November 8, 2021 – EspiCom Group, the organizer of the Outstanding Filipino Luminary Award 2021, is set to induct Filipino Philanthropist Johnny Gaw Yu for his contribution to society. This prestigious award is given annually to select citizens who have made significant contributions to the country as private citizens. A seasoned and successful business entrepreneur who also doubles up as an indefatigable civic leader, Johnny has lived a life of kindness, great generosity, and public service.
Johnny’s desire to help others is matched by his skill to run a successful business. He learned about philanthropy, pakikipag-kapwa, and malasakit as a child after witnessing his father provide financial assistance to those in need. However, when Johnny began volunteering as a young man, these concepts gave him a new meaning. He began by assisting people in need as part of a Civic Action Group before going on to more substantial endeavors.
Recounting his college years, when Johnny’s business acumen first came to light, he says, “When I was in college, I tried to sell my friends and classmates Philippines-made customized tees. It turned out to be a successful business venture, so I expanded my operations to include Laguna, Quezon, Batangas, Bulacan, and Baguio before becoming its primary distributor.”
Johnny joined the Rotary Club when he was in college. He was recruited to be the club’s president in 1989 as a foundation member of the Rotaract Club of PSBA Manila under the Rotary Club of University District R.I 3810. During his tenure, he served as President of the RAC PSBA, which was recognized as the greatest club in the District. Johnny has also donated $250,000 to the Rotary Foundation, making him the first Arch Klump Society member in District 3780. He also received a plaque honoring his donation.
Several events in Johnny’s life appear to be tied to humanitarian operations, such as firefighting and rescue. He successfully doused a fire in his own home by immediately extinguishing it before it spread, resulting in second-degree burns. Johnny has also received rescue training at the age of 17 after finding that his prior experience was insufficient.
Boasting a unique combination of business acumen and a strong desire to help people, he gave the Rotary Club of Cubao Center for Excellence in Lanzones Street, Project 2, Anonas, Quezon City in 2017. The four-story building is now known as the Johnny Loves Charity Building. Since then, this structure has provided the club with a long-term youth development program, including industrial service and leadership training programs. It also serves as a venue for disaster management courses and other activities.
About Johnny Yu
Johnny Yu is a renowned Filipino Philanthropist who is known for his humanitarian activities. To learn more visit https://www.johnnygawyu.info.
Company Name: JGY Communications Group
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Address:43 Lanzones St Project 2
City: Quezon City
State: National Capital Region