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How Did the Senate Reelectionists Vote on Key Issues and Laws?

A look at how the seven Senate reelectionists voted on major laws and resolutions in the past Congress

Nowadays, seeing a campaign poster out on the streets is no longer surprising. Many candidates have been boosting their posts and videos online to raise awareness, as a way of saying, hey, I’m running for a government position—again!The culture of “popular voting” ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | January 11, 2019 06:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Ways to Build the Next Multi-Billion Property Empire According to the Founder of Cebu Landmasters

Joe Soberano is the largest housing developer in Cebu

Jose “Joe” Soberano III was only 42 years old when he decided to retire from his corporate job to pursue his political ambition to become a congressman in Cebu province.Unfortunately, he did not win in the elections, losing by a small margin ...

by Henry Ong  | January 08, 2019 05:00:00
News and Events

Meet Some of the Philippines' Most Generous Givers

Our annual list of men and women who are devoted to changing the country through philanthropy

The generosity of these givers are shaping a better world. Here's what these philanthropists are doing to make a difference in the lives of people.Erramon Aboitiz, the CEO and president of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, also heads the Aboitiz Foundation. The foundation focuses on education, ...

by Paolo Chua for TownandCountry.ph  | January 08, 2019 06:00:00
News and Events

Necisto Sytengco is Enterprise Asia's Entrepreneur of the Year

The founder of SBS Philippines Corporation also made it to Forbes' wealthiest list for the first time last year

Filipino tycoon Necisto Sytengco was named Entrepreneur of the Year for 2018 by Enterprise Asia, a regional non-governmental organization that promotes entrepreneurship, during a recent ceremony  at the Marriott Hotel Manila in Pasay City.The award is part of the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for Esquiremag.ph  | January 05, 2019 06:00:00
News and Events

The Headline-Making Business Deals of 2018

Big businesses had quite an appetite for acquisitions this year

Big businesses have had quite an appetite for acquisitions this year. Despite the volatile market conditions outside our shores (no thanks to Trump and China), local and even regional business players have had a good year of deals.Here are some that have ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | December 30, 2018 06:00:00
News and Events

The Busiest Senate Re-Electionists: How Many Bills Did They Sponsor or Co-Author?

A look at how productive these seven candidates were in the past nine years

With election season coming up, many politicians will soon fill the airwaves and your social media feeds with pleas to vote for them in the May 2019 polls. And with that comes the inevitable question: “Who should I vote for?”There are many ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez, Pauline Macaraeg and Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 26, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Despite TRAIN, This Vehicle Distributor's Sales Grew 10% Year-on-Year

United Auctioneers Inc. was recognized at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2018

One of the industries most affected by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which was implemented at the start of the year, was the automotive industry. Apart from the increase in excise taxes for vehicles themselves, TRAIN also increased ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 24, 2018 07:00:00
News and Events

These Bank Branches Will Be Open This Holiday Season

All banks will have regular banking schedules on the 26th, 27th, and 28th

While most banks will be closed in observance of the special holidays, some of the country's largest banking firms have announced that a few of their branches will operate in the next few days.In this page, we compiled all announcements made by ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido for Esquire Philippines  | December 22, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

Kia is Now Under Ayala Corp: Korean Carmaker Set to Relaunch in the PH in January 2019

New brand ups Ayala's automotive portfolio to six

It’s been whispered about for months, but it’s finally official: Korean automotive company Kia is making a comeback in the Philippines through Ayala Corporation. The announcement was made in a press briefing on Monday, December 17.AC Automotive, Ayala Corp's automobile business company ...

by Paul John Caña for Esquiremag.ph  | December 19, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Financial Adviser: 5 Things to Know About Jollibee's acquisition of Smashburger and how to Profit from it

The US burger chain Smashburger is just the latest in the Filipino food giant's acquisition spree

Jollibee Foods Corporation (PSE:JFC) recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100-percent control in US-based restaurant burger chain Smashburger.The ownership change came after JFC first acquired 40 percent strategic investment in the company in 2015.At the time, JFC, through its ...

by Henry Ong  | December 18, 2018 03:00:00
News and Events

Necisto Sytengco, SBS Philippines Corp. Founder, Hailed Entrepreneur of the Year

The honor was bestowed by the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

Necisto Sytengco is Enterprise Asi'as Entrepreneur of the Year Necisto Sytengco, founder of listed chemical manufacturing company SBS Philippines Corp., was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Enterprise Asia during a ceremony for the 2018 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) held December 6 ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 14, 2018 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Heart-Evangelista to Launch Her Own Pinoy-made Clutch Bag Collection

The clutch bags she designed are made of capiz, silver, mother of pearl, and gold

From doing commissioned paintings on designer bags, Heart Evangelista finally started designing her own line of clutch bags.On November 12, the GMA-7 actress shared a teaser of her clutch bag collection on her Instagram account.She wrote, "I'm beyond excited to launch this ...

by Nikko Tuazon for Pep.ph  | December 07, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Jon Ramon Aboitiz dies at 70

The chair of Aboitiz Equity Ventures was one of the pillars of the family corporation

Jon Ramon Aboitiz, the chairman of Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), passed away on Friday, November 30, multiple news sources quoting family sources confirmed. He was 70 years old.As one of the pillars of AEV, Aboitiz helped steer the company to become one ...

by Paul John Caña for Esquiremag.ph  | December 03, 2018 02:00:00
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