Sonny Coloma

Reimagine Post Office Building transformation

Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, the Manila Central Post Office building could be transformed into a first-class hotel and a key feature of the city’s historical quarter.

Gilas Pilipinas restores country’s pride as best in Southeast Asia

Redemption was the all-caps banner headline of Manila Bulletin’s sports page and “Mission Accomplished” was the title of the front-page photo caption showing the members of the Gilas Pilipinas men’s basketball team after winning the gold medal against host Cambodia that beat them in the preliminaries.

Diwa-Kapwa Filipino management ethos: Emulating exemplary firms

Pandayan Bookshop, founded in 1993 by Ateneo alumnus Gerardo Cabochan, Jr., is a 40-store chain spread across Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON, and northern Metro Manila. Since its inception, founder-CEO Jun has carved unique pathways for Pandayan. Let’s listen to a testimonial from Yves Orpiano, a probationary employee:

Journey or destination? The company is more important

“Which is more important,” asked Big Panda, the journey or the destination?”  “The company,” said Tiny Dragon.

Tribute to Filemon Berba, Jr.: Extraordinary leader, role model, and friend

Seated behind my laptop while trying to cobble some random thoughts into a sensible essay, my attention was caught by a book entitled, Leadership for Extraordinary Results. On closer inspection, I realized the book was written by a long-time friend and role model, Filemon “Jun” Berba, who passed away last April 4, a week before his 85th birthday.
I had known Jun since the early 80s as I attended meetings and fora sponsored by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) and the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) which he led as president in 1982. Years later, he was conferred by the MAP its prestigious Management Man of the Year award.