Best in Productivity Improvement Program 2011
(Medium Enterprises Category - Industry Sector)
Mindanao Times, March 06, 2012
The year 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of Davao as chartered city and on its diamond jubilee, the city honors three outstanding women with its highest recognition – the Datu Bago Award is given to outstanding Davao residents who have greatly contributed to the growth and development of Davao City in various fields of endeavor. The search is undertaken annually by the Datu Bago Awardees Organization (DABAO) in partnership with the Office of the City mayor.
Ms. Enrica “Baby” Babao of the Davao Historical Society, Ms. Dulce Saavedra of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines, and Ms. Linda Tesoro of the Davao Volunteer Fire Brigade will be formally bestowed the recognition by Mayor Sara Z. Duterte in a special ceremony on March 15, Thursday, at 6;00 p.m. at The Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City.
Linda Coronel Tesoro
Deputy Admin, Davao Volunteer Fire Brigade
MS. LINDA TESORO is an entrepreneur and an outstanding civic leader who broke many barriers for the women of Davao City and the Philippines. She is a multi-awarded volunteer firefighter, a Red Cross board member, Rotary leader and Philanthropist.
As a volunteer firefighter, she has a distinction of being the only woman and the only volunteer awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Firemen of the Philippines in 2010, making history not just for herself, but also for Davao City.
As a Red Cross volunteer for...
One writer wrote that, “To be able to render service that can effect a substantial change to the widest sphere of the community is one of those rare chance that one can come across within a lifetime.”
The late ROMAN O. TESORO was given such rare chance in 1965 when he established a printing press under the corporate name of R.O. Tesoro & Sons, Inc. Mr. Tesoro was then the provincial treasurer of the undivided Davao province during the forties, before World War II. After the war, he did not return to government service. He instead joined the late Guillermo E. Torres and invested in a printing business under the banner of “Mindanao Times”. This is the first printing press then located at Claveria Street (now, Claro M. Recto), using letter press machines. Wanting to upgrade the printing industry, Mr. Tesoro retired as the General Manager of Mindanao Times and put up his own business. Investing his hard-earned savings, the Tesoro Printing Press was established in 1965 with son Roman C. Tesoro, Jr. (who died in a plane crash). With eight (8) employees and some basic printing machines, the Tesoro family worked as a Team to pioneer the QUALITY brand in printing services.
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Our favorite printing press is growing bigger and better. Yes, despite the global economic crisis. R.O. Tesoro and Sons, Inc. remains unfazed and continues to invest in Davao by expanding its Tesoro’s Printing Press headquarters along C. Bangoy Street (or what used to known as Ponciano Reyes Street).
They had their symbolic groundbreaking ceremony last Sept. 13, 2010 led by the company Chair and President, Ms. Luz Tesoro Pereyras and Vice-President and General Manager Linda C. Tesoro. A Catholic blessing was officiated by Rev. Fr. Jose Zaldy Abonales and they were joined by the rest if the company’s Board of Directors and employees, representatives from the City Engineers Office, the Metro bank Rizal Branch, RCM Far East Design & Build team, and some friends.
If we are to continue to be competitive in the printing business, we need to invest in state-of-the-art printing equipment and train our staff to be updated in the latest trends in the industry , said GM Linda Tesoro. That means expanding their physical space for a better working environmentm which led them to decide to build a three-story building in the 180 square meter lot next to their building.
The new building- which will house the latest digital printing equipment and pre-press processing, the company boardroom, and a roof deck that will serve as company function room – is expected to be completed in January 2011 with the rest of the other planned expansion to be fully completed by...Read More
Linda C. Tesoro has done it again. She has broken all the barriers and placed Davao City on the map in the field of community service -- this time as a volunteer fighter.
Linda, who is the Vice President for Finance and General Manager of R.O. Tesoro & Sons Printing Press, has been awarded as one of The Outsanding Firemen of the Philippines by the Rotary Club of Diliman North and Top Justice of the Philippines during the awarding ceremonies held last May 1, 2010 at the Forum Hall, Casino Filipino in Parañaque City.
She is the only woman in the history of the award giving body to have received such an honor and the only volunteer firefighter among the awardees, who were all firemen by profession. Perhaps, its about time they use a gender-fair term in the title of then award now that a woman has “invaded” then all male profession.
Linda has been recognized for her work with the Davao Volunteer Fire Brigade since 1990 to the present. She started as a front liner to become unit 5 commander of the mega tanker and now, Deputy for Administration.
She decided to become a volunteer firefighter because then offices and plants are located in fire-risk areas and have in fact experienced being almost burned to the ground in several occasions. But she didn’t know if they were accepting women firefighters then. When she came across an article by Loreto Tinitigan talking about a woman volunteer firefighter, she...
Most Dabawenyos knows Tesoro’s. It’s one of the leading printing companies in Davao City. But what many people don’t know is that the family pionereed quality printing as long ago as 1965.
The success story of the Tesoro family, 45 years ago courtesy of the late Roman O. Tesoro who worked as provincial treasurer of the undivided Davao province in before World War II. After the war, he didn't return to government service but instead join the late Guillermo Torres (who established the University of Mindanao) and invested in a printing business – the Mindanao Times – the first local printing press that used letter press machines.
However, with the onset of image setting, Tesoro saw a better tool to upgrade printing business services. After retiring as General Manager of Mindanao Times, with his hard-earned savings he established the R.O. Tesoro and Sons Printing Press together with son Roman C. Tesoro Jr. He had only eight employees then and soma basic machines.
In the next 14 years, R.O. Tesoro and Sons provided quality brand printing services, not only to Dabawenyos but to neighboring provinces as well.
On March 16, 1979, the older Tesoro died at the age of 78.
The business that now uses a new name Tesoro’s Printing Press is in the hand of the second and third generations of the Tesoros led by Linda C. Tesoro as general manager, together with his two sibblings and niece, Mary Ann Tesoro as...