Republic Cement recently added fly ash to its product portfolio as part of the company’s efforts to utilize industrial by-products as key components in building materials. This is aligned with its thrust towards green manufacturing and supports the government’s “Build, Build, Build” campaign.
Aboitiz Eyes recently published committee structure of our Group. It struck me that, as much as we do need committees to manage a business like ours, our priority is still the customer and how to make him happy. Can we wow customers?
“Over the years, I have come to my premise that our most significant risk-cum-threat-cum-challenge is the law of unintended consequences and that our two most substantial assets are an engaged team that is in full attention 24 x 60 x 60 by seven.”
“Firstly, may I wish all of you a Happy New Year. 2019 just might be one of those marker years — like 1929 for Finance, 1939 for War, 1982 for wine and 1920 when Aboitiz & Company was formed.”
Let us talk about privacy. The media tells us that we care about our privacy, but we really do not. People love to gossip. People regularly and unabashedly tell other people the most personal details of their lives. People put on Facebook all about their experiences.
IN his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July, President Rodrigo Duterte urged Congress to work on his proposal to change the Constitution to enable the Philippines to shift from the current presidential to a federal form of government. Curiously as we observed in our brief, he did it less forcefully then what many had expected considering that federalism, along with the drug war and anti-corruption drive, had been an oft-repeated subject of his lengthy monologues.
There is a little shop in London called Sautter owned by Laurence Davis. He is an old friend of mine from whom I have been securing great Cuban cigars for a long time. In his little shop, he has four or five seats where aficionados enjoy their cigars, his company, and that of other civilized cigar smokers.
“This book talks about the role of stories in strategy, the value of probing the fringes to detect early warning signs, and the importance of challenging our own assumptions in order to better prepare ourselves for the future.”
Apo Agua is set to build one of the country’s largest private bulk water supply facilities with the capacity to supply sourced from Tamugan River, which is a tributary of the mighty Davao River, considered the third largest river in Mindanao. Apo Agua’s own Ruby Broas, process and environmental engineer, shares her experience of the power and majesty of the Davao River from her recent whitewater rafting adventure down the famed rapids.
As a popular holiday destination, Baguio City is as familiar as its strawberries and pine trees, but as UnionBanker Christianne Quemado shares in this Aboitiz Eyes special feature, the City of Pines will always have wonderful surprises awaiting the eager explorer.
“Arafat died with 750 million US dollars in his personal estate. Had it not been for the creation of the State of Israel, he would have been known to his mother at most. The Jews had been forgotten before World War II. Where is the Coptic Church, anybody? Who would give a care about the Mossad?”
Capital is interested in only one institution – that of Rule of Law. Hong Kong was not democratic nor was it liberal but it had rule of law. Singapore seemed democratic but was not; nor was it liberal but it had rule of law and that protected capital.