“Everyone must sacrifice a little so that no one will suffer a lot,” says Harvey Ong of Alfamart
Harvey Ong shared during the public launch of Asia Leaders Awards 2021 last May 20, 2021. Going to work during the first days of the pandemic, Harvey Ong chanced upon one of their Alfamart employees, walking on the streets, full of sweat. He has been walking for three hours already when he saw him. He asked the employee, why not just file a leave for that day, The employee answered: “our team needs me to be there.”
When companies took care of employees in good times, their employees will surely be there during bad times.
Harvey Ong, chief operating officer of Alfamart PH, is one of this year’s Asia Leaders Awards Honorees.
“This is for the team,” Harvey said.
The theme for this year according to the awards committee is Hope and Optimism. Choosing leaders who are shining more in times of pandemic through their Corporate Social Responsibilities to reach out to those even beyond their communities. These are from the business sector and the committee chose some from the public officials who are also doing their job but making a difference. Those who are not afraid to fold their sleeves and help out.
Awards committee in attendance; Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez, Makati Tourism Foundation Secretary General Tan Yu III, BNI Premier President and Filipino Chinese Chamber of the Philippines Vice President Dr. Elton See Tan, Rick Sobreviñas and Grace Bondad Nicolas of American Association of the Philippines.
Asia Leaders Awards is the only acknowledgment and recognition giving body with organizations and embassies as part of the awards committee.
See full background and history of Asia Leaders Awards at www.asialeadersawards.asia
Source: Manila Times