Right after APEC as Youth and Young Entrepreneur Representative, Alex Esguerra founded ADLE International in 1998. Through ADLE's small independent bookstore followed by it's flagship online store, Affordable Books On Line, the vision to continue mentoring future young entrepreneurs while offering affordable books even to limited earners came about. Today, ADLE International has a portfolio of online stores still focus on affordability diversified to books, music, movies and electronics.