Anvil Business Club, an association of young Filipino Chinese entrepreneurs who recognize the need to extend philanthropic help to our countrymen during these trying times of calamity and pandemic, made donations totalling to around P45 million worth of cash and medical supplies through several foundations and local government units.
Facilitated by Anvil Chairman Wilson Lee Flores, President Hubert Chua and other officers, assistance was given to civic causes through the following: Hinabang Foundation through First Lady Honeylet Avanceña, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, GMA Kapuso Foundation through GMA Chairman Atty. Felipe Gozon, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Cavite Vice-Governor Jolo Revilla and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora.
Shenyang City led by Mayor Jiang Youwei in Liaoning province, northeast China recently sent a shipment donation of face masks to its sister-city Quezon City, led by Mayor Joy Belmonte in support of the Philippines’ fight against the global pandemic Covid-19. Flores was able to facilitate the donation with the help of Shenyang official Zhang Xiaowei and Quezon City tourism head Tetta Tirona. Mayor Belmonte personally received the donation at the Quezon City Hall in a ceremony accompanied by Disaster Risk Reduction head Mike Marasigan from Anvil officials led by Flores, President Hubert Chua, Vice-President Jayson Sze, among others. Flores also thanks the special assistance of former Speaker Sonny Belmonte in this civic project.
In another occasion, Anvil Chairman Emeritus George Siy, Honorary Chairman Jeffrey Ng, Honorary Chairman Reynold Siy and Chairman Flores personally and equally contributed P2 million for charities of Hinabang Association, Inc. led by First Lady Honeylet Avanceña for the victims of the recent Taal volcano calamity. The ceremony was held in Batangas City led by the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) President Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong and witnessed by Batangas Gov. Dodo Mandana
Anvil officers led by Chairman Flores and President Chua also turned over P1 million cash donation for civic projects of GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) which was personally received by GMA Network, Inc. Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon and Executive Vice President and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog. The other Anvil officers present during the donation ceremony were Chairman Emeritus Siy, Vice-Chairman Patrick Cua, Honorary Chairman Siy, Honorary Chairman Peter Mangasing, Honorary Chairman Marcelo Co, Honorary Director Kenneth Hung, VP Claudine Sy, VP Sze, and VP Chris Yae.
The young and energetic Vice Governor of Cavite Jolo Revilla received from Anvil officers George Siy, Reynold Siy, Jayson Sze and Vicente Sy the organization’s donations of water supplies and other relief goods for the province of Cavite.The water supplies were donated by Anvil Honorary Chairman and LT Group, Inc. President Michael G. Tan.
In San Juan, Anvil officers President Chua, EVP Kenneth Dee and Director Joeben Tai turned over medical supplies and sacks of rice to San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora to express the young Filipino Chinese entrepreneurs’ solidarity with the city’s on-going fight to contain Covid-19 and to help the less fortunate residents of San Juan.
The most recent and biggest donation arranged by Anvil came from Huamin Charity Foundation philanthropist Dr. Dezhi Lu of China who donated P38 million pesos worth of anti-Covid medical supplies like face masks, Personal Protective Equipments (PPE), and other supplies to 15 hospitals in Metro Manila. The donation was facilitated through the office of Senator Francis Pangilinan with the help of Anvil Chairman Flores, President Chua, Vice-President Richmond Co, Vice-President Sze and Senator Pangilinan’s Chief of Staff Atty. Herminio Bagro III.