The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Makati celebrates its 57th Induction and Turnover Ceremony with philanthropist Lawrence “Lance” Li Tan inducted as the 2021 president of JCI Makati on 6 February in Intramuros. The ceremony was led by Rotary Club of Manila president and Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Latvia Robert “Bobby” Joseph.
Being an exemplary leader himself, Joseph believes that Tan will successfully lead JCI Makati in continuously implementing programs and projects that create positive changes in targeted communities across the country.
Tan’s passion is to create young leaders with his projects.
His biggest project thus far is the Positive Impact on Nation’s Change (PINC) Week last November, which was composed of 19 projects that were done in a span of one week. It culminated with a PINC Congress which was attended by more than 5,000 youths from different colleges and universities in Metro Manila that it has become an annual major event of JCI Makati to reach more youths and address their immediate issues in the society. At the height of the pandemic last year, Lance chaired the JCIdeas, where known established businessmen personalities were invited as speakers in encouraging the Filipino entrepreneurs and workers to pivot on the new normal brought by the pandemic.
Tan’s passion for helping the underprivileged sector includes not only out of school youths, but is now on a per barangay or community level. Lance’s major projects focuses on the 17 goals of United Nation’s Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG). His life revolves around his love for the country and by doing his own initiative in promoting the Philippines he was also hailed as Tourism Business Innovator last year.
His main business Lakbay Museo is located at S Maison Mall in MOA Complex, Pasay City, one of the most frequented attractions by both locals and foreign tourists. It showcases key destinations of the country, regional festivals, ethnic costumes, regional cuisines and culture, collection of Philippine fabrics, grains and beans in just 1,000 steps.
He ended 2020 with a three-peat Asia Leader Award last 20 November. He also brought home not only the major award, but also the Tourism Excellence Award, and Innovative Businessman of the Year.
Other officers inducted were Joey Moyaen (secretary), Herbert Joey Garcia (immediate past president), Francisco Cresencio (executive vice president), Sidney Cuesta (vice president — external), Ken Oliver Okuya (vice president — internal), Mark Dennis Uyaco (vice president — membership), Jose Karlo Hain (vice president — Community), Brycan Dayao (executive treasurer), Reynard Francisco (Local executive director), Elmar Nabisa (director for Community Development), Nicanor Satur JR. (Local Training director), Hosfelito Fines (director for Membership and Recruitment), Wenfred de Guzman (director for PR and Media Affairs), Joseph Orinion (director of Organizational Development), Erick John Sahagun (director for Corporate Partnership and Sponsorship), Mark Lester Lico (director for Environmental Protection and Impact Manager) and Errol dela Cruz (Ambassador for International Affairs).