Quezon City has biggest Chinatown in Philippines, celebrates on January 26
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Do you know that, on Jan. 25 it will already be year 4717 in the Chinese lunar calendar? Do you know that the Philippines’ biggest Chinatown in terms of land area and even in terms of welcome arches aren’t...
Jollibee CEO courted future wife with 88 letters in 8 years while dreaming big
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most important, talented, hardworking-as-a-bee yet humble, self-effacing business leaders in the Philippines and Asean region is Jollibee food conglomerate’s 61-year-old, Ateneo-educated president...
How businessmen rate ‘Dutertenomics’
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Who would have a better vantage point to assess the genuine state of the Philippine economy than the entrepreneurs on the ground and economists who monitor our economy?
How to avoid ‘get rich quick’ schemes and scams
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Bestselling author Dr. Steve Maraboli once said, “Get-rich-quick schemes are for the lazy and unambitious. Respect your dreams enough to pay the full price for them.”
Passing the Torch: Successful succession in Henry Sy, Gokongwei, Ayala, Aboitiz, Villar, Andrew Tan, Gotianun, George Ty, Danding clans
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Since time immemorial, whether in Asia or the west, one major challenge for leaders in business, politics and other fields is how to prepare for successful and smooth succession.
How can small businesses & professionals prepare for disasters?
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The beautiful, sun-kissed islands of our tourism paradise of the Philippines have the mixed blessings of abundant natural resources, fertile volcanic soil and also lots of natural disasters once in a while, such...
Tiger Woods and the art of the comeback
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford once said, “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
What we can learn from the top billionaires
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Congratulations to the wealthiest Filipino billionaires of 2019, according to estimates by Forbes magazine.
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...
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?
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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