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Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Hans Sy On Succession Planning and Raising Heirs

How are these top tycoons making sure their companies remain in good hands?

Some of the country's biggest leaders of industry gathered at a recent forum titled "Power Meet Up: Captains and Trailblazers."Among the speakers were Fernando Zobel de Ayala, president of Ayala Corporation, and Hans Sy, chairman of the executive committee of SM Prime ...

by Nicole Limos for TownandCountry.ph  | September 19, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Wonder Kid: 19-Year-Old Aspiring Engineer Develops Tech for 'Green' Aircon

She introduces technology that might just be the future for all energy-saving air conditioners

With electricity consumption up four percent in the last year and monthly bills soaring higher and higher, there have been growing concerns about energy conservation in the Philippines.With that concern in mind, Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma, a De La Salle University ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | August 30, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This Filipino-Inspired Brand Is the Toast of US Retailers

Mestiza New York offers elegant evening wear and casual womenswear without the designer price tag

The story of how Mestiza New York came to be is like a storyline for a television series.Two friends in New York City, Alessandra Perez-Rubio and Louisa Rechter, were commiserating about all the black-tie weddings they had to attend with nothing decent ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | July 13, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

How SM's Henry Sy Started with Ten Centavos and Became Southeast Asia's Richest Man

SM is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year

Henry Sy opened the first Shoemart in 1958 after he had saved enough from selling surplus G.I. boots. Little did he know that 60 years later his small store would become the behemoth that it is today. From a small shoe store ...

by Paolo Chua for TownandCountry.ph  | June 05, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

SM At 60: How a Humble Shoe Store Became a Global Conglomerate

Tessie Sy-Coson looks back at his father Henry Sy's life's work

In 1958, humble shoemaker Henry Sy Sr. opened the countryâs first Shoemart branch in Manila.The business owner never imagined how big of a retail giant his unassuming shoe store would become. Or that he would be the richest man in Southeast Asia ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | May 29, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Meet 10 Super-Rich Asian Moguls

From Samsung's Lee Kun-hee to Alibaba's Jack Ma, here are some of the most prominent Asian billionaires

Lately, Asia's super-rich have been getting richer and richer. Just last year, Forbes reported that Asia was home to the highest number of billionaires in the world, outnumbering billionaires in both Europe and the U.S. But where do these tycoons' businesses actually ...

by Paolo Chua for TownandCountry.ph  | April 27, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

WATCH: Tessie Sy Coson and Robina Gokongwei Pe Sing a Duet

The empresses of Philippine business take centerstage

Philippine business empresses Tessie Sy Coson and Robina Gokongwei were persuaded to sing a duet at a birthday dinner in honor of Millet Mananquil, lifestyle editor of the Philippine Star, hosted by Peter and Elena Coyiuto a few nights ago.To the delight of ...

by Yvette Fernandez for TownandCountry.ph  | April 17, 2018 12:00:00
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Here's Why You Shouldn't Leave Your Children a Big Inheritance

According to The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie, the Father of Modern Philanthropy

Almost a century after his death, Andrew Carnegieâs wealth still benefits the society heâs left behind. Through the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the fortune of the famed industrialist has been used in crucial endeavors, from the discovery of insulin to founding ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | April 01, 2018 12:00:00
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48 Wealthy People Who Help Change Lives in the Philippines

The notable men and women that are committed to changing the country

Here are some of the country's leading philanthropists and what they do to support arts and culture, education, environment, health, and more. Erramon Aboitiz, the CEO and president of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, also heads the Aboitiz Foundation. The foundation focuses on education, enterprise ...

by Paolo Chua for TownandCountry.ph  | March 30, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

This 13-Year-Old Manages Her Own Neighborhood Store in Legazpi Village

Czarina Agustines runs a cozy neighborhood store called Mariposa

Thirteen-year-old Czarina Agustines has a special relationship with her mother, Dee Dee. They are business partners. They run a cozy neighborhood store called Mariposa in Legazpi Village.The store is Czarina's brainchild, tracing its humble beginnings to its time as a village flowershop. Over ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | March 06, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

This Hub Will Help You With Everything You Need to Kickstart Your Business

More than a space, Ignition Venture Studio is a community for entrepreneurs to hone their ideas

"We do a lot more than provide a [co-working space]," says CEO and founder of Ignition Venture Studio Paolo Villonco. "I guess you can say it's a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs, not just in terms of the services we provide but it's ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | February 27, 2018 12:00:00
Startup Tips

11 Things Billionaires Don't Tell You About Their Money

These are their secrets to financial independence

Money is not everything, and the Truly Rich billionaire knows this. But he also knows how to manage the money he makes and he does it well. Here are things that billionaires do to maintain their wealth while continuing to live a ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | January 20, 2018 12:00:00
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Weddings in the Philippines by the Numbers

You'll be surprised by how many couples opt for a civil wedding

In Filipino culture, weddings are seldom small affairs. Likewise, the business of weddings in the country continues to boom.But in recent years, the number of couples walking down the aisle has dwindled. In the most recent report published by the Philippine Statistics ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | January 10, 2018 12:00:00
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