The MVP Bossing Awards 2016

November 28th, 2016

Go Negosyo’s long time partner PLDT SME Nation through its MVP Bossing Awards 2016 recognized the Filipino entrepreneurs who have inspiring stories of trials and success which have led them to their success today.

On its 7th year, Tony Tan Caktiong, Chairman and CEO of Jollibee Foods Corporation was named as the MVP Grand Bossing 2016. Other 2016 Bossings recognized are Andok’s Litson Corporation CEO Hon. Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, Jr.; Astoria Hotels and Resorts President Jeffrey Ng; Double Dragon Properties Inc. Chairman and CEO Edgar “Injap” Sia; Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli President Gerry Chua; Architect and Designer Kenneth Cobonpue; Mercury Group of Companies President Vivian Azcona; and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. President and CEO Dennis Uy.

I was also awarded with the Nation Builders’ Award along with Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez and Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade who was awarded as an MVP Bossing in 2015. This award is given to Bossings who have ‘answered to the call of public service, having gone beyond business to contribute to the greater needs of society in government.

Eric Alberto in his speech shared, “Their recent appointment in the near government ensures that more attention and resources are deployed in further advancing the critical national economic agenda and that is to strengthen the competitive ability of all business in this country. Their ultimate mandate is to achieve inclusive growth and wealth creation for the wider based Filipinos. Ladies and gentlemen, I speak of no other than, our friend, the honorable Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship, our partner, Mr. Go Negosyo himself, Joey Concepcion. And the honorable Secretary of Trade, our Kapatid, Sec. Ramon Lopez.”

An offshoot from our Kapatid Program, PLDT SME Nation, Go Negosyo, and Department of Trade and Industry also had the first-ever Kapatid Awards which supported the development of micro, small, and medium entrepreneurs through partnership with big brother companies. The Kapatid Awardees featured Shared Service Facilities (SSF) cooperators and end-users from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Among the awardees were: Luzon – SSF Cooperator Jennifer Lapinas and SSF End-User Evelyn Payacda of the Dangdang-ay di Ibila Cooperative Coffee Processing Shared Services Facility in Bauko, Mountain Province; Visayas – SSF Cooperator Merlina Lumakin and SSF End-User Fhoebe Behay of the Project Sto. Niño de Plaridel Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in Baybay City, Leyte; and Mindanao –SSF Cooperator Leonora Mila and SSF End-User Joveniana P. Layham of the San Isidro Upland Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative on Abaca Fiber Making Expansion.

Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli President Gerry Chua is one of the 2016 MVP Bossing. His company Eng Bee Tin is famous for its delicious Chinese delicacies such as hopia and tikoy.

Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli President Gerry Chua is one of the 2016 MVP Bossing. His company Eng Bee Tin is famous for its delicious Chinese delicacies such as hopia and tikoy.

Architect and designer Kenneth Cobonpue accepts his Bossing award for his globally recognized furniture. Also in photo is Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion.

Architect and designer Kenneth Cobonpue accepts his Bossing award for his globally recognized furniture. Also in photo is Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion.

Mercury Group of Companies President Vivian Azcona smiles as she receives her Bossing award for establishing the most trusted nationwide drug store chain in the Philippines. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin, Joey Concepcion, Vivian Que Azcona, Eric Alberto, and Jovy Hernandez).

Mercury Group of Companies President Vivian Azcona smiles as she receives her Bossing award for establishing the most trusted nationwide drug store chain in the Philippines. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin, Joey Concepcion, Vivian Que Azcona, Eric Alberto, and Jovy Hernandez).

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. President and CEO Dennis Uy right after he received his Bossing trophy.

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. President and CEO Dennis Uy right after he received his Bossing trophy.

 Double Dragon Properties Inc. Chairman and CEO Edgar “Injap” Sia happily received his Bossing award for his fast expansion into the world of real estate.

Double Dragon Properties Inc. Chairman and CEO Edgar “Injap” Sia happily received his Bossing award for his fast expansion into the world of real estate.

Astoria Hotels and Resorts President Jeffrey Ng joins the roster of MVP. He is recognized for his world class hotels and resorts. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin, Joey Concepcion, Jeffrey Ng, Eric Alberto, and Jovy Hernandez).

