Random thoughts, insights, experiences of a Manila-based journalist
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I’m a journalist focused on governance in Southeast Asia, home to some of the world’s most exciting economies. I've been doing print, broadcast and online journalism for nearly two decades, and have extensive experience in daily reporting, editing and managing multimedia reporting and business news teams. I did communication strategy consulting and wrote perspective pieces in between, while kickstarting my yoga and pilates practice. I'm currently writing a book on Philippine conglomerates, the first project by a journalist to explain this economy from the point of view of big business.
Philippines’ richest congressman Michael “Mikee” Romero is now the majority owner of the local affiliate of budget airline AirAsia. Romero’s stake in the Philippine AirAsia was raised to 44.5%, higher than Malaysian AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes and partner’s 40%. Romero acquired the AirAsia Philippines stakes of Ambassador Fred Yao and Maan Hontiveros. Romero, Yao, Hontiveros ...