Villar receives the Philippines’ Real Estate Personality of the Year Award

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Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. Chairman Manuel “Manny B. Villar, Jr. received the Philippines’ Real Estate Personality of the year award during the Philippines Property Awards 2016 Gala Dinner and Awarding Ceremony held at the Fairmont Makati recently. Mr. Villar is the fourth recipient of this award and was the only award chosen by the editors of Property Report, Asia’s ...

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Andrew Tan buys Madrid skyscraper

Andrew Tan

By Iris Gonzales | After acquiring Spain’s oldest brandy Fundador, Tan has bought the 57-story, 230-meter Torre Espacio (Spanish for Space Tower) for about P11.5 billion. Tan’s Emperador Inc., which acquired Fundador, said in a statement that the purchase was made “in his personal capacity and remains as a private investment of his family.” Tan acquired the property from ...

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Walking His Talk: Romulo Gives More Focus on Education amid ASEAN Integration


by Homerun Nievera, via | This year 2015, moving forward with the ASEAN Integration has begun. This means that ten countries in Southeast Asia plan to launch a single market for goods, services, capital and labor, which has the potential to be one of the largest economies and markets in the world. Congressman Roman Romulo, in his speech last year during ...

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What Burning Out Taught Me About Prioritizing My Work

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by Carson Tate |Founder, Working Simply | It was December 26. The day after Christmas; 10 days after my daughter’s first birthday. I was sitting on the floor coiling Christmas lights when I began to try to stand up. Almost immediately, I sunk back down to the floor. I was tired: physically tired; emotionally tired. Even my soul felt tired. How did ...

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When Super Dads Hang Their Capes

Super Dads: Enic (with Martine) and Albert (with Alfonso)

by Lizette Barretto-Gueco, via| What makes a Father, his children’s ultimate superhero?  Father, Papa, Dad or Daddy, these are just titles for someone who has children.  Any man can father a child and be called Daddy but it’s a diiferent brand of Daddy that can be called a Superdad with matching superpowers. It’s not in the way he talks ...

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‘Content is Still King!’ says Digital Marketing Expert Nievera

Digital evangelist Homerun Nievera (left) is with successful entrepreneurs RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale (center) and Rene Espinosa (right) of Powermax Consulting.

by Jim Moriones, | Homerun Nievera, a digital evangelist and CEO/Group Publisher of Heartshaper Asia Inc., declared, “Content is still King!” Nievera presented the new building blocks of social media marketing campaigns in the form of content strategies during the Social Media Marketing Level-up Seminar held recently at the Hotel Jen in Manila. In the sell-out audience of entrepreneurs and marketers, Nievera emphasized ...

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Pinoys Triumph with19 Awards in Hong Kong’s International Food Tilt at HOFEX


By Shekinah Sabrina Colcol  | Filipinos emerged triumphant at the recently concluded HOFEX, Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow, last May 6-9 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. As the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HKICC) aims to promote culinary excellence, skills and abilities of Chefs, Cooks, Pastry Chefs/Cooks and Apprentices around the region, 19 Filipino chefs bested more ...

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Ruffy Biazon, Living Up to the Hero Breed

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by Homerun Nievera, | Recently, I had the chance to personally talk to Ruffy Biazon as part of my work as publisher of A common friend, Adolf Aran, Jr., CEO of Courage Asia, introduced me to him during a function at the Red Kitchen + Bar restaurant in Festival Mall’s Riverside area in Alabang. Ruffy struck me as ...

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15 Motivational Bill Gates Quotes on Life’s Success


via | Born William Henry Gates, better known as Bill Gates. Just in case you are wondering, he holds only 4.5% of Microsoft, and according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, most of Gates’s assets are held in Cascade Investment LLC, an entity through which he owns stakes in numerous businesses, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Corbis Corp. This ...

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