Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala - updates

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Zobel brothers, Manny Pangilinan accept Duterte's apology

May 05, 2020 - 12:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte once threatened to shoot the billionaires and cancel their water contracts. Now, he is thanking them for helping out as the Philippines battles the coronavirus.

Zobel supports lockdown extension as coronavirus cases rise

Apr 08, 2020 - 9:10 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says the extension of the Luzon lockdown is supported by data

Manila Water employees jittery over Razon’s entry

Feb 06, 2020 - 8:27 PM

(UPDATED) Manila Water's employees want to hear big news direct from management rather than the media

Ayala to build first Philippine-China industrial park in Pampanga

Apr 26, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Ayala Corporation chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says the Philippine-China industrial park will be built in Porac, Pampanga

UN honors Zobel de Ayala as pioneer of sustainable development

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala becomes the first business leader from the Philippines and Southeast Asia to be recognized by the United Nations for efforts in championing sustainability

SM Prime, Ayala to defy China's slowdown

Apr 26, 2017 - 9:15 AM

While SM Prime plans to increase its investments in China Ayala is in talks with several Chinese firms that are interested in venturing into Philippine infrastructure

CHINESE TASTES. SM City Xiamen shows how well SM has adapted to China. It started as a mass market department store in 2001, then expanded to a lifestyle mall with upscale brands. Photo by Mia Gonzales/Rappler

Can conglomerates foster inclusive development in PH?

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The country faces a dilemma in development as it strives to achieve growth and progress amid distress and poverty

DILEMMA. The Philippines is one of the fastest growing economies despite having the third highest poverty incident rate in ASEAN.

Duterte hosts intimate dinner for top businessmen

Jan 18, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The 3 hour dinner is organized by former president and now Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion

DINNER WITH BUSINESSMEN. President Rodrigo Duterte hosts a dinner for the country's top businessmen on January 17, 2017. Photo by Rey Baniquet/Presidential Photo

Top Philippine CEOs: Businesses don't need to worry under Duterte

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says he agrees with the President demanding results from the private sector while Enrique Razon says nothing has changed in Philippine business under the new leadership

'NOTHING DIFFERENT.' Enrique Razon says nothing has changed in the Philippine business environment under President Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Ayala to government: It's time for CARS 2.0

Nov 30, 2016 - 9:06 PM

In response Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says his department will look into creating a CARS type incentives program for electronics

NICHE. IMI has found a niche in manufacturing extremely complex safety and control systems for automobiles, Zobel de Ayala says. Rappler file photo

Ayala-led IMI to open Serbia plant in 2018

Nov 29, 2016 - 4:53 PM

IMI says it eyes to commence production in 2018

NEW MARKET. This was after Serbia's economy ministry announced in August that IMI plans to build a $33.9-million plant, which is seen to start construction next year. Rappler file photo

Manny V. Pangilinan, JAZA, and a 'hands-off' Aquino

Jun 27, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The businesses of Manuel V Pangilinan and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala performed generally well these last 6 years thanks to a Chief Executive who is a bit hands off an analyst says

FAIRLY WELL. A stock analyst who closely monitors JAZA's (right) and MVP's (left) businesses say their good performance is mainly because of an administration who is a bit hands off to the private sector

Snapshot of industries: Good, poor performers under Aquino

Jun 18, 2016 - 9:30 AM

How did industries fare under the Aquino administration?

FASTEST GROWING. The country’s turnaround from being Sick Man of Asia to the fastest growing economy in the region is President Benigno Aquino III’s claim to fame

Jaime Augusto, Fernando Zobel de Ayala ride MRT, inspect LRT

Dec 14, 2015 - 6:17 PM

The brothers check beep™ cards and LRT s rehabilitation – PPP projects that Ayala Corporation has interests in

JAZA: Next PH president should brighten up the future

Dec 05, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Leadership is a psychological issue It is leadership using non managerial skills It is about hope Ayala Corporation s Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala says

HOPE. 'Ultimately, the leader of the country has to make people hope,' Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, says. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rappler partners with Globe Telecom for #PHVote

Dec 04, 2015 - 10:38 PM

Rappler and Globe are brands that symbolize the future of the Philippines says Globe chairperson Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Manila, Cebu behind APEC peers on liveability, doing business

Nov 18, 2015 - 6:29 AM

We have 17 cities in Metro Manila One guy won’t move the needle It takes all 17 guys Guillermo Luz co chairman of the National Competitiveness Council says on the sidelines of APEC2015

What do businessmen expect from APEC 2015?

Nov 14, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Business leaders weigh in on what they expect from the APEC leaders summit in Manila next week

WISH LIST. From strengthening MSMEs to preparing for disasters, business leaders like (from left) Tony Tan Caktion, John Forbes, Joey Concepcion, and Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala voice out issues they hope to be tackled by the APEC leaders.

APEC 2015: How to make economic growth inclusive

Nov 13, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Growing economies in a manner that is quick and equitable is this year s tall order the APEC Business Advisory Council 2015 says

SPREADING PROSPERITY. These world leaders cite their own initiatives to link small players to the supply chain. From left: CEMEX Philippines' Arturo Rodriguez Jalili; PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk Franciscus Welirang; Ayala Corporation's Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala; Banco de la Microempresa's Cesar Vela Bazan; United Nations Development Program's Marcos Athias Neto. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

APEC 2015: 20,000 PH firms engaged in development work

Nov 12, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Top government officials and business leaders come together to discuss inclusive business models to kick off APEC 2015’s crowning week

What will the Philippines gain from hosting APEC 2015?

