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GM Bank Chairman and Formula 1 fan Abelardo Samson receives one of the biggest rewards of his life PDF Print E-mail

GM Bank of Luzon Chairman Abelardo Samson (rightmost) with son and GM Bank Director Arnel Samson (leftmost) are welcomed at the Singapore Marriott Hotel by Globe Chief Operations Advisor Peter Bithos who hosted of the dinner. With them is fellow Ka-Globe customer and Singapore F1 spectator Marie-Monica Nueva.

Grand prix racing is a spectator sport often associated with young and middle-aged males who relish the sight of precision-built automobiles treading the tracks at breakneck speeds.

To a gentleman who may be well advanced in age however, the sound of engines revving up and the smell of rubber burning in the laps may be way past his interests. Make an exception though for Abelardo Samson, a true-blue fan of Formula 1.

At age 80, Samson – "APS" to his colleagues and or "Abeling" to his friends – the Chairman of Nueva Ecija's GM Bank of Luzon, Inc. (GM Bank) is all-too familiar with the race circuits the world over, as well as the drivers of these speed machines, having followed competitions around the world on TV. The racing aficionado got what probably was the most wonderful surprise of his life when Globe myBusiness selected him to witness the Singapore F1 live and in person last September 21.

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