Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Anvil's President Mr. Reginald Yu represented the Anvil Business Club (Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs delegation at a special forum hosted by the Manila Times entitled "Business As Usual in Unusual Times," a day-long discussion on fostering prosperous business relations between Philippine and Chinese entrepreneurs.
Featuring prominent speakers top-billed by former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos, Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Roberto R. Romulo, Socio=economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, as well as China experts from the U.S. think tank STRATFOR and PriceWaterhouse Coopers, the forum aims to lead intelligent discussions on the sensitive issues involved in doing business in China for Philippine businessmen, and likewise, investing in the Philippines on the part of Chinese investors – with China experts and Philippines-China policy makers invited as guest speakers. They will share their insights on crafting mutually beneficial business strategies that will work even when both governments struggle to reconcile their differences.
Special thanks goes to Manila Times Lifestyle Editor (and good friend) Tessa Mauricio-Arriola as well as LT Group President (and past Anvil Chairman) Michael G. Tan for their gracious invitation.

Monday, October 27, 2014


The Anvil Business Club (Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs ) is preparing to embark on its first-ever Surgical Mission to the indigent residents of Barangay Camalig in Meycauayan, Bulacan originally slated for November 22. Together with the volunteer doctors, dentists and surgeons of the Makati Medical Center Foundation, the Club hopes to bring joys and smiles to the 7,500 residents of this part of Southern Bulacan. Special thanks to Vice-President for Civic Affairs Hubert Henry Chua and Director Community Development Henry Kho for spearheading this noble endeavor.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Anvil's President Mr. Reginald Yu represent the Anvil Business Club (Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs) during the 35th Agora Awards ceremonies honoring this year's outstanding individuals and companies who epitomize excellence in the field of Marketing. Winners of this year are Manila: ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation's Chief Digital Officer Donald Lim and Century Pacific Food, Inc.'s Vice-President and General Manager for Domestic Tuna and Global Branding Greg Banzon. Donald (Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications) was recognized for his ground-breaking work in creating the digital marketing landscape in the Philippines. Greg (Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management), on the other hand, was honored for his remarkable transformation of several brands into formidable household names, often through his adroit leadership, as well as his innovative and spirited marketing campaigns.This year's Agora Awards ceremony is graced by no less than Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo III who advocated for "the continuous pursuit of innovative and profit-yielding schemes that seek to gain the trust of consumers through truth in marketing."
Since 1979, the Agora Awards have been conferred to distinguished individuals and companies who have made significant contributions to the Marketing Profession and whose products and services have improved the Filipino's way of life. Organized annually by the Philippine Marketing Association, the awards recognize excellence in the Philippine marketing scene, with the bar of excellence continually raised to new heights; thus keeping a time-honored tradition of rewarding Filipino ingenuity and innovation in the field of Marketing.
ons to all the winners!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


The Officers and Honorary Chairmen of the Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs (Anvil Business Club) had the opportunity to hold its 10th Board Meeting for the year at the Taipan of the Tower Club, a highly-exclusive, premium business club for the country's top executives, courtesy of Anvil Business Club Chairman Peter Mangasing, who celebrated his 55th birthday by hosting the evening's dinner feast.
Set against the restaurant's opulent setting of vibrant crimson amid its dark walnut woodwork, and made more colorful with a twelve-course meal consisting of Stewed Beef Tenderloin, Braised Spare Ribs, Sweet and Sour Pork with Orange Sauce, E-Fu Noodles, and Chilled Mango Cream with Pomelo and Sago –all exquisitely prepared by Hong Kong Chef Choi – the Board of Directors and Honorary Chairmen animatedly discussed plans for the Fourth Quarter programs and activities with renewed vim and vigor.
Realizing that the administration is already at the homestretch of its wildly dynamic term for 2014 with an unprecedented explosion of its membership and having enjoyed a much-raised profile in the business community, the Club's leadership has decidedly focused on taking the organization to the next level in the coming months. Rather than conducting a quick succession of high-profile business forums and activities that have rightly succeeded in electrifying its growing membership base in the last three quarters, it has decided to retrain its energies on more deeply-relevant projects and will deliberately embark on programs that will raise more tangible "take-home" value. This shall include a re-evaluation of its qualifications for membership, an emphasis on more cluster-based activities, the entry of even more "young blood" in the Club leadership, as well as solidifying its reputation to be THE organization of choice among Chinese-Filipino entrepreneurs and professionals.
Certainly, Anvil is "Seasoned to S.H.I.N.E." even more! So get into the growing bandwagon!

Monday, October 13, 2014


The Anvil Business Club (Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs) expressed its fraternal solidarity with the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (菲律賓中國商會), or PCCCI, as it commemorates its annual mid-autumn festival celebration (中秋國慶聯歡晚會) and the 65th Founding Anniversary of the People's Republic of China (中華人民共和國立六十五周年).
Special guests in the celebration included Chinese Consul-General and Counselor Qiu Jian (邱艦) and Philippine National Police's Officer-in-Charge, Senior Superintendent Rolando Z. Nana of the Manila Police District. Apart from the entertainment numbers, door prizes were also raffled off to lucky winners.
Since 2012, the Anvil Business Club has formalized relations with the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the aim of expanding ties with its members, many of whom have directly come from mainland China to do business in the Philippines. The Chamber was formed to cultivate, promote and enhance friendly relations between Filipinos and Chinese in general and between Filipino and Chinese merchants in particular. This year's PCCCI President is businessman Jose Go of Hi-Top Supermarket.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


 The Anvil Business Club (Association of Young Filipino-Chinese Entrepreneurs) is privileged to host a dinner-cum-business networking fellowship for the first time with the officers and members of the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by their effervescent President Mark Gomez (who is also a proud Anvil member), in an informal yet memorable evening of introductions, business exchanges and exploration of limitless possibilities.
Founded in 2003, the Bacolod-based organization is the youth arm of the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. composed of young Chinese-Filipino businessmen, entrepreneurs and professionals between the ages of 18 to 40 who aim to establish greater cooperation and understanding among young businessmen in the country.
The Anvil Business Club, a strong advocate of extending its arms of friendship and brotherhood to like-minded organizations such as the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Junior Chamber, welcomed the occasion to establish, not only a wider reach of business contacts, but more importantly, to also lay the foundation of life-long friendships outside the confines of Metro Manila. We do look forward to more frequent interactions with the ladies and gentlemen of the Bacolod Filipino-Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry.