Position: Associate Director
Philippine Address: Parc Royale Condominium, Julia Vargas, Ortigas, Pasig City
Employer: KRA International
20F, North Tower, Shangdu Soho, Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Marco brought honor to the Philippines by being one of only foreigners living in China honored with carrying the torch during the 2008 Olympics. He bested over 260 foreigners which included CEO’s and ambassadors in the process.
In winning the award, Marco united all Filipinos into a positive cause, thus, having a Filipino carry the Olympic torch for the 1st time since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
As an OFW, he has earned the respect, trust and confidence of his employer, superiors and co-workers. Marco is an effective role model employee. Proof of his competence is his growth from a mere Marketing Manager to Senior Marketing Manger to Business Development manager, then Associate, then Associate Director and now Associate Director-Asia Pacific all in just 5 years. He achieved this because despite having no contacts and no Chinese speaking skills, he strived to better himself. Now, this Filipino is an ambassador to his company’s international clients. Because of Marco’s shining example, companies want to hire more professionals from the Philippines.
As a Managing Partner and correspondent of his own lifestyle magazine in Beijing, Metrostyle, Marco has written about the Philippines in countless occasions.
Philippine Airlines acknowledges Marco’s contributions to this cause.