Biyernes, Abril 30, 2021

Hope and Optimism Over Cocktail Hour at Asia Leaders Awards

Virtual meetings and webinars floods our social media to mitigate those conferences and summits that used to be.

For this year, Asia Leaders Forums and Awards will present the exemplary leaders in the Philippines with a twist, to discuss anything under the sun, their advocacy and passion. No more of those mind setting heavy presentations about the usual business scenario or discussions about their companies, we have a global health crisis, we’re in a survival mode.

So we present COCKTAIL HOUR, the leaders when they folded their sleeves after the heavy workload.

Kwentuhan will be between the leaders with the resident host,  award winning and talented entrepreneur and comedian Frida Nepomuceno, daughter of master impressionist Willie Nepomuceno. Very fitting to make the show as unique as possible to showcase the lighter side of success as squeeze from the guests.


Cocktail Hour will be launched on May 3, 2021 at Asia Leaders Awards Facebook Page with Renan Ponce Morales who is the Managing Director of Paragon Group of Companies, Inc.

Renan Ponce Pascual-Morales, or “Bespren” as what his friends and constituents normally call him, is the current President of the National Movement of Young Legislators in Region 3. He founded the Bestfriend ng Bayan Foundation in 2015 which provides assistance to rape victims, out-of-school youths, women caught in sex trafficking and prostitution, People With Disabilities (PWDs), and senior citizens who are neglected.


Renan is a former professional car racer, an N-1 champion and F3 Formula Drive. After his racing career, he started to focus on different advocacies to help uplift the lives of his countrymen. He became a public servant and a town councilor in Nueva Ecija. Later on, he also got involved in supporting different sports group such as Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments, Persons with Disability Paraplegic Athletes and the Philippine Memory Sports.

Asia Leaders Awards theme for this year is hope and optimism. Same as the color of the year, yellow and gray . A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. Two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another. What we all need right now. Support and Unity.

Announcement of finalists will be on May 20, 2022 with the presentation of the whole awards committee and Gala night will be on 11-11-21.

You may still nominate at www.Asialeadersawards.Asia

Huwebes, Abril 29, 2021

Asia Leaders Awards 2021 presents the ensemble of the Awards Committee

 The much awaited Asia Leaders Awards acknowledge how these leaders brought out the best in them to undertake in helping their community as well as being innovative in their companies.

For this year, it’s about the nation in unity. Meet the awards committee; 

•H.E. Gerard Ho Ambassador of Singapore

•H.E. Jaroslaw Szczepankiewicz Ambassador of Poland

•H.E. DongMan Han Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea

•H.E. Rizany Irwan Deputy Ambassador of Malaysia

•Ebb Hinchliffe Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce

•Ricardo Sobreviñas Chairman, American Association of the Philippines

•Grace Bondad Nicolas Vice President, American Association of the Philippines

•Dr. Elton See Tan President BNI Premier 

•Robert Laurel YupangcoVice President, Philippine Korean Chamber

•Andrew Troy Nicolas Group CEO, Tag Media Group

•Edward Ling President, Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Inc

•Tan Yu III Secretary General, Makati Tourism Foundation Inc 

•James Jimenez Spokesman/Director Commission of Elections


Gala Night at Embassy of Republic of Singapore, Bonifacio Global Center, Taguig on November 11, 2021.


The objective is to acknowledge honorable men and women who promotes the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and beyond and who shows leadership not only to his peers, but also tries to solve the problem of the country and beyond and who demonstrated an outstanding achievement for the welfare of others even for public service.


A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting. The theme for this year in coincide with the colors of the year; Yellow and Gray. Two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another. What we all need right now. Support and Unity.


Being an Asia Leaders Awards honouree is a testament to great leadership and contribution in the business world.

Nomination is extended till May 15, 2021


Announcement of honourees/finalists  will be on May 20, 2021.



GlamHigh Cosmetics CEO and University of Asia & The Pacific ANIMA member donates essentials for indigents

If we’re going to check our history, the youngsters are the one starting the revolution. In this day and age, the revolution is about sending food to those in need via community pantries.

First year Masters in Political Economy Student Andria Terese Nicolas who is also a young entrepreneur donates essential goods to Kiwanis Club of Los Baños.


