I suggest that the provincial and city governments should honor Ong Guat with a posthumous award in recognition of his efforts to be the founder of a business empire in Bohol, which has presently employed thousands of Boholanos presently. I think everybody agrees that his store sparked business to its fullest heights today.
Fred Ong and his wife Babs Gonzaga were good friends of my younger brother Casty.
The growth of Bohol Quality Store to what it is today, is a tribute to the pioneering efforts and sacrifices of their father and of course, which was expanded by Fred Ong and family.
Their success is a trailblazer and an eyeopener to Boholanos with humble beginnings.