The Mindset of an Entrepreneur
Jobs Start to Return as Quarantine Eases
The latest unemployment data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority last week is revealing to policy-makers. The unemployment rate significantly dropped to 10 percent in July from a record-high of 17.7 percent in April.
Heroes of Our Time
Ironically, the piece of legislation providing for the celebration of National Heroes Day — Republic Act No. 3827, passed by the Philippine Legislature on October 28, 1931 — did not specify any particular hero. And so while we have days of commemoration for Dr. Jose Rizal and Gat Andres Bonifacio, National Heroes Day was really designated to celebrate the courage of nameless and faceless Filipinos who sacrifice their own welfare for others and for the nation.
Economy Not That Bad Despite Critics’ Claim
Criticisms in a democracy are always welcome to help the government uplift the lives of many Filipinos, especially its our battle against Covid-19. But if they are destructive and offer no feasible solutions to the current health crisis, critics should not get in the way of government’s efforts to solve the nation’s problems.
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Manny Villar Among Forbes' 'Heroes of Philanthropy'
MANILA, Philippines — Billionaire businessman and former senator Manny Villar was hailed as one of Forbes Asia’s “Heroes of Philanthropy” for the year 2020, which highlighted outstanding 15 altruists in the Asia-Pacific region.
No Private Jets or Fancy Cars for Manny Villar – 5 Ways the Philippines’ Richest Man and Former Presidential Candidate Lives Modestly
Once an impoverished child who sold seafood, now the Filipino tycoon behind the Villar Group is worth US$5.6 billion through his interests in real estate, malls, hospitality and education – but he stills flies cabin, drives a Toyota and works remotely from a coffee shop.