WILL SOON FLOURISH
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...
Dennis Uy: ‘In business, dapat may forever’
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most unforgettable dinner forum speakers of Anvil Business Club was Davao City’s emerging business taipan, 44-year-old Dennis Uy, who founded the country’s third biggest oil firm Phoenix Petroleum,...
Traditions & good luck beliefs in the world’s oldest Chinatown in Manila
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Although many members of the local ethnic Chinese minority have for years moved their homes out of Manila’s historic Binondo district — reputedly the world’s oldest Chinatown and still an important...
The world’s most beautiful Christmas trees
by Wilson Lee Flores - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Why do we have Christmas trees? I have loved Christmas trees ever since I was a child. Christmas trees should remind us the reason for this season.
How Dawn Zulueta, Lea Salonga and Ping Lacson keep their ageless good looks and health
by Wilson Lee Flores - November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Dawn Zulueta. She’s the “body that started it all” for Marie France, i.e. the celebrity in “before and after” transformations.
Life & success secrets of the humble billionaire Jack Ma
by Wilson Lee Flores - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Today is very difficult. Tomorrow is difficult, but the day after tomorrow is very beautiful.— Jack Ma  
Two Filipinos in China, 600 years apart
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
One of the Philippines’ most accomplished journalists, former Time magazine and CNN bureau chief in Beijing Jaime “Jimmy” FlorCruz has covered the stunning economic resurgence and socio-political...
David Consunji’s advice to his kids: ‘With wealth comes responsibility’
by Wilson Lee Flores - September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Philippines’ legendary self-made construction magnate, mining mogul and realty developer David “Dave” M. Consunji of DMCI Holdings, Inc. passed away at age 95 on Sept. 4. He was a builder of...
State of Digong: Congrats on high ratings, but heed sensible critics FVR & Albright
by Wilson Lee Flores - July 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Congratulations to action-oriented and reformist President Rody R. Duterte as you prepare to deliver your 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA). However, I recommend that you also listen to sensible critics, such...
Covfefe’s Twitter-in-Chief Trump & Duterte: Be careful with words!
by Wilson Lee Flores - June 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Words can hurt, cleanse and heal. Words can sow fear or soften the hardest hearts; they can spark wars and stoke violence.    
They’re sexy, they’re smart!
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
Age is indeed only a number these days, especially with amazing advancements in our health sciences and the global popularity of physical fitness, making mothers look as beautiful as ever.
Train adventure from Shanghai, Beijing to Shaolin Temple & Terracota Warriors
by Wilson Lee Flores - May 6, 2017 - 9:05pm
I wish our leader Rody R. Duterte godspeed in his bid to become the Philippines’ “Railroad President” when he visits Beijing this month to attend the “One Belt, One Road” infrastructure...
Why is Duterte — and other ASEAN leaders — like durian?
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 30, 2017 - 12:00am
America’s Smithsonian magazine once described durian as “the notorious Asian fruit.” Similarly, western media often resort to negatives when describing our leader, President Rody R. Duterte.
Al Yuchengco, Mariano Que & Bobby Aboitiz: 3 Tycoons, 3 Visions
by Wilson Lee Flores - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
The recent demise of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) chairman emeritus, Malayan Insurance taipan and Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) patriarch Alfonso “Al” Yuchengco at age 94, Mercury Drug business...
Ernesto Abella: Ex-pastor, ex-kidnap victim, a political virgin
by Wilson Lee Flores - February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
One of the most interesting officials of the fiery-tempered and tough-talking President Rody R. Duterte is his seemingly always unruffled and mild-mannered presidential spokesman Ernesto “Ernie” Abella,...
2016 Person of the Year: Duterte should be rebel-in-chief, not sultan of Malacañang
by Wilson Lee Flores - January 8, 2017 - 12:00am
I urge President Duterte to not be hit by hubris, which has destroyed other once-popular leaders; that he should avoid listening only to good news and praise releases by the countless syc phants and allies that surround...
Bautista dares critics to sue him over ‘Comeleak’
by Sheila Crisostomo - January 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista yesterday challenged critics to initiate an impeachment case against him in connection with the “Comeleak” controversy.
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