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Ping-pong diplomacy and 200,000 Filipino teachers
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The first two weeks of November were a very busy period for the Philippines’ envoy to Beijing, Ambassador Chito Sta. Romana, as he warmly welcomed two different but equally important Philippine delegations...
Andrew Tan returns to his Quanzhou birthplace for his first project in China
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Not a few of the world’s inspiring rags-to-riches success stories through the ages are talented immigrants who traversed geographic distances, overcame poverty and socio-cultural challenges, then excelled as...
Duterte, GMA support ‘World Pandesal Day’ on October 16
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite a Feb. 6 fire that burned down Quezon City’s pioneering, award-winning, 79-year-old Kamuning Bakery Café, my staff, bakers and I are still optimistic.
On Kris Aquino’s financial woes, the Chinese Ambassador and the Davao entrepreneur
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the Philippines’ most financially successful showbiz celebrities is the articulate and entrepreneurial Kris Cojuangco Aquino, who on Sept. 25 went public on her Facebook page about her current financial...
Did you know that rock star Sting and Bench model Pietro Boselli were also teachers?
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Unknown to many people, some of the world’s most accomplished achievers were former teachers.
PNP Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Duterte, Bato, Ping, human rights & anti-drugs war
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
After President Rody R. Duterte’s Sept. 11 televised claims that his political foes are coalescing to plot his assassination on Sept. 21, this writer sought out the country’s busy top anti-crime czar...
Top flour mills are investing in the Philippines
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Self-made real estate billionaire and former Senate President Manny Villar Jr. once told me that in times of turbulence, do not listen to the pessimists who just keep complaining.
Ramon Ang dreams of a New Bulacan Airport
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The first and last impression of a country shown to tourists and investors is the airport, so no wonder there’s now a frenetic race among Asian countries to modernize and expand their showcase airports like...
How Andrew Tan’s worst crisis made him stronger & more successful
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Self-made realty developer of Megaworld and Resorts World Manila, Alliance Global Group founder and McDonald’s Philippines major shareholder, Emperador/Dalmore/Fundador “Alcohol King” Andrew Tan...
Why some of the world’s richest and most successful used to be newsboys
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Sending kids to study in Ivy League schools for an MBA or to earn degrees from famous universities isn’t the best way to train future great leaders.
Life (and business) lessons from ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Crazy Rich Asians is not only the very first all-Asian cast movie made by Hollywood; director John Chu’s adaptation of the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan is also an Asian-themed movie with no martial arts...
Tondo-born CEO Benjie Yap targets sustained growth for Unilever
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Humility, strategic thinking, integrity, straightforward efficiency, savvy marketing, customer focus, and traditional family values.
Two beautiful films on sad episodes in Philippine history
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
This August, two film festivals are once again seeking to promote better quality Filipino films with the ongoing Cinemalaya Festival from Aug. 4 to 12 and the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (“Fiesta of Filipino...
After two bridges gifted by China, how to bridge our territorial disputes?
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent July 17 groundbreaking ceremony for Metro Manila’s two new bridge projects of the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge in Manila and the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge in Makati — P5.27 billion gifts by China...
The Thai cave rescue & the nobility of the human spirit
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Thank goodness, amid all the bad news about geopolitical conflict, the global oil price jump causing inflation and even acrimonious trade wars, there is the extraordinary Thai cave rescue of the 12 boys of the Moo...
Ramon Ang’s 7 secrets to happiness
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
What are the secrets to happiness of one of the Philippines’ modern self-made success stories, visionary industrialist and philanthropist Ramon S. Ang of the 128-year-old San Miguel Corp. (SMC), Eagle Cement,...
Jackie Ejercito on dad Erap, Duterte, beauty queens & divorce
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Although Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, actress Kris Aquino and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos are now the Philippines’ most famous presidential daughters, no less active with her own philanthropic...
Unsung heroes of the Philippines’ fast-growing economy
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 4, 2018 - 12:00am
It is not true that most government leaders hide wealth with questionable SALNs, nor that most hanker for media publicity to advance their political ambitions.
Edgardo J. Angara, man of destiny
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The sudden demise of former Senate President Edgardo Javier Angara is a great loss to the Philippines, because he is one of the most hardworking and intellectually brilliant politicians whose numerous laws, projects...
What we can learn from Jewish struggles & success
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
This month marks the 70th anniversary of the independence of the remarkable state of Israel, a modern-day miracle that was created after the horrific, racist Holocaust murdered six million Jews in Europe.
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