Zoomanity Group Corporation – APEA – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

ROBERT L. YUPANGCO
PRESIDENT


Zoomanity Group Corporation
3/F Yupangco Building,
339 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue Makati City 1200
+632 899 9808/28
www.zoomanity.com.ph


History

Born in Manila, Robert Laurel Yupangco known as “RLY”, is one of the grandsons of the former President of the Philippines, Jose P. Laurel, he was a student of Business Administration in De La Salle University at night and a piano demonstrator, auditor and delivery boy in the morning. At the age of 21, Robert and his brother Philip Laurel Yupangco took over the management of G.A. Yupangco Corporation that was established on 1967 (Yamaha Distributor) when their father, Gary Yupangco died, He also took:

  • Owner/Management Program in Harvard University
  • Finance Strategic Framework in University of Pennsylvania in Wharton.
  • Landmark Education
  • Basic Heroic Program in Philippine Seminar Inc (PSI)
  • Special Marketing Training in Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
Through this knowledge and experience, RLY established the foundations of Yupangco Group such as Yamaha School of Music, Sound Publishing Corporation, YL Development (Real Estate), Yupangco Electronics Corporation and YL Finance Corporation (micro financing, consumer financing and remittance services) with the help of his siblings and his mother who is the matriarch of the family.

He is the man behind Zoomanity Group Corporation, one of the leading companies in zoos and theme park industry with 8 local and international parks and almost 2 million visitors per year. Having an extensive experience in developing and managing companies in tourism, farming and hospitality sector, he is now called “The Modern Day ZOOper Man” who has a vision of creating the Philippines as “One Big Green Resort and Theme Park”.

ZOOS AND THEME PARKS:

  • Zoobic Safari
    “The Only Tiger Safari in the Philippines” located in Subic. It offers an amazing safari experience with a new wave of adventure in an exotic sanctuary. It has a dozen attractions to include new projects like Enchanting Forest and GlampZ (Glamorous Camping Dining) inside the forest.
  • Zoocobia Fun Zoo
    “Arabian theme” in Clark where visitors enjoy interaction with animals and different adventure rides including the first and only gravity car ride in the Philippines. It is also the venue for the yearly Sky Lantern Festival, Night in the Museum, and Night Owl Show.
  • Clarkzilla Adventure
    “Dubai Theme” beside Zoocobia definitely gives the visitors a Dubai Feel with its 4×4 ride, you can enjoy a thrilling drive towards the slopes, mud and terrains using a well-secured leisure 4×4 vehicle.
  • Zoori at Residence Inn
    “A Fairytale Concept” Showcases the famous mini zoo in Tagaytay wherein you will be captivated with the scenery of Taal Volcano and the beauty of Million Litez while enjoying mouth-watering local Filipino dishes (Bulalo and Tawilis) among others.
  • Paradizoo
    “Theme Farm” features the best practices of agriculture through the Power of Three Events, the Floral, Vegetable and Agri-livestock Festival. It desires to advocate the growth in the field of Agriculture to students, farmers and other public and private sectors in partnership with the local government, Calata Corporation and Israel government. New projects such as Greenhouses, TESDA Farm Institute are on the pipeline to mold their knowledge about the benefits of the growing agricultural in the Philippines.
  • Zoocolate Thrills
    the one and only chocolate hills replica theme pack in Bohol that offers a close encounter with different animals. Cruise around Loboc River soon using Amphibian Boat that can also travel by land and water.
  • Zootopia Ski Resort in Nagano
    Japan offers you a freezing experience at Zootopia Ski Resort where visitors can ski, relax and enjoy watching the Snow Monkeys while having their bath in hot springs.
  • Animal Breeding Center
    in Shepartton Australia a partnership project between Zoomanity Group and Australian breeders that supplies various animals to different countries.

