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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 20, 2019

Business Leader & Philanthropist Lucio Tan Honored With The Alab Award By The Anvil Business Club Led By Chairman Wilson Lee Flores

BUSINESS LEADER & PHILANTHROPIST LUCIO TAN received the ALAB Award from the Anvil Business Club which held its induction of new officers on March 15 attended by top government and business leaders and celebrities at Century Seafood Restaurant in Manila.In the same occasion, Anvil led by chairman Wilson Lee Flores and president Patrick Cua conferred on Dr. Lucio C. Tan its inaugural “Anvil Leadership Award for Business Excellence” (ALAB Award) in recognition of his “inspiring business success, outstanding community leadership and magnanimous philanthropy”.

One of Asia’s wealthiest billionaires according to Bloomberg News & Forbes magazine, the self-made entrepreneur Lucio Tan is chairman of LT Group, Inc., 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).

Witnesses at the ALAB Award conferment ceremony for Dr. Lucio Tan were Trade & Industry Ramon Lopez, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Employers Confederation of the Phil. (ECOP) chairman Sergio Ortiz-Luis, Jr., Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of  & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) president Domingo Yap, Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) chairman George Barcelon, Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) chairman Jesus L. Carranza and China Embassy Commercial Counsellor Jin Yuan.

Among the celebrities who also graced Anvil’s 28th anniversary event were Senator Grace Poe and her son Brian Poe Llamanzares, former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, former Senator Bong Revilla and wife Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla, former PNP chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa, Malabon Vice-Mayor Jeannie Sandoval among many others.

Leading the 2019 Anvil Business Club board of directors are chairman Wilson Lee Flores, president Patrick Cua, Hubert Chua, Jayson Sze, Christopher Yae, William Lim, Jr., Lexter Ang, Eusebio Lu, Jr., Christopher Go, Joeben Tai, Vicente Sy, Richmond Co, William Villanueva, Kenneth Dee, Aldrin Chua, Wilynda Chua, Claudine Sy, Sheryll Yu, Katherine Yap, Ian Cheng, Cherie Haw, Lorina Tan.

Among past leaders still active with Anvil include chairman emeritus George Siy, honorary chairmen Michael Tan, Jeffrey Ng, Bernard Go, Peter Mangasing, Reynold Siy, Marcelo Co, Wilfred Co, Eduardo Cobankiat, Roy Chua, Michael Chenglay and others. 

Among the diverse civic, cultural, economic and other undertakings of the organization includes promoting international investors to come to the Philippines; promoting business activities in provincial areas outside Metro Manila; socio-civic and cultural projects like 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 also donating relief supplies during natural calamities.

Anvil Business Club recently gave away 10,000 tikoy to urban poor families of Camarin and Barracks communities in north Caloocan City.