Thursday, June 30, 2005

Anvil Exchange Forum with Roy Navarro

Anvil Exchange Forum with RCBC CEO and Executive Vice Chairman Rizalino "Roy" Navarro
June 30, 2005 7pm
De las Alas Hall
47th Floor, RCBC Plaza
Ayala Avenue corner Sen Gil Puyat Ave

Monday, June 20, 2005

Anvil Business Club (ABC) congratulates PAEII

On behalf of the young Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs and professionals of Anvil Business Club (ABC), I wish to congratulate the Philippine Association of Electrical Industries, Inc. (PAEII) for celebrating its 37TH Anniversary Celebration and Induction of Officers & Directors for Year 2005 – 2007.
We take special pride in congratulating your Incoming President for PAEII Year 2005 – 2007, Mr. Peter Mangasing of Unicon Wires & Cable, because he is a Past Chairman, Past President and one of the co-founders of the dynamic Anvil Business Club. The objectives of our organization is the promotion of entrepreneurial courage, professional excellence, leadership, Confucian values and civic consciousness---ideals and aspirations which Peter Mangasing and your PAEII organization also exemplify, and which the whole of Philippine society needs for true progress.
The Philippines is now facing monumental economic, social, political, moral and other challenges. The world is now complex and fast changing due to bewildering globalization, the economic miracle of China and other changes, so we look up to dynamic business organizations like the PAEII to be catalysts of Philippine progress and changes. Instead of the Philippine economy being only a victim of fate and circumstances, we hope to work together with the members of PAEII to promote strong Philippine economic development, self-reliance and prosperity!
Once again, congratulations to all the officers and members of PAEII. We salute you for your manifold contributions to the electrical industries and modernization of the Philippine economy for 37 years, and we wish you continued great success!
Wilson Lee Flores
Anvil Business Club

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Date: June 20, 2005

ABC cited at GCHS Alumni Homecoming

Anvil Business Club (ABC) was cited during the recent June 12, 2005 Grace Christian High School grand homecoming dinner reception held in Gloriamaris Chinese Restaurant, Greenhills, San Juan. Officers of the batch 1980 silver jubilarians---Alice Pamin and Banco de Oro top executive Edith Dychiao were the emcees who cited Anvil Business Club (ABC) during the celebrations and requested ABC President Wilson Lee Flores to deliver a speech that night.
Ms. Alice Pamin, her younger brother, his girlfriend of UltraMega firm and others were newcomers to Anvil Exchange Forum with Zesto founder Alfredo Yao as Speaker recently, and they were very impressed with our huge quality crowd turn-out, the talented members of ABC and the fun exciting program the whole night.
A lot of top entrepreneurs among the Grace Christian alumni signified interest to join Anvil, and former ABC Director Atty. Ivan Uy of the Supreme Court said he wants to be active again in ABC. When businessman Ernesto Tanchi approached ABC President Wilson Lee Flores in his table to greet him, the latter extended an invitation for his younger the phenomenal entrepreneur-evangelist Peter Tanchi of Christ Commission Fellowship (CCF) to be Anvil's guest speaker. Under Tanchi, CCF has become a phenomenon in the Philippines, a arketing and spiritual success growing nationwide. Cityland Development Corp. Chairman Dr. Andrew Liuson also approached Wilson Lee Flores in his table, and the latter also invited him as a possible speaker at Anvil to share the business secret strategies of Cityland as one of the biggest and most stable realty developers in the Philippines.
Among the present and past officers of Anvil Business Club who graduated from Grace Christian High School include (no order) Past Chairman Wilfred Co, founding Chairman Elena Tanyu Coyiuto, VP William Villanueva, former Director Berck Cheng, former EVP Edgar Madrazo, former Director Richard Barria, Anvil Exchange Forum Committee Chairman Ronald Alan Ko, Past Chairman Mark Cabilangan, former Director Regan Sy, former Director Anthony Chiongson, former Director Atty. Ivan Uy, President Wilson Lee Flores, etc.
Anvil Business Club (ABC) is now in a membership recruitment drive, which focuses more on quality, character and talents, more than numbers of new members. For referrals of prospective new ABC members with the same values, vision and thinking as our existing members, please text 24 hours daily 09188077777 or 09228321888.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Anvil Exchange with Ambassador Donald G. Dee

