TO SAY that Liberato “Levy” P. Laus (LPL) is living a full life is an understatement, because for him, life is a continuous search for happiness and contentment that could only be achieved through living a life of purpose and worthwhile achievements.

Today, Tuesday, Levy will celebrate sixty years of a life well lived. His life is nothing short of a good business story fit for an inspiring television presentation.

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The “glamour boy of entrepreneurship” has no shortage of achievements with his Laus Group of Companies (LGC) being his crowning glory that is still unrivaled in the province.

LGC subsidiary companies including CarWorld, Premier Cars BMW, Ford Pampanga, CGIC non-life insurance firm, radio station DWRW 95.1 FM and CLTV 36 carry LPL’s sterling brand image of service and integrity.

No businessman doing business in Pampanga has a claim on popularity, prestige, and command, such an enormous respect from his peers than LPL. His business personality is even surpassed by his community image. His social and community advocacies has been reverberating a ripple of standards that stirs how the business community sees corporate social responsibility.

His business acumen led government to place him at the helm of Clark Freeport. His presidency of the Clark Development Corporation, although comparatively brief, widened the stage for a new wave of investors at Clark.

His CLTV 36 affirms his commitment to public service, though indirectly, the station stands firm to LPL’s commitment for community development, social change and public welfare.

His concept of corporate social responsibility was exceptionally evident when he led concerned city residents in organizing the Save San Fernando Movement (now a Foundation), which along with a similar group Save Pampanga, strived and fought for the construction of the FVR mega dike. Today, he is the guiding light at the helm of the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (PamCham). His invaluable support has led PamCham to declare him as Chairman Emeritus.

With the steady leadership of PamCham President Rene Romero, PamCham continues to lead the whole province’s business sector into new and better possibilities. PamCham, with LPL, has been more influential than ever before.

Today, Levy sees a much wider horizon of things to do, business ventures to pursue and development and social programs to accomplish. Asked about what he wishes the most amid power, resources and influence surrounding him, LPL would only smile and utter three words: “peace of mind.”

“Peace of mind is the root of happiness and contentment. But currently, I am happy with my friends, family and the community of loved ones that I have worked or met in my many years of work, I also wish them happiness,” LPL said. He assures that the Levy P. Laus that everyone respects and adores will continuously be the same kind and humble person in the years to come.

Kudos to glamour boy of entrepreneurship for a life well-lived! ( Ian Ocampo Flora)