Chairman's Message 2016

Bro. Louie Diaz, our Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Messrs. Art Dalupan and Rusty Murillo, Fr. Roel Dela Cruz, our Spiritual Director, Ms. Rose De Mesa and Ms. Ofelia Barroga, other Members of the DMD BOP, Partners, directors, Managers, DMDians and friends of DMD, good afternoon.


I would have a very short but meaningful message for all of us today.  Today is an important day for the Firm as we celebrate our 57th anniversary and from hereon, each year of our anniversary celebration becomes important as we prepare ourselves for another milestone in 2019 when we celebrate our Diamond Jubilee celebration (60th anniversary).  Let us look forward to this future milestone in the Firm’s history and let us make it more meaningful by working together and putting our focus in shaping up a better and bigger DMD.  We should aspire to in further improving our revenues and profitability by introducing meaningful changes in our strategies and business processes and by further enhancing the technologies we use  as a tool to achieve this objective.  As an organization, we have to start looking at strengths and build on these strengths and we have to accept our weaknesses as this is the first step for us to make meaningful changes to improve how we do things to become more competitive in a highly competitive industry such as ours.  I would like to ask everyone that as we embark on our next planning session this July, let us focus and include this as part of our planning session and I would like to ask our Managing Partner and Deputy Managing partner to lead in making these changes in our planning session with the active participation of the Board of Partners and directors.  We should, if necessary, plan a separate strategic planning session for the next 3 years.


Finally, we should focus on ensuring that our people, who are our most important resources, are better prepared in making these things happen.  Let us take care of hem regardless of position and rank because each one plays a role in the overall achievement of our objectives.  This is in accord with the modern practices and philosophy in human resource management. 


These are my dreams and objectives that I would like to share with you and I hope all of you are one with me in making this a reality. Our celebration today becomes more meaningful if we all focus on achieving this dream.  Once again, let us celebrate for a better tomorrow shall come for all of us.


Happy Anniversary to all DMDians.