TWO THOMASIAN alumni were among four Filipinos named in Forbes Asia magazine’s 48 Heroes of Philanthropy this year.

Forbes Asia included Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr. and Joel Cruz on the list of the Asia-Pacific region’s “most notable givers.”

Architecture graduate Palafox, founder of internationally renowned Palafox Associates, was lauded for using his firm’s services in designing low-income housing developments.

Palafox founded his firm in 1989 and has since worked for business magnates such as Eugenio Lopez, Jr. and Enrique Zobel.

Meanwhile, Cruz, manufacturer of Aficionado Perfumes and owner of Central Affirmative Company, Inc., was acknowledged for giving donations to abandoned children, the elderly, and the disabled.

Filipino business tycoons Henry Sy, Sr. and John Gokongwei were also on the list. John Joseph G. Basijan

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