NEW PROJECT

RLY see the growing potential in food industry, he engages now in putting up different restaurant under Chefmate Corporation that operates the following:
  • Jinsei Sushi Bar
  • Misono Teppanyaki Restaurant
  • Nanten Japanese Restaurant
  • Midori Japanese Restaurant
  • Samgyupsalamat by Korean Alley
  • Korean Lane Development Corporation
  • Unli City (Unlimited Meals)
  • Ruins City Garden
These restaurants offer fresh, wild and sustainable seafood that distributed with the help of Alaska Seafood Philippines and Seaking Seafood Products/ Super Catch Inc.

RLY also take part in transportation industry thru his various motor projects under Zoomanity Wheelz which includes Vans, Coaster, Tram Rental, Pitbull, Multi cabs and Pitcabs, Golf cars and Zooper Cars – Bel Air Charter Bus transport and services.

RLY quoted Peter Draker’s sayings “Our business is simply Marketing and Innovation.” The company is also involved in innovative products such as Modi, an all in one entertainment device that will make everyone’s life easier and comfortable. This device is made by Modtech Global Philippines and distributed by Zoomanity Trading that also offers Patriot General, Commando and Finger Master.

RLY is creating now another legacy as he expands his business by establishing a 3-in-1 masterpiece called “Galleries of the World”, which showcases the Wax Muzeum with animaltronics – where people can see and enjoy the life-size figure of different local and international icons; La Galleria – features art and 3D paintings of famous painters; and FunZ – an indoor obstacle course that will be enjoyed by everyone. Hopefully to include Museum of Natural History.

Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility he participates in different CSR projects.

Environmental Conservation because of his love with the animals and environment. He helps in agriculture and biodiversity of our mother earth as he has once said that “the fruit that we are eating today was planted by our parent, that’s why we need to plant something in return for our future generation”.

From all of RLY achievements that contributed in the growth of the country’s business industry, He wants to instill to the team that they don’t need to be wealthy to have a successful career. The team just need to be diligent and hardworking as he quoted from PSI & Landmark, “To think is to create with transformation.” Lasly, he believes that he owes everything to his team, siblings and mostly to his mother & father. And of course, above all, to God Almighty!

OUTSTANDING CATEGORY

ROBERT L. YUPANGCO
PRESIDENT

History

Born in Manila, Robert Laurel Yupangco known as “RLY”, is one of the grandsons of the former President of the Philippines, Jose P. Laurel, he was a student of Business Administration in De La Salle University at night and a piano demonstrator, auditor and delivery boy in the morning. At the age of 21, Robert and his brother Philip Laurel Yupangco took over the management of G.A. Yupangco Corporation that was established on 1967 (Yamaha Distributor) when their father, Gary Yupangco died, He also took:

  • Owner/Management Program in Harvard University
  • Finance Strategic Framework in University of Pennsylvania in Wharton.
  • Landmark Education
  • Basic Heroic Program in Philippine Seminar Inc (PSI)
  • Special Marketing Training in Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
Through this knowledge and experience, RLY established the foundations of Yupangco Group such as Yamaha School of Music, Sound Publishing Corporation, YL Development (Real Estate), Yupangco Electronics Corporation and YL Finance Corporation (micro financing, consumer financing and remittance services) with the help of his siblings and his mother who is the matriarch of the family.

He is the man behind Zoomanity Group Corporation, one of the leading companies in zoos and theme park industry with 8 local and international parks and almost 2 million visitors per year. Having an extensive experience in developing and managing companies in tourism, farming and hospitality sector, he is now called “The Modern Day ZOOper Man” who has a vision of creating the Philippines as “One Big Green Resort and Theme Park”.


