JC Guiang | October 3, 2018
It was a night of recognition as PETNET employees gathered at Casa Ibarra last August 10, decked out in their emerald green attire to celebrate the company’s 20th founding anniversary with the theme “PETNET @ 20: Celebrating Milestones, Valuing People”. The celebration highlighted the service awardees and the notable employees who contributed to the company’s success.
Larry T. Ocampo, PETNET President & CEO, warmly welcomed the guests in his opening remarks with his message highlighting how the company has transformed over the last two decades:
Twenty years, ang dami nang nangyari. Many of you have been with me through that journey and as you saw, up down up down, but basically, the downs are less down and the ups are more up and that basically is what I think is going to happen in the next 20 years.
Mr. Ocampo mentioned that, with the right group of people, he sees the company growing to achieve even more success in the coming years.
“We’ve done a lot, we’re together, we have fantastic new partners and I think that even if we have many challenges moving forward, we have even more opportunities ahead of us,” he assured the audience.
PETNET explores opportunities as it contributes to the strategic directions of its parent company, City Savings Bank. One of these opportunities includes piloting PETNET outlets to offer banking services such as opening accounts, deposits and withdrawals, and taking in loans and, eventually, make every single PETNET outlet to truly be the “hub of pera”. PETNET is fast transitioning into a fintech company with two high-potential programs that will compete in both the digital space and through its branch networks.
Highlighting how PETNET can get these things moving, he shared: “The primary value of the company is its people. Our people will make the transformation happen, our people will create a new PETNET and our people will ensure that the next 5 and the next 20 years will be filled with excitement and achievement. And the next 5 and 20 years will be ours.”
So long as we work together as a team, we will have the courage to conquer any obstacle. So long as we sync our goal, we assess our mission and perform our jobs with a passion, our spirit will endure and we shall reach the peak and plant our flag in the fintech firmament.
EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Truly, PETNET gears itself to becoming a company of the future as it transforms and strengthens to meet the changing needs of the market.
Check out our gallery of photos during the anniversary celebration