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How barrio doctor raised responsible social entrepreneurs, educators

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THE LEVISTES of Malvar, Batangas with the patriarch, rural doctor  Jose P. Leviste and matriarch Dolores Leviste (seated, second and third from left, respectively).

He could have been the governor of Batangas to succeed his brother Feliciano “Sanoy” Batangas who administered the province for an unprecedented 24 years from 1947 to 1972; but Dr. Jose Panganiban Leviste of Malvar, Batangas was happiest being a doctor in the barrios, and touching the lives of his province mates with kindness and concern.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Courtship kinks

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The new round of talks between the group of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan and the triumvirate behind broadcasting giant GMA 7 appears to be getting along.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

National Bookstore’s Xandra, Miguel Ramos

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National Bookstore’s purchasing director Alexandra “Xandra” Ramos-Padilla, 41, and marketing director Miguel Ramos, 44, vacationed in a secluded resort with their families in 2013. Miguel reveled in the remoteness and tranquillity. “Very few people,” he says, “no obligation to chat or dine with anyone. That’s my idea of real rest.”   Xandra, on the other [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

‘I did not cheat my way to where I am now’

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WILLIE Revillame is not in a hurry to get back into hosting, and is instead busy supervising the development of Wil Tower Mall.

For the first time in over eight years, television host/actor/singer Willie Revillame is savoring some serious downtime.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bills Gates stays atop Forbes list of America’s richest

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Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates is still America’s richest man, taking the top spot in the Forbes 400 list for the 20th straight year with a net worth of $72 billion.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Cemex PH president Pedro Palomino: Great job in a nice place at the right time

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Pedro Palomino

Were it not for his children, especially the boys who might grow up to be “long-haired beach boys playing guitars all their lives,” Cemex Philippines president Pedro Palomino and his wife would have stayed in Spain’s Canary Islands forever.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘ChairMom’ wins Grand Prix Lion

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DM9 JaymeSyfu Chair and Chief Creative Officer Merlee Jayme

As of the last count, the world’s population is a little over 7 billion, more than 6 billion of which are mobile phone users.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Ads can change lives

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RAUL-Castro

Some people say advertising is a waste of time and money. The good thing is, the number of people who say that today is getting fewer and fewer every day.

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

Holcim honcho specializes in cementing client relations

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Holcim CEO Ed Sahagun

When Eduardo Sahagun, or Ed as he is called, was named chief executive officer of Holcim Philippines in September last year, the people in the company were so happy and proud to have one of their own as the new big boss.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Aurelio Montinola moves on after 31 years

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Aurelio “Gigi” Montinola III: There’s life after BPI

It’s not often that shareholders give a standing ovation at the end of the president’s annual report but Aurelio “Gigi” Montinola III got what he deserved as he bowed out as chief of Bank of the Philippine Islands on April 18.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Russian billionaire Usmanov tops Britain’s rich list

Alisher Usmanov   PHOTO FROM RICHESTMAN2013.COM

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has topped an annual “rich list” compiled by Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper, with a fortune of £13.3 billion ($20.3 billion).

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

New PSBank president named

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Philippine Savings Bank has announced the retirement of long-time president Pascual Garcia III and the appointment of Vicente Cuna Jr., an executive at parent company Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co., as his successor effective Friday.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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