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She brought him a basket of roses.
Robina Gokongwei-Pe remembers how her father, the late industrialist John Gokongwei Jr., had always admired Rose Pharmacy, a family-run drugstore chain in Cebu, where he had started as an entrepreneur at the age of 13.READ STORIES ON THE GOKONGWEI FAMILY:Robina Gokongwei Delivers ...
 
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She cried happy tears.
Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar celebrated his wife of six years, Emmeline Aglipay Villar, by serenading her last night with a song on his saxophone.READ MORE ABOUT MARK VILLAR:Mark Villar Celebrates Birthday After Recovering from COVID-19San Miguel and ...
 
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SM Mall of Asia is providing more bike parking slots and installing repair stations and even a helmet depository.
With more and more people choosing to bike instead of taking public transportation during the pandemic, Hans Sy, Jr, president of SM Engineering, Design, and Development, hopes “to promote a culture of cycling.”Top Story: These Famous Filipinos Have Harvard University CredentialsOver the weekend, ...
 
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Her great-granddaughter organized a drive-by greeting.
Socorro Ramos, a.k.a Nanay Coring, the founding matriarch of National Book Store, turned 97 years old today.Top Story: Dennis Uy's Gaming Resort Gets Green Light for Share SaleHer great-granddaughter, Maxine Alindogan (the only daughter of the only daughter of the only daughter of ...
 
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Three-point shot for the senator right there.
Senator Sonny Angara made a slam dunk when it came to his anniversary greeting for his wife of 17 years, Tootsy. Top Story: The Most Stylish Men of Classic Philippine Cinema“Sa basketball minsan panalo minsan talo. Sa iyo panalo forever — Happy Anniversary my ...
 
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Her mother was the videographer for the happy occasion.
Tricia Robredo, second child of Vice President Leni Robredo and the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, is officially a doctor.Top Story: The Worst Year Ever is Not 2020She graduated with two degrees—Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)— from the ...
 
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The Senate majority leader admits he talks to his plants.
It seems the pandemic is bringing out the plant lovers in many of us. Spending time outdoors with fresh air and sunshine is a good way to clear our minds and destress. Aside from getting the much needed Vitamin D from the sun, ...
 
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They're just like everyone else.
It's been five months since we all went into quarantine, and at this point, there still is no end in sight, at least, until a vaccine arrives.We asked some of the nation's bigwigs what it's been like for them working from home, ...
 
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He announced he was positive for the virus on July 15.
Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar is celebrating his birthday today, August 14. And it was good to see him up and about with his wife, Emmeline Aglipay Villar, and their daughter, Emma.Villar, now 42, announced he was positive ...
 
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The founder of Megaworld downloaded the Smule app himself.
Alliance Global chairman Andrew Tan loves to sing and is always happy to oblige with a song or two when at a public gathering.Quarantined at home these past few months, the billionaire founder of Megaworld recently downloaded Smule, an online version of ...
 
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Bienvenido Tantoco is 99 years old; Yani is one.
Gianna Noelle Tantoco delos Reyes, a.k.a. Yani, celebrated her first birthday earlier this week.And her great-, great-grandfather, Bienvenido Tantoco, the founder of Rustan's Corporation a.k.a. Lolo Benny, was happy to be there. He walked over to Yani's high chair bearing a beautifully ...
 
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Kumu founder and CEO Roland Ros spent a life-defining summer in the Philippines with the late author.
Susan Quimpo, a freedom fighter, a writer, and a courageous activist, passed away last week, on July 14, 2020. She was 59. As a student, Quimpo was politicized at the University of the Philippines at the height of Martial Law.She was the youngest ...
 
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If only quarantine were this much fun for all of us.
Alexcy Corp. President and CEO Alby Xerez Burgos first met his future wife Maricar Manese on a blind date 29 years ago. “My number one requirement was that the guy must like to dance,” says Maricar. While she had never taken formal classes ...
 
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His one-month-old son, Parker William Kader Cu, was named after Spider-Man’s alter ego.
During the past few months of community quarantine, many of us stuck at home have been dependent on courier deliveries for our business needs. Ninja Van has been one of those relevant services, with its country head Martin Cu making sure operations have been ...
 
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Lucerne's Emerson Yao revisits his childhood passion.
As a child, Emerson Yao loved to paint. He reveled in mimicking his father, Yao E. Chiu, a classmate and friend of the master Ang Kiukok.“My father was not known outside his circle of friends, because early on he decided to be ...
 
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He's been enjoying the flexibility of the new arrangement.
T-shirts and shorts have replaced button-down shirts and slacks as the new corporate attire.With enhanced community quarantine in its seventh week, a huge chunk of the business community has been working from home, including captains of industry.Lance Gokongwei, who heads the Gokongwei ...
 
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Five generations were on the call.
Rustan's founder Bienvenido Tantoco marked his 99th birthday on a Zoom call set up by his more technology-savvy grandson, Christopher Tantoco.Five generations were on the call, including his great-great-grandchild Gianna delos Reyes. Tantoco's daughter, Tokie Tantoco Enriquez, said the whole family had originally planned ...
 
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The chairman of Alliance Global has been spending time in his kitchen.
Andrew Tan, chairman of Alliance Global, has been working from home during the enhanced community quarantine period. And while he’s at it, he’s taken the opportunity to spend some time in the kitchen at his Quezon City home.His latest experiment? Chicken adobo ...
 
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Volunteers across the country are doing their part in helping out our medical heroes.
It began with an e-mail.Operation Shield Our Frontliners started over the weekend after Dr. Sandy Cabral Prodigalidad sent an e-mail to a friend seeking acetate sheets. They were to be used for makeshift face shields to protect doctors and other hospital workers ...
 
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Out of Office with Dr. Joven Cuanang.
Out of Office explores the lives of businessmen, CEOs, and industry movers when they are not at work. We ask their hobbies, interests, and things they secretly indulge in. For this edition, we talk to Dr. Joven Cuanang, one of the country’s leading neurologists ...
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