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World’s fourth richest does not spoil children


American tycoon Warren Buffett, the world’s fourth richest man according to Forbes Magazine, is considered by many analysts as the most astute investor ever.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Affluent consumers shun material goods, opt for family time and altruism

The Visa Affluent Study 2013 has revealed that it is no longer all about big brands and flashy items for the well-off, but family time and charity that now drive how they spend.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Advantages of large family sizes


A most enlightened piece of legislation has been proposed by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, with her son Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado Arroyo as co-sponsor. The bill amends Republic Act 8187, otherwise known as the Paternity Leave Act of 1996, and proposes that married male employees should be entitled to paternity leaves beyond the current limit of four deliveries and in all succeeding deliveries of their respective spouses.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Blog,Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Strengthening family ties through sports


I wouldn’t exactly include it in my “bucket” list. I was, however, extremely glad that I was part of the fourth Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines held in Mactan last August 5. Don’t get me wrong. I am no triathlete (the only bicycle I ride is the stationary one for aerobics!). I had the chance to hobnob with world triathlete champions like Pete Jacobs of Australia and Arland Macasieb of the Philippines, Formula One star Jenson Button and actor Piolo Pascual because my nephew Mike Arcenas of Nike Palace asked me to manage an amateur team of professionals in their fifties and sixties who participated in the relay portion of the triathlon event.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Blog | Read More »

Stepping out of daddy’s and grandpa’s shadows

PACO, with father and senatorial candidate Jun Magsaysay, uses excess milk from the family farm to make gourmet ice cream. PHOTO BY JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

He stepped out of the shadow of his famous father, former senator Ramon B. Magsaysay Jr. and grandfather Ramon Magsaysay when he launched Carmen’s Best.

Posted: October 13th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Middle-class family struggles in Spain’s crisis

A demonstrator is detained by police officers during a protest against the recent austerity measures announced by the Spanish government, in front of the Popular Party in Madrid, Spain, Friday July 13, 2012. The economic crisis has brought low the middle class, which emerged in the 1980s after decades of dictatorship and flourished during the construction boom of the 1990s.  AP PHOTO/ANDRES KUDACKI

Before the Spanish economic crisis hit, Mercedes Gonzalez and her family lived comfortably, she working in a shoe shop and her husband and second son in construction.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Of mothers, work and family


Work and family—two words that highly interact and support each other, and two words that may cause the most conflict and stress when combined.

Posted: May 14th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Rookie developer gives ‘something new yet something old’ to the market


For a first-time time developer with an old-rich pedigree, it’s still hip to be square among star-struck real estate players.

Posted: March 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

President’s daughter who built a career in PR

MILA during younger years with mom

At a young age, The Manila Peninsula’s retired social and public relations director Mila Magsaysay-Valenzuela worked as a part-time reservations clerk at Pan-American Airways in the 50s.

Posted: March 10th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Improving lolo’s recipe for La Paz batchoy noodles

DR. Mailyn and Duane Delicana with their fresh miki mami noodles by JKarlo in Calapan City.

CITY OF CALAPAN – He was jobless, when along with his wife, he migrated to Calapan City from Iloilo in 1990. Duane Delicana, however, was fearless and undaunted by the challenges that routinely faced newcomers like him to the city. Apparently, the toil of the early years already paid off for today he is owner [...]

Posted: December 17th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Capturing Ilonggo taste for food, delicacies

TINAPAYAN owner Evelyn Que is hands on running her bakeshop at the Iloilo Supermart Atrium branch. GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

There’s definitely more than bread in Iloilo’s Tinapayan. For 37 years, the bakeshop has catered to Ilonggos, starting as a no-frills store and later evolving into a high-quality but affordable one.

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Defending the Filipino family


One of the reasons why the Filipino worker is generally a cut above others of different nationalities is his or her cheerful disposition. Whether here or abroad, the typical Filipino always radiates hope and optimism. The smile comes to his or her face easily. This propensity to joy is, in turn, due to strong family [...]

Posted: October 18th, 2011 in Blog,Columnists | Read More »



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