With DZRA via online live streaming, the SUNSHINE NETWORK's Biyahe and Gimik Episode.
The SIKAPINOY program is hosted by Mr. Nelson Lubao every Sunday from 8am to 9am at ABS CBN DZMM
With NBN PTV-4 was featured thrice. Picture shows the crew and segment producer for the program Buhay OFW doing some live shots within our Dasmarinas Pakisuyo Center office.
by Luisa Kroll. Forbes Staaf, March 4, 2013
The ranks of the world’s billionaires, as monitored and tallied by our global wealth team, have yet again reached all-time highs. The 2013 Forbes Billionaires list now boasts 1,426 names, with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion. We found 210 new ten-figure fortunes. Once again the U.S. leads the list with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), the Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103).
Resurgent asset prices are the driving force behind the rising wealth of the super-rich around the globe. While last year almost as many fortunes fell as rose, this year gainers outnumbered losers by 4-to-1. Many new names made the list thanks to free-spending consumers. To name a few: Diesel jeans mogul Renzo Rosso at $3 billion, retailer Bruce Nordstrom at $1.2 billion and designer Tory Burch at $1 billion.
Carlos Slim is once again the world’s richest person, followed by Bill Gates. Amancio Ortega of Spanish retailer Zara moves up to No. 3 for the first time. He is the year’s biggest gainer, adding $19.5 billion to his fortune in one year. He moves ahead of Warren Buffett, despite the fact that the U.S. investing legend added $9.5 billion to his fortune. This is the first year since 2000 that Buffett has not been among the top 3. The year’s biggest loser is Brazilian Eike Batista, whose fortune dropped by $19.4 billion, or equivalent to about $50 million a day. His rank falls from no. 7 to no. 100 in the world.
By 2003, inspired by a fellow Senior Manager who entered into a formal business venture while being employed, she finally decided to register the said concept with the Department of Trade and Industry. She spent a lot for the business registrations but again, with the big fear of getting into business held her back once again and thought of shelving it the 2nd time.
After 4 long years, with the usual difficulties in handling personal
and business errands, husband and wife finally sat down and brainstormed
of the concerns on errand and turned it as a possible business
opportunity. They were joined by their kids (a 4th year college
Marketing student then and a 2nd year Management student who are both
studying in De La Salle University ). After that family meeting, they
agreed, decided and committed to take on the long awaited project. A
week long planning session took place with very high enthusiasm from
each and every member of the team/family. Each developed their own
insights and finally settled to the big decision of opening it on MAY 01, 2007.
With a real challenging but structured marketing program, the family
proceeded smoothly with brochures, fliers and mailers....announcing to
the public that the UTUSAN NG BAYAN is opening very soon!
After one week we completed the documents and her GF went back to
Mindanao while waiting for the release of her stamped VISA. In less
than 10 days, we again arranged her flight pabalik sa Maynila then
assisted her in her flight going to Kuwait to meet the parents of his
BF. After completing the service we all thought that it's the last time
that we will be of service to this lovable couple.
Mid of June 2009 when our client again emailed us with an
invitation to attend their wedding to be held in the Philippines, sa
lugar ng Gf niya on the 1st week of July, 2009. Ikinuwento nila sa amin
na pinag-uusapan na nila ang kasal sa Philippines including their
honeymoon. Kinukuha kaming principal sponsor dahil kung hindi daw dahil
sa Pakisuyo Center baka hindi nakapunta yung GF niya sa Kuwait and meet
his parents - baka di sila magpagpakasal. They also requested us na
hanapan namin sila ng magandang venue for their honeymoon...which we
gladly did for them.
End of June they emailed to us all other errands tulad ng pagsundo sa kanila sa international airport , pagpapabook sa Hotel at paghatid ulit sa airport pauwi ng Mindanao.
When they arrived in Manila, pinasalubungan lahat ang aming staff.
Pinasalamatan kami ng marami and treated us to a great dinner at Claire
dela Fuente restaurant along Macapagal avenue. They requested us to join
them in their wedding and asked if we can be represent his parents
during the wedding beside being princpal wedding sponsors. We said
YES...and last July 6, 2009 , we witnessed and joined our clients most
awaited event... their GARDEN WEDDING held at a romantic place on top
of a popular hill within Iligan City. Isang engrandeng wedding that
every bride would dream of...the ceremonies ended with more than 30
minutes of fireworks.
