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Even Hollywood’s most talented A-list stars need to prove why they deserve a raise—or equal pay.
Last year’s #MeToo movement and the induction of the Time’s Up organization have empowered Hollywood stars and industry players to finally speak up and demand what they deserve. And while it’s only just begun—and the fight is far from over—it’s great to ...
 
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From its initial agribusiness to its current diverse portfolio, these are some of the corporation’s milestones across 185 years.
Ayala Corporation is one of the oldest and largest conglomerates in the Philippines. It marks its 185th anniversary this year.What was initially a distillery business has grown into a mammoth corporation with a diverse portfolio that covers interests such as real estate, ...
 
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News outlets have reported that Don Quijote has expressed interest in opening in countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
A favorite stopover and shopping spot of tourists when in Japan, Don Quijote is gearing up for an Asian expansion to boost sales. After successful launches of its first branches in Bangkok this February and Hong Kong in July, parent company Pan ...
 
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“The acquisition of the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf brand will be JFC’s largest and most multinational so far with business presence in 27 countries,” according to Tony Tan Caktiong
After acquiring Tim Ho Wan for $33.5 million and U.S.-based Mexican food concept Tortas Frontera for $12.4 million in 2018, Jollibee Foods Corporation is continuing its buying spree. Today, the thriving Filipino fast-food chain announced that it will be completely acquiring U.S. ...
 
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Zobel de Ayala said companies should consider flexible work arrangements for their employees to maximize their productivity and encourage better work-life integration.
Ayala Corporation chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala shared his ideas of what the future of work will be like, and how a lot of changes will be coming soon.“We have to embrace new skills, new methods of training, and new ...
 
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Take a peek into their social media lives filled with double taps.
Beyond their powerful last names and wellsprings of resources, the next generation multimillionaires are proving to be the stars of their own shows, forging their own paths and making a name for themselves on Instagram and beyond.A post shared by Andrew Warren ...
 
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The conglomerate’s president and COO Ramon Ang confirmed the news himself.
While Manila Water Company’s shortage crisis continues to affect lives around the metro, San Miguel Corporation has been actively stepping up for months. On May 21, SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang announced during a Petron stakeholder’s meeting that he ...
 
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Its goal is to create a center for "more affordable high-quality cancer care."
Ayala Corp., through Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), announced plans on Wednesday, May 6, to build a standalone hospital specializing in the treatment of cancer. According to a statement released by AC Health, the Metro Manila facility will have room for ...
 
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“I may have been the son of the boss, but I worked harder than anybody else to prove that I wasn’t just the son of the boss,” he tells the class of 2019.
On April 30, 2019, JG Summit Holdings Inc. President and CEO Lance Gokongwei left the graduating class of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela inspired with anecdotes of how he and his siblings independently worked their way to the top. In his ...
 
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Every family is different in how they display their wealth.
When it comes to financial successes, some people like to keep it in the family, which is what makes a combined fortune even larger. Just this month, Forbes released its annual rundown of the world’s wealthiest people and it comes as no ...
 
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The family keeps a staff of 600 at home, which is the second most expensive in the world, after Buckingham Palace.
News has been swirling around the Ambani family once more, after the recent wedding of the family’s eldest son Akash to Shloka Metha last weekend. The lavish affair lasted three days, in addition to a trip to Switzerland, multiple traditional celebrations, and ...
 
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Surprise performances by Maroon 5, parties hosted at a 27-story home, and a pre-wedding carnival in St. Moritz made the wedding extra special.
If you loved watching the extravagance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding last spring, then you must know that India celebrated its own version of the royal wedding last weekend.The groom is Akash Ambani, the 27-year-old son of Mukesh Ambani, ...
 
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The market growth had much to do with the increase in the country’s ultra-wealthy population.
If you’re looking for a business opportunity in a thriving industry, the latest market report by Knight Frank points to luxury homes as a great investment. In 2018, Manila’s luxury home market saw the most growth in the world, with an 11 ...
 
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This is how much the Fyre co-organizer is worth now.
If you spent the past weekend engulfed in either one of the Fyre Festival documentaries available on streaming platforms Netflix and Hulu, then the question ‘Where is Billy McFarland now?’ may already have crossed your mind.The rivaling documentaries both recount how Billy ...
 
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These powerful duos are making big changes in the fields of education, transportation, beauty, art, and design.
When it comes to female representation in the workplace, Philippine firms continue to show they have no qualms about having a woman run the show. Data company Grant Thornton released its annual Women in Business report earlier in the year and it ...
 
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"SM started out as the dream of a 12-year-old Henry Sy, who sought a better life for himself, for his family, and for his little community," said his eldest daughter.
In 1958, humble shoemaker Henry Sy Sr. opened the country’s 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 ...
 
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From the royal crown jewels to priceless art, here are eight of the most intriguing heists in history.
History is full of thieves. People do crazy things for money and sometimes, crazy people do extraordinary things to get it. In many cases, their exploits become some of the most fascinating stories told—inspiring songs, books, and movies that captivate us. While ...
 
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How to deal with scheming and plotting relatives.
When it comes to estate battles, unscrupulous maneuverings happen even before the body gets cold–especially so in the Truly Rich World.The faithful housekeeper will make a clandestine call to the head of Rival Family Faction about the worsening condition of Macadamia Madam ...
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