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The process and systems we put in place provide a consistent, high quality service with a focus on customer satisfaction and safety. Our employees are trained and certified in the most current technology in pest control
Gonzalo Jun O. Catan Jr. grew up in an environment where he learned very early in his life, the value of creative, honest work. His father, Gonzalo Catan Sr., was the principal of the public elementary school in his hometown of Valencia in Negros Oriental. He is the eldest of three sons and two daughters.
After completing his high school in three years at St. Paul's College in Dumaguete, he enrolled at the Silliman University in 1953 as an Associate in Agriculture. He started becoming active in the newly-started 4-H Club where he became the president of the clubs chapter in his hometown.
Through the 4-H Club, he was able to enter the University of the Philippines College of Agriculture with free tuition and books. He majored in Entomology with a minor in Chemistry. Throughout the two and a half years at the University, he began applying his training in Entomology, serving as consultant on several 4-H projects.
It was also the 4-H Club that gave him the opportunity to participate in the international Farm Youth Exchange Program where he was sent to the United States to learn about farming techniques and agriculture.
When he visited New England, he met his wife Nancy Russell who was one of the daughters of his host parents. While in New England, he was offered an opportunity to study for a Masters Degree at the University of Vermont but opted to go back to the Philippines.
He came to Manila in 1959 and became employed as an Entomologist with Botica Boie, Inc. A few months after joining the company, he presented a proposal for selling pesticides and offering services to the users. The company encouraged him to venture on his own. He then started the Manila Pest Control Company and the rest, as they say, is history.
Gonzalo Jun O. Catan Jr. started the Manila Pest Control in January 1961. He started by proposing free trial services for one month to customers. He then bought a sprayer and duster on terms. He worked mostly at night, starting at about four in the morning. In those days, established companies provided services for the control of just a few insects while he offered a complete service to get rid of all insects, rats, and other pests.
After a month of trials, he signed with four customers who were impressed with the results of his services the Manila Hotel, the Manila Times Publishing Company, the Jai-Alai Building, and the Safari Restaurant. With 60 percent of the payments he received as profit, he was able to resign from his job and concentrate on building the company.
By 1962, Mapecon had 300 customers and 19 employees. Mr. Catan continued to attract clients by giving free demonstrations of his services. He was then able to sign a chain of theaters, a shipping line, and more than 20 restaurants.
Today, Mapecon has grown from a single proprietorship entity to a multi-million-peso corporation with approximately 700 employees nationwide. It has numerous branches all over the country including the provinces of Cebu, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Davao, Legaspi, Baguio, Palawan, and many others.
MAPECON is committed to create employment and build the MAPECON Corporate Church with Jesus Christ as Head. With members whose temporal and spiritual needs are being attended to, MAPECON is able to serve customers and friends better and more safely through honest and integrated pest control and environmental protection using award-winning patented products.
MAPECON strives to be a living example of Professional Excellence at all times, creatively working to make the best better, with “MAPECON” becoming the prayer: “My Almighty’s Plan to Exalt Christ Operates Now through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Additionally, the corporation, as part of its Christian social, responsibility, sets apart 1% of it’s gross monthly revenues or 10% of its profit (whichever is greater) to build the Lord’s Account. This fund is used to provide financial assistance for employees’ urgent needs (i.e. death or sickness in the family, etc.), give donations for charitable purposes, and to fund quick-responses team for disaster relief.
M maximum value to customers
A adherence to integrity, honesty and transparency
P passion for excellence through creative honest work
E environmentally friendly products and services through dynamic research and development
C Christ centered
O optimum concerns for employees temporal and spiritual need
N nationalistic with Global outlook
Maximum value to customers
Adherence to integrity, honesty and transparency
Passion for excellence through creative honest work
Environmentally friendly products and services through dynamic research and development
Optimum concern for employees’ temporal and spiritual needs
Nationalistic with a global outlook
The Philippine government has recognized and formalized MAPECON’s social and community commitment through Health Circular No. 155 and Presidential Proclamation 990, designating MAPECON to implement the 5-principle program for Urban Pest Control. As part of MAPECON’s commitment, it donates 20% of its profits in form of pest control services and products to the poor or depressed areas, or in the form of pest control services and training programs.
MAPECON is committed to observing fair and just business practices, taking Christian responsibility for its business and financial obligations, and maintain harmonious relationships throughout its corporate boundaries.
All MAPECONIANS are encouraged to attend weekly prayer meetings for spiritual growth, practice tithing and to participate in Sunday missions to reach out to those who have less in life.