Mar 16, 2013 08:04 EDT
President Benigno Aquino opened a giant $1.2 billion casino on Saturday to kick off the Philippines' high-stakes bid to join the likes of Macau and Las Vegas in an elite group of gaming destinations.
Mar 15, 2013 13:25 EDT
Macau mogul Lawrence Ho's gaming firm signed an agreement Friday to invest $600 million in a giant casino project in Manila, boosting the Philippines' bid to join the world's gambling big leagues.
Mar 13, 2013 13:18 EDT
The Philippines makes its biggest bet this weekend in a high-stakes bid to join the world's elite gaming destinations, with the launch of a $1.2-billion casino on Manila Bay.
Mar 03, 2013 16:28 EST
Optimism is soaring that the Philippines is finally becoming an Asian tiger economy, but critics caution a tiny elite that has long dominated is amassing most of the new wealth while the poor miss out.
Dec 13, 2012 03:53 EST
Japanese gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada has teamed up with the family of Philippine billionaire John Gokongwei for a billion-dollar casino project in Manila, both sides said Thursday.
Dec 13, 2012 02:08 EST
Japanese gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada has teamed up with the family of Philippine billionaire John Gokongwei for a billion-dollar casino project in Manila, the local partner said on Thursday.
Nov 21, 2012 00:06 EST
Philippine lender Bank of the Philippine Islands said it was in talks to acquire local rival Philippine National Bank to create potentially the country's largest financial institution.
Oct 19, 2012 13:42 EDT
Rock superstar Sting has forced organisers to move his planned one-night show in the Philippines to another Manila venue amid a spat over pine trees involving the original hosts, it was announced Friday.
Oct 19, 2012 13:11 EDT
Rock superstar Sting has called off a one-night show in the Philippines in protest at the removal of pine trees outside a shopping mall undergoing redevelopment, the concert venue's owners said Friday.
Jul 06, 2012 02:07 EDT
Australian billionaire James Packer and Macau gambling tycoon Lawrence Ho are teaming up with the Philippines' richest family to develop a $1 billion casino in Manila, the Philippine partner said Friday.
Jun 27, 2012 03:36 EDT
The Philippines' richest family said on Wednesday it was in talks with Australian billionaire James Packer and Macau gambling tycoon Lawrence Ho to develop a $1-billion casino in Manila.
May 21, 2012 11:48 EDT
Lady Gaga rocked the Philippines Monday, defying critics and state censors as thousands of fans, many of them dressed as outrageously as she was, roared their approval.
May 21, 2012 06:01 EDT
Lady Gaga is set to rock the Philippines later Monday amid planned street protests and with censors in the house on orders to report any hint of blasphemy, devil worship, nudity or lewd conduct.
Feb 17, 2012 13:39 EST
The Philippines' largest shopping mall operator said Friday its profits increased strongly last year as an ambitious expansion plan at home and in China paid dividends.
Feb 09, 2012 01:54 EST
The Philippines' richest man is in talks to take control of one of the country's main real estate firms, which has major parcels of undeveloped land in the nation's capital, his company said Thursday.
Apr 20, 2011 12:07 EDT
Philippine shopping mall giant SM Prime Holdings said on Wednesday that it hoped to raise $500 million by taking its expanding China operations public.
Nov 04, 2009 19:00 EST
Shares in First Philippine Holdings Corp. soared Thursday after a firm linked to the country's richest man made a bid for its stake in top power firm Meralco.
Nov 04, 2009 19:00 EST
Local units of First Pacific Co. on Thursday bolstered their control of Philippines power retailer Meralco by buying out an ally for about 44.6 billion pesos (937.37 million dollars), the seller said.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Henry Sy, Sr.|
|Born||October 25, 1924 |
|Education||Far Eastern University|
|Occupation||Chairman of [SM Investments Corp, SM Prime Holdings, SM Development Corporation and Highlands Prime Holdings], Chairman Emeritus, Banco de Oro, Honorary Chairman ,China Banking Corporation|
|Net worth||US$ 3.8 Billion |
|Known for||Founder of SM Group|
|Parents||Henry H. Sy|