The Mindset of an Entrepreneur
Temporary Price Ceiling
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. underscored the importance of keeping consumer prices stable when he ordered a temporary cap on rice prices to make sure our main staple remains affordable to all.
Privatization Lures Foreign Investors
There is still a misconception that selling certain government assets like those that provide essential public services is a mistake. Commonly referred to as privatization, this arrangement gives the private sector a hand at running certain state operations and allows non-government corporations to earn profits—when the state (as some critics argue) should be the one posting the revenues.
The Courage of Toots
The nation lost an outstanding public servant last week. Susan “Toots” Ople, champion of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Migrant Workers Secretary, protector of workers’ rights and friend to us all, passed away to join the Lord and her father, Ka Blas Ople, in heaven. It was a sad day because Toots had so much more to give in terms of public service. In many of our conversations, she had passionately outlined her plans to help the plight of Filipino migrant workers and more importantly, reduce the country’s dependence of labor export.
News About MBV
Manny Villar Among Forbes' 'Heroes of Philanthropy'
MANILA, Philippines — Billionaire businessman and former senator Manny Villar was hailed as one of Forbes Asia’s “Heroes of Philanthropy” for the year 2020, which highlighted outstanding 15 altruists in the Asia-Pacific region.
No Private Jets or Fancy Cars for Manny Villar – 5 Ways the Philippines’ Richest Man and Former Presidential Candidate Lives Modestly
Once an impoverished child who sold seafood, now the Filipino tycoon behind the Villar Group is worth US$5.6 billion through his interests in real estate, malls, hospitality and education – but he stills flies cabin, drives a Toyota and works remotely from a coffee shop.