Ramon Ang on vintage cars, airports and Philippine Airlines
by Iris Gonzales - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Tycoon Ramon “RSA” Ang snakes through the labyrinthine crowd and hurriedly slips inside a waiting white van that will bring him to a helipad inside Manila North Harbor.
Solving the traffic mess
by Iris Gonzales - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The seconds will turn into minutes. Ten. Twenty. Thirty. And the minutes will turn into hours.
The IPO bandwagon: Ride or die? Buy or bye?
by Iris Gonzales - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The country’s investment bankers aren’t popping the champagne bottles just yet or drinking their Macallan straight up, but they’re certainly walking tall again and flashing their trademark swagger...
by Iris Gonzales - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
After I raised the question about the safety of glass ceilings, facades and other glass products last week, I got an answer from no less than Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.
Billionaire family feud worsens
by Iris Gonzales - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Decades ago in the ’60s, a wise man built an empire from scratch.
by Iris Gonzales - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
What happens if glass ceilings break?
How do empires fall?
by Iris Gonzales - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Concubines, they with the golden cheongsams and long, silky or pompadour hair, are locked in a silent war against each other.
Air passenger bill of rights
by Iris Gonzales - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
In a bathroom at the Zurich Airport one late night of March, I remembered dressing up hurriedly after taking a quick shower.
Hong Kong in turmoil
by Iris Gonzales - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Hong Kong, at any given time other than today, is where billion dollar deals are made – a great global financial city where landmark acquisitions are conceived, empires are built, and where the rich can become...
Revamp at Philippine Airlines continues
by Iris Gonzales - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Out with the old, in with the new.
by Iris Gonzales - August 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Home seems to have slipped farther away of late.
What I saw inside a POGO hub
by Iris Gonzales - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s a mini grocery selling imported Chinese goods — from cigarettes, crackers and softdrinks, to sanitary napkins and what-have-you.
Oishi goes to Uzbekistan
by Iris Gonzales - August 12, 2019 - 12:00am
This charming Central Asian country of Soviet-era buildings, blue-tiled madrasas and mosaic-covered mosques is many things to many people – a state that was once under Stalin’s shadows, the heart of...
Kidnappings at the BIR: 10 and counting
by Iris Gonzales - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Ten cases, by any crime — whether it’s a white-collar activity or a murder in cold blood — should already be considered a serious problem.
The next tycoon
by Iris Gonzales - August 5, 2019 - 12:00am
How does one become a tycoon in this country where very few people can actually make it big, like really big?
China or the US?
by Iris Gonzales - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Is the Philippines torn between two lovers? Or has Manila totally forgotten Washington, its old friend or was it an old flame?
You, me, and everyone we know
by Iris Gonzales - July 29, 2019 - 12:00am
A great deal about this nation does not add up.
Death and taxes
by Iris Gonzales - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Imagine the criminal on his last day on earth, strapped on a gurney or on his death chair. Imagine him at that exact moment he gets the intravenous injection that would paralyze his muscles and stop his heart. ...
The King’s speech
by Iris Gonzales - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am
It is July in Manila, the season of monsoon rains and the time of the great grand speech.
Solar, boon or bane?
by Iris Gonzales - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
How should one view Lean Leviste’s Solar Para sa Bayan?
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