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Business groups call Marcos' election protest a 'political distraction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Philippines' biggest business groups say that the sooner Ferdinand Marcos Jr's protest is resolved, the sooner policymakers can move on to more important matters

What connects Duterte to Fujian Normal University?

Aug 20, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Why is a college in a Chinese university named after President Rodrigo Duterte's mother? The answer lies in the President's Fujian connection: Chinese tycoon Jose Kho.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Award Rank of Kamagi on businessman Jose Kho during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on May 28, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Henry Sy Sr laid to rest

Jan 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Henry Sy Sr's family asks 'all those whose lives he touched to pray for the eternal repose of his soul'

Q&A with Jon Ramon Aboitiz: 'Never fall in love with your business'

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Here are excerpts from Rappler's unpublished interview with business tycoon Jon Ramon Aboitiz in Cebu City in June 2017

PHILIPPINE TYCOON. Aboitiz Equity Ventures Chairman Jon Ramon Aboitiz prepares for an interview with Rappler in June 2017. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Jon Ramon Aboitiz dies at 70

Nov 30, 2018 - 8:32 PM

(UPDATED) Jon Ramon Aboitiz chaired Aboitiz Equity Ventures, one of the Philippines’ most valuable family conglomerates

FILIPINO TYCOON. Aboitiz Equity Ventures Chairman Jon Ramon Aboitiz passes away at age 70. Photo from the Aboitiz Group website

Arroyo meets with Chinese businessmen who want to invest in Clark

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Among the Chinese traders that Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met with is Chuanjian Feng, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

MEETING WITH THE CHINESE. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo poses for a picture with Chinese businessmen and officials of Clark Development Corporation. All photos from Arroyo's office

Businessmen see upside in federalism, but wary of pesky politics

Jul 26, 2018 - 6:11 PM

Lemuel Magracia, former president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry- Rizal says strengthening local governments will encourage good business competition among provinces

Duterte tells Korean businessmen: Slap, kick abusive PH gov't personnel

Jun 05, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The Philippine leader also promises South Korean executives that they will be safe in the Philippines, bringing to mind the murder of South Korean Jee Ick Joo allegedly at the hands of Philippine police

The burden of TRAIN law on Filipino mothers

May 13, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Mothers feeling the pinch due to the TRAIN law gather in Mendiola to ask the government to make adjustments and address people's needs

A Filipino mother masked with a crying face poses like a balancing weighing scale, during the small protest held on Thursday, May 10 at Mendiola, Manila, to appeal to the government to review the TRAIN law. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Henry Sy still leads Filipinos on Forbes' 2018 billionaires list

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The number of Filipinos on the list drops from 14 last year to 12 this year, but their combined net worth increases from $45.8 billion to $55.2 billion

#PugadBaboy: Shrewd Businessmen

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Lucio Tan denies ever funding destab plots vs gov't

Oct 19, 2017 - 8:16 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has insinuated the tycoon has been supporting efforts to undermine past administrations, and dares the businessman to do the same now

LUCIO TAN. This photo taken on May 11, 2016, shows Filipino-Chinese tycoon and owner of flag carrier Philippine Airlines Lucio Tan arriving in Davao City, on the southern island of Mindanao to meet Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

What you need to know about the Philippines’ 50 richest individuals

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:19 PM

Only 5 of the country s richest are women

How to grow a business, according to Dennis Uy

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The 43 year old businessman from Davao – also a staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte – is one of the most aggressive dealmakers in the country acquiring companies left and right

Sit down interview with Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

How the Sy family and Dennis Uy became business partners

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:04 PM

Davao based businessman Dennis Uy has earned the trust of the Philippines richest family the Sys who backed him in his foray into shipping and logistics

Sit down interview with Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy on July 12, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Meet Ramon Ang, Filipino billionaire and Duterte's friend

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

As Ramon Ang aggressively expands his businesses he stays on the good side of President Rodrigo Duterte through his philanthropy and campaign donations

FRIEND. President Rodrigo Duterte (left) sees Ramon Ang (right), chief of San Miguel Corporation, as his fast friend

Could Duterte's approach to China ultimately make Ongpin richer?

May 17, 2017 - 1:00 PM

It s no secret President Rodrigo Duterte dislikes tycoon Roberto Ongpin But Duterte s friendly approach toward China may be the key Ongpin has long been waiting for to unlock a natural gas windfall in the South China Sea

Danish envoy stresses need for 'consistent, clear' PH policy

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:06 PM

At the Nordic Ambassadors Luncheon the Norwegian ambassador adds that peace is good for business

CLEAR POLICIES SOUGHT. Danish Ambassador to the Philippines Jan Top Christensen stresses the need for 'consistent and clear policy announcements' from the Philippines. File photo from the Danish embassy

US, Australia on PH: Businesses want 'predictability'

Oct 26, 2016 - 5:55 PM

They also put a great value on rule of law US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel tells reporters

TOP OFFICIAL. US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel (center) talks to the media after a meeting with Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (not in photo) at the Department of Foreign Affairs office in Manila on October 24, 2016. Photo by AFP

Kazuo Okada eyes resorts, golf courses in the Philippines

Jul 20, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Japanese billionaire whose 44 hectare integrated resort and casino Okada Manila is opening this year wants to pursue more projects in the Philippines

MAKING AN IMPRESSION. A rendering of Tiger Resort's planned casino, with a dancing fountain as centerpiece. It is set to open in this year. Image courtesy of Tigers Resorts

Manny V. Pangilinan, JAZA, and a 'hands-off' Aquino

Jun 27, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The businesses of Manuel V Pangilinan and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala performed generally well these last 6 years thanks to a Chief Executive who is a bit hands off an analyst says

FAIRLY WELL. A stock analyst who closely monitors JAZA's (right) and MVP's (left) businesses say their good performance is mainly because of an administration who is a bit hands off to the private sector

Snapshot of industries: Good, poor performers under Aquino

Jun 18, 2016 - 9:30 AM

How did industries fare under the Aquino administration?

