John Gokongwei was selling peanuts to his classmates, Josephine Gotianun Yap was sticking stamps to letter envelopes and Hans Sy was emptying trash cans at SM Makati. Hong Kong’s richest billionaire Li Ka Shing was 15 when he worked at a factory producing plastic watch bands for 16 hours a day. Malaysia’s No. 1 tycoon and Shangri-La hotel chain founder Robert Kuok Hock Nien started work as an office boy while still in college. China’s Alibaba.com billionaire Jack Ma first worked as a teacher. The world’s No. 1 wealthiest billionaire Jeff Bezos was 16 when his first job was flipping burgers at McDonald’s in Miami City, while world’s No. 2 wealthiest Bill Gates’ first job was as a computer programmer in senior year in high school. The world’s No. 3 richest billionaire Warren Buffett was 13 when became a newspaper delivery boy. What were the first jobs of the Philippines’ top business leaders, their unforgettable experiences and … [Read more...] about Their first jobs
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MANILA, Philippines — The vetoing of the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill is just a “temporary setback” for workers as the measure could still be passed before President Duterte steps down in 2022, Malacañang said yesterday. Duterte vetoed the bill last week, citing the need to strike a balance between the interests of businesses and workers. The measure, which would have removed ambiguities that allowed employers to skirt laws against labor only contracting, is one of the bills certified as urgent by the President. Duterte defended his decision to veto the security of tenure bill as he faces criticism for allegedly turning his back on his campaign promise to ban labor-only contracting and other abusive labor practices. Duterte said lawmakers should have followed what was agreed upon with regard to the measure, one of the bills he certified as urgent. “You do not make it hard for the capitalist also to move,” the president said during a briefing on … [Read more...] about New ‘endo’ bill can be passed — Palace
Duterte’s Directives 1. Mayors, DILG chief Eduardo Año ordered to ensure that all business clearances and permits are out within three days 2. To ease Metro Manila traffic, all public roads used for private purposes must be reclaimed; Año will suspend local executives who refuse to cooperate 3. BARMM should fast-track setting up of regional governments 4. LandBank should go back to helping farmers and get out of commercial transactions or Duterte will abolish the bank Legislative Priorities • Restoration of death penalty for plunder, heinous crimes related to drugs • TRABAHO bill • Creation of new departments for OFWs, disaster resilience, water resources protection and management • Revival of ROTC for Grades 11 and 12 • Another salary standardization law, to include teachers and nurses • Increase in tobacco and alcohol excise taxes • Government right-sizing bill • National Defense Act • Amendment of Human … [Read more...] about ‘I will end my term fighting’
How can we be more connected? Today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, Catholics thank God for the gift of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We believe that in the consecrated bread and wine, Jesus is truly there. When we receive the Body of Christ, it is indeed Jesus we are receiving. This may conjure up strange images that can make our heads turn and our stomachs churn. Eating someone’s body and drinking someone’s blood – isn’t this cannibalism? And how can this all happen with just a few simple gestures and words of hocus pocus? A bit of trivia: One possible origin of the phrase “hocus pocus” is that it comes from a mishearing of the Latin words used during consecration, “Hoc est enim corpus meum (This is my body).” To survive by consuming someone else’s body and blood is actually something we have all done whether we are Catholics or not. In the womb, how else does a baby get food and drink? … [Read more...] about How can we be more connected?
I was more surprised than most when Rappler said George and Amal Clooney were supporting Maria Ressa, even if it has to contradict the Hague decision. I was involved in the events which led Amal Clooney, then Amal Alammudin to defend GMA in the International Court of Human Rights. It is a separate story itself. As I told former president Arroyo now Speaker Arroyo, I was with her mother, Baria Alammudin, editor of Foreign Affairs of Al Hayat to deliver her laundry to her Knightsbridge flat when I met her. I was surprised because I was part of every move that led to the UNHR decision. Indeed Amal told me then that she wanted to know if the news was true. The Lebanese born lawyer said I should have the permission of the principal (GMA) and her lawyers, one of whom was Larry Gadon. I was granted permission and her lawyers talked to Amal about GMA’s case, she did not say anything at the time. I got a phone call from her many weeks after, and said she … [Read more...] about Who is lying?