World’s ‘Brandy King’ Andrew Tan on his childhood dream, how to build a global business & listing Emperador Inc. in Singapore
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 31, 2022 - 12:00am
International media and Singapore-based The Straits Times have described self-made real estate and liquor billionaire Dr. Andrew Tan’s Emperador Inc. as “the world’s largest brandy maker”...
Mayor Isko Moreno on overcoming poverty & fears, changing mindsets, reaching for dreams
by Wilson Lee Flores - March 13, 2022 - 12:00am
‘The most difficult part of my youth? Scavenging the garbage for leftover food, usually from Jollibee. At least even when I was poor, every day, I was eating Chickenjoy.’
Loren Legarda, the original plantita: Try to plant something edible or medicinal
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
‘If you don’t have lots of space, every plant should count. Grow only useful things. Aside from plants that decorate your home and make you happy.’
Loren’s ‘Better Normal,’ Greenpeace, and changing lifestyle to save earth
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Can we ordinary people be like the superheroes of our childhood comic books and help save our endangered planet?
Sec. Mark Villar on overcoming crisis, marrying a smart wife, lessons from Manny & Cynthia Villar, Duterte as boss
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
What are some reasons for hope in our Philippine economy amidst a global pandemic?
Who will be better for the Philippines? Trump or Biden?
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Who will win the exciting and reality TV-like Nov. 3 election race in the US? Rambunctious President Donald Trump or more affable former Vice President Joe Biden?
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...
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