Anvil Business Club led by Chairman Wilson Lee Flores and President Patrick Cua honored Dr. Lucio C. Tan with the first ever “Anvil Leadership Award for Business Excellence ” (ALAB Award) in recognition for his outstanding business and community leadership his multifarious philanthropy.Present at Alab Award ceremony for Dr. Lucio Tan were Federation of Philippine Industries chairman Jesus L. Carranza, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (FFCCCII) president Domingo Yap, Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) President George Barcelon, and other business groups.
Dr. Lucio Tan is chairman of LT Group,Inc., Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Philippine Airlines (PAL), Philippine National Bank (PNB), Asia Brewery, Tanduay Distillers and many others. Dr. Lucio Tan is also chairman emeritus of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (FFCCCII) which shall hold its biennial national convention starting March 21.
Anvil Business Club was founded in 1991 by a group of 17 young Filipino Chinese entrepreneurs at Malacanang Palace at a ceremony hosted by then President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino. It goals are promoting traditional confucian and filipino values, civic consciousness, entrepreneurial courage, professional excellence, dynamic leadership and global competitiveness. All presidents of the Philippines have spoken to Anvil Business Club, from President Cory C. Aquino to President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Among diverse civic, cultural, economics and other undertakings of Anvil Business Club include promoting internationals investors to come to the Philippines, promoting businesses in provincial areas outside Metro Manila. 2009 donation of the large than life Confucius Monument for Rizal Park Chinese garden to honor all teachers of the world and holding an annual Teachers Day tribute to educator every birthday of Confucius on September 28, different forums and workshops with renowned business leaders, giving scholarship grants and donating relief supplies during natural calamities. Anvil Business Club recently gave away 10,000 tikoy to urban poor families of Camarin and Barracks communities in north Caloocan city.