Alumnus Jose Aliling is first ever TOYM awardee for Civil Engineering

January 06, 2016

The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Foundation recently named Engr. Jose Ramon "Ping" Aliling as one of the 2015 TOYM Awardees under the category of Civil Engineering. Since the inception of TOYM in 1959, Ping is the first honoree to receive the award under the category of Civil Engineering. He graduated from the Ateneo Grade School in 1992 and the Ateneo High School in 1996.

 

Jose Ramon "Ping" Aliling At only 37, Ping is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jose Aliling Construction Management Group of Companies, which include Jose Aliling Construction Management, Inc. (JACMI), JAA23 Construction Management, Inc., and Jose Aliling and Associates (JAA).  He has managed and completed more than 100 major construction projects worth more than 100 Billion Pesos. 

He was also the youngest President of the Construction Project Management Association of the Philippines at the age of 29. 

Ping also pioneered the creation and use of a Construction Management Manual and Customized Software that today sets the standard for management of world-class projects. Ping has taken great strides to ensure that in all construction projects, corrupt practices previously considered as the norm for the industry are not tolerated or propagated. All his projects are stamped with the Jose Aliling brand of excellence, integrity, and client satisfaction.

Ping highly values the capabilities of all Filipinos and understands that empowerment is key to a sustainable industry. In the construction industry, he is the only one who prioritized and gave equal opportunities to engineering graduates and hopefuls from the provinces through the Probinsyanong Inhinyero program, as well as provided opportunities for women in an industry where women has often been inadequately represented. 

Ping considers the humble, honest, industrious, highly-capable, and young engineers schooled in the provinces – the Probinsiyanong Inhinyeros – to be his company’s real strength, comprising at least 80 percent of the company’s organic manpower and managing world-class projects. He also takes pride in the fact that almost 40% of the engineers who work at JACMI are female, demonstrating their outstanding abilities alongside their male counterparts.

Another reason Ping was awarded the TOYM is due to the fact that he has used his talent, resources, influence, and expertise to promote and support charitable, religious, and various humanitarian endeavors. His special civic projects support underprivileged youth, teachers, hospitals, and churches. He supports the Center for Migrant Youth, where the abused and abandoned are nurtured back to the mainstream society though values formation and education and also provided basic necessities for children with special needs at the Paaralan ng Pag-ibig at Pag-asa in San Pablo, Laguna. He organized the PICPA Eastern Metro Manila–Jose Aliling Construction Management Group Child Nutrition Program and Medical Mission to supplement the health needs of children from indigent families who live precariously under the bridge in Barangay Maybunga, Pasig.

He also personally managed the construction and church renovation of Our Lady of Pentecost Parish Church, the Parish of the Our Lady of Mary Immaculate Conception, the Mt. Carmel Church in New Manila, and the St. Michael the Archangel Church, all pro-bono.

Furthermore, Ping has been a very generous supporter of the Ateneo Sports Program for the development of the Ateneo de Manila’s student athletes.

Engr. Ping Aliling has exemplified the spirit of Magis by excelling in his field, and has shown that he is a Man for Others by sharing his talent and resources in his adopted charitable organizations.