 2013, PTV4 features Robert Alejandro's project to do portraits for the highest bidders. At least 12 portraits will be made. 100% of the revenues will go to victims of Yolanda / Haiyan. READ ARTICLE

  • September 5, 2013, Shoptalk ANC Channel guests Papemelroti owner and designer Robert Alejandro.  Robert shared about the dynamics of being in a family business. SEE VIDEO

  • August 16, 2013, Papemelroti artist and Managing Director Patricia Paterno guested on UNTV's radio program "Spotlight". READ MORE

  • Papemelroti Back to School products were featured live last May 30, 2013, Thursday on TV5's early morning show "Good Morning Club". view pictures

  • Papemelroti Back to School products were featured live last May 30, 2013, Thursday on TV5's early morning show "Good Morning Club". view pictures

  • TFC, The Filipino Channel featured the Papemelroti story on November 2010 in the USA.

  • Scrapbooking Feature: Papemelroti artist Robert Alejandro was featured on Channel 5's morning show Sapul last October 25, 2010.  Click here to view the video

  • A Papemelroti Love Story: Golden Years TV show on ANC featured Papemelroti proprietors Benny and Corit Alejandro talking about their family life, last September 27, 2010.

  • Christmas Decor Demo by Papemelroti artist Patsy Paterno.  She taught how to make Christmas decor using plastic bottles and scrap cloth.  September 2010 on the Sweet Life TV show click here to view the project


News Articles

  • Papemelroti Strikes Gold, Philippine Inquirer - Easter Sunday Feature, April 16, 2017  READ

  • "Another amazing quality of this family is their faith — they attribute the success of their business venture to God and know that whatever challenges come, they will overcome." - Family Togetherness Makes Good Business by Ray Butch Gamboa Philippine Star Business Section, February 21, 2015  READ

  • "Papemelroti has been known locally as a specialty shop that carries a wide variety of unique gifts and an accessory line. Despite growing competition in the market, the company still kept its identity real, while, of course, adapting to changes.

    Papemelroti still offers brand favorites, including notebooks, greeting cards and home decor, but added new creative finds to its product line. It remains “very Filipino” and wholesome, promoting values, such as love for the family, home, God and country, because this was how it captured its market. The brand love comes from this authenticity."  - Building a Brand Image: Are you "Keeping it Real"? by Milen Sison-de-Quiros, Business Mirror  READ

  • Julian's Dream polvoron was served in Malacanan Palace with logo designed by Robert Alejandro. READ

  • Business World tackles the topic of family businesses and features Papemelroti as one of the examples Family Business: Keep Ties Tight

  • Robert Alejandro, Papemelroti artist and owner has been busy with crafts and much more!  Read up on his "maker profile" view.

  • October 12, 2013 Robert Alejandro, Papemelroti graphic designer conducted a "Skeatch" workshop for Pinoy Eats World.  More details about that view.

  • This is Colossal featured Robert Alejandro's sketches with leaves.

  • Robert Alejandro's "Silver Chariot" is the first sculptural wheelchair for the Apolinario Mabini Parade, Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 16, 2013 view

  • Robert Alejandro's art is now on display at the University of the Philippines Quezon Hall near the oblation statue. view

  • See Robert Alejandro's portrait paintings on the May edition of Elle Magazine! view

  • Robert Alejandro: Pet Loving Artist from my pet channel TV

  • March 20, 2010, Philippine Star, Notes on Art, Waiting and Bus Tickets

  • January 2009, Baby Magazine, page 58, "Pa-Pe-Mel-Ro-Ti A childhood of creative play"

  • December 2008, Entrepreneur Philippines Special Edition, p. 80 "All in the Family, Alejandro Family"

  • December 2008, Mabuhay, page 26 "Travel Log" featuring the Philippine Tic Tac Toe Set and Cards

  • November-December 2008, page 20 "Graphika Manila 08"

  • November, 2008, MomWorks with Robert Alejandro demonstrating how to make Costume Party Hats

  • August 2008, Enterprise, page 32 "Handmade Success"

  • April-May 2008, Total Woman, page 77 "Document, document, document!"

  • March 2008, Homestyle, page 38 "Wood Old Days" by Karla Vizcarra

  • December 2007, Baby Magazine, page 60 "Put time in a box... and give it away" by Nicole Bautista (and page 62, "Gift Ideas")

  • November 9, 2007, Manila Bulletin Style Weekend, "Score a Coup with Decoupage" by Krizete Laureta Chu

  • July 8, 2007, Philippine Daily Inquirer, page A21, "Environmental Warriors Save Mother Earth One day at a time" by Marie T. Dimapilis

  • March 11, 2006, Junior Inquirer, page 8, Something to Dough", photos by Rodel Rotoni

  • November 2005, Smart Parenting, page 93-94, 104 "Kris Kringle"

  • January 29, 2005, Junior Inquirer, page 4, League of Planetary Protectors by Margaux Ortiz, Eline Santos and Christine Paita

  • December 17, 2002, The Philippine Star, Health & Family section, p. D-6  "Making a Difference this Christmas"

  • December 10, 2002, The Philippine Star, Entertainment Section, p. C-8 "Accidental TV host"

  • November 2002, Good Housekeeping, p.38 "3 Ways to Do Business"

  • November 2002, Good Housekeeping, p.188 Clay Making & Sculpting

  • August 31, 2002, Philippine Daily Inquirer, p.G2 "Probe's Robert Alejandro fuses Art with TV Reporting"

  • June 2002, Preview Magazine, page 21, "In Living Black and White" by Ceia Ylagan

  • May 2001, Good Housekeeping Magazine, p.59 "GH's Favorite Moms, the annual list"

  • April 2001, Entrepreneur Philippines Magazine, p. 28-30 "Pop Me Up" by Karl de Mesa

  • Candy Magazine Nov.-Dec. 1999 issue, p. 21 P99 Gift Thrills - features many of our good value products in full color!

  • August 19, 1998, Woman Today - "Socorro Alejandro, A Family that "Crafts" Together..." by Linda de Leon

  • November 15, 1996, Asia Magazine - "Change of Scene", (Christmas Cards) by Francoise Joaquin and Anthony Woo

  • May 23, 1996 , The Evening Paper  - "Great Things in Store, A Quaint Little Shop Marks its 20th Year" by Diana S. Uichanco

  • August 28, 1994 Manila Bulletin  - "Family Ties, Filipino Style" by Diana S. Uichanco  

  • January 1994 Kerygma  - "From Trash to Riches, In Our Shop, Papemelroti, He is Our Boss" by Patsy Alejandro

  • August 5, 1990, Manila Bulletin  - "Telling a Tale of the 'Tee'" by Ivy Lisa F. Mendoza

  • January 11, 1973, Expressweek  - "A Way with Wood" by BMC



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