Felipe S. Yalong Bags ING-FINEX CFO Of The Year For 2013
“I would like to thank my late father Jose V. Yalong, who not only persuaded me to take up accounting, but more importantly, instilled in me the importance of honor and integrity in everything that I do.” — Felipe S. Yalong, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GMA Network
This 2013, the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, in partnership with the ING Bank N.V. Manila Branch, awarded Felipe S. Yalong with the prestigious honor of being THE CFO of the Year. According to GMA Network, “The highly coveted award recognizes exemplary leadership in the field of finance and is bestowed annually on the country’s foremost financial executive.”
The secret to Yalong’s success may well be found in what GMA’s Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon said about him:
“Philip’s [Yalong] integrity and needless to say, his competence as a CFO are beyond question. GMA is truly fortunate to have him and we thank ING-FINEX for giving him this honor.” — Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Chairman and CEO, GMA Network
The criteria that the ING-Finex CFO of the Year awards goes beyond the capacity to “crunch numbers,” so to speak. They also prize “professional excellence, leadership, stewardship and integrity,” as related by Victor P. dela Dingco, Jr., Founding Chairman of the ING FINEX CFO of the Year search.
Indeed, the road to CFO of the Year was not easy. Felipe Yalong described the move to join GMA as “the biggest challenge of [his] professional career,” especially as, at the time he came on board, GMA was way behind its rival network. A note, that Mr. Yalong and the GMA Network have been gracious to admit.
“As evidenced by my presence here today, [my work has] yielded positive results both for myself and I would like to believe, through my modest contributions, for the Network as well.” — Felipe S. Yalong, ING-FINEX CFO of the Year, 2013
Indeed, as The Good Book says, “Faithful in little, faithful in much.” We here in Pinay Media Planner can only applaud the integrity and stewardship that has been honored in Mr. Felipe S. Yalong. We congratulate you, Sir, and may you have more years of faithfulness and integrity to come!
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