PHILIPPINES – Media
OutReach – 9 December 2019 – Twenty
outstanding entrepreneurs and organizations from the Philippines were honored
at the recently concluded Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 or APEA,
led by Megawide Construction Corporation’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Edgar Saavedra
and Robinsons Land Corporation’s President and CEO, Mr. Frederick D. Go.
An initiative by Enterprise Asia, the
leading non-governmental organization for entrepreneurship in Asia, APEA is the
largest regional recognition program, with over 3,000 nominations received each
year, and less than one tenth of that receiving the awards in all 14 markets.
With the theme of ‘Promoting Inclusive Economic Development Through Sustainable
Entrepreneurship’, over 300 attendees were present at the by-invitation only
event, comprising of industry leaders and dignitaries.
Leading the list of winners includes PHILUSA
Corporation who received the award under Corporate Excellence Category.
About PHILUSA Corporation
Corporation is a 100% Filipino-owned company that is engaged in the marketing
and distribution of fast- moving consumer goods and pharmaceutical products.
The company’s vision is to be the leading Filipino-owned company that provides
world-class quality and affordably priced health and wellness, baby care,
personal care and home care products, locally and internationally, resulting in
being a source of pride for its customers, business partners, employees and
shareholders. PHILUSA’s mission is to make its main products the preferred
brands by the consumers, to develop own globally-recognized products
competitive in quality and price, to be a well-managed organization that uses
the best business processes and latest technology, to provide its employees
well-defined, challenging and fulfilling career opportunities with competitive
wages and benefits and to be a principled and socially responsible corporate
Evangelista, President and General Manager of PHILUSA, shared: “Winning
this award reflects PHILUSA’s outstanding performance in being a leader in
providing affordable and accessible healthcare products to the Filipino people.
We have built a relationship with Filipino families from generation to
generation, and we are looking forward to providing more quality and affordable
products to families outside our country,” Evangelista said. “Our
initiatives and efforts are bearing fruit, and we take pride in this
achievement,” he added.
competes in both multinational and local arenas. The 62-year old company has
achieved market leadership in the categories of cotton and cotton buds (Cleene
and Babyflo), wound management (MEDIPLAST), petroleum jelly (Apollo), household
deodorizer (ALBATROSS) and cooling gel pad (Koolfever).
contributes to the community by partnering with several foundations for its CSR
initiatives such as with Manila Water Foundation’s programs to donate
handwashing and drinking facilities to schools and its yearly Global
Handwashing Day, World Oral Health Day and World Toilet Day. The company also
partners with Mercury Drug Foundation in various medical outreach activities
under Operation Bigay Lunas and Bantay Kalusugan. In addition, it supports the
Pharmaceutical HealthCare Association of the Philippines Cares Foundation
through various donations of medicines and other products. PHILUSA employees
likewise voluntarily make financial donations to selected charitable
institutions on the company’s anniversary.
In just five years, from 2013 to 2018,
PHILUSA, with its almost 300 employees, had expanded its business more than it
had achieved in the 56 years it had been in operation prior to 2013. Its sales
grew by more than 50%, outpacing the growth of the market.
PHILUSA successfully launched RHEA Generics, a brand
of generic medicines developed in partnership with global leaders in the
pharmaceutical industry namely Pfizer, Sanofi, GSK, Otsuka, Merck and Fresenius
Kabi. These game-changing and noble partnerships help Filipino patients to have
access to world-class quality and affordably priced generic medicines.
About Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards
Launched in 2007, the Asia Pacific
Entrepreneurship Awards is the region’s most prestigious awards for outstanding
entrepreneurship, continuous innovation and sustainable leadership. The Award
provides a platform for companies and governments to recognize entrepreneurial
excellence, hence spurring greater innovation, fair business practices and
growth in entrepreneurship. As a regional award, it groups together leading
entrepreneurs as a powerful voice for entrepreneurship and serves as a
by-invitation only networking powerhouse. The program has grown to encompass 14
countries and markets all over Asia. For further information, visit www.apea.asia.