Lopez Awardee Cay MarbellaAmbassador Manuel M. Lopez, Lopez Group chairman, told officers and staff members of five Lopez Group member organizations to go back to basics, and grow “strong from within.”
Speaking at the 3rd Lopez Service Awards on May 28, the ambassador encouraged everyone to strengthen the Group through “careful, mindful, respectful and constant communication” with customers, and aspire to recover ground lost during earlier periods of upheaval.
Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez stressed the importance of stewardship and accountability, and knowing that each one has a “specific and special role to play” in making the Lopez Group built to last. In the audience were employees of Lopez Inc., Lopez Holdings Corporation, Eugenio Lopez Foundation Inc., INAEC Aviation Corporation and Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (LGFI).
Honored were Lopez Inc. assistant vice president-Human Resources Ma. Carmen Marbella for 20 years of service; Lopez Holdings senior assistant vice president-Corporate Communications Rosanna Kristine Cruz, 20 years; Lopez Holdings accounting assistant Hermes Miranda, 15 years; and INAEC assistant maintenance supervisor Deecap Pocopio, five years.
In a video message recorded earlier, Lopez Inc. chair Presy L. Psinakis, who is out of the country, congratulated the honorees and wished them to continue to be “instruments of success for our companies, and of peace for our fellow employees.”
LGFI president and executive director Cedie Lopez Vargas, in her closing remarks, acknowledged the many challenges the Lopez Group has experienced but said the important thing was “we have learned valuable lessons (and) remained united and more willing to be of service to our country and our fellow Filipinos.”
Evening entertainment was provided by home-grown talents with live singing and a medley of ballroom dancing.
Guest performers were 14- year-old prodigy Joachim Navarro who played the piano and “Pilipinas Got Talent” season 2 champion Marcelito Pomoy who sang in his signature female and male voices.(L-R)Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez, Lopez Group chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez and LGFI president Cedie Lopez Vargas
Lopez Group Awardees Rosan Cruz, Hermes Miranda and Deecap Pocopio
(L-R)Lopez Holdings VP Mike Lopez, ABS-CBN CIO Mark Lopez, Margot Fragante and INAEC president Jay Lopez; LGFI operations head Angela Lopez Guingona
(L-R)Lopez Holdings president Salvador G. Tirona, Lopez Holdings VP Pinky Diokno; LGFI program head Mitos Santisteban and FPH VP Pearl CatahanHomegrown talents of Lopez Group