SMB’s Ramon Ang emerging as ‘1st force’
With the 2022 elections fast approaching, there are many names being mentioned as possible candidates to replace President Rodrigo Duterte.
One of them is billionaire-philantrophist Ramon S. Ang (RSA), who is described by his supporters as first force, not third force, as they vigorously push for his presidential candidacy in 2022 even if he had denied but his actions would say otherwise.
“What other goal is more worthwhile than helping our country and … making it better? What kind of Filipinos would we be if we do not show malasakit towards each other in this time of great need?” the Philippines Tatler quoted RSA as saying after he was chosen by the Asia CEO Awards to be the recipient of the Lifetime Contributor Award for his visionary leadership and magnanimity in his response to the pandemic.
The Asia CEO Awards gives credit to all the movers and shakers of the Philippine and Southeast Asian economies.
RSA, who is the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president and chief operating officer (COO) has been at the helm of a massive outreach program that has amassed over P13.180 billion in assistance.
The Philippines Tatler further said that with the help of employees, volunteers, and partner non-profits, SMC under Ang’s leadership has initiated numerous projects to help disadvantaged communities, medical front liners, and even government sectors.
Some political observers said Ang seemed to be carefully weighing his possible presidential bid because he does not want to antagonize President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who may field his own daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as standard-bearer of the administration under Inday’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago. Ang supported Duterte’s presidential bid in 2016.
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