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
Villar Group Turns Over PhilSports Arena to Medical Corps
MANILA, Philippines — Medical personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP) will oversee and lead operations at Philippine Sports (PhilSports) Arena or ULTRA (University of Life Training and Recreational Arena) “We Heal As One” Center.
Villar Completes PICC Conversion Into COVID-19 Treatment Facility
The PICC quarantine facility – which has 294 patient cubicles, six nurse stations, and six houses outside the Forum building for the health workers – was turned over to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Medical Corps on April 15.
15 Filipinos on Forbes Billionaires List 2020; Villar is Richest in the Country
Fifteen Filipinos are among the richest individuals on earth, according to the Forbes Billionaire’s List for 2020. At the top is former Senator Manny Villar (70 years old) who is at number 286 with a net worth of $5.6 billion, followed by ports king Enrique Razon, 60, at number 565 with $3.4 billion.
The late Henry Sy’s children Hans (64) and Herbert (63) Sy are in a 72-way tie at 1063 with $2 billion, followed by siblings Harley (60) and Henry Sy Jr., (67 ), and Alliance Global Corp. Chair Andrew Tan (67) along with 58 others at number 1135 with $1.9 billion each.