By Queena N. Lee-Chua
A reader says: Paris Hilton is in Manila, doing another hotel endorsement, not the Hilton. How can the Hiltons allow her to endorse a property that is not theirs? Aside from the scandals, Paris has sibling rivalry with her sister. What will her grandfather, who founded Hilton Hotels, say? The grandfather had a rags-to-riches story, but Paris was born with a silver spoon. How can Paris continue the legacy? No wonder family businesses die after the third generation.
By the staff
Rumors are going around that a prominent Chinoy family—which owns one of the biggest construction companies in the country and whose company name is seen plastered across construction cranes in many skyscraper construction sites—is involved in a multimillion-peso scam, together with a Korean national and the son of a socialite-lawmaker.
By Dr. Ned Roberto
QUESTION: We’re husband and wife in our late 50s and who are devout Catholics. Two of our three teenage children have left the Church to become born-again Christians. As a mother, I’m upset and still don’t understand their conversion. My husband and I have agreed to join our two Christian teen son and daughter in two or three of their Sunday worships. While my husband liked the services, I honestly did not. I found them too rehearsed. Even the preaching was more for show than spiritually inspiring.
By the staff
The Aquino administration has used the influx of ultra-luxury car brands into the country—among them the Bentley and the Rolls-Royce and exotic cars such as Lamborghinis and Maseratis—as a concrete validation of the country’s rising economic status.
By Henry Ong
Many people dream of quitting their day jobs one day and putting up their own business. Becoming a successful entrepreneur is one sure way to achieve financial freedom because you don’t only get to enjoy the financial benefits of having your own source of income, but also the freedom to enjoy your own time.