Did you know the SM logo was designed by the founder of Century Tuna?
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Were you aware that the very famous SM Group logo its blue-colored two capital letters SM inside a blue circle seen in all of its malls was designed decades ago for self-made entrepreneur Henry Sy, Sr. by the advertising...
Manila Bay’s white sand beach to be like Brazil, according to Mayor Isko?
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Will Manila Bay’s recent temporary opening of its white-sand beach, which sparked a #ManilaBayChallenge meme craze on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter, plus the planned Oct. 1 reopening of Boracay and...
Filipino billionaires? The ultimate list should include Pacquiao and Imelda
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Who are the wealthiest people in the Philippines and in the world? What lessons about success, perseverance, charities and succession planning can we learn from the best of them to help us better overcome the global...
How Andrew Tan made emperador the world’s number-one brandy
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
‘The passion, vision, creativity and innovative spirit of Dr. Andrew Tan are the secrets to his success. He is passionate about the art of blending and about business,’ says Winston Co.
Top lady law warriors discuss world's first cyberheist lawsuit, a celebrated concubinage case & bank default cases
by Wilson Lee Flores - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
What is your most unforgettable case? Atty. Thea T. Daep: I was involved in a celebrated and bitter fight between a husband and wife, both high-net-worth individuals. I represented the ex-wife. Despite the inherently...
Remembering Jovy Salonga’s faith and love for music
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Due to the global pandemic, it is unfortunate that I wasn’t able to help commemorate the recent centennial or 100th birth anniversary of the late outstanding Senate President Jovito “Jovy” R. Salonga...
Hans Sy Jr. on post-COVID 19, and lessons from SM elders
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
What will the state of the nation be after the global COVID-19 crisis? What are the prospects for Philippine businesses?
Tycoons’ successors: In their fathers’ footsteps
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
In 2012, when the late San Miguel Corp. (SMC) chairman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. gave this writer an exclusive interview, I asked: “What was the worst crisis in your life losing your dad,...
The mothers that shaped Vico Sotto, Joy Belmonte, Rex Gatchalian
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
I believe many of the world’s achievers had extraordinary mothers who’ve indelibly shaped and inspired them.
How fashion houses and Zoom are helping in the COVID fight
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Crisis should bring out kindness, heroism, civic spirit, unity, resourcefulness and moral courage in us human beings, instead of fear, despair or enmity.
Andrew Tan, Ramon Ang, Bernard Arnault retool brandy, gin and perfume factories to produce hand sanitizers
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
I am reminded of the defiantly resourceful saying “Turn your lemons into lemonade,” when I first read the news that Emperador brandy and Megaworld founder Andrew Tan of Alliance Global Group, Inc., Ginebra...
For Pete’s sake, let us support poets & poetry!
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
This is a unique event to raise funds for the award-winning poet, screen writer, songwriter, editor and journalist Jose ‘Pete’ F. Lacaba.
Minda Feliciano on Michael Caine, Tony Bennett, helping Roger Moore get James Bond role, Trump and Imelda
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the most colorful jetsetters in the West is a Filipina of Kapampangan heritage, the 89-year-old Arminda “Minda” Feliciano Lonsdale.
Gerald Anderson on overcoming a love crisis and his advice on breaking up
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
You did actual military training amid your breakup controversy? I did with the Scout Rangers. I learned discipline, brotherhood and respect for elders. That experience helped put things into perspective, it pushed...
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?
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