"We have lots of challenges but in spite of all those, we must still be grateful, grateful for the life and opportunity, we actually giving in our simple ways ever since but for this pandemic, we must share more and for my birthday this year, would like to take this opportunity to share". - Andria Terese Nicolas

 Andria is also the brand CEO of GlamHigh Cosmetics which she launched last year even during pandemic and distributing nationwide. It’s one platform also to help those who doesn’t have jobs right now displaced because of this global health crisis.


ANIMA, a community of actively participating students, exists to protect, maintain, and uphold an atmosphere of student initiative for the University’s well-being; and to form the most human in the individual

through the adherence of self-knowledge, self-mastery, and spirit of self giving with the Values of ANIMA which is

Service, Pursuit of Excellence and Respect for Individual.

 Andria Terese Nicolas is also a member of different organisations with main objective to help out such as Kiwanis Club of Makati and American Association of the Philippines. She’s been awarded a plaque last time for her unwavering contribution to help the indigents.

Genuine Leaders Shining through In Times of Crisis

Who would have thought we will be a part of this global health crisis, a modern day pandemic which caught as unaware.

Lots of industries are struggling due to the closing down and mandates of the national government, a business crisis that we didn’t predict. What governments, corporations, hospitals, schools, and other organizations need now, more than ever, are “real leaders”people who in spite of their own challenges are exerting effort to help us overcome the limitations, weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own. These are the leaders with a heart of gold, maybe part of their genes or forged to do better even in Pandemic. Leaders who acted in the face of great uncertainty, real danger, and collective fear.

Here are some leaders; individuals or corporations that magnifies more their ability in this crisis we are all facing while others shone away. •Ernesto Tanmantiong is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), one of the world’s largest and fastest growing Asian food service companies with over 4,500 stores in 21 countries.   JFC has 8 wholly-owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, and Mang Inasal in the Philippines; Yonghe King and Hong Zhuang Yuan in China; and Smashburger in the USA),  2 franchised brands (Burger King in the Philippines and Dunkin’ Donuts in select territories in China), and a 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns the Highlands Coffee and PHO24 brands. •RS Francisco of Frontrow Enterprise and the President of this empire with more than 1.2 million distributors worldwide. Even in pandemic they are very visible to various organisations and spent more than Php 100 Million on donations plus the implementation of E Eskwela in different barangays nationwide to help the indigent students for the free use of computers that’s located inside the government facilities. •Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso, is the boy wonder of Manila. As a young age from the streets, he is already an accomplished public servant and love by his constituents. His drive, grit and will power made him so much love by his constituents especially his devotion to help his communities in times of this health crisis. •Andrew Troy Nicolas is the Group Chairman of Tag Media Group (AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company, Tag Media and Public Relations and AG Builders and Developers). He just launched a cosmetic and health & wellness line last November 2020 even in Pandemic with 9 products right away. As of now, there’s already more than 100 distributors nationwide. His signature event, Asia Leaders Awards is the most successful event with Ambassadors and Senior leaders in the awards committee. •Ronald Mascariñas is the President of Bounty Fresh Agro Ventures and in spite of this business lowdown to others, the company launched another brand HeiHei. An award winning entrepreneur who just recently receive an “Man of the Year” at Asia Leaders Award for his contribution to reach out the indigents and Frontliners during this Pandemic. •Robert Laurel Yupangco is the CEO of Zoomanity Group and President of Yupangco Group of Companies. Everyday even the start of this 2019 health crisis, he attended all office meetings just to make sure that his organisation will always have something at home. 36 businesses under his belt that includes 5 Theme Parks; Zoobic Safari (Subic), Zoocobia (Pampanga), Paradizoo (Cavite), Residence Inn Zoori (Tagaytay) and Zoocolate Thrills (Bohol). •Manjinder James Kumar, Filipino Indian Commerce and Welfare Society Inc. (FICWSI) Founder & President. FICWSI, founded in 2015, is aimed at bringing together Indian and Filipino businessmen and stakeholders under one umbrella organization to look after their needs, protection, and interests. Manjinder is an award winning entrepreneur and philanthropist who chose to help more the indigents in the Philippines.

Ma Victoria sent Today at 2:04 PM