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Philippines’ Richest 2018: Real Estate Tycoons Post Gains Amid Losses For Most Others

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By Grace Chung/Forbes.com – This story is part of Forbes’ coverage of Philippines’ Richest 2018. See the full list here. There’s been a general lift in Philippine real estate and construction fortunes as said by estate planning attorneys from Oren Ross & Associates, and then there’s Manny Villar. His wealth Read more »

Filipinos start shift to ‘patriotic shopping’ amid rise of global brands in PH

By Katrina Domingo/ABS-CBN News – Filipinos are starting to opt for brands that source their raw materials from local producers as consumers become more aware of indigenous products through online channels, a recent study showed. Of 252 respondents, 93 percent believe that buying from local companies is a patriotic act, Read more »

AirAsia now flies from Clark to Taipei

By Frank Cimatu/rappler.com – Budget airline Philippines AirAsia Incorporated (AirAsia Philippines) is now flying from Clark, Pampanga to Taipei, Taiwan. The budget airline on Thursday, July 12, inaugurated its first international flight from Clark International Airport in Pampanga. AirAsia flight Z2 5126 arrived in Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at Read more »

Japanese automotive firms seek to hire 50,000 Filipino workers

By Katrina Domingo/ABS-CBN News – Around 40 Japanese automotive firms are looking to recruit 50,000 Filipinos as the Philippines continues to position itself as an automotive manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia, job and employment website JobStreet.com Philippines said Wednesday. Some 40 automotive companies have partnered with JobStreet.com to launch a Read more »

Mactan-Cebu airport’s new terminal to begin operations on July 1

via rappler.com – The recently inaugurated Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will begin commercial operations at 2 am on Sunday, July 1. The resort-themed Terminal 2 was inaugurated just last June 7. It will be for international flights, while the older Terminal 1 will be for domestic Read more »

San Miguel plans to make Spam in Philippines

via ABS-CBN News – San Miguel Corp is spending P742 billion to grow its food and beverage business, including manufacturing Spam luncheon meat locally, said its president, Ramon Ang. It will be the first time for San Miguel to make Spam in the Philippines under its long-running partnership Read more »