I thank all of you for the faith, friendship, and support that you have constantly gifted me in the close to 25 years that I have served as your Chairman and CEO. I cannot remember a single moment, a single annual stockholders’ meeting of FPH, when I did not feel the support and affection of my fellow stockholders and employees.
The year 2010 was a special one for me. As I assumed the mantle of leadership at First Philippine Holdings (FPH), I did so at a time when its finances were rock-solid and our platform of businesses were enviably strong and raring for more growth.