Bacolod declares biz tycoon ‘adopted son’

first_imgAccording to Leonardia, the choice of Tan as adopted son of Bacolodand the city’s honorary mayor had the support of Bacolod City’sFilipino-Chinese community. Tan’s investments created employment and spurred Bacolod’s economicgrowth, added Familiaran. Mayor Evelio Leonardia asked the city council for such declaration toacknowledge the contribution of Tan to Bacolod’s progress through thebusinessman’s investments reaching several billions of pesos. Dr. Andrew L. Tan BACOLOD City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) approved a resolutiondeclaring Megaworld Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Dr. Andrew L.Tan an “adopted son of Bacolod City” in time for the 15th Bacolaodiat Festival(Chinese New Year) from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. Being the largest real estate developer in the Philippines, Tan’sMegaworld Corp. is a formidable byword, recognized not just in the country butalso abroad, Leonardia added. He described Tan as “a visionary and trendsetter in the real estateindustry, among others, with his Live-Work-Play-Learn lifestyle formula.Without doubt, he is highly respected.”center_img Other Filipino-Chinese businessmen made as adopted sons of Bacolod inthe past were Lucio Tan, John Gokongwei Jr., Henry Sy, and EduardoCojuangco Jr.  “The development of Megaworld Corp. in the city has brought tremendousbusiness and employment opportunities for which we are truly grateful for,especially that this new growth center is located so close to the Bacolod CityGovernment Center,” he stressed. The SP will give a copy of the resolution to Tan on Feb. 5, accordingto Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, the SP presiding officer. During the Bacolaodiat Festival, Tan would also be made an “HonoraryMayor of Bacolod City.”  Other prominent adopted sons of Bacolod were singer-businessman JoseMari Chan, boxing icon Sen. Manny Pacquiao and former senator AlbertoRomulo./PNlast_img