The images are harsh. The impact of this global pandemic is real.
In this generation, we thought we experienced all already, then came this global health crisis, a modern-day pandemic and nobody anticipated it.
Many work in the hardest hit industries are struggling to get by due to the closing down and mandates of the national government, an economic crisis that we didn’t anticipate and plan for. What governments, corporations, hospitals, schools, and other organizations need now, more than ever, are “real leaders” — people who in spite of their own challenges are extending help to overcome the limitations, weakness and fear and get us to do better, hardships than we can get ourselves to do on our own. These are the leaders with a heart of gold, maybe part of their genes or forged to do better even in Pandemic. Leaders who acted in the face of great uncertainty, real danger, and collective fear.
Here are the leaders; individuals or corporations that magnifies more their ability in this crisis we are all facing while others shone away.
•Ernesto Tanmantiong is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), one of the world’s largest and fastest growing Asian food service companies with over 4,500 stores in 21 countries. JFC has 8 wholly-owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, and Mang Inasal in the Philippines; Yonghe King and Hong Zhuang Yuan in China; and Smashburger in the USA), 2 franchised brands (Burger King in the Philippines and Dunkin’ Donuts in select territories in China), and a 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns the Highlands Coffee and PHO24 brands.
•RS Francisco of Frontrow Enterprise and the President of this empire with more than 1.2 million distributors worldwide. Even in pandemic they are very visible to various organizations and spent more than Php 100 Million on donations plus the implementation of E Eskwela in different barangays nationwide to help the indigent students for the free use of computers that’s located inside the government facilities.
•Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso, is the boy wonder of Manila. As a young age from the streets, he is already an accomplished public servant and love by his constituents. His drive, grit and will power made him so much love by his constituents especially his devotion to help his communities in times of this health crisis.
•Andrew Troy Nicolas is the Group Chairman of Tag Media Group (AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company, Tag Media and Public Relations and AG Builders and Developers). He just launched a cosmetic and health & wellness line last November 2020 even in Pandemic with 9 products right away. As of now, there’s already more than 100 distributors nationwide. His signature event, Asia Leaders Awards is the most successful event with Ambassadors and Senior leaders in the awards committee.
•Ronald Mascariñas is the President of Bounty Fresh Agro Ventures and in spite of this business lowdown to others, the company launched another brand HeiHei. An award winning entrepreneur who just recently receive an “Man of the Year” at Asia Leaders Award for his contribution to reach out the indigents and Frontliners during this Pandemic.
•Robert Laurel Yupangco is the CEO of Zoomanity Group and President of Yupangco Group of Companies. Everyday even the start of this 2019 health crisis, he attended all office meetings just to make sure that his organisation will always have something at home. 36 businesses under his belt that includes 5 Theme Parks; Zoobic Safari (Subic), Zoocobia (Pampanga), Paradizoo (Cavite), Residence Inn Zoori (Tagaytay) and Zoocolate Thrills (Bohol).
•Manjinder James Kumar – Filipino Indian Commerce and Welfare Society Inc. (FICWSI)
Founder & President FICWSI, founded in 2015, is aimed at bringing together Indian and Filipino businessmen and stakeholders under one umbrella organization to look after their needs, protection, and interests. Manjinder is an award winning entrepreneur and philanthropist who chose to help more the indigents in the Philippines.