Three Filipinos recognised as top philanthropists in Asia
Forbes Asia has just recognised three Filipinos in their top list of philanthropist – Jose Mari “Butch” Albert, Alice Eduardo, and Susana Abad Santos Madrigal. Know more about them:
Jose Mari “Butch” Albert
Butch Albert is known for being the Chairman of Fila Isport Life. Beyond his business savvy, his big heart shines through with Operation Compassion, which has two component programs – iFoster targeted at helping and supporting abandoned and neglected orphans, and iRebuild committed in establishing progressive and empowered families and communities. His numerous contributions have brought these campaigns have been instrumental in the rehabilitation of Tacloban, Leyte and other provinces. Together with his wife, Cris Albert, they hold the annual FILA Cup at Manila Polo Club to continue raising awareness for their advocacies.
Moving away from the rice-milling family business in Nueva Ecija, Alice Eduardo is know as one of the top female business executives in the country with her role as the President and CEO of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation. She is noted for several contributions in the fields of healthcare, education, livelihood and housing.
Susana Abad Santos Madrigal
Susana Madrigal or “Chu Chu,” as she is fondly called in her social circles, is proof that being raised in wealth does not necessarily equate to an easy life. The charities she supports hit close to home, from her daughter’s partial hearing loss to her personal battle against breast cancer. Today, while she sits as the President of Consuelo Chito Madrigal Group of Companies, she continues to be an advocate for health and education. She was honoured as Most Charitable Force (Philanthropy Award) in the 2011 Philippine Tatler Ball.