Now on its 11th year, the Lopez Group HR Council conducted the 2012 Lopez Group HR Summit with the theme “Living the Lopez Legacy.” The annual whole-day event was held at the Rockwell Tent, Rockwell Center on November 23, 2012.
Some 180 HR practitioners and line managers, including the presidents and CEOs of various companies in the Lopez Group, attended the summit.
Cedie Lopez Vargas, chair of the Lopez Group HR Council, director of the Lopez Group Foundation Inc. and vice president for Purchasing of ABS-CBN Corporation, formally welcomed the summit participants.
In his opening message, Lopez Group chairman Amb. Manuel M. Lopez talked about how his father, the late Eugenio Lopez Sr., anchored his leadership in Meralco to several core values.
Meanwhile, chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez (OML), in his inspirational message, described the theme “Living the Lopez Legacy” as exactly hitting the mark in that “the only way to preserve a legacy is to live it and to live it faithfully.”
In “The Interplay of Principles, Values and Leadership: The Naga City Experience,” keynote speaker Atty. Leni Robredo discussed the experiences of her husband, the late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo, during his six terms as city mayor.
Beth Nasol (Philec), Pinky Diokno (Lopez-Holdings), keynote speaker Atty. Leni Robredo and Chie Potente (Rockwell)
Carlo Katigbak, managing director of SkyCable Corporation and head of ABS-CBN’s Access Group, captivated the audience with stories from real people from Sky who consistently live the values and go beyond the call of duty to serve their customers well.
Also sharing their insights during the CEO forum were Justo Aboitiz Ortiz, chairman and CEO of UnionBank, and Rosario Bradbury, CEO and managing director of SGS Gulf Ltd.
Serving as resource persons for the concurrent sessions were Marian Katigbak, Bank of the Philippine Islands VP for Learning and Development; Gerardo Cabochan Jr., Pandayan Bookshop founder and managing director; and Antonio Rivera, Antonio Rivera Consulting Inc. managing director. The sessions were facilitated by Jennifer Acierto of SkyCable, Chie Potente of Rockwell Land and Henedine Laureana of ABS-CBN.
In the final plenary session, Tham Wai Yee of Towers Perrin discussed The Global Workforce Study, a study of some 32,000 workers around the world that reveals their concerns, attitudes and insights on matters that affect work performance and the business landscape.
FPH VP Beth Canlas and Ross Hamo flank Ging Igual of Towers Watson PhilippinesIntegration and special awards
Elizabeth M. Canlas, VP for HR of First Philippine Holdings Corporation, did the summary and integration of the summit learning sessions. The HR Council chair and the rest of the Core HR Team later gave her a token of appreciation for her 11 years of service to the council in various capacities, including chair of the HR Summit and the professional development committee.
In his closing remarks, ABS-CBN chief information officer Mark Lopez discussed the values that he has embraced in his 18-year career in Meralco and in ABS-CBN.
“Like any other value, malasakit, sense of purpose and integrity only become effective when they are consistently observed and demonstrated… We wake up each day to face our calling, steered by our val- ues, we serve our fellow Filipinos through our work and do our best to make a difference,” he said.