The Mindset of an Entrepreneur
One of the most interesting narratives of the just concluded 2019 midterm elections is the tremendous support shown by the people of Mindanao to candidates supported by President Rodrigo Duterte.
New BSP Governor Doing Proactive Role
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) under a new leadership is living up to its role of supporting economic growth. It reduced the benchmark interest rates on May 9, the first time under the leadership of Governor Benjamin Diokno. A week later, it announced a 200-basis-point reduction in the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for universal and commercial banks, a move that would effectively release over P230 billion worth of additional liquidity into the market.
As I write this column, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is still in the process of canvassing the votes cast during the last May 13, 2019 elections. But the initial official results and the more than 98% unofficial tally by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) seem to indicate that the midterm election was a resounding success for the administration coalition.
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Manny Villar, Patay Na?
Siya ang pinakamayamang Pilipino. Purong Pilipino ha? the “brown taipan” ika nga, hindi Chinese Filipino o Spanish Filipino. Ayon sa Forbes Magazine, nadaig na niya sa dami ng kayamanan ang mga dating nangungunang Bilyunaryo sa Pinas.
Manny Villar’s Net Worth Surges by $1.6 Billion in 2021, According to Forbes
The rich just got richer—including the Philippines’ Manny Villar, who remains the country’s richest person.
This is according to Forbes, which released its annual billionaire list on Tuesday, April 6. The magazine reported the business tycoon’s net worth at $7.2 billion—an increase of $1.6 billion, compared to his reported $5.6 billion last year.
Manny Villar Remains Wealthiest Filipino in Forbes List, PH Now Has 17 Billionaires
Former lawmaker and real estate magnate Manny Villar is still the richest Filipino in the Forbes World's Billionaires List this 2021.
He is among the 17 Filipinos in the international publication's list, up from last year's 15. Forbes listed 2,755 billionaires worldwide this 2021, also higher from the 2,095 the year prior.