Zoomanity Group Corporation
3/F Yupangco Building,
339 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue Makati City 1200
+632 899 9808/28
www.zoomanity.com.ph


ZOOS AND THEME PARKS:

  • Zoobic Safari
    “The Only Tiger Safari in the Philippines” located in Subic. It offers an amazing safari experience with a new wave of adventure in an exotic sanctuary. It has a dozen attractions to include new projects like Enchanting Forest and GlampZ (Glamorous Camping Dining) inside the forest.
  • Zoocobia Fun Zoo
    “Arabian theme” in Clark where visitors enjoy interaction with animals and different adventure rides including the first and only gravity car ride in the Philippines. It is also the venue for the yearly Sky Lantern Festival, Night in the Museum, and Night Owl Show.
  • Clarkzilla Adventure
    “Dubai Theme” beside Zoocobia definitely gives the visitors a Dubai Feel with its 4×4 ride, you can enjoy a thrilling drive towards the slopes, mud and terrains using a well-secured leisure 4×4 vehicle.
  • Zoori at Residence Inn
    “A Fairytale Concept” Showcases the famous mini zoo in Tagaytay wherein you will be captivated with the scenery of Taal Volcano and the beauty of Million Litez while enjoying mouth-watering local Filipino dishes (Bulalo and Tawilis) among others.
  • Paradizoo
    “Theme Farm” features the best practices of agriculture through the Power of Three Events, the Floral, Vegetable and Agri-livestock Festival. It desires to advocate the growth in the field of Agriculture to students, farmers and other public and private sectors in partnership with the local government, Calata Corporation and Israel government. New projects such as Greenhouses, TESDA Farm Institute are on the pipeline to mold their knowledge about the benefits of the growing agricultural in the Philippines.
  • Zoocolate Thrills
    the one and only chocolate hills replica theme pack in Bohol that offers a close encounter with different animals. Cruise around Loboc River soon using Amphibian Boat that can also travel by land and water.
  • Zootopia Ski Resort in Nagano
    Japan offers you a freezing experience at Zootopia Ski Resort where visitors can ski, relax and enjoy watching the Snow Monkeys while having their bath in hot springs.
  • Animal Breeding Center
    in Shepartton Australia a partnership project between Zoomanity Group and Australian breeders that supplies various animals to different countries.

NEW PROJECT

RLY see the growing potential in food industry, he engages now in putting up different restaurant under Chefmate Corporation that operates the following:
  • Jinsei Sushi Bar
  • Misono Teppanyaki Restaurant
  • Nanten Japanese Restaurant
  • Midori Japanese Restaurant
  • Samgyupsalamat by Korean Alley
  • Korean Lane Development Corporation
  • Unli City (Unlimited Meals)
  • Ruins City Garden
These restaurants offer fresh, wild and sustainable seafood that distributed with the help of Alaska Seafood Philippines and Seaking Seafood Products/ Super Catch Inc.

RLY also take part in transportation industry thru his various motor projects under Zoomanity Wheelz which includes Vans, Coaster, Tram Rental, Pitbull, Multi cabs and Pitcabs, Golf cars and Zooper Cars – Bel Air Charter Bus transport and services.

RLY quoted Peter Draker’s sayings “Our business is simply Marketing and Innovation.” The company is also involved in innovative products such as Modi, an all in one entertainment device that will make everyone’s life easier and comfortable. This device is made by Modtech Global Philippines and distributed by Zoomanity Trading that also offers Patriot General, Commando and Finger Master.

RLY is creating now another legacy as he expands his business by establishing a 3-in-1 masterpiece called “Galleries of the World”, which showcases the Wax Muzeum with animaltronics – where people can see and enjoy the life-size figure of different local and international icons; La Galleria – features art and 3D paintings of famous painters; and FunZ – an indoor obstacle course that will be enjoyed by everyone. Hopefully to include Museum of Natural History.

Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of the company’s corporate social responsibility he participates in different CSR projects.

Environmental Conservation because of his love with the animals and environment. He helps in agriculture and biodiversity of our mother earth as he has once said that “the fruit that we are eating today was planted by our parent, that’s why we need to plant something in return for our future generation”.

From all of RLY achievements that contributed in the growth of the country’s business industry, He wants to instill to the team that they don’t need to be wealthy to have a successful career. The team just need to be diligent and hardworking as he quoted from PSI & Landmark, “To think is to create with transformation.” Lasly, he believes that he owes everything to his team, siblings and mostly to his mother & father. And of course, above all, to God Almighty!