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Dr. Henry Lim Liong

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Company Description: The marketing program of SLAC makes no major departures from standard sales and marketing practices of companies in similar fields. It features a marketing...   more
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www.sl-agritech.com, 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
Meanwhile, the Most Promising Category recipients are Sheila Lina, president and CEO of Air21 Global Inc.; Junie S. del Mundo, chairman and CEO of Eon; Rhodora Tactacan-Tumpalan, president and CEO of First Vita Plus; Jolly Lim Ting, chairman and CEO of Jolliville Holdings Corp.; Anthony Gerard O. Leuterio, founder and president of Leuterio Realty & Brokerage Rodrigo E. Rivera Sr., chairman and CEO of RD Corp.; Regan Rex T. King, general manager of RDAK Transport Equipment Inc.; and Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, chairman and CEO of SL Agritech Corp.
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On the panel: President of Roberto & Associates, Dr. Eduardo Roberto, Chief Executive Officer of VMV Hypoallergenics, Laura Verallo de Bertotto, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Paper Group of Companies, Henry Lim Bon Liong, and AIM ASEAN 2015 Project Leader, Professor Macaranas.
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Professor Federico M. Macaranas moderated a panel discussion with speakers that included the President of Roberto & Associates, Inc, Dr. Eduardo Roberto, Chief Executive Officer of VMV Hypoallergenics, Laura Verallo de Bertotto, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer ofSterling Paper Group of Companies, Henry Lim Bon Liong.
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HENRY LIM BON LIONG, in contrast to Ms. Bertotto, talked more about the systematic and scientific approach in which his businesses are rooted in.
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The Rice Bucket Challenge is pioneered by one of Go Negosyo's active advocates and one of the recent Most Inspiring Agripreneur awardees, Henry Lim Bon Liong. The objective is to donate buckets of rice grains to poor families. Initially, Henry donated 100 buckets of rice to marginalized communities, but pledged to give 5,000 buckets of rice every September, every year! This is the kind of challenge many Filipinos who are deep in hunger will benefit from.
This only proves that there are still people who are concerned for others, who go out of their way to help fellowmen and who aspire for a greater good. It's simple but if they will 'challenge' others, the impact of this will go a long way. Just like how Henry has said, "No amount of sharing is too small and no matter how humble it may seem, the concerted effort of many can be a gigantic leap towards easing the hunger of our fellow Filipinos."
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Pioneering the Rice Bucket Challenge in the Philippines is Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, the producer and distributor of Dona Maria premium rice varieties. He launched his own version of the Rice Bucket Challenge in a call for the more fortunate Filipinos to help the less fortunate, most especially those who live below the poverty line and lack the stable means to meet the basic staple needs.
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SL Agritech Corporation's Chairman and CEO Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong (4th from left) and SVP Jocelyn Farnacio accept the LANDBANK Gawad KAAGAPAY Award (Large Agri-based category) from LANDBANK president and CEO Gilda E. Pico (2nd from left), Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, and LANDBANK Agricultural and Development Lending Sector Head Executive Vice-President Cecilia C. Borromeo (1st from left).
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SL Agritech founder Henry Lim Bon Liong with the late former Food Minister Jesus Tanchanco in a rice harvest festival in Talavera, Nueva Ecija in April 2014.
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The country's first National Food Authority chairman was specifically vouching for SL-8H, a kind of hybrid rice seed developed and commercially propagated nationwide by Filipino-Chinese businessman Henry Lim Bon Liong.
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The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) is set to recognize the pivotal role technology takes in the country's food security as it recognizes SL Agritech Corp.'s (SLAC) Henry Lim Bon Liong for the risks he took in pioneering the hybrid rice sector.
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The hybrid rice varieties developed by the company headed by Henry Lim Bon Liong are not only high-yielding, they also have superior eating quality.
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We're the biggest in hybrid rice seed in Bangladesh," said SLAC Chairman Henry Lim Bon Liong.
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The Php 5.00 per kilo production cost is possible if farmers will have an average of 10 MT yield at Php 50,000.00 per hectare cost, according to Henry Lim Bon Liong, SLAC Chairman.
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Hopefully next year, we already have it," SL Agritech president Henry Lim Bon Liong said.
"We want to raise at least P2 billion to P3 billion. The proceeds of the IPO will be used both for seed production and commercial rice production," Liong added.
