MANILA, Philippines ‒ When he founded Jose Aliling Construction Management Inc. (JACMI) in 2006, Jose Ramon “Ping” Aliling changed the way the country’s construction projects were managed, monitored and completed — much to the surprise of industry veterans.
JACMI, as captained by Ping, is the construction management firm leading and supervising the key players involved in the construction of the Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig City; Stratford Residences and Ascott Citadines in Makati City; MDC 100 Building in Libis, Quezon City; Miriam College in Nuvali, Laguna; The Address at Wackwack in Mandaluyong; Admiral Bay Suites in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City; J. Y. Campos Building Headquarters of Del Monte Philippines in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; and Sun Life Financial’s Headquarters also in Taguig, to name a few.
However, unbeknownst to many, Ping has been quietly pursuing his altruistic passion. So for JACMI’s eighth year anniversary, Ping chose to support an endeavor that will provide proper and regular nutrition and periodic basic medical assessment to underprivileged children from a community living under the bridge in Barangay (village) Maybunga, Pasig City. The community is home to over 200 families with each having an average of five children, many of whom are malnourished and in dire need of medical attention. Just this September, a child there died of malnutrition.
This year JACMI partnered with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Eastern Metro Manila Chapter (PICPA-EMMC) and the volunteers from the San Antonio Abad Parish to establish a continuing feeding program and medical mission to the above-mentioned children living under the bridge in Maybunga, Pasig, some of which are from families of construction workers.
Through the program, the children from the community are fed daily on weekdays with vitamin-fortified well-balanced meals at the San Antonio Abad Parish Church. The support of Ping also enabled the program to expand and include a periodic medical mission through the help of volunteer-doctors engaged by JACMI.
Aside from helping children in need, close to Ping’s heart is the management of the construction or renovation of several churches on a personal and pro bono basis. The list of churches built or renovated with the JACMI brand of excellence includes the Our Lady of Pentecost Church in Quezon City; the Parish of Mary Immaculate Concepcion in Quezon City; Mt. Carmel Church in New Manila, Quezon City; and St. Michael, and the Archangel Church in Taguig, among others.
The experience saw Ping embarking on similar altruistic endeavors. The list now include: the Red Cross Tower in Edsa; De La Salle Academic Center of Health Sciences in Cavite; Brigada Bayanihan ng Bayan; Gawad Kalinga Multi-Purpose Hall in Los Baños; Center for Migrant Youth; Paaralan ng Pag-ibig at Pag-asa (school for the differently-abled); University of the Philippines (UP) Bahay ng Alumni.
The success attained by JACMI and Ping gave the latter the opportunity and resources to share the blessings and make situations better for those who have little of their own to live, as well as the capability and competence to empower others to expand or continue their advocacy as in the case of the churches. As for Ping and JACMI, they will continue to share their talent and resources and bring help where it may be needed. advt