“We have, right at our doorstep, at the ground floor of our corporate headquarters, the physical legacy of my father and our family. As a nationalist, imbued with love of country and its history, my father built, collected and expanded until his very last days, the Lopez Museum and Library, which is now under the Eugenio Lopez Foundation.
What I would like to ask each and every one of you here, the HR officers of our group, is to help spread this spirit and value of nationalism of the Lopez family, by encouraging each and every one of our 12,000 employees, contractuals included, to visit and appreciate this treasure trove right in our Benpres building. I would love to see monthly group tours of Lopez employees from all of our companies nationwide, and even those who are based abroad, whenever they are here. I hope you will make this tour part of every employee’s, new
and old, orientation as a Lopez citizen. We are one of the very few business conglomerates in the Philippines, and indeed, in Asia, with a strong arts, culture and historical orientation and collection. Let our employees experience and enjoy, first hand, our value of nationalism and the pride we take in being Filipino.”
November 22, 2012: Remarks of Chairman Emeritus Oscar M. Lopez on the occasion of the 11th Lopez Group HR Summit held at Rockwell Tent, Makati City
Image: Napoleon Abueva’s Batas ni Kalantiaw, 1959, hardwood (museum door)