Nov 11, 2015 - 9:01 PM

The APEC Business Advisory Council says larger economies are curious about the country s growth story

ALL EYES. The Philippines becomes the world's biggest stage for a week as it hosts this year's APEC. In the photo are (from left) APEC Business Advisory Council’s Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala,Tony Tan Caktiong, and Guillermo Luz. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Facebook's Saverin, world tycoons in Manila

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:11 PM

The Philippines’ top CEOs including San Miguel Corporation s Ramon Ang and SM Investments Corporation s Teresita Sy Coson will also take part in panel discussions throughout the 3 day conference until October 14

BIGGEST CEO CONFERENCE. This is the first time Forbes Global CEO is being held in Manila

LIVE BLOG: Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015

Oct 11, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Follow Rappler s coverage of the 3 day conference to be held first time in Manila It features some 50 prominent personalities in the global business scene

Henry Sy remains Philippines' richest – Forbes

Aug 27, 2015 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED The mall magnate s net worth climbs to 14 4 billion making him the country s wealthiest for the 8th consecutive year Forbes magazine s list of 50 richest Filipinos reveals

Rappler, PDRF partner to tap social media for disaster response

Jul 31, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Rappler and PDRF link up to improve the way information flows to members of the business community government agencies and other key players in disaster management

Muntinlupa-Cavite expressway opens July 24

Jul 22, 2015 - 1:10 PM

2nd UPDATE The first public private partnership road project under the current administration opens days ahead of President Benigno Aquino III s final State of the Nation Address

President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the inaugural drive-through at the completed Daang-Hari-South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Link Road Project / Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) during the inauguration ceremony in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City on Friday (July 24, 2015). The MCX is Ayala Corporation’s first toll road project under the Aquino administration’s Public-Private Partnership Program. The road project would decongest traffic in Cavite, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa, reduce travel time by an average of 45 minutes from Daang Hari to Alabang Interchange, provide a new access to the NBP property and improve the overall competitiveness of Region IV-A (CALABARZON) as an investment destination by providing an alternative route to/from Metro Manila and Cavite. (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Ayala Corporation remains bullish in PH

Apr 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM

While it is exploring other opportunities in Southeast Asia the conglomerate is still seeing – and riding on – the country’s growth potentials Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala says

Palace: Peace summit seeks more voices on BBL

Mar 29, 2015 - 3:01 PM

The summit will allow Filipinos to view the Mindanao peace process through the prism of stakeholders – all stakeholders involved the Palace says

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Pangasinan converge at the Mendiola Peace Arch to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law. File photo by George P Moya/Rappler

Palace downplays apprehensions over BBL citizens’ council

Mar 28, 2015 - 5:33 PM

Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte clarifies that the National Peace Summit won’t replace Congress but will be an additional discussion on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga and Pangasinan bannered by the 1-Bangsamoro group, converged at the Mendiola Peace Arch on February 20 to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Ayala Corporation earmarks P185B for capex in 2015

Feb 12, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The conglomerate aims to aggressively expand its property and telecoms businesses and ramp up its power generation and transport infrastructure investments

Fresh placement to reduce Ayala's stake in real estate arm

Jan 12, 2015 - 3:08 PM

The new shares offering of Ayala Land Inc will dilute its parent company Ayala Corporation s stake in the property giant to 47 3

JAZA: Fill Asia-Pacific infra gap to sustain growth momentum

Dec 09, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Ayala Corporation chair and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel De Ayala also says the demands of a growing Philippine economy require massive infrastructure upgrades that require greater collaborative efforts among sectors

BULLISH. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala talks to Rappler during the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Makati. Photo by Rappler

Q&A: JAZA on PH economy, ASEAN 2015

May 30, 2014 - 3:18 PM

For Ayala Corporation chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala the outlook is bright for the nation as well as for the region

BULLISH. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala talks to Rappler during the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Makati. Photo by Rappler

'Only court order can stop Ayala-MPIC's MRT-LRT ticket project'

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:00 AM

The losing SM group is appealing the award of the project

CONTRACT EARNED. The project went to AF Consortium led by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC) and the Ayala Group. Photo obtained from the PPP Center

Ayala, Caktiong, other biz leaders team up for PH promo video

Nov 19, 2012 - 9:01 AM

Key business personalities in the Philippines are behind a new online video shown to potential foreign investors

JAZA: Credibility key to PH's sustainable growth

Sep 23, 2012 - 3:16 PM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala chair and CEO of Ayala Corp says the Philippines has started to regain credibility among the international community a major factor to help sustain its economic growth

#TalkThursday: Brave new Philippines - JAZA

Sep 20, 2012 - 12:05 AM

Rappler talks to Ayala Corporation Chairman and CEO Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Ayala and MPIC: Rivals turn rail partners

Apr 24, 2012 - 5:27 PM

Two of the country s biggest conglomerates forged an exclusive partnership for rail projects the government plans to auction off

JAZA: Ayala Corp will go into mass market

Apr 21, 2012 - 10:15 AM

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala talks about Ayala Corporation s new strategy

The importance of country competitiveness

Mar 06, 2012 - 10:06 AM

I do not think it is possible for a country to become globally competitive based on only one or two economic hubs

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala