Jollibee Foods Corp. chairman and founder Tony Tan Caktiong (center) was recently honored as the 2016 PLDT SME Nation Grand MVP Bossing at the annual Bossing Awards held at Shangri-La at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City. Caktiong was recognized for his inspiring journey in the business that paved the way for the company’s initiatives in technology innovation, brand awareness, and sustainable corporate social responsibility programs. Caktiong shares the award with all the other leaders at Jollibee Foods Corp., most especially the managers of its different outlets. The MVP Bossing Awards, with this year’s battle cry ‘Sulong Bossing!’ recognizes the role of local businesses in driving economic prosperity through inclusive growth. Also in photo are (from left) Jovy Hernandez, PLDT first vice president and head ALPHA Enterprise; 2013 MVP Grand Bossing Awardee Cecilio Pedro of Lamoiyan Corp.; PLDT chairman, CEO and president, Manuel V. Pangilinan; Eric Alberto, executive vice president and PLDT Group chief revenue officer; 2014 MVP Grand Bossing Awardee Carlos Chan of Liwayway Marketing Corp.; Bossing Joey Concepcion, presidential consultant for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founding trustee; and Mitch Locsin, PLDT vice president and head of SME Nation.
*This article was originally published in The Philippine Star, January 10, 2016, page B-10.