Young Filipino Entrepreneur of the Year – 2013

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Kumusta (Hello),

I was so honored to receive the Young Filipino Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Filipino Chamber of Commerce on Saturday.  I just wanted to say thank you to my mom, dad, my wife, Lisa, and our son, Max.  He is my inspiration.  I want to thank my sisters, Carlene and Lily, my whole family, and all of the Orig Media Team:  Andrew, Mike, Chris, Larissa, Bianca, Noah, Brandon, Rory, Mark.  I also wanted to thank Randy and Ryan at the Filipino Jaycees for nominating me.  I was shocked and surprised that I would be even considered.  I want to thank the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and the Filipino Jaycees for their tremendous contribution to the community.  I want to thank the Governor for making his way through the Spam Jam to present the award.  I want to thank all of the political leaders and distinguished guests for presenting the award as well.  I also want to thank all of my teachers and mentors.  Thank you to all of the leaders the business leaders that were a part of the evening as well.  It was such an a amazing event, I want to thank Bernadette Fajardo and her team for putting together the event.    Thank you to all of our wonderful clients!

I am sorry if I did not mention you by name but please know that I love you and thank you too.

Also, I have to say it was truly a great thing to see such amazing Filipino-Americans in one room.  The invocation and remarks of all the speakers were inspirational.  This is one of the things that I love about Hawaii.  There is a very strong Filipino and Asian community in Hawaii.  It is great to see so many wonderful role models.

Maraming Salamat Po! (Thank you very much!)