The Mindset of an Entrepreneur
PHL Thriving on Strong Tourism, Stable Peso
IT looks like we have an auspicious beginning in 2020. Another positive economic data has emerged in December that points to a much stronger economy this year.
It’s a new year. I wish all my readers a peaceful and prosperous 2020. For the country, I hope we can continue our economic growth and sustain the gains of the last few years. This is one of those times when boring is better than excitement. Stability is boring but it is beneficial for us. When we gradually climb our way to success without any unnecessary turbulence then that is good for our country.
Strong Economic Growth is Proof of BBB Success
Critics of the administration are claiming that President Duterte’s “Build, Build, Build” (BBB) infrastructure program is a “dismal failure.”
I totally disagree with that assessment. There are no metrics that show the BBB program is a flop. On the contrary, the infrastructure program is a success if gauged by the number of Filipino jobs it created and its contribution to the overall gross domestic product.
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.