The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed a resolution declaring business tycoon Kevin L. Tan an adopted son of Bacolod City during its regular session on October 12.
Councilor Jason Villarosa, proponent of the resolution, said the resolution was unanimously approved by the city council after Mayor Albee Benitez submitted a letter-request.
Tan’s “valuable efforts and contributions” to bringing investments to the city were recognized by the mayor. (https://bit.ly/3T0pDjw)
Tan is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Alliance Global Inc., a holding company that invests in real estate via Megaworld Corporation, hospitality and property management via Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., and liquor via Emperador Inc.
According to Villarosa, Tan’s investments have had a significant impact on the Bacolod economy.
The city council also approved a resolution declaring Tan’s father, Dr. Andrew Lim Tan, an adopted son of Bacolod during the Bacolaodiat Festival in 2020.