FASTEST GROWING. The country’s turnaround from being Sick Man of Asia to the fastest growing economy in the region is President Benigno Aquino III’s claim to fame

#PHVote Top of the Hour | 04 May 2016, 9PM

May 04, 2016 - 9:28 PM

INC set to endorse Duterte and Marcos Businessmen and industry leaders say the Philippines is ready for any president Trillanes says Filipinos will be shortchanged if Duterte becomes president

Freed Italian hostage leaves PH hospital

Apr 09, 2016 - 12:57 PM

The victim is emaciated He has lost a lot of weight compared to what we saw in his old pictures says regional military spokesman Major Filemon Tan

IN GOOD HEALTH. Officials say Rolando Del Torchio, who was held hostage for 6 months, is in good health. Photo sourced by Rappler

Ex-Italian missionary released in Sulu

Apr 08, 2016 - 8:19 PM

3rd UPDATE Suspected Abu Sayyaf members release a former missionary who runs a restaurant in Dipolog City

Cebu businessmen say debate didn't tackle big issues

Mar 22, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Business owners say they wanted a more detailed discussion on various platforms but saw that candidates just wanted to do demolition jobs on each other

Fil-Chinese businessmen welcome Duterte’s peace, order agenda

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Some have misgivings however about Duterte s promise to end crime saying It s easier said than done How will he make sure policemen don t go overboard and just kill whoever they want?

Aquino to French businessmen: Be part of our story

Sep 18, 2014 - 8:20 PM

The Philippine President hails the economic progress of the Philippines under his administration and vows the momentum of growth will continue

In Indonesia, Filipinos are industry leaders

Jul 07, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Professionals in finance banking and education Filipinos in Indonesia have a huge stake in the presidential elections in the Philippines so called best friend nation

BUSINESS ARCHITECTS. Filipinos living and working in Indonesia for decades say a lot is at stake for Philippine business in Indonesia's presidential election.

Bizmen on Mindanao's dev't: We must do our part

Mar 27, 2014 - 9:03 PM

The Makati Business Club calls on their fellow businessmen to participate in the development of Mindanao s economy following the signing of the historic MIF peace pact

ARMS DEAL. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) standing in formation during a celebration inside Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town, in the southern island of Mindanao. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

Ma'am Arlene and her diversified business interests

Dec 18, 2013 - 5:33 PM

Ma am Arlene is also apparently well connected in the Filipino Chinese community being a stockholder in their businesses

After tense meeting with Aquino, Tacloban trader back in business

Nov 20, 2013 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED You have to be a little bit crazy if you want to start a business now says Kenneth Uy I think I m crazy enough

The businessmen of Tacloban: What now?

Nov 17, 2013 - 12:03 AM

If there is anything positive that came out of the tragedy it is that you now know who you can count on

'Pass FOI bill to stop PDAF misuse'

Aug 18, 2013 - 1:56 PM

The Makati Business Club MBC and the Coalition Against Corruption CAC condemns the system diversion of pork barrel

Politicized bishops putting PPCRV in a bind

Apr 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Bishops serve as de facto chairpersons of the election watchdog in the provinces The active campaigning of some against certain candidates casts doubt on the PPCRV s non partisan status

'Filipino-Chinese tax evaders will be prosecuted'

Mar 24, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The government will prosecute the Filipino Chinese businessmen like any other Filipino who is not paying their taxes says deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte

PAY TAXES. President Benigno Aquino III witnesses the presentation of Plaque of Recognition to outgoing Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) president Tan Ching presented by FFCCCII chairman emeritus Lucio Tan on March 22, 2013. Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino warns tax-evading Chinese businessmen

Mar 22, 2013 - 9:34 PM

President Benigno Aquino warns the nation s ethnic Chinese businessmen who are failing to pay the correct amount of tax to stop evading the law or face prosecution

WARNING. President Benigno Aquino III warns tax-evading Chinese businessmen to pay taxes in a convention of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Inc (FFCCCII) where tycoon Lucio Tan (left) is Chair Emeritus. Photo from Malacanang

Gov't 'less corrupt' for businessmen

Sep 18, 2012 - 9:30 PM

SWS says the Aquino administration made radical progress in reforming the government Fewer businessmen say they encountered a lot of corruption in government

SWS: Businessmen find gov't less corrupt

Sep 18, 2012 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED The most radical change in fighting corruption comes from the Office of the President the SWS says at the second Integrity Summit

Business leaders more stressed in PH than peers elsewhere

Mar 12, 2012 - 10:11 AM

More than half of Filipino business leaders saw an increase in stress level while only 4 in 10 international business leaders reported an increase according to a a forth quarter 2011 survey made by Grant Thorton

Aquino wins over private business

Jan 28, 2012 - 3:36 PM

Aquino finds consensus with businessmen who want to speed up economic growth in the Philippines

WINNING OVER BUSINESS. President Aquino addresses private businesses and foreign investors at the Arangkada Philippines Forum.