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Mega Global Corporation joins Naval Reserve Force

1st Batch of 3,000 employees from Zamboanga City graduate as Philippine Navy Reservists
06:57 PM October 03, 2019

For over four decades now, Mega Global Corporation has been committed to improving the everyday lives of Filipinos, not only by making high-quality, value-for-money canned products but also by providing thousands of jobs to communities. 

Thru its brand Mega Sardines, the company is known for its breakthrough 12-hour-catching-to-canning process. This employs a state-of-the-art sonar and finder that ensure the freshness of the fish from the time they are caught to the time they are canned. Two canning factories employ locals from the city and neighboring towns of the Zamboanga Peninsula in Mindanao.

At the center FOIC Vice Admiral Robert A. Empedrad. To his right Rear Admiral Erick Kagaon and left Major General Dante Hidalgo. To his left, CEO/President William Tiu Lim & farther left Commander Boyd Amorado

Today, Mega Global strengthens its commitment to Filipinos and communities as the first batch of 3,000 employees graduate from the Philippine Navy’s Reserve Command in Zamboanga City. Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy, and Rear Admiral Eric Kagaoan of Philippine Naval Forces Western Mindanao presented the certificates to the graduates.

Left to right, Malcolm Tiu Lim VP for Zambo. Operations, Atty. Girlie Lactao-Real AVP Zambo Operations, Jansen Chan VP for External Affairs, Michael Tiu Lim VP for Business Dev., Michelle Tiu Lim-Chan VP for Finance & Support Groups

The Philippine Navy Affiliated Reservist Unit (PNARU) under the Naval Reserve Command enlisted Mega Global as a reserve force to augment the naval force particularly for disaster response and outreach programs.


“In Zamboanga City alone, Mega Global’s fishing arm, Mega Fishing Corporation, has the largest sardines fishing fleet in the country with over 85 commercial fishing vessels that will be able to help in times of need,” said Mr. Marvin Tiu Lim, vice president for Sales and Marketing.

Executives led by Mr. William Tiu Lim, president and CEO, Mr. Michael Tiu Lim, vice president for Business Development, Mr. Malcolm Tiu Lim, vice president for Zamboanga Operations, Ms. Michelle Tiu Lim Chan, vice president for Finance, Export and Support Group, and Mr. Jansen Chan, vice president for External Affairs, attended the graduation rites. It was a proud moment for the employees and the company as Mega Global officially became a naval reserve force.

“When needed, Mega Global’s employees turned Navy reservists can be deployed to help their fellow Filipinos affected by disasters like typhoons and earthquakes, staying true to the company’s commitment to improve lives and help in nation-building,” added Marvin Tiu Lim. 

Corporate social responsibility at its core

Mega Global’s journey as PNARU goes all the way back to its outreach activities with the Philippine Navy—as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), which is at the core of the company.

At first, Mega Tiu Lim Foundation signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NAVFORWEM) led by Captain Talingdan. This partnership brought Mega Global to outreach programs in places like Sulade Basilan, Sarawai, Ozamis City, and Oroquieta City.

From left to right CEO/President William Tiu Lim, VP Finance & Support Groups Michelle Tiu Lim-Chan, VP for External Affairs Jansen Chan, VP for Business Dev. Michael Tiu Lim, VP for Zambo Operations Malcolm Tiu Lim

Volunteer employees and management held various medical missions and feeding programs, which led Mega Global closer to the Philippine Navy. Thus, at the initiative of then Rear Admiral Rene Medina, Mega Fishing Corporation submitted its application for PNARU. The doors of the very supportive Vice Admiral Roberto Empedrad accepted the application and further inspired Mega to be a stronger partner to the Philippine Navy.

In her speech, Girlie Lactao, Assistant Vice President for Mega Global’s Zamboanga operations, recalled, “The leadership of our very endearing Rear Admiral Eric Kagaoan has brought the partnership of Mega and NAVFORWEM to the family level. Our very gracious Rear Admiral Kagaoan did not waver in his commitment to grace our company’s activities in reaching out to our employees and their families. Impromptu speeches and dancing were given by our Rear Admiral Eric Kagaoan in our activities that were graced with his honorable presence.”

NAVFORWEM partners led by Kagaoan also didn’t back out from a visit at the fishing grounds. They witnessed how Mega vessels and crew undertake the daily task to catch at Sulu seas. Braving the dark in the middle of the ocean, NAVFORWEM and Mega leaders strengthened their bond.

“The PNARU requirement of weekly lectures, the exams, and the culminating Field Training Exercise brought Mega key leaders to a new level of leadership; one that is wrapped in humility and camaraderie. The leadership of Major Balderamos is highly appreciated as our NAVFORWEM partners continue to motivate our Mega leaders to be brave and determined to finish the tasks ahead,” Lactao continued. 

“Thank you to the officers of our Philippine Navy led by Vice Admiral Roberto Empedrad and Rear Admiral Eric Kagaoan for making us No. 1 in the hearts of our Philippine Navy,” she added.

The graduation marks Mega Global’s commitment to be one with the Philippine Navy in its aspiration to help in nation-building. It is the company’s way of giving back to the society that has made Mega No. 1 in the hearts of many Filipinos.

Mega Global Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of canned goods. It is the company behind MEGA SARDINES—the No. 1 Sardines Brand in the Philippines—and other innovative products namely, MEGA CREATIONS Premium Sardines, MEGA TUNA, and MEGA PRIME Canned Vegetables. The proudly Filipino company also has a newly-operational distribution center in Valenzuela City that caters to its local and international markets. 

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