“There Are Treasures In Life That Can Only Be Found In The Dark”: Fe Abellera Gochuico

I was supposed to be in Makati until evening. She was supposed to have early lunch somewhere else. It was her birthday and her former student’s mom, Mayette, our occasional guest wanted to take Teacher Fe out. A jumble of uninformed venue change for my seminar, lack of gas, and traffic delay caused us to…

Becca Sy: Saved Radio, Savings, and Salvation

Rebecca “Becca” Sy is a driven, smart, able, accomplished woman who has a humble, gentle heart committed to the Lord.   After graduating with an Accounting degree at George Washington University, she worked as a Financial Controller managing twenty-four branches of a company in Maryland, USA. In 1980, she was asked to come home to manage Accounting and Finance for the businesses of her family of origin, SYSU…

Ardy Roberto: Ang Pera Na Hindi Bitin (Updated Edition)

Ardy Roberto is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who co-founded two top training and learning events companies, Inspire Leadership Consultancy, Inc. and Salt & Light Ventures, Inc. for which he was named Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 1o Entrepreneurs as well as the Microsoft Most Inspiring Entrepreneur in 2006.  He is an in-demand speaker for top corporations and…

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…

Loss of Job, Loss of Identity Leads to Fulfilling Career: Grace Chong

Grace D. Chong was Executive Vice President of Dentsu Young and Rubicam, a Japanese-American advertising joint venture in Asia.  But when Young and Rubicam was purchased by WPP and Dentsu went with Publicis, the Manila office was dissolved in 2004 and employees were asked to retire.  After being a successful career woman all her life,…

Money Matters- Ptr. Joby Soriano

My usually serene friend, Steph, humorously described to me an ad for the Money Matters seminar.  It was an actor’s son and a director’s father who starred as a nunchuk-wielding protagonist: I got such a kick out of Steph’s description that I looked up the ad…then acted it out for my friend, Edith.  I made Edith giggle…