They flew back together to Kuwait last July 16 and when they left , our client promised that he will help us build our network in the middle east and true enough, 10 days after he arrived in Kuwait - he was able to refer to our Pakisuyo Travel & Tours 4 of his peers who wants to tour at least 4 major tourist spots in the Phils including the world's known St. Paul Subterreanean Park or our popular UNDERGROUND RIVER in Puerto Princesa, Palawan..the rest is history.
by : Doris C. Dumlao, Phil Daily Inquirer , March 5, 2013
MANILA, Philippines—Eleven tycoons from the Philippines made it to Forbes Magazine’s 2013 roster of richest people on the planet, still led by Henry Sy and family whose group dominates local retailing, residential and mall development, and banking.
The number of Philippine tycoons that made it to the elite club swelled from only six in 2012 as the buoyant local stock market boosted wealth valuations of local tycoons. Lucio Tan, Enrique Razon Jr., Andrew Tan and Roberto Ongpin are still on this year’s list.
The new members this year are David Consunji and family, George Ty and family, Lucio and Susan Co, Robert Coyiuto Jr., Tony Tan Caktiong and family and Andrew Gotianun and family.
Sy remained the country’s wealthiest man with an estimated net worth of $13.2 billion, followed by Lucio Tan with $5 billion. Sy, whose “SM” group is a household brand in the Philippines, ranked 68th richest globally while the latter ranked 248th.
Razon, who is in international port terminal operations through flagship International Container Terminal Services Inc., was the country’s third wealthiest man valued at $4.9 billion, followed by Andrew Tan with $3.95 billion, Consunji at $2.8 billion, Ty at $2.6 billion, Co at $2 billion, Coyiuto at $1.6 billion, Tan Caktiong at $1.4 billion and Gotianun and Ongpin both at $1.2 billion.
The 2013 Forbes list has 1,426 billionaires across the globe on its roster with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion. Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim is still the wealthiest man on the planet, followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Amancio Ortega of Spanish retailer Zara.
by : By REINHARDT KRAUSE, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
America Movil's (AMX) Carlos Slim Helú again tops Forbes' annual ranking of the world's billionaires, a list that high-tech executives dominate.
Microsoft's (MSFT) Bill Gates was ranked No. 2; Oracle's (ORCL) Larry Ellison No. 5; Amazon.com's (AMZN) Jeff Bezos No. 19; Google's (GOOG) Larry Page and Sergey Brin Nos. 20 and 21, respectively; and Michael Dell, who aims to take the computer company he founded private, No. 49.
Other tech execs ranking high are Microsoft's Steve Ballmer at No. 51, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen at No. 53 and Facebook 's (FB) Mark Zuckerberg at No. 66.
America Movil's Carlos Slim (right) and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. - Getty Images View Enlarged Image
The telecom world's richest men include Malaysia's Ananda Krishnan at No. 82 and Japan-based SoftBank's Masayoshi Son. Softbank is seeking regulators' approval to buy a 70% stake in Sprint Nextel (S)for $20.1 billion, as IBD has reported.
Forbe's top five billionaires include Amancio Ortega of Spanish retailer Zara and Berkshire Hathaway's (BRKA) Warren Buffett.
The U.S. leads with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), the (other) Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103).
Zynga's (ZNGA) Mark Pincus fell from the list.
NEW YORK—Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Zara fashion house boss Amancio Ortega of Spain topped the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest billionaires Monday.
Slim, who controls Latin American telecommunications power America Movil and retail/industrial group Grupo Carso, came in first among the mega-rich for the fourth straight year, with a fortune estimated at $73 billion, up $4 billion from a year ago.
Microsoft chairman Gates, a perennial top finisher in the list, placed second with $67 billion, up $6 billion from 2012, even as he continues to give his fortune away via global charity work of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Ortega, whose Inditex fashion group includes the popular Zara chain, vaulted from the fifth position into the third spot. His wealth is now estimated at $57 billion, rocketing from $37.5 billion a year ago.
Ortega was the biggest gainer in net worth, while Brazilian metals and oil magnate Eike Batista notched the biggest decline, with a $19.4 billion drop in his fortune. Batista slipped from seventh to 100th.