Anvil Exchange Forum with top business leader export leader AMBASSADOR DONALD G. DEE. Don't miss this rare, intimate and candid dinner meeting with the country's foremost spokesman of the business community and the first full-blooded ethnic Chinese to be elected President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Hear his inspiring stories and thought-provoking ideas on how he vindicated his Dee family's reputation and garments business empire after his elder brother Dewey Dee's 1980s biggest financial fiasco, how he rebuilt their firms into top exporters under tough economic conditions, how the Philippine garments exports sector will fare in this zero-quota era of mighty China export factories, what are business opportunities to watch out for, how to be rugged entrepreneurs in tough times.
Hear unique opportunities in the lucrative exports business, where and how to start, problems to avoid, etc. Donald Dee is Chairman of the 1,000-firms Confederation of Garments Exporters of the Philippines (CONGEP), also trustee of Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PhilExport), Chairman-Advisory Council of the Employers' Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP), Commissioner of the Social Security System (SSS), Adviser of the Garments & Textile Export Board, Ambassador and Special Envoy of the President for Trade Negotiations, etc. He is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and industrialist, an exciting resource speaker on the inner workings of Philippine big business and politics.
What is Donald Dee's analyses and fearless forecasts on the raging political controversies on jueteng pay-offs, simmering coup plots and the GMA taped conversations with Comelec executive? Amb. Dee is one of the closest allies and confidants of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ever since she was 1980s Assistant Secretary of Trade and chief of the Garments Textile Export Board (GTEB) and Dee was leader of the garments export sector. Donald Dee helped GMA gain a crucial senatorial slot in the then ruling LDP of the Mitra-Fernan slate and he let GMA used his company as the GMA national election campaign headquarters, so Anvil members and guests can ask frank honest questions on the character, mindset and possible plans of the controversial GMA from our Guest Speaker. Where is the Philippines headed politically, will GMA still try to be Prime Minister, how can business people co-exist with and thrive under these political travails?
Ambassador Donald Dee is the son of the late Shanghai-educated post-World War II self-made garments taipan Rufuno Dee Un Hong. The 57-year-old Donald Dee is Chairman, President and/or Director of many firms, including Yarn Ventures Resources, Inc., Redson Textile Manufacturing Corporation, Hacienda Golf & Country Club Resort, Inc., Export & Industry Bank, Manila Exposition Complex, Inc., and others.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to dialogue, befriend, pick the brains, learn from the dynamic, aggressive and entrepreneurial Ambassador Donald Dee---the articulate defender of employers'/private sector interests in contentious labor/political issues, the confidant of the country's top politicians on business issues, now the undisputed leader and official spokesman of the Philippine business community as President of the PCCI and head of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines. Voice out your questions, offer your suggestions on how to improve the Philippine investment climate, hear never before been discussed news, analyses, off-the-record anecdotes and valuable entrepreneurial advices.

Math Trainers Guild Phils (MTGP) Award for Anvil

Thanks to the tireless efforts of past Chairman and active incumbent Director Bernard Go, and to the unanimous support of the 16 Anvil Business Club (ABC) officers, the 1,000-members Math Trainers Guild, Philippines (MTGP) on June 4, 2005 conferred a special award for our organization in support of two international math olympiads last month in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. ABC President Wilson Lee Flores and Past Chairman Bernard Go received the special award for our organization in formal rites. ABC was awarded ahead of Philippine Airlines, Nestle and other big institutions.

The special award for Anvil Business Club was given by and signed by MTGP led by President Dr. Simon L. Chua, Department of Science & Technology (DOST) Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro and Department of Education Secretary Florencio Abad. It was a special recognition for ABC's wholehearted and vigorous support for the successful "Philippine Elementary Mathematics International Contest" (PEMIC) and "Asia Inter-Cities Teenagers Mathematics Olympiad" (AITMO) 2005 held at Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, the Philippines. Throughout these two biggest international math competitions ever hosted by the Philippines, the name of Anvil Business Club was the biggest on stage alongside that of Philippine Airlines.
During the awarding ceremony, ABC President Wilson Lee Flores on stage insisted that Bernard Go be requested to come forward by the emcee and officials, and be present during the awarding. Despite no longer being the incumbent Chairman or President, despite his diverse business obligations and growing family, and his involvement in the Filipino-Chinese Federation, Bernard Go continues to show concern for our organization, attends most of our meetings, never absent in our weekly badminton sessions, is active in the Board of Directors, and unselfishly shares his ideas for the welfare of ABC and our members. We are grateful to Past Chairman Bernard Go, thanks!

A few years ago, business leader and our supportive Past Chairman Michael G. Tan's father Lucio C. Tan had also donated a huge donation to sponsor another international math olympiad organized by MTGP in Tagaytay, and Lucio Tan also gave all the credit of his multi-million peso donation to the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) of which he is now Honorary Chairman. This is an act of leadership and selflessness, and we learned this only from MTGP officers.
Anvil Business Club (ABC) supports MTGP, an organizatyion of over 1,000 volunteer math teachers and trainers nationwide, who are at the forefront of the campaign to improve math education in all schools of the Philippines. ABC believes support for MTGP and their math education reforms will have tremendouis impact on the Philippine economy, especially in our fight to eliminate scandalous wastage, excessive corruption, lack of public accountability and common sense in many spheres of Philippine government and other sectors.

