Pinky Tobiano
MEGA|September 2020
Pinky Tobiano
A chemist by profession with a heart for philanthropy, Pinky’s success is defined by the love and helping hand she extends to eveyone around her
JEB FRONDA

Pink has always been the color of femininity and joyful energy, but more importantly it represents love and compassion. Just like the color, Pinky feels a greater fulfilment and success when she betters the life of the people around her. This compassion was essentially the beginning of her career in chemistry. “Ever since I was five years old, I dreamt of making the best medicines for animals,” she shares. “Being exposed in our family business at a young age, I was already helping out in our poultry supply store and I said, ‘Someday, I’m going to make the best medicines for animals that will make them healthy and grow fast.’” She loved chemistry so much that when she was taking up her majors in college, she was also teaching chemistry at the Immaculate Conception Academy where it was the experiments and ability to make people’s lives better that fascinated her.

So, in 1995, Pinky started Progressive Laboratories, which created the best medicines for the agriculture industry. As a company that manufactures and exports these cures, the brand is now known around the world as one of the best in the industry. Qualibet Testing Lab, on the other hand, is an extension of her passion that became her advocacy as a cancer survivor. This company aims to help people know the quality of the water they drink and the food they eat. Through hard work, these companies grew to help their 500 employees and five communities. It just goes to show that these companies she started is still in line with her values of love and compassion.

These values extend further when she started Pinky Cares Foundation 10 years ago—its main mission is to help abandoned elders. The foundation supports two shelters of 300 lolos and lolas where they have monthly feeding programs. Pinky also chooses to celebrate her birthday with the elders to bring joy to their day.

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September 2020