Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

By Dean Alfar

First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) is the country’s fastest-growing premium industrial park today. In its two decades in the industry, FPIP has offered world-class park and customer management. In the seven years since it opened, the original 350 hectares have grown to 450 and continue to expand. Having over 100 locators providing over 40,000 jobs, FPIP is poised to bolster the economy and uplift the lives of Filipinos.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, FPIP held a whole day Park Event for all FPIP employees and locators at its park premises in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

FPIP’s very own Park Management and Development Senior Manager Jeff Panado and Kapamilya celebrities, Angeline Quinto, Richard Poon, and KZ Tandingan, helped set a celebratory mood for the occasion with some musical numbers.

With her stunning song-and-piano performance of the song Chandelier, Carmela Ariola, from computer components maniufacturer Ibiden, an FPIP locator, was declared champion of FPIP’s version of the popular talent show, Pilipinas Got Talent. Chiyoda Integre (Philippines) Corporation, another locator, won top honors in the Lantern Making Contest. Joyce May Atis of Canon won the much-awaited grand prize worth Php20,000.

The celebration continued with the FPIP Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Rockwell Center in Makati, which commemorated two decades of partnership with the world-class global locators.

The Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY) regaled the audience with classical music. The surprise of the night was a special performance by FPH Chairman and CEO Federico Lopez.

FPIP also made a donation to the OFY. “In an industry that is associated and peppered with the most impersonal of elements – land, concrete, steel – FPIP looks at its locators as family, its host community as home, the environment as sustenance, and the youth as offspring. All of equal importance, to be protected, and above all, nurtured,” said Lopez.

FPIP President Edwin S. CoSeteng expressed his gratitude toward FPIP’s partners. “And if we talk about growing up, in terms of chronological age, 20 years makes FPIP a young company, which still has a lot of growing up to do. But 20 years is a milestone, and we are proud of what you have allowed us to accomplish,” said CoSeteng.

Sumitomo Corporation General Manager Logistics & Insurance Business Division Yasushi Fukuda and FPIP President Edwin CoSeteng hand over donations to the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth represented by 15-year-old saxophonist and junior mentor Louincy Mercado.