Liong said the conduct of the initial public offering would depend on the company's earnings.
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"We have identified a site somewhere in Iloilo, but we are still trying to finalize it," SLAC President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Lim Bon Liong told reporters on the sidelines of the media launch in Quezon City of the First National Hybrid Rice Congress in Quezon that will be held on April 3-5.
He said in a telephone interview later that the venture will add 2,000-3,000 hectares to the company's current total of 3,400 hectares in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Laguna and Pangasinan.
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Henry Lim Bon Liong, SL Agritech president, said that the company intends to raise P2 billion to P3 billion to expand its hybrid rice and seed production business.
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"Everything is in sachets now, like shampoos, soaps, coffee, so I figured that maybe rice can come into sachets, to make it more affordable to the poor and also for everyone to have a taste of Dona Maria rice," said SLAC Chairman Henry Lim Bon Liong.
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The man behind Hybrid Rice Production in the Philippines, Henry Lim Bon Liong, will address the graduating class of Foundation University during the 2012 Commencement Exercises on Sunday, March 18.
In a statement, SLAC Chairman ...
manilatimes.net, 15 Jan 2014 [cached]
In a statement, SLAC Chairman Henry Lim Bon Liong said that an initial 2,000 hectares of rice area in Leyte have been identified by the Department of Agriculture-Region VIII for the company's "Plant Now, Pay Later" program.
ASEAN Update - April 2006
sea.agr.ca, 19 May 2004 [cached]
Henry Lim Bon Liong, SLAC chairman and chief executive officer, said SLAC presently has 500 hectares of land for its commercial rice variety and plans to expand.
He said the Philippines' need to become a rice exporter is equivalent to protecting its rice sector's interest.
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"Three hundred thousand is not enough for (us to achieve) rice sufficiency," said SLAC President Henry Lim Bon Liong.
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www.sl-agritech.com, 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
To kick off the Rice Bucket Challenge, Lim announced during his birthday last Sept. 4, that he would give rice buckets to 5,000 poor families.
Lim also gave all employees of Sterling Paper Group of Companies a packet of brown rice each and subsequently challenged them to participate in the Rice Bucket Challenge by giving a packet of rice to the most needy in their neighborhood, share a picture of the deed on Facebook (one need not show one's face) with the hash tag #RiceBucketChallengeph, and inviting as many friends to like the picture and encourage them to do the same by posting "How to Participate."
Every year thereafter, on his birth month, Lim has pledged to repeat the undertaking. Last Friday, an initial 100 poor families received a five-kilo bucket of Doña Maria Brown Rice.
"Many of our fellow Filipinos are poor and hardly have enough to buy rice. How much more partake of brown rice that is rich in fiber, calcium, potassium, B-complex and manganese that are all essential for a healthy body? said Lim.
"A lack in nutrition may result to a weak labor and workforce. We hope to start the awareness that such nutritious rice is very much within reach to everyone," he said.
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It keeps the mother's energy levels up and provides the calories needed to make the best-quality milk for the baby", according to Lim.
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This single drop when simultaneously done by many can have the ripple effect, making an ocean of difference," Lim said.
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Henry Lim, Tanchanco said, is a Filipino who loves his country and intends to stay rooted in the Philippines for the rest of his life.
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Doña Maria rice, named after Henry Lim's late visionary mother, is mainly produced in a farm in Davao Oriental through contract-growing.
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"It's so ironic, we sell seeds to Vietnam but buy rice from them," laments Henry Lim.
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Lim will also be the rite's commencement speaker.
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While hybrid rice seeds in the Philippines only account for around five-six percent of the country's rice area of around three million hectares, Lim has spearheaded technology information that could expand the area.
He just led the development of a new rice variety, SL-18H, that gives a rice yield of a relatively stable seven to 10 MT per hectare. This is two to three times higher than the yield from inbred rice of three to four MT per hectare.
The introduction over the last two cropping seasons of SL-18H is a continuing effort through science and technology of Lim to give farmers better income and livelihood.
"SL-18 is the only variety now that can exceed the yield of our first hybrid rice variety (SL-8H)," Lim said.
Despite initial criticisms against hybrid rice and SL-8H, Lim persisted on showing farmers that hybrid rice is a technology that could pluck them out from abject poverty.
