Margaret Jao-Grey 
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Gunning for Jakarta
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 30, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: Kamiseta’s Gonzalo Roque is almost 90 percent sure of putting up a lifestyle outlet in Jakarta. Gunn Roque’s estimated Indonesian investment is P10 million, tops.
600 visa applicants a day
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 27, 2005 - 12:00am
Nestlé Phils. buys as much Philippine coffee as it can for its instant coffee requirements even though it is P5 a kilo more expensive than Vietnam coffee. Thanks to the World Bank, Vietnam has replaced Colombia...
Green gold
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 25, 2005 - 12:00am
Here’s a reader’s comment on last Saturday’s vignette on the no-passbook-for-savings accounts practice of Bank of the Philippine Islands. The reader, who has yet to vent her anger on president...
Unwanted attention
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 23, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: A woman injected with a local anesthesia found herself fighting the unwanted attention of her doctor. It seemed the medical staff were all out of the operating room at that time.
No more passbooks for savings accounts
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 20, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: As part of his learning curve, Finance Secretary Margarito Teves requires all memos – even those written by his Undersecretaries under his instructions – to pass through his desk. As a...
A bad name
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 18, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: The country’s two richest men – Lucio Tan and Henry Sy –are actually good friends.
The Eastern way
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 16, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: Philippine butterfly pupa are exported at a minimum price of $1 a unit. As everybody knows, the lifecycle of a butterfly from birth to death is about a month. The butterfly itself lives only between...
Virgin’s promise
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 15, 2005 - 12:00am
More than a year after set up, InterBev couldn’t be happier with the sales of Virgin-branded soft drinks. "We’re doing well quite in the markets we are in," said vice-president for sales and...
A 1-2-3 sweep
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 13, 2005 - 12:00am
Based on excise taxes paid to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, San Miguel Corp.’s Red Horse is now outselling the better-known San Miguel Pale Pilsen. Not that SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon...
President earns less than her EVPs
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 11, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: Social Security System president Corazon dela Paz earns less than her executive vice-presidents. The SSS president earns P100,000 a month while her EVPs earn P350,000 a month.
Price war
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 9, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: When Peter Favila became bank president of Philippine National Bank, he used to say in jest that his middle initial might as well be "S" as in Singson instead of "B" as in Baltazar....
Keeping it real
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 8, 2005 - 12:00am
Very much like a debutante, 18-year-old Crolific Garments Manufacturing Corp. is spreading its wings. It intends to open five franchised stand-alone Bobson lifestyle boutiques this year, two each in Metro Manila...
Carissa’s promotion
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 6, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: National Bookstore, Inc. headed by Socorro Ramos now requires consumers using their credit cards to first produce an ID, preferably a government issued one like driver’s license or passport....
Real Wonka bars
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 4, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: The ice cream division of Nestle Phils. now exports ube or purple yam ice cream to Indonesia. It seems there are no such tubers grown in that country.
Swiss private banks in RP?
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - August 2, 2005 - 12:00am
Did you know 1: The original kapuso is Marinduque. The heart-shaped gets only P800,000 annually from the national government and yet all its roads are made of concrete. It also has more classrooms that it has...
Dramatic weight loss
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - July 30, 2005 - 12:00am
Roche Pharmaceuticals is relaunching Xenical (short for zero calories) as an over-the-counter product (read: no prescription needed). The Philippines is the first in Southeast Asia to sell the drug OTC, in large...
Filipinas as apples
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - July 28, 2005 - 12:00am
A survey conducted by a drug company shows that overweight Filipinas follow their menfolk and end up looking like apples (read: the fat is basically around the tummy, which aggravates existing problems).
Proof of purchase
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - July 26, 2005 - 12:00am
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. chief executive officer and executive vice-chairman Rizalino Navarro sent in a short-and-sweet letter dated July 19. Any sweeter and Roy Navarro and I would have to exchange mobile...
Making another Splash
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - July 25, 2005 - 12:00am
As part of the group’s 20th anniversary celebration, Splash Holdings, Inc. is trying something new. It has set up Splash Pharmaceuticals Corp., which will initially compete in the P5-billion herbal medicine...
Bored and with lots of pocket money
by Margaret Jao-Grey  - July 23, 2005 - 12:00am
Understandably, the name of John Gokongwei Jr. has been popping up these days every time there’s talk that a company is in play. For one, Mr. John is kind of bored right now, a year or two after handing over...
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