Pointwest’s Board and Senior Management Lead Unveiling of New Building
August 12, 2013
Members of the Board and Senior Management of Pointwest Technologies Corporation led the unveiling of the new Pointwest Building last August 6, 2013. The facility was formerly known as the Alpha Building of the UP-Ayala Land Technohub in Quezon City. Pointwest became the third tenant of the Technohub in 2008.
Joining Pointwest’s staff, senior management and Board for the event were its friends from business and government. The guest list was topbilled by Monchito Ibrahim, Deputy Executive Director of the Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO) of the Dept. of Science and Technology (DOST) and Patricia Abejo, Director for ICT industry development of the DOST-ICTO. Representatives of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) were also there.
“Pointwest for us in the (IT-BPO) industry represents Filipino excellence and innovation,” Mr. Ibrahim said. “We’d like you to continue innovating and showing the world how excellent Filipino companies and workers are.”
Another important guest at the event was 2012 Miss Universe First Runner-Up Janine Tugonon. The well-known beauty queen was a staff of Pointwest in what is now the company’s Healthcare Market Circle.
“I really love this place. When I resigned (to compete in Bb. Pilipinas), I really regretted it because I was so happy here,” Ms. Tugonon said. She called on her former officemates to continue striving for excellence.
Jenny Lardizabal-Gallaga of ALI congratulated Pointwest for its achievement and hoped that the two companies would have more opportunities to grow together.
Members of Pointwest’s senior management and guests gave messages, after which Fr. Arnold Abelardo blessed the building. Janine and Pointwest Board Member Augusto Gonzalez broke a glass of champagne on the building’s faÃ§ade to launch what Pointwest Senior Executive Ma. Josefina “Jowee” Reyes dubbed as “Starship Pointwest.”
Finally, members of Pointwest’s Board, its senior management and guests joined in revealing the new name of Building Alpha. Balloons carrying the wishes of Pointwest’s thousand-strong staff were released immediately after.
“I would like to congratulate the men and women of Pointwest who made possible this unique event this afternoon,” Francisco Dizon, Chairman of Pointwest’s Board of Directors, said. “Your hard work and perseverance enabled Pointwest to have a building we can truly call our own. This building symbolizes the goals you have been able to accomplish in the last ten years.”
“I remember it was just five years ago when we started in this building. It was a rainy day and it was the height of the global financial recession. At that time there was an apprehension about where we want to go and we just embarked on a big expansion,” Robert Cokeng, Pointwest Board of Directors Vice Chairman, said. “Five years later, the confidence we had in Pointwest’s management and its staff has truly borne out and we are here christening our own building.”
Pointwest is the country’s top fully Filipino-owned IT-BPO company. Among its clients are members of the Fortune 500 list, as well as some of the top companies of the Philippines. Pointwest has over a thousand employees housed in its various offices, the biggest being its Delivery Center at the UP-Ayala Land Technohub.
“When we started this journey ten years ago our dream was basically to create a company that reflects the hopes of the Filipino IT professional,” Rene Quizon, Pointwest’s Senior Executive, said. “And throughout the history of Pointwest we basically created a company on the back of service excellence.”
The renaming of the Technohub’s Building Alpha into the Pointwest Building comes as Pointwest celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. The company was founded in January 2003.
“In our 10th year, we have a building named after us and this is a special tribute to all of you, the great minds, hard work and big dreams of the men and women of Pointwest Technologies,” Ma. Cristina “Beng” Coronel, President of Pointwest, said. “This is not the end of all our dreams. In fact we just added a point, a marker in our journey of a thousand dreams.”
“So to all of our supporters, stick with us as we fly higher in our journey for the next ten years and beyond,” Ms. Coronel added [end]
Photo credit: Mike & Mai Photography