Lunes, Hunyo 27, 2022

Asia Digital Marketing Awards 2022: Nomination Is Now Open

Celebrate the best digital marketing work and talent in Asia. Let’s recognized these companies and people behind these magnificent campaigns online who have delivered unique and original digital media projects. 

From the organizers  of Asia Digital Marketing Expo that brought speakers from Facebook and Twitter in the Philippines in 2016 comes Asia Digital Marketing Awards. Presenting the list of Companies, Brands and People. 

From new approaches to digital subscriptions, to impactful native advertising campaigns – projects that inspire us all.

Highlighting also the CEOs behind these brands who built patronage and loyalty among their distributors and customers globally. 

Nominated Companies;




Skin Magical

Fredley Group of Companies 

Mondelez International 

Brilliant Skin

JC Premier 


Frontrow Philippines 


Best Digital Campaign

Best in Content 

Brand of the year 

CEO of the year 

Young CEO of the year 

Brand Manager of the year 

Poster of the year 

Brand Ambassador/Endorser of the year  

Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile

Best Display Campaign

Best Search Marketing Campaign

Best Viral Marketing Campaign

Best Email Marketing Campaign

Best Social Media Marketing Campaign 

Best Mobile Marketing Campaign

Nominate by sending the following to 

1. Company profile 

2. Category 

3. Campaign 

4. CEO, Company or profile of the nominated in the category 

Awards committee is composed of the media from different credible publications like Business Mirror (Edwin Sallan),  Daily Tribune (Jojo Silvestre)  and The Manila Times (Blanca Mercado) with business titans like Robert Laurel Yupangco, Janette Toral, Tanyu III, Andrew Troy Nicolas and Dr. Elton See Tan. 

September 22, 2022


Hilton Manila

Asia Leaders Awards Unfolds SME Circle Awards


                                       RJ Ledesma

On June 20, 2022 at Hilton Manila hold SME Circle Awards to highlight the innovation and leaders who are promoting inclusiveness and more jobs for the Filipino people.

In the Philippines, Small and Medium Enterprise of SMEs are defined as any enterprise with 10 to 199 employees and with assets valued from P3 million to P100 million. SMEs and micro enterprises combined make up 99.6% of establishments in the country this making them as the modern day heroes for helping the economy.

Tag Media Group with advisers like Dr. Elton See Tan and Robert Laurel Yupangco of Yupangco Group nominated 4 outstanding individuals and these are Rene (RJ) Ledesma Jr of Mercato Centrale, Marjorey Rubio of Becxs Logistic Solution, Gerry Santos of Mr. Freeze Tube Ice and special award for Elisha Pontanares for her achievement in music.

The event is the first under Tag Media Group for SMEs since during pandemic, these emerging and young leaders are the one shining more by hiring displaced employees and innovating to help the economy. The event was sponsored by Yupangco Group of Companies and Aqua Skin Philippines.

Teen Vocalist Elisha Pontanares
Dr Elton See Tan, Celebrity Host RJ Ledesma, and Tan Yu III
MerNels’ Merle Mendoza Balicao and Pocholo “The Voice Master” Gonzalez
Russel Dionisio

Linggo, Hunyo 26, 2022

Makati Tourism Foundation Inc. and Asia Leaders Awards 2022 once again in partnership


   Robert Laurel Yupangco, Dr. Elton See Tan with wife, Ms. Korea Carlyn Tan and son Tan

The largest and biggest in Asia Pacific, Asia Leaders Awards with multiple events for the whole year; Asia Leaders Forum, SME Circle Awards, Men and Women Who Matter List, Asia Digital Marketing Awards and People & Company of the year highlighting the leaders who are making a difference not just in their own organization but beyond welcomed once again MTFI or Makati Tourism Foundation Inc as it’s partner. 

Makati Tourism Foundation Inc President, Dr. Elton See Tan wishes to highlight not as many companies as possible but just the few that exemplified what real leadership is all about. Leadership might not be for everybody based on our differences and foundations but real leaders keeps on shining with their characters and success speaks for themselves. 

MTFI is encouraging the companies to nominate the people and companies that provide exemplary service and encourages Asia wide based organizations to submit their nominees at 

The companies and people nominated must have accomplishments that demonstrate the organization providing high service level standards, global best practices, with corporate social responsibilities, and that the majority of these demonstrable results, major new activities to be highlighted , or initiatives have occurred within two years. 

Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2022. Grand gala on November 22, 2022.

