Cebu clans team up in medical venture
One of Cebu’s top conglomerates has partnered with the homegrown Calayan Medical Group to forge a partnership called ML Calayan that aims to shake up the local medical services industry.
The M. Lhuillier Group of Companies is investing in the venture with CMG, a family-owned firm of three generations of doctors, and has opened the first ML Calayan facial clinic at the second floor of Block 88, Oakridge Business Park, along A.S. Fortuna St. in Banilad, Mandaue, Cebu.
Soon, ML Calayan will have branches in key cities nationwide, said ML Group chairman Michel Lhuillier, who calls the partnership with CMG “strong” and “aiming to become one of the best.”
As a businessman, Lhuillier said one of his greatest accomplishments is “being able to help many people by providing them jobs.” Now, the ML Group is expanding its portfolio by venturing into other kinds of businesses that Lhuillier truly believes in.
“My primary advocacy is to inspire many people and to help them achieve the desires of their hearts,” says Lhuillier, adding that beauty ignites inspiration.
“I firmly believe that beauty is a necessity; I trust my new partners from the Calayan Medical Group—Lalen Calayan, Selina Sevilla, and the entire Medical team and its staff and personnel,” he said.
“Strengthening our company and expansion are our main goal right now. I would like everyone from all walks of life to experience quality beauty and wellness services without hurting their pockets,” Lhuillier added.
Lhuillier was named the top individual taxpayer in Central Visayas by the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 2014, on the strength of his flagship company, Michel J. Lhuillier Financial Services Inc., the country’s largest non-bank financial services company.
Its network includes thousands of pawnshop and financial services branches all over the country, extending Quick Cash Loans, providing insurance services, offering money remittance through its ML Kwarta Padala network, and other services.
“Hopefully, we will grow like M Lhuillier with over 2,000 branches nationwide, if the good Lord permits,” said Lalen Calayan, CMG’s Business Development manager.