Friday, August 12, 2005

Joey Concepcion seeks Anvil support for Entreprebeurship Promotion campaign

Thanks to all the Anvil officers and members who attended the successful August 9, 2005 luncheon meeting with RFM Group President and Presidential Adviser on Entreprepreneurship Jose "Joey" Concepcion III at the Tower Club, Paseo de Roxas, Makati. He and the Philippine Center for Entrepreeurship (PCE) headed by Executive Director Federico Gonzalez hosted a delicious Chinese cuisines luncheon, made an audio-visual presentation explaining why Concepcion established it and its vision of using major business organizations like Anvil Business Club (ABC) and schools to promote entrepreneurship nationwide.
In his speech, Concepcion complained about the many "useless subjects" taught in Philippine schools like "Filipino subjects and Jose Rizal and others", he criticized the "54 units of useless subjects", but hoped that entrepreneurship, more English and other useful subjects be taught to the youth. He believes the campaign to promote entrepreneurship and faith in the Philippine future should be "private sector-driven" by top business organizations like Anvil, PCCI, Makati Business Club, others. He "hopes people in the Philippines learn to idolize entrepreneurs, not ctors and actresses who teach all the wrong values".
Concepcion urged Anvil members and other young Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs to "ignore the divisive politics" and to focus on productive economic activities. He complained that Philippine politics has become "reality TV, with GMA 7 or ABS-CBN". He said the other incorporators of the PCE along with him include Jollibbee founder Tony Tan Caktiong, National Bookstore founder Socorro C. Ramos, and other prominent entrepreneurs.
During the luncheon, Anvil officers and members discovered a new interesting potential speaker in the person of RFM Corporation Vice-President for Corporate Export Division Emelda J. Madarang, who has priceless experiences and business strategies on Philippine processed foods and other products exports to the USA, Middle Eastand other markets. President Wilson Lee Flores invited her to be our guest speaker for Anvil Exchange Forum on August 30 at Cafe Carrera in PGA Cars, Edsa, Mandaluyong (across Corinthian Gardens). She might not be a celebrity or famous tycoon, but she will make a very fascinating, educational speaker who can inspire our Anvil members to explore the export business! Our officers Chairman George Siy, Past Chairmen Bernard Go and Ronald Ko, other officers as well as members Aileen Siy, Giselle Solco, Gemma Ong and others who were at the door going out of the Tower Club function, we were all impressed by her stories, weall talked her for another half hour...
Among the various new members who attended the Joey Concepcion talk were Kenneth Delbert Lim of LEC Steel Manufacturing Corp., Derick Chester Sy and his girlfriend and John Saturn So all of Nation Granary, Inc., plus others. Welcome to the dynamic, exciting and fast-growing Anvil Business Club!!!

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