The Mindset of an Entrepreneur
The Philippines will have its 17th president this week when President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term on Friday. President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will take over the reins of power on the same day, and I believe the event will be one of the smoothest transitions in our history.
It has been a long time since I have written about Covid-19 in this space. And for good reason. Since the Omicron-driven surge last January, the number of cases has been hovering in the low hundreds and severe cases and deaths have been very low. On top of these, hospital utilization has been very minimal. Is this the endemic phase of the coronavirus? Are we in the new normal where we all learn to live with the virus that has slowly morphed into becoming similar to the flu?
Covid-19 is Still in Our Midst
The slight uptick in daily Covid-19 cases last week is a reminder that the pandemic is still much around despite the small victories we achieved on the economic and health fronts. President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. himself has acknowledged after winning the May 9 elections that the pandemic remains a problem that his administration must deal with.
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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.