Mr. Philip Sing, TYKFI’s General Manager and Treasurer, received the award on behalf of Dr. Tan during the virtual awarding ceremonies on July 15, 2021.
For 35 years, the Foundation has focused on sustainable projects in mainly agricultural and marginalized communities and has successfully integrated them to benefit and improve the quality of life of thousands of families. Today, the Foundation has seen the fruits of this integrated program with many beneficiaries enjoying a safer environment, food security and economic opportunities, especially during the pandemic.
Among the notable projects that have met these goals and reached sustainable status is the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Legacy Forest Project started by Dr Tan in 2014 in Nueva Ecija, Laguna and Quezon. Today, environmental experts say biodiversity improved tremendously in these reforested areas with reinvigorated flora and fauna, clean watershed and protected wildlife.