WELLMADE MOTORS & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION is a socially responsible organization full of people who want to contribute in reducing the suffering of the less-privilege through human development by TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO FISH SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE FISH FOR A LIFE TIME.
Its continuous support in collaboration with the Rotary International, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the Philippine government, and non-governmental organizations that will benefit Filipinos in the Visayas and Mindanao region through:
- The promotion of Good Governance and high degree of ethical standards
- Literacy for the poor and out-of-school youths
- Livelihood through skills and entrepreneurial development
- Promotion of Peace and Conflict Resolution between Muslims and Christians
- Reduction of HUNGER by encouraging population development with the family
- Improving HEALTH condition by way of awareness, medical missions and blood letting
- Protecting our ENVIRONMENTAL by sponsoring tree and mangrove planting
- Helping disabled and abused children become useful to society
It is the intention of Wellmade to work together with others in order to realize its contribution of expanding its effort to address such pressing issues on environmental degrading, illiteracy, hunger and children-at-risk to the widest coverage in our country.
Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry Awardee
2008 Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year
“Profit with Honor. We should not limit on how successful we are but how we can succeed as a nation.” Good governance and corporate social responsibility – these embodies Wellmade’s culture. Lead by Philip N. Tan, the company believes that businesses cannot exist without taking care of its own people and its surrounding communities.
Working as a gas pump boy at the age of 16, then as a utility and warehouse man, Mr. Tan can be described as the “Boss with a Heart” – firm, yet gentle; strong-willed, yet humble; tough yet sympathetic. He prides in his organization in institutionalizing a level of transparency and code of conduct from top management down to the rank and file. He trains his employees as entrepreneurs who have sales objectives and at the same time able understand the value of controlling cost.
“For what we have been blessed, it should be shared like running water that continues to flow with kindness, otherwise, if it stagnates, the dengue of greed takes over, distracting oneself and our community.” As the President and CEO, he takes the lead in various corporate social responsibility programs through the Rotary Club of Cebu West, Philippines Business for Social Progress, and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A certain percentage of his company’s net income is set aside for various programs with beneficiaries from the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, Department of Health, the Higaonon Tribe of Bukidnon, and victims of the Guinsaogon landslide.
His company’s major CSR projects includes the Study-Now-Pay-Forward where beneficiaries from Minglanilla, Davao, and Zamboanga are required to pay back the cost of their education for three years by supporting another student, thus creating a continuous cycle of trainees for their company’s needs. Another is the Peace & Conflict Resolution through Education where the company provides skills and leadership training to children of rebel returnees, and by providing employment to indigenous people at the same time supporting their education.
“Kindness in action must start from the leader.” Very well said Mr. Tan.