Friday, March 15, 2019

Anvil 28th Anniversary

Anvil Leadership Award for Business Excellence” (ALAB Award) from Anvil Business Club!

This was held at the same time during the induction of new officers and its 28th anniversary celebration at Century Hotel Manila. Led by chairman Wilson Lee Flores and president Patrick Cua, they honored Dr. Lucio C. Tan with the recognition for his outstanding business & community leadership, and his multifarious philanthropy. Dr. Lucio Tan is the chairman of LT Group, Inc., Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Philippine Airlines (PAL), Philippine National Bank (PNB), Asia Brewery, Tanduay Distillers and many others. Tan is also chairman emeritus of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), which shall hold its biennial national convention starting March 21, 2019. Present at Alab Award ceremony for Dr. Lucio Tan were the Federation oF Philippine Industries chairman Jesus Carranza, FFCCCII president Domingo Yap, Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) president Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr., Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) president George Barcelon, and other business groups. The Anvil Business Club was founded in 1991 by a group of 17 young Filipino Chinese entrepreneurs at Malacariang Palace at a ceremony hosted by then President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. Its goals are promoting traditional Confucian and Filipino values, civic consciousness, entrepreneurial courage, professional excellence, dynamic leadership and global competitiveness. All presidents of the Philippines have spoken to Anvil Business Club, from President Cory C. Aquino to President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Among diverse civic, cultural, economic and other undertakings of Anvil Business Club include promoting international investors to come to the Philippines; promoting businesses in provincial areas outside Metro Manila, 2009 donation of the larger-than-life Confucius Monument for Rizal Park’s Chinese Garden to honor all teachers of the world and holding an annual Teacher’s Day tribute to educators every birthday of Confucius on September 28, different forums and workshops with renowned business leaders; giving scholarship grants and donating relief supplies during natural calamities. In fact, the Anvil Business Club recently gave away 10,000 tikoy to urban poor families of Camarin and Barracks communities in north Caloocan City, Congratulations once again to Dr. Lucio Tan and to the Anvil Business Club on its 28th anniversary and induction of their 2019 officers!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Exchange Forum with Dr. Alfonso Uy


Photo shows #AnvilBusinessClub officers last night honoring the self-made, Iloilo-born business & civic leader, one-time #Iloilo mayor, engineering board topnotcher, flour mill/sugar mill/feed mill tycoon & Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) honorary president Alfonso Uy after his inspiring and very enlightening talk in Hokkien (south Fujian language) & English at the Anvil Exchange Forum dinner with members at Chardonnay by Astoria in Pasig City, #Philippines. ANVIL IDEAL OF TRUE SUCCESS: The accomplished, self-effacing & multi-lingual Alfonso Uy exemplifies the Anvil Business Club ideal of genuine success---nobility of character, integrity, humility, exceptional business prowess, combining Western & Chinese business principles, upholding traditional Confucian moral values & ethics, priceless "shinyong" (Hokkien word for "trustworthiness") and civic consciousness. CO-FOUNDER OF ANVIL: His eldest child successful businesswoman Aileen Uygongco Ongkauko is one of the 17 founders of the young Filipino Chinese entrepreneurs organization called the Anvil Business Club 28 years ago in 1991. Anvil Business Club was established with a formal ceremony hosted by then President Corazon "Cory" Cojuangco Aquino at Malacañang Palace, Manila, #Philippines. ADVERSITY STEELED HIS CHARACTER: Adversity was never a hindrance, but strengthened the character and will to succeed of Alfonso Uy. He was only four years old when his immigrant trader father died, he was raised by a noble mother. He was a working student as a travelling salesman & collector throughout the Visayas and Mindanao, was allowed to continue college due to kindness of a dean despite his too many absences but he still graduated with "magna cum laude" honors and even served as outstanding president of the student council. SOLID ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF A HUMBLE ENTREPRENEUR & RISING LEADER: He excelled as a talented, humble and honorable entrepreneur in growing businesses, was elected city councilor of Iloilo and once served as acting mayor. He succeeded in establishing numerous big enterprises contributing to Philippine industrialization, agriculture, transport & logistics modernization. BUSINESS LEADER & PHILANTHROPIST: Alfonso Uy also served as exemplary Filipino Chinese community leader and making history as the first ever non-Metro Manila businessman elected national president of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII). He is a very generous philanthropist in donating resources, time and his wisdom to multifarious civic, cultural & community causes. ECONOMIC STATESMAN: Alfonso Uy has championed better Philippine-China relations, advocated progressive reforms and contributed to socio-economic development.