WILL SOON FLOURISH
Joey Antonio sleeps on floor of Korean monastery, enjoys Harbin at minus 27 degree winter & other travel photo adventures
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Now at the peak of his business career as accomplished realty developer and of his avocation travel photography.
Gokongwei’s last conversation with his eldest grandson was about coffee and dating
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
‘Angkong was the first person to teach me how to ride a bike when I was seven, and the first person to teach me to drink coffee when I was 15 and we were in Rome,’ Justin Pe says.
Who really are the Philippines’ 15 wealthiest billionaires?
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Believe it or not, Forbes has made omissions in its annual list of the Philippines’ wealthiest billionaires.
Their first jobs
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Hong Kong’s richest billionaire Li Ka Shing was 15 when he worked at a factory producing plastic watch bands for 16 hours a day. Malaysia’s No. 1 tycoon and Shangri-La hotel chain founder Robert Kuok...
‘Ghosting’ is what gerald anderson did; or, Na-bea alonzo ka na ba?
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Holy carabao! Lots of ghost talk nowadays nationwide, coincidentally in the ancient Chinese Taoist and Buddhist tradition of “Ghost Month” during the seventh month of the Lunar calendar, which in the...
The battle of airlines & new airports
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
How do we judge the true state and prospects of the Philippine economy?
Why Shanghai is one of the world’s greatest cities
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Once romanticized as the “Paris of the Orient” before the Japanese invasion of World War II and before the 1949 Communist Revolution 70 years ago, Shanghai is once again reclaiming its exalted status...
Dad lessons from Eddie Garcia, Nards Jimenez & John Gokongwei, Jr.
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
It is sad that one of the Philippines’ best award-winning actors, 90-year-old Eddie Garcia, who has portrayed innumerable father roles in movies and television, has been in critical condition at the ICU of...
Pancho Villaraza & Dondon Bagatsing on San Beda years, vacations at a horse ranch, impeaching 2 Ateneans & breaking up monopolies
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
A dynamic duo of childhood best friends who were part of an attempt to impeach a president and a Supreme Court chief justice...
Berna Romulo Puyat on #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines, remarrying, power naps & Duterte
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
After the Philippines achieved an all-time record of 7.1 million tourist arrivals last year, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette “Berna” Romulo Puyat on Feb. 18 successfully relaunched the...
What are your zodiac readings for the Year of the Pig?
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 5, 2019 - 12:00am
It is now 2019 in the Western Gregorian calendar, but on Feb. 5, it will be the 4,716th year of the ancient Chinese lunar calendar — the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. How do people celebrate this...
What are your zodiac readings for the Year of the Pig?
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
It is now 2019 in the Western Gregorian calendar, but on Feb. 5, it will be the 4,716th year of the ancient Chinese lunar calendar — the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. How do people celebrate this...
Conversations with the late Henry Sy Sr.: The Shoe Expert, The Dreamer, The Foodie
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Two remarkable business leaders and philanthropists who’ve given me unforgettable interviews are Henry Sy Sr. and John Gokongwei Jr.
Stylist Leo Espinosa on GMA, Miriam, Irene, Geny Lopez, Chito Madrigal and Duterte
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Leo Espinosa is one of Asia’s most accomplished hair stylists and interior designers in Taiwan during its economic boom years, then in the Philippines as the last protégé of socialite and business...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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