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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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