It certainly was not a slow start for the year. It is somewhat surprising to realize that we are well into the second week of February and into the Chinese Lunar New Year. Being at the crossroads of East and West, we cannot help blend our Christian culture with the Chinese and be even a little curious about what the new year of the snake is all about.
But whatever the Chinese feng shui masters may say about the auspiciousness or challenges of this new year of the snake, the one thing that holds true to me is that we write our own futures. With that said, there are not enough words for me to express how excited I am that Lopez Group Companies are justifiably bullish about the next 11 months.
The global and national economic environment are giving enough signals of better times ahead. Our local stock market has been breaking record highs and our country’s international credit rating may soon be upgraded to investment grade. Now, it is all up to us to make sure we are all back on the fast track again.
I have no doubts that we have what it takes to do well because our competitive spirit will see to that. What is also important is for us to win our battles without sacrificing the Lopez Values we have taken to heart. We have arranged for the coming months to take our values initiative one step further— to make sure we are all connected in one symphony, an ensemble of passionate voices, all formed, inspired and resonating within the guidance of the seven Lopez Values.
Stay tuned for what we have in store!
All the best,
OSCAR M. LOPEZ