Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopez and wife Connie, with INAEC Aviation Corporation president Benjamin R. Lopez, Lopez Group Foundation Inc. president Cedie Lopez Vargas and Lopez Inc. president Federico R. LopezThe first joint Christmas celebration of Lopez Inc. and subsidiaries kicked off with the first Simbang Gabi on December 16 at the Sacred Heart Chapel of Power Plant Mall in Rockwell Center, Makati. This was followed by a formal gala on December 18 at The Fifth at Rockwell, with officers and staff donning festive attire.
The theme “Perfectly United” aptly captured the mood and camaraderie as companies partnered to compete in delightful Christmas presentations and 13 individuals were nominated to become Stars of the Night in their most festive wear.
Lopez Inc. president Federico R. Lopez (FRL) congratulated the companies for performing well in 2019.
“We’re always grateful to be working day to day with gifted, hard-driving people that rise to practically every challenge thrown their way,” he said.
FRL spoke about powerful, disruptive forces that are changing the way people live and do business, most especially climate change.
“The disruptions we saw in the internet and mobile revolution are nothing compared to this. In so many ways, successfully coming to grips with climate change will forever alter the way we do things on this planet.
“Our response to climate change… calls for very different models of production and consumption that span every aspect of our world: from clean energy, to smart cities and inclusive urban development, sustainable and even regenerative food systems and land use, much wiser capture, use and reuse of water, circular and efficient resource use in industry and production, stronger and more resilient transport infrastructure and mass transit systems,” FRL said.
He ended by reminding everyone that the world we pass on to our children is in our hands, adding that attempting to regenerate the planet is a challenge for which First Philippine Holdings Corporation, ABS-CBN and the Lopez Group are built, “and we’re going to rise to it.”
Lopez Holdings Corporation chairman Manuel M. Lopez and wife Maritess
Benpres Insurance Agency EVP Beaver Lopez, Third Gen Holdings CFO Jei-Jei Gertes and ABSCBN chairman Mark Lopez
Lopez Holdings Corporation
Eugenio Lopez Foundation Inc. and Lopez Group Foundation Inc.
INAEC Aviation Corporation
Benpres Insurance Agency
InfoPro Business Solutions Inc.
Joachim Navarro, a music scholar at the National University of Singapore, performs during the dinner
Third Gen Holdings Corporation
L-R: Chris Gervy Lim, Pia Lopez-Abello, Star of the Night winners Mylene Magboo of Adtel Inc. and Maria Rove Laurian of INAEC, Miguel N. Lopez, Maita Lopez-Lichauco and Cindy Salud
It’s party time!
Christmas presentation first place winner Adtel Inc. and TGSI
Christmas presentation second place winner InfoPro Business Solutions Inc. and Benpres Insurance Agency Inc.