He has persuaded farmers that they only need 15 to 20 kilos of good hybrid seeds. This can well take the place of 50 to 80 kilos of inbred seeds and adequately earn for them an income two times that from inbreds.
Hybrids are a product of the breeding of two superior parents with outstanding traits like disease resistance, delicious taste and aromatic-smelling, and anti-lodging (resistance against wind) quality.
Lim risked his own money of at least P100 million for the 40-hectare hybrid rice experimental farm that he put up in Brgy. Oogong, Sta. Cruz, Laguna.
He put in a few hundred million peso more for the experiments to come up with a tropical weather-suited hybrid rice that has so far then been proven workable only in temperate zones as in China.
He even took the risk against his own life as he traveled to conflict-ridden farms in Mindanao as the company put up its seed production in Banay banay, Davao Oriental.
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By that time two million hectares must be planted to SLAC hybrid rice varieties," said Lim.
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Mr. Lim declined to say how much rice the company expects to produce from the plantation, saying only that the output "will be used for domestic supply because we want to support the government's self-sufficiency program."
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We will decide [if we will do the IPO] after our fiscal calendar, which ends in May," Lim told reporters.
"If not, we may try do it next year," he added.
Lim said that SL Agritech hopes to get 10 percent to 15 percent of the P450-billion rice industry, adding that they are now focused in expanding hybrid rice production both here and abroad.
The executive also noted that he has been approached by various underwriters for the IPO.
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Lim yesterday said, however, that SL Agritech has identified at 2,000 hectares to 3,000 hectares of cultivation areas in Iloilo.
"Iloilo rice lands ready for planting. In Mindanao, it will take time and we are trying to fast-track it," he said, noting that the produce will be allocated for domestic consumption.
"This is to support our rice self-sufficiency goals," he said.
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A preliminary investment of $10 million is allotted to the joint venture, according to Lim.
"When we met with MVP, he said they've been in agriculture with 1.5 million hectares in Indonesia planted to palm oil and rubber. So of course they won't stop at 1,000 hectares (in the Philippines)," said Lim.
"SL Agritech will provide the technology, the hybrid rice variety seeds, together with the technical assistance," he added
"It will be a very good tie-up with Metro Pacific's financial muscle and SL Agritech's technology. We'll go to the next step of firming our relationship," he added.
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But we told them it's hard to find a big area right away, so we're starting with just 1,000," Lim explained.
Planting will start as soon as the area is made available by PADCC, he said.
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Lim said the partnership will also involve coordination with local government units (LGU) which can aid farmers through financing or some type of subsidy for hybrid rice.
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Mr. Lim is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC), the leading research development and production of superior hybrid rice in the country.
He will address the 415 graduating University students at the Sofia Soller Sinco Hall at 3 p.m., which will be covered live on SkyCable and Fil Products Cable TV.
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Mr. Lim's address is expected to touch on modern trends in business and agriculture.
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SL Agritech Corp. has been sponsoring hybrid rice harvest festivals all over the country to promote the benefits of hybrid rice technology to boost farm productivity, according to Henry Lim, the firm's president and chief executive officer (CEO).
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Lim said 10 other rice harvest festivals are scheduled to be held in May this year.
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"We are indeed happy to note that more and more farmers in many parts of the country are now planting our high-yielding hybrid rice seed variety, notably our SL-8H and using the latest farming technology," Lim said.
"We can't rely solely on traditional inbred seeds variety," he said, adding that "while we are all aware of the important role played by technology in our massive food production efforts, there is the need for all of us to keep abreast with the various technological approaches and to continuously be in search of new and better systems toward increased productivity. -[Daily Tribune -04/02/2012]-
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Among those present during the festival, which has for its theme "Mula sa Kawalan Tungo sa Kaunlaran," and attended by over 350 farmers and community leaders, were Henry Lim, SL Agritech chairman and CEO; former Food Minister and NFA Adminsitrator Jesus Tanchanco; and Fr. Ed de la Torre, representing Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.
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Encouraged by the benefits of hybrid rice technology, Lim said several Asian countries have already been using his firm's rice technology - Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei, Nigeria, Malaysia and Bangladesh including Vietnam, where, he said, "we import billions of pesos worth of rice every year. -[Daily Tribune 03/19/2012]-
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