Is a man like Manny V. Pangilinan or “MVP” a trustworthy person?
Is he worth our salt to be trusted? Does he genuinely care for Filipinos?
Manuel Velez Pangilinan is a Manileno born in July 14, 1946. To many, he is more known as Manny V. Pangilinan or “MVP”. He chairs the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company from 1998 up to the present.
Indeed, Manny V. Pangilinan is a very successful Filipino businessman.
He also chairs ABC Development Corporation (TV5), PLDT – SMART, Cignal Digital TV, Meralco, Philex Mining, and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation.
Unlike many of our youth today, the young MVP had taken his studies very seriously.
Pangilinan attended his Elementary and High School education in San Beda College and a cum laude graduate of Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In 1968 MVP received his MBA degree from the Wharton School of Pennsylvania University.
Is Manuel Velez Pangilinan or “MVP” worth to be seriously considered as a presidential contender in the 2016 Philippines presidential election?
Will you support MVP to become the next president of the Philippine Republic?
Manny V. Pangilinan is not just a profit oriented businessman. He is also giving back a lot of his fortune and time to the Filipino people. He is generous by heart and he walks the talk not just by sheer talk or televised sympathy but by well meaning deeds and actions.
MVP is a leading advocate of Corporate Responsibility and Volunteerism. He is widely credited for the longest running corporate- backed environment program “Shore It Up” that attracted more than 13,000 volunteers and 43 event partners. Pangilinan is also known for continually spear heading coastal clean-ups across the country.
In December 2012, Manny V. Pangilinan raised more than PHP100 million pesos in a short span of six (6) hours to aid victims of Typhoon Pablo in Southern Philippines.
He has done such feat by mobilizing his media empire, telecommunications network, electric and water companies and others in a national telethon. A significant amount of the donations were in the form of “text donations;” or people sending their “call credits” for conversion to cash.
In August 2013 a monsoon rains and a convergent typhoon dumped one month’s worth of rainfall in one day flooding almost 80% of Metro Manila and majority of its nearby cities and MVP had showed again his innate leadership and genuine concern to aid the affected people by mobilizing the resources of his group of companies, NGO and volunteers.
MVP is not a public official, but his immense help in terms of generating funds and mobilizing the resources of his business organizations, NGO and volunteers had helped the Filipino people more than our known national leaders.
He has not publicly announced any interest for public office. Will you help convince MVP to run for president in 2016?
Pangilinan is also an advocate of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and is spearheading various infrastructure projects that create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the Philippines.
The only known biggest public set-back that MVP had suffered is his debacle in the 2010 Ateneo Commencement Address. Nevertheless, with humility and speed MVP offered an irrevocable resignation for all his official duties in Ateneo and made a humbling public apology for some borrowed passages in his speech.
For all we know, MVP, a very busy person, may have had utilized the service of a speech writer, but whether or not he was the one who personally wrote his speech the important thing was that he had owned up the responsibility for the mistakes done and had publicly apologized accordingly.
Certainly, we do not encourage or condone copying or Xerox thoughts. Nonetheless, a great sense of diligence and care must be exercised by those tasked and paid to write speeches.
Pangilinan chairs the country’s largest NGOs that is, the Philippine Business for Social Progress or PBSP. In 2009, he was also appointed by the government as the Chairman of the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation to tap the private sector in the reconstruction efforts.
MVP had poured in as well a substantial sum of money and much of his personal time in the development of sports in the Philippines particularly basketball. His support for Gilas Filipinas and the Philippines hosting of 2013 FIBA Asia Championship in Manila is widely credited and attributed to MVP’s efforts.
Will you trust the Philippines presidency to Manny V. Pangilinan?
MVP is a noble and a humble person and is continually showing by so many different examples of successful achievements that he can make things happen. He is a great leader and a very efficient manager of the biggest corporations in the Philippines.
Both the internet and the community at large are rich of success stories about the man called MVP. One, however, has to point out and or to suggest to the public that there is someone in the midst of One Hundred Million of Filipinos that rightfully deserve to be considered for the Philippine presidency.
Certainly Manny V. Pangilinan has the intelligence and competence to lead and manage our nation. His vast experience in job generation will greatly benefit our people. He can command respect and build international confidence thereby attracting myriad foreign direct investments thus accelerating the growth of our nation.
Importantly, MVP is a God fearing man who has a big heart for the Filipino people. Indeed, MVP is a great story of human success.
MVP will create great stories of successes for the Philippines Republic if given the chance to lead the country as our president.
Will you trust a man like Manny V. Pangilinan? If you cannot trust a man like Manny V. Pangilinan then we will be very happy to be enlightened by getting a comment or reaction on your end.
As for me, personally, yes and with certainty, I will trust a man like Manny V. Pangilinan.