Teresita Ngan Tian

Teresita Ngan Tian

EVERYTHING about her is absolute. A multi-juggler of extreme tasks, she whips up perfection with no exception.

This, perhaps, best describes business trailblazer Teresita ‘Tess’ Lardizabal-Ngan Tian, based on my limited but treasured knowledge of her.

Tess, Tessie — or as she is most dearly, reverently addressed Manang Tessie — offers perennial calm in any atmosphere. Amid chaos, she gives peace. And to family and business differences, she never fails to lend a ready hand, offer an ear or simply share life-earned wisdom.

Together with her equally unassuming and grounded hubby, Ed Ngan Tian, Manang Tessie introduced a different kind of pizza to the finicky Pinoy palate. Nowadays, who hasn’t had a delightful fill of the couple’s trademark product brand, Lots’ a Pizza?

Boasting of 215 outlets as far as Vigan City, Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon, and Coron, Palawan in Southern Luzon, Lots’ a Pizza continues to expand, satisfy more customers and reap awards.

Among Lots a Pizza’s awards are: a consistent Franchise Awardee, induction into Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise Awards Hall of Fame in 2014; inclusion in BPI Family Ka-Negosyo’s Best of the Best List, inclusion in top 15 Fastest Growing Franchise (2013), Best In Franchise Support (2013); Best Franchising Support (2012),  Special Citation, Research and Development (2012);  Special Citation, New Distribution Models (2012); Most Promising Franchise (Entrepreneur PH Franchising Awards – Gold, 2010);  Best in Franchising Support (Gold-2010)  Best Local Homegrown Franchise (Gold-2010); Best Local Homegrown Franchise (2009); Fastest Growing Franchise (2009) and Most Promising Franchise (2009).

Lots’ a Pizza empire’s sterling success is no surprise. For Manang Tessie’s management savvy is legendary. She manages her trade the way only a mother could nurture her children.

Being the Lardizabal clan and her brood’s firm but compassionate matriarch, Manang Tessie manages to lead and mentor minds to great heights.

As she turns a year wiser, may she continue to uplift lives with her beautiful heart and inspiring soul.

Teresita in Greek means harvester. May you remain to harvest divine blessings as a result of your heavenly deeds. May you maintain the love within your family, with your loving husband Ed, children Annie, Robert and Waldo, siblings Evelyn and Rene (+), Ferdie and Judy, Manong Junior and Emma Lou, Cecilia and Jun, Carol and Ramon, Franky and Tess, Cresente (+) and Rose, Chita (+) and George,  Aquilino(+) and Wilfreda,  Arthur (+) and Florie, in-laws and grandchildren.   

Keep  changing the world.

For comments and suggestions send e-mail to tesslardizabal@yahoo.com or text 09175841714.