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!)