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Filipino-Chinese community to build ‘Friendship Dome’ in Marawi
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the challenges in business worldwide is not just how to ensure smooth transition of business authority and how to continue entrepreneurial vigor in a family and business enterprise from one generation (usually...
Chavit Singson on getting Miss Universe franchise, world’s tallest Jesus statue, Duterte, Pacquiao, Erap, Joma, Marcos & Ninoy
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most enigmatic and controversial politicians in the Philippines is 77-year-old former Ilocos Sur governor and now Philippine Councilors League national president Luis “Chavit” Singson.
New Year’s resolutions for entrepreneurs and professionals
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
What are positive, important and achievable New Year’s resolutions we can list down and endeavor to accomplish for a truly happy, healthy and fulfilling 2019?
Borrowed time
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
The exciting new year again beckons as a time for our continuous, never-ending renewal and for reaffirming our commitment to our fondest dreams in life.
What Century Properties’ Joey Antonio learned from his late dad
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
A low-profile but important inspiration and wise mentor of 72-year-old billionaire Ambassador Jose “Joey” EB Antonio of Century Properties Group is his late father, former banker Ramon “Ramy”...
Congrats to Fernando Zobel de Ayala, John Gokongwei Jr. & Dennis Uy
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The year 2018 has been good yet turbulent for our fast-growing but resilient Philippine economy, with challenges like oil price-induced inflation (now stabilizing) and global uncertainties from the unresolved US...
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a farmer’s son who became general
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
An inspiring modern-day Cinderella story is the life of National Defense Secretary Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, who was born in Midsayap, Cotabato province in Mindanao, as a son of a poor rural farmer.
George Ty: business leader with a heart
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the Philippines’ most generous philanthropists and top business leaders, the late Metrobank Group and GT Capital Holdings chairman emeritus George S. K. Ty passed away on Nov. 23 at age 86 after battling...
The story behind Jose Mari Chan’s inspiring ‘Christmas in Our Hearts’
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Life can sometimes be a series of unexpected and unexplainable events, which come together to fulfill things beyond even our wildest dreams.
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...
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