The Mindset of an Entrepreneur
Duterte’s Popularity a Boon to Economy 2
President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s higher approval rating in December 2018 is a clear affirmation of his mandate to govern the country and implement policies to improve a lot of the Filipinos and the overall economy.
And There They Go!
Last February 12, candidates running for the 2019 senatorial elections began their 90-day campaign to convince the electorate that they are the right persons for the job. For the voters, it is the beginning of three months bombardment of information about candidates — some useful, others not so useful.
Initial Economic Data Encouraging
As we predicted last year, consumer prices became tamer at the start of 2019, as the Duterte administration showed its resolve to manage the price situation.
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show that inflation rate, which gauges the movement in prices, eased to 4.4 percent in January 2019, the slowest in 10 months. It gradually declined from a nine-year peak of 6.7 percent in October 2018, 6.0 percent in November and 5.1 percent in December.
News About MBV
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.