BING KIMPO

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CUSTOMS Commissioner Isidro “Sid” Lapeña was a long-time policeman. A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy, Class of 1973, he spent over three decades in the police service before retiring in 2007. These days, Lapeña is reprising his role, policing a government agency to arrest public perception of the bureau…

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HIS family name is one of the more recognizable ones in the Philippines; his entrepreneurial rise, a tale often told. His businesses are among the most successful; their brands, certainly among the most familiar to us. John Gokongwei Jr., 91, is founder and chairman emeritus of JG Summit Holdings, a…

THE EISMA AGENDA:

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LAST February, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chairman and Administrator Wilma “Amy” Eisma, a lawyer, unveiled the areas of focus of her agency, as outlined under a 10-point program. This agenda is significant, as Subic is eyed to play an increasingly significant role in the continued growth of the economy,…

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OVER a year after the appointment of former Philippine National Police director Jose Jorge Corpuz and former Marine Major General Alexander Balutan as chairman and general manager, respectively, of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision is paying off. Literally. PCSO’s performance improved 33.6% percent year-on-year, and…

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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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