Escaño family celebrates 10th grand reunion

THE Escaño family’s legacy is one of unique historical significance among Cebu’s old Spanish-Filipino clans, whose members have become past and present leaders of local industries throughout the Philippines and abroad. One thing that this family has always been known for is knowing how to gather relatives from all over the world for the Escaño […]

Palawan health advocacy group backs better youth access to family planning services, education

LEGISLATION providing adolescents better access to family planning commodities and services is needed to address teen pregnancies in the country, which is more prevalent in rural areas, according to a Palawan-based non-government organization promoting reproductive health.     Roots of Health Executive Director Amina Evangelista-Swanepoe said the biggest hurdle to reproductive healthcare is the “bias” of service […]

Soriano: Baa, Baa Black Sheep

Where did the name Black sheep originate? The negative sense of the term “black sheep” refers to a family member who seems to be the troublemaker, and doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of your family members. Merriam Webster defines a black sheep as a disfavored or disreputable member of a group. Other […]

Sharing the legacy of Filipino family dining

Most of us have all been a part of a “Filipino-style” family gathering. Imagine: People huddling around one big table and sharing the meal; children running around while the parents try to feed them with spoonfuls at a time; the titas bringing plastic containers for the excess food to take home and recook the next […]

Brazil soccer legend Pelé’s family gather at hospital bedside

BRAZILIAN soccer legend Pelé’s family members gathered at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo Saturday, where the 82-year-old, widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, has been since late November. Doctors said this week that Pele’s cancer had advanced and that he requires care related to renal and cardiac dysfunction. His family said […]

Soriano: Having entitled family members is plain wrong!

Do you have entitled family members working in the business? Do you know what caused these entitlements to happen? A little more than five years ago, I received an email from a second generation family member (JT) whose family business is based in Jakarta. Initially, he emailed to inquire about where he could order my […]

Espina: WeCare and Drac Christmas

The holidays saw WeCare president Ramon Sebastian celebrating his birthday with his WeCare family and friends, and the alumni of the University of San Jose-Recoletos’ Dramatics and Cultural Ensemble (Drac) gathered at Alta Vista. The jollity of friendship added to the meaningful celebrations of two events which I happily attended.

Soriano: Is your family qualified to have a Family Constitution?

Maybe not.Let me share the heartaches of three family members belonging to three different families. They all went through the process of crafting their family constitution with so much hope and optimism only to fail miserably before reaching their destination meant to enlighten the family with a sense of shared purpose and alignment of values.Family […]

Tell it to SunStar: Never again to military rule

The Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan (KMK) joined the Filipino people on Sept. 21, 2022 in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by former president Ferdinand Marcos Sr.The military rule is regarded as one of the darkest eras in Philippine history.Despite the lies being propagated by the Marcos family, the Filipino people […]

Soriano: Why do siblings fight for control and money?

We remember this line by Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, “Siblings are our partners and rivals, our first friends, and our first enemies.”I was asked a question in a Family Forum in Barcelona if there are conflict prevention mechanisms among family members especially among siblings, and my reply surprised some of the family members present: “It […]

Soriano: Giving next generation leader wings (Part 2)

Every founder’s dream is to watch their children grow up to become responsible adults, join the business and work as a team to ensure the business becomes successful. Unfortunately 7 out of 10 family owned businesses do not make it to the third generation and research has shown that one of two primary reasons contributing […]

Pursued progress while ensuring stability and built up momentum, Legend Holdings realized revenue of RMB237,685 million in the first half of 2022

HONG KONG, Aug 31, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Legend Holdings Corporation (stock code: 3396.HK) announced today the unaudited condensed consolidated interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2022 (the “Reporting Period”). During the Reporting Period, the Company’s revenue was RMB237,685 million and the net profit attributable to equity holders of […]

Soriano: Giving next generation leader wings

Roby, a second generation family member is the eldest child and the first to join the family business. He started work in 1998 right after finishing university. He originally wanted to pursue his MBA overseas but decided to heed the request of his father to help them manage the family business. The family was engaged […]

Soriano: ‘The trouble is, you think you have time’

The title of this piece is a quote that’s often attributed to the Buddha. In simple words, we procrastinate by putting off important things because we think we have time to do them later. But there may not be any “later.” We are all here on borrowed time. As Jack Kornfield said in Buddha’s Little […]

Cabaero: PSA and reality

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has to reconcile itself with reality. Its recent report that included how much a family of five needs for food in a month is absurd.The agency, in its subsistence incidence report, estimates that a family of five needs at least P8,379 per month to meet basic food requirements. At P8,379 […]