Megaworld Founder and Empire East Chairman Dr. Andrew L. Tan, together with Board Director Mrs. Katherine L. Tan, surprised Empire East employees in the middle of its Christmas celebration last December 9 at the Newport Performing Arts Theatre, to express their gratitude and full support for the company's CSR initiatives.
It was also during this day that the company, through its President and CEO, Atty. Anthony Charlemagne C. Yu officially announced its commitment to creating bigger and better CSR efforts in the coming years through the launch of Empire East Cares - an official CSR arm that promises to take care of the needs of the youth and elderly, families, community health, environmental sustainability, and education.
With this, Dr. Tan expressed his blessing with a Php2M seed from his personal funds, to help the company begin with this plan. Truly, we have a leader who knows what is best for the community and its people.
"I too was a product of social responsibility. Who knows? One of your beneficiaries may become another Andrew Tan one day. With this, I fully support your dream to help others," he says.
With an inspiring rags-to-riches success story, Dr. Tan shares how a noble act could spark another - and this is what inspired Empire East to pursue helping more communities in his name.
Under #EmpireEastCares this year, a total of 33 outreach programs in various local communities was spearheaded by its employees and were all made possible from their personal contributions.