PIONEERING SPIRIT: HoLung (centre), with Wisynco's Francois Chalifour and Charlene Danvers.
Father Richard HoLung is having quite a year. On the heels of the publication of a Joseph Pearce-penned biography, Candles in the Dark, and the mounting of yet another stellar mega-musical at the National Arena -- not to mention raising the level of work done by Missionaries of the poor in hardscrabble communities across the island -- the beloved and hardworking ghetto priest has been bestowed with the first-ever Wisynco Humanitarian Award.
When it came to selecting the honoree for this inaugural award, for the team at Wisynco, HoLung and the brothers were at the top of the list, given their unwavering dedication to serving the country's disadvantaged. "Their work can only be described as selfless and a demonstration of unconditional love," says Francois Chalifour, director of development and marketing with the Wisynco Group. "Their commitment to improving life is admirable and has been the hallmark of their operations since inception."
Father HoLung says receiving the award offers the MOP family yet another reason to count their blessings. "[We] are blessed and humbled to receive [this award]," the 73-yea-old priest and playwright says. "God has been abundant with this wonderful company that continues to help the poor."