The ALC Group of Companies founded by the late Ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua launched its integrated website, www.alcgroup.com.ph, during a live streaming event on the ALC Group’s Official Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/alcgc last Aug. 30. The launch also celebrated Ambassador Cabangon Chua’s 87th Birth Anniversary.
The ALC Group of Companies, the mother company of Philippines Graphic, is a conglomerate whose mission is “to provide for the needs of Filipinos from the time of birth to the end of one’s life, through the establishment of companies in various industries that work in synergy and complement each other’s purpose.” It is currently being headed by its chairman, D. Edgard A. Cabangon, who is the founder’s son.
SERVING VARIOUS INDUSTRIES
Aside from Philippines Graphic, the ALC Group of Companies has several other media organizations that are geared to bring credible news, relevant information, and entertainment to their followers. These are BusinessMirror, Pilipino Mirror tabloid, COOK Magazine, CNN Philippines, DWIZ882 AM, and 97.9 Home Radio FM.
Under financial institutions, the ALC Group has Citystate Savings Bank, Planbank, Fortune General Insurance, Fortune Life Insurance, Medical Benefit Clearinghouse Inc. or MBCI, AAA Southeast Equities, and Filipinas Pawnshop.
The ALC Group is also home to trusted pre-need and memorial companies, some of which have been providing excellent memorial care for Filipinos for decades. These are Eternal Gardens Memorial Park, Eternal Chapels and Mortuary Services, Eternal Crematory, and Eternal Plans, Inc.
The motoring industry and transportation sector are also being served by the ALC Group through its automotive dealership, Isuzu Gencars, Inc. Gencars is known to be the dealer who provided the Pope Mobile for Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January of 2015. Gencars provided the Holy See with another unit, as well, which was shipped to the Vatican. Apart from Gencars, the Batangas City Grand Terminal is also a part of the ALC Group.
The ALC Group contributes to the tourism and hospitality industry through its hotels, namely Citystate Tower Hotel and the Manila Grand Opera Hotel in the City of Manila; and Citystate Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
The conglomerate also ventures in real estate through Citystate Properties and Management Corporation or CPMC. CPMC is a boutique real estate developer known for its distinct and well-designed developments such as SandariBatulao and Club Ananda.
Three security agencies are also members of the ALC Group. These are Asian Security and Investigation Agency, Eastern Defender Security and Services, and Red Falcon Detective Agency. These security agencies maintain close rapport and coordination with vital security and law enforcement agencies to ensure the quality of service and guarantee client satisfaction.
Clayton Learning Center is another member company of the ALC Group. It is a progressive preschool that respects the uniqueness of each child in a warm, loving, secure, and ideal learning environment.
CONVERGENCE OF SISTER COMPANIES
ALC Group chairman Cabangon had the vision to converge all the member companies of the group in one integrated website. Thus, www.alcgroup.com.ph was launched. “Through this website you will get an overview of the companies that make up the ALC Group. Likewise, this website demonstrates how these companies are intertwined and complement each other’s function,” Cabangon said in his message found on the site.
Aside from giving an overview of each member company, the ALC Group website also features the latest updates, events, new services and product offerings from the sister companies, and provides a directory for their main office and branches.
As it continuously expands its network, the conglomerate is also constantly in search of skilled and talented individuals to join its pool of competent staff, officers, and executives. This is why the ALC Group website has a dedicated careers page where jobseekers can check job openings at the different companies, and apply for their desired position.
In honor of the founder, the ALC Group website features a virtual tour of the Ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua Memorabilia Museum. Through this page on the website, visitors can have a 360 virtual tour of the museum that houses some of Amba’s personal belongings, meaningful mementos, awards received, personal collections, and galleries of photos that capture some of the most unforgettable and inspiring moments in his life.
JUST THE BEGINNING
Hosted by veteran DJ Braggy Braganza of 97.9 Home Radio, the online launch featured an overview of the companies under the ALC Group, a walkthrough of the Ambassador Antonio L. Cabangon Chua Memorabilia Museum, and a quick tour of the ALC Group website.
Chairman Cabangon took the opportunity to thank all of the supporters of the conglomerate, and send out a birthday greeting to his father in heaven and ask him for his guidance. “Kung hindi sa inyong lahat, hindi lalaki ang ALC Group of Companies! Salamat sa inyong suporta sa group! On behalf of the Cabangon Family, salamat, at mahal naming kayong lahat! Happy 87th birthday dad! Please continue to guide us!” he said in a comment during the launch.
The launch of the ALC Group integrated website is only the beginning of the conglomerates’ digital journey. Its member companies are constantly working to improve their media presence by being active in their respective social media platforms. And as it moves forward with digital innovations, the ALC Group will enhance its efforts to continue to advance life in communities across the country.