Wilson Lee Flores
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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.
Mahathir’s mother is the reason he just became the world’s oldest leader
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A political earthquake just shook our neighbor Malaysia, with the incredible and stunning election win of 92-year-old Dr. Mahathir Mohamad returning him again to power on May 10, ending the uninterrupted 61-year...
Dennis Uy: ‘In business, dapat may forever’
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most unforgettable dinner forum speakers of Anvil Business Club was Davao City’s emerging business taipan, 44-year-old Dennis Uy, who founded the country’s third biggest oil firm Phoenix Petroleum,...
Shut down Boracay violators, not the whole island
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Boracay Foundation chairman Henry Chusuey told The Philippine STAR in an exclusive interview: “Our 150 business members support President Duterte in his noble objectives of cleaning and protecting Boracay...
The Piggy Bank Project
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 26, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most unique and cute youth civic projects in the Philippines now is already in its second year and spearheaded by the idealistic 10-year-old equestrian Mariabella Gabrielle “Minxie” K. Romualdez,...
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.
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