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.
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