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Reyes Tacandong & Co

Reyes Tacandong & Co (RT&Co) is a group of Filipino professionals recognised in the industry as authorities in due diligence, tax, IT consulting, advisory services and audit. The firm was established in 2010 and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines. It prides itself in providing value-added solutions that drive sustainable growth to its expanding client base.

Its business model is reflective of its tagline 'Firm Principles. Wise Solution'. Coupled with its basic strategy of People First, that model has enabled the firm to grow exponentially in the past seven years.

RT&Co distinguishes itself by being very hands-on in engagements and the frequency of its interaction with clients, thus ensuring that its partners have a full understanding and appreciation of their clients' needs, and are able to provide the most apt solutions delivered in a timely manner.

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In 10 years the firm aspires to be the No 1 professional services organisation in the Philippines, with a footprint in the Asia-Pacific region. It is affiliated with London-based accounting firm RSM, the fifth largest in the United States, and the sixth largest global audit, tax and consulting network in 120 countries. Also, RT&Co was recognised last year in the Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Award.

RT&Co believes that in this business, integrity is key; that if the firm remains fearless and innovative, it will be able to respond to the demands of the market. Also, it will need to continually recruit and retain talent, and keep up with developments in information technology to carry on an even course through the next five years.

Keyframe Inc

Registered on Dec 18, 2014 in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, the Philippines, Keyframe, Inc is a one-stop advertising agency that creates holistic solutions for the brands that it handles.

With its one-stop company business model, Keyframe believes that it is better able to respond quickly and more efficiently to the changes in the industry, and thus is better able to meet the expectations of its existing and potential clients, no matter which branch of industry they may be from.

Keyframe sees itself having increased presence in other markets in the region within the next 10 years and replicating its business model in other Asean countries.

The vision at Keyframe is to be known as a highly specialised and grounded, story-based, one-stop creative shop, while its mission is to develop communication solutions that would help brands connect with their consumers through human stories.

It has been the only independent local agency to be invited to a global pitch against several multinational network-affiliated agencies. In a mere two years, it has been awarded international and local awards for its work with its portfolio of brands.

The management of Keyframe believes that being open to adapting to the ever-changing needs of clients, and coming up with new ways to tell their brand stories, will be the most important factors in the years to come.

Rakyat Holdings Sdn Bhd

Rakyat Holdings Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank Rakyat, was incorporated on Aug 25, 1972 in Kuala Lumpur and has become one of Malaysia's leading property developers and estate management companies.

Armed with a portfolio of residential and commercial properties, Rakyat Holdings Sdn Bhd aims to develop innovative, unrivalled developments to nurture communities for the people of Malaysia.

With four approved Development Orders in place, RHoldings projects are all ready to be launched with a total combined GDV of more than RM2.5 billion.

Always looking to the future, the company continues to leverage the increasing demand for quality properties by exploring opportunities while growing its brand as well as its services.

The company's mission is to be the top syariah-compliant property developer in Malaysia, seeking to create and innovate products and services which will fulfil the promises of its brand by being principled, honest, creative and innovative.

In the next few years the company has outlined its goals as follows:

  • to expand its property development activities to neighbouring countries by 2018;
  • to be the top syariah-compliant property developer in Malaysia by 2020;
  • to be one of the top five desirable companies to work with in Malaysia by 2020, and
  • to retain and sustain its market share on a year-to-year basis.

Rakyat Holdings is backed by strong financial strength, diversified subsidiaries, customised products and competent employees.

Green & Smart Sdn Bhd

Registered under the Malaysian Companies Act 1965 on March 11, 1980, Green & Smart Sdn Bhd is an independent power producer (IPP) involved in the construction, operation and ownership of biogas power plants that provide electricity to the Malaysian National Grid through the Feed-in-Tariff mechanism.

It is also an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contractor of biogas plants.

In addition, it treats palm oil mill effluent (POME) waste from palm oil mills for the biogas capture process and collaborates with mill owners, offering its expertise in constructing, managing and maintaining the biogas processing plants onsite and providing waste water treatment solutions for the palm oil industry.

Green & Smart's core business activities themselves are a Corporate Social Responsibility, as the day-to-day activities are driven by efforts to combat greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and environmental pollution in the country.

Since becoming an IPP, the company has successfully completed its flagship biogas power plant located in FELDA Kahang, Kluang, Johor, the first ever in Malaysia to be connected to the national grid via Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

With a history in wastewater treatment for close to 40 years, it has become known for its expertise in R&D.

The company has garnered recognition and won numerous accolades and awards both from the private and public sectors; carried out numerous projects across Asia including a World Bank project and four biogas capture facilities owned by Felda Palm Industries Sdn Bhd.

Green & Smart is also the first Malaysian company listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in the renewable energy sector.

Talk Focus Sdn Bhd

Officially launched as a commercial service in October 2011 in Malaysia, Talk Focus Sdn Bhd, also known as Tron, is a telecommunications group and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that offers revolutionary borderless voice, data and other value-added services.

In Malaysia, Tron received its full-fledged Network Service Provider (NSP) licence from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in 2011 and currently enjoys a customer base of 500,000 subscribers, representing 10 per cent of the MVNO market share.

To ensure long-term success, Tron has to be flexible. To accomplish this, the company has a two-pronged strategy - developing good customer relationships (B2C) and developing good business partner collaborations (B2B).

Another one of Tron's target achievements is to venture its business into a new technology sector - Internet of Things (IoT).

Tron's GPS Tracker Kids Phone is the first project.

Tron believes in undertaking Corporate Social Responsibility projects as it believes that it is its duty to serve and care for the community and the environment.

Its first CSR project kicked off in early 2016 when it sponsored Chinese New Year red packets and donated food to old folks' homes and orphanages.

Its most recent project involves sponsoring CCTVs for selected schools in conjunction with the Crime Awareness and Prevention Board of Malaysia.

Some CSR milestones achieved by Tron include receiving the Malaysia CSR 2016 Award in the ICT category, and receiving the award for Pioneering Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (SME category) at the CSR Malaysia Awards 2017.