Astoria Hotels and Resorts President Jeffrey Ng joins the roster of MVP. He is recognized for his world class hotels and resorts. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin, Joey Concepcion, Jeffrey Ng, Eric Alberto, and Jovy Hernandez).

Andok’s Litson Corporation CEO Hon. Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, Jr. enthusiastically smiles as he holds up his Bossing award.

Andok’s Litson Corporation CEO Hon. Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, Jr. enthusiastically smiles as he holds up his Bossing award.

 After his pure energy performance, musician and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Gary Valenciano was given the People Saving the Future Award for his Shining Light Foundation. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin, PLDT Foundation President Esther Santos, Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano, Gary Valenciano, SMART Public Affairs Head Mon Isberto, and Jovy Hernandez)

After his pure energy performance, musician and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Gary Valenciano was given the People Saving the Future Award for his Shining Light Foundation. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin, PLDT Foundation President Esther Santos, Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano, Gary Valenciano, SMART Public Affairs Head Mon Isberto, and Jovy Hernandez)

The hosts of the MVP Bossing Awards 2016 were BBC anchor Rico Hizon and Bloomberg TV Philippines reporter Shawn Yao.

The hosts of the MVP Bossing Awards 2016 were BBC anchor Rico Hizon and Bloomberg TV Philippines reporter Shawn Yao.

Eric R. Alberto, PLDT’s Executive Vice-President, gives the opening speech.

Eric R. Alberto, PLDT’s Executive Vice-President, gives the opening speech.

Grand MVP Bossing 2016, Jollibee President Tony Tan Caktiong, gives his acceptance speech.

Grand MVP Bossing 2016, Jollibee President Tony Tan Caktiong, gives his acceptance speech.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder, Joey Concepcion, receives the Nation Builders’ Award from Manny V. Pangilinan, Senator Bam Aquino, and Eric R. Alberto.

Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder, Joey Concepcion, receives the Nation Builders’ Award from Manny V. Pangilinan, Senator Bam Aquino, and Eric R. Alberto.

Secretary Ramon Lopez, Head of the Department of Trade and Industry, joined Manny V. Pangilinan, Senator Bam Aquino, and Eric Alberto on stage to receive his Nation Builder’s Award.

Secretary Ramon Lopez, Head of the Department of Trade and Industry, joined Manny V. Pangilinan, Senator Bam Aquino, and Eric Alberto on stage to receive his Nation Builder’s Award.

Kapatid Awardee from Luzon are SSF Cooperator Jennifer Lapinas and SSF End-User Evelyn Payacda of the Dangdang-ay di Ibila Cooperative Coffee Processing Shared Services Facility in Bauko, Mountain Province.

Kapatid Awardee from Luzon are SSF Cooperator Jennifer Lapinas and SSF End-User Evelyn Payacda of the Dangdang-ay di Ibila Cooperative Coffee Processing Shared Services Facility in Bauko, Mountain Province.

Kapatid Awardee from Visayas are SSF Cooperator Merlina Lumakin and SSF End-User Fhoebe Behay of the Project Sto. Niño de Plaridel Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in Baybay City, Leyte.

Kapatid Awardee from Visayas are SSF Cooperator Merlina Lumakin and SSF End-User Fhoebe Behay of the Project Sto. Niño de Plaridel Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MPC) in Baybay City, Leyte.

 Kapatid Awardee for Mindanao are SSF Cooperator Leonora Mila and SSF End-User Joveniana P. Layham of the San Isidro Upland Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative on Abaca Fiber Making Expansion.

Kapatid Awardee for Mindanao are SSF Cooperator Leonora Mila and SSF End-User Joveniana P. Layham of the San Isidro Upland Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative on Abaca Fiber Making Expansion.

Sec. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Adviser for MSME Development Merly Cruz, and Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion join the Kapatid Awardees from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao with DTI Regional representatives: DTI Benguet Provincial Director Freda Gawisan, DTI Region 8 Director Cynthia Nierras, DTI Leyte Trade and Industry Division Specialist Rebecca Cormanes, and DTI CARAGA Regional Director Brielgo Pagaran.

