Wilcon Depot Founder and Chairman Emeritus William Belo was chosen as one of the 'People of the Year' at the PeopleAsia magazine’s 15th People of the Year 2019 Awards Night held at the Marriott Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom in Pasay City last January 30, 2019.
PeopleAsia's People of the Year Awards recognizes the outstanding individuals from diverse fields and industries, regardless of age and stature, whose extraordinary achievements positively influence and encourage others. Also celebrating the PeopleAsia's 19th anniversary, the ceremony was attended by high-profile individuals, which included diplomats, government officials, business leaders, celebrities and members of the press.
Wilcon Depot's William Belo, who transformed the home retailing industry, puts his heart knowing the business. From a 60-square meter store along Quezon Avenue founded in 1977, Wilcon Depot is now the Philippines' leading home improvement and construction supply retailer.
With the company's strong reputation and industry leadership for over 40 years, Wilcon Depot is recognized as the top home retailer for every Filipino homeowner and builder having 52 stores spread across the country.
William Belo was applauded for his passion, leadership, and determination and the company's continuous efforts in fulfilling its mission to help people build, improve, and refine their homes for a sustainable and comfortable life. As the man behind Wilcon Depot, William Belo continues to take care and gives value to the people working at his company.
William Belo was recognized together with Joey Concepcion, Hidilyn Diaz, Dennis Uy, Heart Evangelista Escudero, Rikki Dee, Andres Barrioquinto, Len Cabili, Lani Misalucha, and Scarlet Snow Belo for their admirable traits that could serve as an example and inspiration to others.
(L-R) WILCON AVP for Accounting Angie Reyes, AVPs for Sales and Operations Desiree Cuerdo, Rubylyn Candelaria, Catherine Guingab, VP for Human Resource Grace Tiong, VP for Product Development Eden Godino, EVP-Chief Financial Officer Mark Andrew Belo, Founder and Chairman Emeritus William Belo, President and CEO Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, AVP for Sales and Operations Ruel Godino, AVP for Information Technology Rowel Mapolon, Antonio Ong, AVPs for Sales and Operations Francisco Lazaro, Benly Chan, Marketing Manager Dheza Paras, and AVP for Sales and Operations Ruben Flores