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The wealthiest women in the Philippines
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 19, 2018 - 12:00am
In the recent list of the Philippines’ 12 wealthiest dollar billionaires by Forbes magazine, I noticed that there was not a single woman on that roster.
Most of Philippines’ 12 wealthiest endured hardships, 7 are self-made
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
With Fortune magazine no longer publishing its own list of the world’s wealthiest people, which once included even political leaders such as the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and British Queen Elizabeth...
Did you know that the SM Group has 6 Henry Sys?
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) recently hosted a unique and unforgettable dinner forum for the business community on Feb. 22. FFCCCII president Domingo Yap and...
Grit is one of the success secrets of Lucio Tan
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Apart from the usual attributes and qualities needed to become a successful entrepreneur or professional such as intelligence, hard work, positive energy and guts, the 83-year-old, simple-living, rags-to-riches entrepreneur...
Traditions & good luck beliefs in the world’s oldest Chinatown in Manila
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Although many members of the local ethnic Chinese minority have for years moved their homes out of Manila’s historic Binondo district — reputedly the world’s oldest Chinatown and still an important...
The Philippine ‘Economic Miracle’ will come after Charter Change
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Good news: the robust, fast-growing Philippine economy is really on the radar of international investors and business groups.
The New Bread Kings: SM, San Miguel, Gokongwei, Gardenia, Salim
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
The year 2018, soon to be the “Year of the Dog” after Chinese lunar New Year next month, is a year of unprecedented fast economic growth and progress for the Philippines.
What are our economic & political prospects in 2018?
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I believe the Philippines is entering a most exciting and totally new era of faster economic growth and bold socioeconomic reforms, the likes of which we haven’t seen in years, and which I’d describe...
The world’s most beautiful Christmas trees
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Why do we have Christmas trees? I have loved Christmas trees ever since I was a child. Christmas trees should remind us the reason for this season.
Shangri-La founder Robert Kuok’s memoirs
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
All businesspeople, professionals, and leaders should read the unprecedented release of 94-year-old Shangri-La Hotel chain founder, the world’s 54th wealthiest billionaire, Malaysian business leader Robert...
11 success strategies from Donald Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Geopolitics experts Ambassador Alberto Encomienda, Brig. Gen. Victor Corpus and the late accounting icon Carlos Valdes’ son Undersecretary Antonio “Butch” Valdes recently talked about the Association...
How Dawn Zulueta, Lea Salonga and Ping Lacson keep their ageless good looks and health
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Dawn Zulueta. She’s the “body that started it all” for Marie France, i.e. the celebrity in “before and after” transformations.
Phil stocks hit 11th record high, and why Naty Cheng of Uratex was touched
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Congratulations to Phoenix Petroleum’s 43-year-old billionaire founder Dennis Uy on his wise and strategic move of buying the Family Mart convenience store chain from Ayala Group and the Tantoco family, because...
Life & success secrets of the humble billionaire Jack Ma
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Today is very difficult. Tomorrow is difficult, but the day after tomorrow is very beautiful.— Jack Ma  
How to tap social media for business success, especially for SMEs
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
According to UK studies, Filipinos are the world’s No. 1 social media users, spending an average of four hours and 17 minutes online per day.
The 7 ‘M’s needed to grow MSMEs
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 1, 2017 - 4:00pm
Although the big blue-chip conglomerates and firms usually grab the business headlines, the micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) comprise the biggest number of businesses in the Philippines and are also...
Tax reforms, infrastructure, economic diplomacy for 7% RP economic growth
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
Despite continuing controversies in the political arena — all a part of a vibrant Philippine democracy — and with legislators in both houses of Congress conducting telenovela-like public hearings supposedly...
Two Filipinos in China, 600 years apart
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
One of the Philippines’ most accomplished journalists, former Time magazine and CNN bureau chief in Beijing Jaime “Jimmy” FlorCruz has covered the stunning economic resurgence and socio-political...
David Consunji’s advice to his kids: ‘With wealth comes responsibility’
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Philippines’ legendary self-made construction magnate, mining mogul and realty developer David “Dave” M. Consunji of DMCI Holdings, Inc. passed away at age 95 on Sept. 4. He was a builder of...
Forest City, Malaysia’s New Ecotourism Hub
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Let us learn from the tourism successes of our ASEAN and Asian neighbors, as the Philippines is now gearing up for our own tourism boom with new infrastructure plans, anti-crime campaigns and an independent foreign...
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