Apart from boosting our long-term economic strength like other Asian economic powers, Philippine companies expanding overseas and going beyond our comfort zones, or going to some uncharted territories, will help sharpen our management skills.
Asia has a great future; we here in the Philippines will benefit from this Asian prosperity.
By the year 2020, we envision our group to be the largest hotel developer in the Philippines, with a total portfolio of around 12,000 hotel rooms.
I am not a political person, so I cannot comment on politics.
I believe this Emperador Distillers investment in Whyte & Mackay is good for the Philippines as a whole, not only beneficial to our business.
I do not comment on politics, but I see computerization of the election process as good for stability and social harmony.
I eat mostly vegetables and fish.
I feel happy when I look at my grandson, who is 10 months old. That relaxes me.
I swim every other day. That's my exercise.
Massage is very important for relaxing.
One way to mitigate our risk is to invest in companies with understandable business models.
Our definition of VIP is not as big as in Macau. But for us, they are VIPs even if they don't spend a lot because we are very hospitable here.
I hope we business people can invest more aggressively outside Metro Manila, whether in real estate, factories, or other enterprises, in order to give equal opportunities to all other regions.
There are many beautiful and resource-rich areas all over the Philippines that are still undeveloped or under-developed. These areas offer opportunities for better master-planning and the emergence of better communities as well as cities.
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