BING KIMPO

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WHEN Dante Arevalo Ang took over the roles of chairman and publisher of The Manila Times on August 8, 2001, the world was a different place. The media environment was a different space. Google, Facebook and Twitter were not yet the news-breaking platforms that they are now, as The Manila…

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DANTE Francis “Klink” Ang 2nd is having his second wind, bringing The Manila Times to within reach of the top tier of Philippine broadsheets after having trailed behind the leaders of the pack since 2001. When his family acquired the newspaper, The Manila Times was a shadow of its former…

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THE Asean-Japan Center (AJC), an intergovernmental organization comprising the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Japan, is calling for other types of foreign investments to expand the country’s investor base. The center, which promotes trade, investments, tourism and people-to-people exchanges among the eleven countries, is…

WORLD TOURISM DAY 2017

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THE international community today celebrates World Tourism Day with a call for people to pledge that they will #TravelEnjoyRespect in keeping with the adoption by the UN General Assembly of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. World Tourism Day is held annually on September 27 to…

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THE European Union (EU), through the EU – Philippines Business Network (EU-PBN), is hosting the International Tourism Day Forum at Dusit Thani Manila today, in observance of the World Tourism Day 2017.The forum will highlight the most recent and material developments in the Philippine tourism industry. The event seeks to…

EYE ON TARGET

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Keep the conversation going. THAT’S what Junie del Mundo, CEO of communication firm EON Group, tells his fellow business leaders, as the Asean Economic Community nears the close of its second full year since its launch – and remains challenged to fully deliver on the promise of regional integration. That…

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AS Metro Manila and other highly urbanized cities across the country continue to search for schemes and solutions to address vehicular traffic, one sector’s experience in handling the problem offers insights worth considering. The Port of Manila (PoM) is part of the often-unseen engine that drives the fast-growing Philippine economy.…

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LAST year, the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM), a London-based organization of companies and associations in the industry, published a report on the role of mining in national economies. The report ranked 183 countries according to the relative importance of mining to their respective economies, based on ICMM’s…

Lawrence Tang and Belmont Hotel

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Lawrence Tang, general manager of Belmont Hotel Manila, is the embodiment of the emerging hotel brand. He is happily multi-cultural. “I have Asian roots, but a Western mentality and lifestyle,” he explains. His parents were originally from Hong Kong, but Tang was born in the family’s new home of Italy…

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Considered the world’s largest city in terms of area, Davao City has a lot to be thankful for. Following the rise to power of its long-time mayor and now Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Davao is basking under the protracted glow of a spotlight trained as never before, in a city…

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