Stephanie Franco: Handling People and the Value of Difficulty

Stephanie Merida Franco is Managing Director of Fresenius Medical Care (Philippines), the world’s leading renal care company.  She has had extensive management experience in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and life sciences industry. Our class valedictorian and a dear, precious friend who has covered me in much prayer, Steph is my go-to person when I need a two-sentence primer…

What Makes Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay Number One?

Searching for lodging in the popular tourist destination of Tagaytay on Tripadvisor.com.ph will yield over 370,000 results.  The Number One spot goes to Hotel Kimberly (the 2015 and 2016 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice winner), a well-appointed yet affordably-priced hotel in the quiet, rural area of Barangay Kaybagal North.  Even though its barangay name means “so slow,” Hotel Kimberly offers such…

Ruth Uy: Sharing the Lens to See More Clearly

Ruth Uy helped her husband, Max, an eye doctor, in their optical business which started in the early 70’s.  For many years, they had about five branches.  It was quite difficult in the beginning managing the many tasks a wife, mother, and businesswoman had to juggle… it was a period of her life that she…

Nika Diwa: No-Nonsense Fashion Doll

One day when I walked out to the store front, a young and beautiful, wide-eyed, long-haired, petite lady with perfectly tanned skin, dressed in a feminine off-white lace cutout crop top over chic wide-leg slacks was posing for pictures at different corners of the shop.  My thoughts went, “She looks like a doll… in the…

Matthew Tan: Marketplace Salt and Light

Matthew Tan, has over thirty years of experience in the business world, sits as a Director of several companies. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of a listed company in the Singapore Stock Exchange.  He is distinctly humble and simple in his demeanor despite his stature. I was blessed to have been invited early…

Holistic Health through Functional Medicine: Dr. Raymond Escalona

As I was saying in the preceding article, Dr. Carolyn Tanchi Pedro had arranged for Functional Medicine doctor, Dr. Raymond Escalona, to give a talk on Health right after the tea party. I was in and out of the utility room as we tried to gingerly start cleanup while the people in the room were…

Afternoon Tea for Deonna Tanchi

Around thirteen years ago, I slipped into the back of a room filled with women at a Valentine’s Luncheon where a beautiful blonde woman at the front talked about the love of Jesus Christ that pursues us.  The more she described His love, the more I saw that I too had a deep longing, like…

Randell Tiongson, Money Talk

Randell Tiongson is a multi-hyphenate in the field of finance. He has twenty-five years’ experience in banking, financial planning, and management consultancy. He is the Author of three bestselling books (No Nonsense Personal Finance: A Step by Step Guide; Money Manifesto: Lessons in Personal Finance; Everyday Moneyfesto: 365 Days of No Nonsense Personal Advice) and co-author of another bestselling book…

Karen Davila: “It’s not what you say but the way you behave”

Karen Davila is a highly respected, locally and internationally multi-awarded broadcast journalist, news anchor of ABS-CBN’s news program, Bandila and My Puhunan (My Investment) among several shows on TV as well as radio (DZMM).  She was the moderator for the latest 2016 Presidential Election Debate: She is a wife and mother of two.  Esquire Magazine also named…