Sec. Ramon Lopez, Go Negosyo Adviser for MSME Development Merly Cruz, and Presidential Adviser Joey Concepcion join the Kapatid Awardees from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao with DTI Regional representatives: DTI Benguet Provincial Director Freda Gawisan, DTI Region 8 Director Cynthia Nierras, DTI Leyte Trade and Industry Division Specialist Rebecca Cormanes, and DTI CARAGA Regional Director Brielgo Pagaran.

 Manuel V. Pangilinan, President of PLDT Group of Companies and Grand MVP Bossing 2010.

Manuel V. Pangilinan, President of PLDT Group of Companies and Grand MVP Bossing 2010.

Senator Bam Aquino and Rappler Founder and CEO Maria Ressa.

Senator Bam Aquino and Rappler Founder and CEO Maria Ressa.

Liwayway Marketing Corporation Chairman and 2015 Grand Bossing: Amb. Carlos Chan.

Liwayway Marketing Corporation Chairman and 2015 Grand Bossing: Amb. Carlos Chan.

The 2016 MVP Bossings. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin (Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation); Eric Alberto (Executive Vice President of PLDT Group); Sen. Bam Aquino; Joey Concepcion (Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Founder of Go Negosyo); Manny V. Pangilinan (Chairman of PLDT Group); Vivian Que-Azcona (President of Mercury Group of Companies); Edgar “Injap” Sia (Chairman and CEO of Double Dragon Properties Inc.); Tony Tan Caktiong (Chairman and CEO of Jollibee Foods Corporation); Kenneth Cobonpue; Dennis Uy (President and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc.); Hon. Leonardo “Sandy” Javier Jr. (CEO of Andok’s Litson Corporation); Gerry Chua (President of Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli); Jeffrey Ng (President of Astoria Hotels and Resorts); Amb. Carlos Chan (Chairman of Liwayway Marketing Corporation and 2015 MVP Grand Bossing); Dr. Cecilio Pedro (President and CEO of Lamoiyan Corporation and 2011 MVP Grand Bossing); Sec. Ramon Lopez (Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry); and Jovy Hernandez (First Vice President & Head PLDT ALPHA Enterprise).

The 2016 MVP Bossings. (In photo L-R: Mitch Locsin (Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation); Eric Alberto (Executive Vice President of PLDT Group); Sen. Bam Aquino; Joey Concepcion (Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Founder of Go Negosyo); Manny V. Pangilinan (Chairman of PLDT Group); Vivian Que-Azcona (President of Mercury Group of Companies); Edgar “Injap” Sia (Chairman and CEO of Double Dragon Properties Inc.); Tony Tan Caktiong (Chairman and CEO of Jollibee Foods Corporation); Kenneth Cobonpue; Dennis Uy (President and CEO of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc.); Hon. Leonardo “Sandy” Javier Jr. (CEO of Andok’s Litson Corporation); Gerry Chua (President of Eng Bee Tin Chinese Deli); Jeffrey Ng (President of Astoria Hotels and Resorts); Amb. Carlos Chan (Chairman of Liwayway Marketing Corporation and 2015 MVP Grand Bossing); Dr. Cecilio Pedro (President and CEO of Lamoiyan Corporation and 2011 MVP Grand Bossing); Sec. Ramon Lopez (Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry); and Jovy Hernandez (First Vice President & Head PLDT ALPHA Enterprise).

Amb. Carlos Chan and Bossing Henry Lim Bon Liong of SL Agritech Corporation.

Amb. Carlos Chan and Bossing Henry Lim Bon Liong of SL Agritech Corporation.

rand Bossing Cecilio Pedro of Lamoiyan Corporation.

Grand Bossing Cecilio Pedro of Lamoiyan Corporation.

Atty. Mike Toledo, Head of MVP Group of Companies Media Bureau, and Mitch Locsin, Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation.

Atty. Mike Toledo, Head of MVP Group of Companies Media Bureau, and Mitch Locsin, Vice President and Head of PLDT SME Nation.

Prudencio Garcia of Mekeni Foods Corporation, PA Joey Concepcion, Annabella Wisniewski of Raintree Hospitality Group.

Prudencio Garcia of Mekeni Foods Corporation, PA Joey Concepcion, Annabella Wisniewski of Raintree Hospitality Group.

Rey and Violy Lapid of R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbeque.

Rey and Violy Lapid of R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbeque.