Category: Manila’s Who’s Who

What the Ayala-Razon deal on Manila Water means

Two of the richest Filipino families just announced a water deal that is suspect for its timing. One is at the bitter end of Duterte's tirades against the business elite, the other an ally.

Central bank gov Nestor Espenilla Jr, my kindred spirit gone too soon

We had several things in common: powerful foes, health woes, and more

Jon Ramon Aboitiz, a proud Cebuano who doesn’t fall in love with business

Jon Ramon Aboitiz, 70, was a pillar in one of the wealthiest, most enduring, and aggressively expanding conglomerates in the Philippines

Ayala has most family members named ‘Management Man of the Year’

FERNANDO ZOBEL DE AYALA is Management Man of the Year 2018, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced today. This makes the Zobel de Ayalas the family with most members (three) in this elite list. Previous to Fernando, his father Jaime and brother Jaime Augusto, or JAZA, were separately featured as “Management Man of ...

Dennis Uy on business and politics: What’s next won’t be what was

Businessman Dennis Uy, a close friend of President Rodrigo Duterte, delivers a speech on being a disruptor

2018 Forbes Billionaires: Henry Sy is now richer than Elon Musk; Manuel Villar doubles his wealth

Henry Sy, the only Filipino in Forbes’ annual list of Top 100 world dollar-billionaires, is richer than Elon Musk who is half his age.

Um, Yasay as next foreign secretary?

I have an uneasy feeling about Yasay's appointment as our chief diplomat. It seems none of his past experiences, including those I've interviewed him on as a business journalist, equipped him to handle foreign policy, especially with issues as sensitive as the sea dispute with China.