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How Much of BDO's Recent Php1.3-B Dividend Payout Went to Each of Henry Sy's Children?

An example of how the Philippines' richest man distributes financial bounties to his heirs

In September, Henry Sy was again named the richest man in the Philippines by business magazine Forbes, which estimated his net worth at $18.6 billion. While a bulk of that wealth is attributed to the SM brand and its retail and property ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | October 05, 2018 03:00:00
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Tessie Sy-Coson: Many Working Women Don't Want to Break the Glass Ceiling, Prioritize Family Instead

Personal choices, not lack of opportunity, explain why only a tenth of boardroom positions in PH are held by women

Since 2006, the Philippines has been the top country in Asia with the narrowest gender gap, having consistently placed in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Index.The Philippines’ performance is all the more remarkable as it ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | December 04, 2017 09:00:00
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Teresita Sy-Coson Recounts How Being Contrarians Helped the SM Group Thrive Amid Crisis in 1980s. Will It Help Them Adapt to Rise of E-Commerce?

SM Investments Corp. vice chairman speaks on the role of shopping malls in age of online stores

Popularly known as Singles' Day, November 11, 2017 represented another milestone for Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada, which sold 6.5 million items worth $123 million on that day to people without romantic partners to buy stuff for them. That was double its ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | November 14, 2017 02:00:00
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SM Group and Teresita Sy-Coson's Top Concern: 'Prevent Our Business from Becoming Obsolete'

SMIC vice chairperson reveals why the conglomerate keeps changing in a report for the 15th MAP International CEO Conference

Despite being the country’s most valuable listed company whose subsidiaries are leading players in the banking, property and retailing industries in the Philippines, SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) is not immune from worries about its future prospects. The group was founded by Henry ...

by Roel Landingin  | September 11, 2017 06:00:00
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Dad and Me: Children of Leading PH Tycoons Recall Lessons from Their Fathers

Apart from building business empires, these moguls also served as inspiring teachers to their children

Many of the Philippines’ largest business conglomerates today were founded after World War II by pioneering entrepreneurs who foresaw the vast potential ahead as the country emerged from colonial rule and war.Currently serving as strong pillars of the economy, these enterprises, which ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 18, 2017 10:00:00
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In Praise of Corporate ‘Suicide’ and Other Thoughts from MVP and Sy-Coson

The heads of two of the Philippines’ biggest conglomerates share key business insights

The final session at the ASEAN Business Advisory Council’s (BAC) Prosperity for All Summit on April 28 in Manila was titled “Initiating ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN)”.Appropriately, the heads of the Philippines’ two biggest conglomerates who took part in the panel discussion ...

by Roel Landingin and Glen Concio  | April 29, 2017 09:00:00
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