Slim and Gates were also in the top two spots last year.
After a year in which the “Occupy Wall Street” movement decried the growing wealth of the so-called “One Percent” at the expense of the many, the Forbes annual list once again pointed to more billionaires amassing more money.
The list now boasts 1,426 names, a record, including 210 new members. The aggregate net worth of the group comes in a $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion last year, according to Forbes.
There was significant jump in women billionaires, with 138 in total, an increase of 34.
The US led the list with 442 tycoons, followed by China with 122, Russia with 110 and Germany with 58.
Forbes noted that rebounding equity markets and stronger consumer brands “drove a huge” number of newcomers, including Diesel jeans mogul Renzo Rosso, US retailer Bruce Nordstrom and US designer Tory Burch.
Warren Buffett, chief of US conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, ranked fourth with $53.5 billion, and Larry Ellison, chief executive of US technology company Oracle, came in fifth with $43 billion.
Moving up into a tie for the sixth spot were brothers Charles and David Koch, with $34 billion each, fortunes built on their US oil refining, pulp and paper and chemicals empire Koch Industries.
Asia’s richest man, Li Ka-shing, came in eighth with $31 billion. He owes his fortune to his sprawling transportation, trading and energy businesses.
French luxury tycoons rounded out the top 10.
Liliane Bettencourt and family, whose wealth stems from the L’Oreal cosmetics and beauty empire, rose to ninth with $30 billion, while Bernard Arnault, who presides over fashion and luxury products group LVMH, rated 10th on the list, with $29 billion. Arnault was fourth last year with $41 billion.
Members of the Walton family, the dynasty behind retailer Walmart, dominated the list of billionaires just outside the top 10.
Christy Walton and family rated 11th with $28.2 billion, Jim Walton rated 14th with $26.7 billion, Alice Walton placed 16th with $26.3 billion and S. Robson Walton rated 17th with $26.1 billion. Together, the family’s riches came to $107.3 billion, or more than number-one Slim.
The full Forbes list is at http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/.
No. 1: Dustin Moskovitz
Net Worth: $3.8 billion
Moskovitz, Mark Zuckerberg‘s former roommate, no longer works at Facebook, the social networking giant that he co-founded. A signee of Bill Gates‘ and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge, Moskovitz bikes to work, flies commercial, and pitches his own tent at Burning Man.
No. 2: Mark Zuckerberg
Net Worth: $13.3 billion
Few CEOs of any age are under more media scrutiny than Zuckerberg (who’s only 8 days older than Moskovitz). Since taking Facebook public in May 2012, and getting married days later, the hoodie-wearing founder has seen his net worth rise and fall with every fluctuation of the stock price.
No. 3: Albert von Thurn und Taxis
Net Worth: $1.5 billion
Albert von Thurn und Taxis first appeared in Forbes’ billionaire rankings at age 8 but officially inherited his fortune in 2001 on his 18th birthday. The eligible bachelor is also a race car driver and tours with a German auto-racing league.
No. 4: Scott Duncan
Net Worth: $5.1 billion
Duncan is the youngest of the four children who inherited the massive fortune of late energy pipeline entrepreneur Dan Duncan, founder of Enterprise Products Partners. Today the company owns more than 50,000 miles of natural gas, oil, and petrochemical pipelines.
No. 5: Eduardo Saverin
Net Worth: $2.2 billion
Facebook co-founder Saverin renounced his United States citizenship in 2011, news of which broke days before the company’s IPO and drew accusations of tax evasion. Saverin, immortalized in The Social Network as Mark Zuckerberg’s onetime best friend, settled a lengthy legal battle with Facebook, apparently receiving a 5% stake. A Brazilian citizen, he now resides in Singapore and invests in startups.
No. 6: Huiyan Yang
Net Worth: $5.7 billion
Yang, the daughter of the founder of real estate developer Country Garden Holdings, is once again China’s richest woman. Her father transferred his stake to the Ohio State grad before the company’s IPO in 2007.
No. 7: Fahd Hariri
Net Worth: $1.35 billion
Hariri is the youngest son of slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. He graduated from the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris in 2004. While still a student, he ran an interior design studio on the outskirts of the city, and sold furniture to clients in Saudi Arabia.