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Tessie Sy Coson on her best mentor, worst crises, anti-stress secret
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 19, 2024 - 12:00am
One of the country’s most respected business leaders today due to her wisdom, humility and successful leadership, SM Investment Corp. (SMIC) vice chairperson and BDO Unibank, Inc. chairperson Teresita “Tessie”...
Why I donated a public school building in honor of Mom
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 11, 2024 - 12:00am
As a grade school child, I once uttered words that shocked my widowed mother. I jokingly declared, with the innocence of youth, that I would someday rob 100 banks just to give her all the money she deserved. Of course,...
Makati lights up this Christmas with hope and recovery
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Despite seemingly intractable price inflation, raging wars in the Middle East and Europe, can we meaningfully celebrate this season of the birth of Jesus Christ by spreading goodwill, lighting bonfires of hope and...
Cynthia Villar on not spoiling kids
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 22, 2023 - 12:00am
A secret weapon behind the success of visionary, multi-billionaire realty tycoon Manny Villar is his supportive wife, Senator Cynthia Aguilar Villar, who the hardworking Senator Imee Marcos once told me is “a...
Hans Sy and other businessmen on their favorite destinations
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Do you know that there are now nine million credit cards circulating in the Philippines from 16 issuers, and that the country’s newest credit card the Chinabank Destinations Mastercard, seeks to elevate quality...
Malcolm Gladwell, SM Supermalls,Taylor Swift & the digital youth
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
What is the future of traditional “brick and mortar” shopping malls and retail shops in this digital age of online shopping?
Why Gokongwei clan’s philanthropy focuses on education, STEM
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Why is one of the Philippines’ biggest, most generous and efficient philanthropic foundations, the 30-year-old Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, so laser-focused on and passionate about helping education?
Wealth of Filipinos will more than double by 2030, says HSBC
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 1, 2023 - 12:00am
What is the outlook of economically resilient Filipinos in terms of growing wealth in the coming years?  How can individuals and families best handle wealth issues?
Did Balagtasan lead to poetry slams and fliptop rap battles?
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 26, 2023 - 12:00am
What’s the Balagtasan’s relevance to young Filipinos?
Why The Estate Makati is a solid investment
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 3, 2023 - 12:00am
What are the lifestyle, design and amenities trends in the luxury segment of the Philippine real estate industry, especially in upscale residential condominiums?
Book launching celebrates former President Duterte’s ‘Build, Build, Build’
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 19, 2023 - 12:00am
The ambitious, trailblazing “Build Build Build” infrastructure modernization project of former President Rodrigo “Rody” Roa Duterte, which is one of the reasons he remains a popular Filipino...
Marcos’ China state visit, durian diplomacy and $22.8 billion investments
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Despite the cold winter and some remaining health protocols, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos had a successful Jan. 3 to 5 China state visit.
First 100 days of PBBM: Solid gains & serious challenges
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 8, 2022 - 12:00am
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. marks his first 100 days in power today, Oct. 8. His new government has achieved considerable solid gains and steadily consolidated what he described...
World’s ‘Brandy King’ Andrew Tan on his childhood dream, how to build a global business & listing Emperador Inc. in Singapore
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 31, 2022 - 12:00am
International media and Singapore-based The Straits Times have described self-made real estate and liquor billionaire Dr. Andrew Tan’s Emperador Inc. as “the world’s largest brandy maker”...
Biz leaders, celebs welcome Marcos inaugural with high hopes
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 3, 2022 - 12:00am
A constellation of foreign and Philippine stars in politics, business and showbiz graced the June 30 inauguration of President Bongbong Marcos, including Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley, China’s...
Mayor Isko Moreno on overcoming poverty & fears, changing mindsets, reaching for dreams
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 13, 2022 - 12:00am
‘The most difficult part of my youth? Scavenging the garbage for leftover food, usually from Jollibee. At least even when I was poor, every day, I was eating Chickenjoy.’
Loren Legarda, the original plantita: Try to plant something edible or medicinal
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
‘If you don’t have lots of space, every plant should count. Grow only useful things. Aside from plants that decorate your home and make you happy.’
Loren’s ‘Better Normal,’ Greenpeace, and changing lifestyle to save earth
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Can we ordinary people be like the superheroes of our childhood comic books and help save our endangered planet?
Sec. Mark Villar on overcoming crisis, marrying a smart wife, lessons from Manny & Cynthia Villar, Duterte as boss
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
What are some reasons for hope in our Philippine economy amidst a global pandemic?
Who will be better for the Philippines? Trump or Biden?
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Who will win the exciting and reality TV-like Nov. 3 election race in the US? Rambunctious President Donald Trump or more affable former Vice President Joe Biden?
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