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Fil-Chinese Federation to sign Cooperation MOU with Anvil Business Club

Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), the largest organization in our Chinese community, on June 8 hosted a dinner meeting for Anvil Business Club (ABC) 2005 Board of Directors in Emerald Garden Restaurant in Roxas Boulevard, Manila. The main topic for discussion was cooperation between the two organizations, for better public service to the Filipino-Chinese youth of our generation and how to undertake joint projects beneficial to the Philippine economy.
Dinner meeting hosts Federation officials were led by President Francis Chua, Vice-Presidents Alfonso Uy, Alfonso Siy, Tan Ching, Executive Director Alfredo Yao and other top officers of their Youth Committee.
The 3-hours dinner meeting was animated, frank, cordial, filled with lots of humor and refreshing new ideas on how both organizations can best cooperate to be of better service to our Filipino Chinese community and most especially our youth generation.
In behalf of Anvil Business Club, Wilson Lee Flores said that bigness or being a major organization is not the real asset of our organization but the exceptional quality, immense talents, great energies, high idealism, teamwork and aggressive dynamism of all our 16 officers in the 2005 Board of Directors and our fast-growing membership. He thanked Federation for hosting the dinner meeting, for their goodwill to our group, and that Anvil Business Club is honored to have this unique opprtunity to work together with Federation and to be able to gain advices from our community elders. He expressed Anvil's willingness to cooperate with the Federation on future major joint projects.
Federation President Francis Chua was very humble, explaining that their organization's Youth Committee originally wanted to invite Anvil to join them or to have joint projects with them, but he said that they recognize that Anvil Business Club is now a major organization and dynamic, they felt it was only proper that Federation and Anvil sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation to undertake major projects to help our Filipino-Chinese youth. Francis Chua invited Anvil to become an affiliate or associate member group of Federation, so that Federation will have an obligation to continuously support our major projects, but he stressed that the proposed arrangement shall maintain Anvil Business Club's independence and identity.
Wilson Lee Flores also pointed out that we at Anvil Business Club take pride in the growing contributions to the Federation of Anvil past Chairmen David Chua, Michael G. Tan and Bernard Go, and foresee their becoming future leaders of the Federation. Our officer Bobby Sy is also active with the Bulacan Filipino-Chinese Chamber, and past Chairman Peter Mangasing is also leader of the electrical industry association, while past Chairman Steven Cua is now also President of Philippine Amalgamated Association of Supermarkets (PAGASA).
One of the major concerns discussed by both groups was how to aggressively promote the Hokkien dialect, Past Chairman Mike Tan gave his ideas on the importance of reforming Chinese-language education and promote Chinese/Confucian cultural values to our youth generation nationwide. A lot of major joint projects on a national scale had been discussed.
Anvil Business Club (ABC) is grateful to the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) for their goodwill, for their outstanding and dynamic leadership of our Chinese community in the Philippines for the past half century, and for their welcoming cooperation with our organization.

Anvil celebrates 30th Anniversary of Phil-China Ties

Anvil Business Club (ABC) joins the rest of the Philippines in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China on June 9, 2005 at a formal dinner in the Manila Hotel. ABC officers received formal invitations to this affair which will be attended by President Gloria M. Arroyo and five past China Ambassadors to Manila, plus the business and political elite of Philippine society numbering 800 persons.

Auspiciously, the major Chinese-language newspapers like "United Daily News" , "World News" and others on this same historic day of June 9 published the most prominent news articles with 2 colored photos each on ABC officers' recent 2-hours meeting with China Ambassador Wu Hongbu.

The Chinese media news recognizes Anvil Business Club as a fast-rising and dynamic force, whose 16 officers/directors and fast-expanding membership will not only promote entrepreneurship and excellence among the youth, but a catalyst for closer Phil-China economic, trade, cultural and other cooperation. The news reports quoted Anvil Past Chairman Michael Tan saying that the Filipino-Chinese youth should visit booming China at least once a year. ABC President Wilson Lee Flores extended an invitation for Ambassador Wu to speak at our prestigious "Anvil Exchange Forum", and he had accepted.

The Chinese news reports said that the 2-hours meeting of the China Ambassador and ABC officers were conducted entirely in fluent Mandarin, covering topics as diverse as Asian geopolitics, Chinese history and economic boom, investment and trade opportunities, and other issues.

Anvil Business Club strongly believes that the Filipino Chinese youth and the whole Philippines should benefit---not lose out on the innumerable opportunities---from the amazing and breathtaking China "Economic Miracle" which is now irreversibly changing world history!