Book on SM’s Ka­m­agong to be launched Dec 12

The Philippine Star - - OBITUARIES -

In cel­e­bra­tion of the life and times of SM se­nior vice pres­i­dent for en­gi­neer­ing de­sign depart­ment (EDD) and se­cu­rity af­fairs An­tolin V. Paule or more pop­u­larly known as Ka­m­agong, a trib­ute book will be launched by SM and Me­dia Touch­stone Ven­tures Inc. on Dec. 12 at the SMX Mall of Asia.

Aptly ti­tled, Ka­m­agong: An­tolin V. Paule (His Legacy and Life­time Ser­vice with SM), the 260-page cof­fee ta­ble book is a price­less gift of Mr. Hans Sy to the Paule fam­ily to honor the legacy of Ka­m­agong who con­tin­u­ously served the 60 year old SM for 55 years from 1963 to 2018. The 82year old SM stal­wart re­cently passed away last Aug. 7, af­ter suc­cumb­ing to the Big C.

Au­thored by MTVI pres­i­dent and CEO Me­landrew Ve­lasco, who is pop­u­larly known as the fam­ily bi­og­ra­pher of for­mer Pres­i­dent Fidel V. Ramos, the book traces the life of Ka­m­agong grow­ing up in the ru­ral town of Lubao Pam­panga to work­ing with the SM Big Boss, Henry Sy and fi­nally to serv­ing his fam­ily, friends and col­leagues up to his last days.

For SM Prime Hold­ings chair­man Hans Sy who started work­ing with Ka­m­agong when he was just 13 years old, he de­scribes Ka­m­agong in the book’s fore­word as “a rare find who comes only once in a life­time.”

“Lit­er­ally, I worked side by side with him at our of­fice in Ech­ague, Manila,” says Hans adding that “each day, I was able to have a closer look at this man who was start­ing to have a rep­u­ta­tion of staunch dis­ci­pline and dogged de­ter­mi­na­tion of never stop­ping to fin­ish what was started.”

Hans con­tin­ues, “He de­serves to be hon­ored with this legacy book and more in fact, as he has ded­i­cated much of his life in ser­vice of SM. More than the se­nior vice pres­i­dent of SM EDD Corp. and Se­cu­rity Af­fairs, or any other po­si­tion he has held over the years, he is to us who knew him up close and per­sonal as some­one who is a last­ing in­spi­ra­tion to our lives. This book was made to make sure more peo­ple will know him and what his life rep­re­sented, to touch their hearts and their lives.”

“There is no doubt that Mr. Paule lived a truly re­mark­able life,” says au­thor Ve­lasco who ex­pects the book to serve as Ka­m­agong’s last­ing legacy, not only for his fam­ily and friends, but for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing SM ex­ec­u­tives and em­ploy­ees, to learn more on how he walked his talk, prac­ticed what he preached, and lived by the in­trin­sic val­ues and prin­ci­ples that he em­braced in his life­time such as in­tegrity, loy­alty, hon­esty, hard work and per­se­ver­ance.

Ve­lasco and his MTVI book team have au­thored and pub­lished over 30 books over the last 15 years. The Ka­m­agong book is Ve­lasco’s 31st book pub­lished in tan­dem with the book prime movers namely Manny Sy, Ser­gio Yu, Jun­jun Abcede and Paul Galang.

MTVI pres­i­dent and vet­eran au­thor Me­landrew Ve­lasco presents the fi­nal draft of his lat­est book ti­tled, ‘Ka­m­agong: An­tolin V. Paule, His Legacy and Life­time Ser­vice with SM,’ to SM Prime Hold­ings chair­man Hans Sy wit­nessed by the book primem­o­vers Jun­jun Abcede, Manny Sy and An­gel Paul Galang.

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