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Monday, 18 December 2017


Robert L. Yupangco (RLY) of Zoomanity - Yupangco Group grabs an award in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) 2017 recently held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel. 

APEA, the most prestigious award for entrepreneurship in Asia and Pacific Region, is given to business leaders for their outstanding leadership and entrepreneurial excellence in a specific field.

Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award (APEA) for Tourism, Hospitality and Food Service was awarded to Mr. Robert Laurel Yupangco (RLY), President / CEO of Zoomanity - Yupangco Group for his exceptional contribution in the tourism and hospitality business sector.

Robert Laurel Yupangco (RLY), President / CEO of Zoomanity - Yupangco Group

Through his knowledge and experience, Robert Laurel Yupanco established the foundations of Yupangco Group such as Yamaha School of Music, Sound Publishing Corporation, YL Development (Real Estate), Yupangco Electronics Corporation and YL Finance Corporation (micro financing, consumer financing and remittance services) with the help of his siblings and his mother.

From music and finance sector, Robert Laurel Yupanco saw the potential in tourism and hospitality industry, thus he expanded and built Zoomanity Group Corporation.

 Zoomanity Group Corporation leads zoos and theme park industry

With almost 2 million visitors per year, the Zoomanity Group Corporation is considered as one of the leading companies in zoos and theme park industry with 8 local and international parks namely: Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoori (Zoo at Residence Inn) in Tagaytay, Paradizoo Theme Farm in Mendez Cavite, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Pampanga, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Zootopia in Nagano, Japan and Animal Conservation and Breeding Center in Australia.

Robert Laurel Yupanco: “The Modern Day ZOOper Man”

Having an extensive experience in developing and managing companies in tourism, farming and hospitality sector, Robert Laurel Yupanco is now called “The Modern Day ZOOper Man” who has a vision of creating the Philippines as “One Big Green Resort and Theme Park”, a complete tourism ecosystem that provides not just zoo tourist destinations but also tourism hospitality services such as hotels, restaurants and transportation.

He engages now in putting up different restaurants under Chefmate Corporation that operate the following: Jinsei Sushi Bar, Misono Teppanyaki Restaurant, Nanten Japanese Restaurant, Midori Japanese Restaurant, Samgyupsalamat by Korean Alley, Korean Lane Development Corporation, Unli City (Unlimited Meals) and Ruins City Garden. These restaurants offer fresh, wild, and sustainable seafood that are distributed with the help of Alaska Seafood Philippines and Seaking Seafood Products/ Super Catch Inc.

Robert Laurel Yupanco also takes part in transportation industry thru his various motor projects under Zoomanity Wheelz that offers Vans, Coaster, Tram Rentals, Pitbull, Multi cabs, Pitcabs Golf cars, Zooper Cars and Chartered Bus transport and services thru his partner Bel Air Bus Charter Corporation.

Mr. Robert Laurel Yupanco quoted Peter Draker’s sayings "Our business is simply Marketing and Innovation.” 

He is currently involve in developing innovative products in different sectors. In agriculture, a multi-million greenhouse project with Calata Group Corporation is in the pipeline. In entertainment sector, Modi, an all in one entertainment device is now launched in the market, a partnership project with Modtech Global. And of course Tourism industry, soon he will open “GlampZ” or glamorous camping at Zoomanity in partnership with Eunina MaƱgio. He will create another legacy as he expands his business by establishing a 3-in-1 masterpiece called “Galleries of the World” in partnership with Pacific Concrete Product Inc. and WCL Solution Inc., which showcases the Wax Muzeum, La Galleria, and FunZ.

The awarding ceremony in APEA would not have been more meaningful without the attendance and support of Robert’s family. His mother, Nita Laurel Yupangco came along with his only sister, Regina Yupangco De Ocampo.

Press Release by Tag Media

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