Asia United Bank crowns its first ever Mr. and Ms. Asia United Bank at the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2019 Pageant

02:20 PM September 11, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES—Unity amidst diversity filled the air as the Filipino-Chinese community proudly celebrated their heritage where we witnessed a showcase of beauty, purpose and advocacy through this year’s Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2019.  With the theme “Building Bridges,” Mr. and Ms. Chinatown aims to bridge the gap between two cultures and celebrate the Chinese heritage and Filipino tradition.

Asia United Bank took part in this year’s Mr. and Ms. Chinatown as one of the major sponsors, sharing the same heritage and culture which helped the institution transcend its legacy throughout the years. This year, Asia United Bank has been given the privilege of recognizing advocates of financial literacy and awareness with the first ever Mr. and Ms. Asia United Bank Award. This distinction was given to candidates who ardently promote the importance of understanding and increasing awareness in this endeavor.

Exuding a commitment to this advocacy remains aligned with Asia United Bank’s legacy of building a solid foundation anchored on its commitment of providing a better future for its people and its esteemed clients.

“This year’s Mr. and Ms. Asia United Bank is presented to two promising individuals whose advocacies and campaign ideas are geared towards strengthening the existing financial awareness landscape, thus helping many secure their future through more financially informed decisions.” said Kitts Vibar, vice president and Marketing Group Head of Asia United Bank.


Jeremiah Tomas and Philene Yeung emerged as Mr. and Ms. Asia United Bank for their advocacies of “building bridges through likhang bayan” and “building bridges through financial security,” respectively. AUB Region Head Cathy Uy and AUB Marketing Group Head Kitts Vibar awarded each candidate an AUB Starter Savings Account with an initial deposit of Php10,000 to further their financial advocacies.

Photo shows (from left to right) are: AUB Vice President and Marketing Group Head Kitts Vibar, Mr. Asia United Bank & Mr. Chinatown 1st Runner Up Jeremiah Tomas, Ms. Asia United Bank & Ms. Chinatown 1st Runner Up Philene Yeung, and AUB Senior Vice President and Region Head Cathy Uy

Senior Vice President and AUB’s Branch Banking Group Head, Mr. Jacob Ng was one of the distinguished panel of judges, celebrating this momentous event with the Filipino-Chinese community on behalf of Asia United Bank. During the question and answer portion of the event, Jeremiah picked Mr. Ng and profoundly answered the question, “Which Chinese proverb or motto do you believe in which you think will lead you to a successful life?”

Asia United Bank firmly believes that through financial knowledge and the transcendence of personalized service, anyone can achieve the future they aspire and success becomes inevitable.

Hailed as Mr. and Ms. Chinatown 2019 were Jonah Chantong and Nina Lee while Mr. and Ms. Asia United Bank Jeremiah Tomas and Philene Yeung received the first runner up award. Second runner-up were Stephen Lim and Lorraine Cho.

Behind the prestige and glamour, the candidates’ advocacies toward building bridges ultimately made the evening a night to remember.


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