Huwebes, Hunyo 23, 2022

Triumphant Leaders grace Asia Leaders Awards


June 22, 2022 – The country’s top leaders and innovators were in attendance for the prestigious Asia Leaders Awards with an objective to highlight the success of these leaders who in spite of challenges still have time to help the marginalized and rise even during the pandemic.

The 13 honorees in attendance include:

  1. Jeffrey Amurao Geronimo – Founder and General Manager, Aqua Skin Philippines
  2. Archie G. Carrasco – Chairman, AGC Power Holdings Corp.
  3. Ronald Daniel Mascariñas – President, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc.
  4. Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay – Founder, Carmen’s Best Ice Cream
  5. Ian R. Garcia – Chief Executive Officer, TSM Group
  6. Silliman Sy – Chief Operations Officer- Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc.
  7. Salvador Panelo – Lawyer and Public Servant
  8. Marjorey Rubio – Co-Founder, Bexcs Logistic Solutions Inc.
  9. Joel Ferdinand SJ Lopez, MD, CNS, DABAARM – President and Medical Director, JLopezMD Medical Group, Inc.
  10. Ms. Lotis Ramin – President, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Phil.), Inc.
  11. Jin Zhichao – Vice President, ZTE Philippines Inc.
  12. ZTE Philippines Inc. – Telecom Vendor of the Year
  13. Jessa Macaraig – Founder, The Pretty You

The other two honorees who didn’t make it to the event were:

  1. George Barcelon – Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries
  2. Joel Cruz – Aficionado and Tako Ya Tea – represented by Roy Redondo

Among the night’s distinguished honorees was the Chairman and CEO of AGC Power Holdings Corp., Mr. Archie G. Carrasco, who was named one of the 15 Rising Tigers and Nation Builders under the Men and Women Who Matter List 2022.

In his acceptance speech, Carrasco made clear his guiding principle of “purpose over profit” and his mission of reigniting Philippine media with the introduction of Vogue Philippines.

Different ambassadors from different countries are also in full support like H.E. Claudio Rojas of Chile who, together with his wife, stayed in the event till the end.

Keynote was made by Israeli Ambassador H.E. Ilan Fluss who shared also the long friendship between the Philippines and Israel.

Ambassadors from Sri Lanka, Greece, and Romania were also in attendance.

The Awards Committee, composed of Robert Laurel Yupangco, Dr. Elton See Tan, Tan Yu III, and Grace Bondad Nicolas, thank partners and sponsors including Mernels, Makati Tourism Foundation, and TAG Media Group.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka H.E. Shobini Gunasekera and husband

Roy Redondo of Aficionado

Maria Odessa Escaler of Villa Teresita Resort and Hidden Hills Farm By Josefino

H.E. Ilan Fluss of Israel

Dr. Elton See Tan, Ronald Mascariñas of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc, and Greece Ambassador Ioannis Pediotis

Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay and Carolyn Lee Tan

Robert Laurel Yupangco, Dr. Elton See Tan, Carolyn Lee Tan, and Tan Yu III

Merle Balicao of Mernels and Marjorey Rubio of Bexcs Logistic Solutions Inc

Dr. Joel Lopez of JLopez Medical Group

ZTE Philippines Team

Jeffrey Geronimo of Aqua Skin Philippines, Jessa Macaraig of The Pretty You, and Silliman Sy of Ever Bilena Cosmetics

Ian Garcia of TSM Maritime Group

Connie Guanzon Garcia and Becky Garcia

Randolf Palanca, Archie Carrasco of AGC Power Holdings Corp, Jeffrey Geronimo, and Silliman Sy

Andrew Troy Nicolas of Tag Media Group

Lotis Ramin of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Biyernes, Hunyo 10, 2022

DOST-S4CP Summit highlighted Agri, Energy and Pharma Technologies for MSMEs in NCR & South Luzon


The Department of Science and Technology - Science for Change Program (DOST-S4CP) held the final leg of its Summit Series last Friday, June 10, 2022 at Crimson Hotel in Alabang.  Focusing on projects located in Metro Manila and South Luzon, the summit presented technologies related to agriculture, pharmaceutical products, and technologies in support of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the mentioned areas.  

With total funding amounting to Php1.16 Billion for the National Capital Region (NCR) and South Luzon, the Science for Change Program continuously supports R&D projects in Manila, despite its aim of decentralizing government funds to the regions. We have Php880 Million for NICERs (15 NICERs), Php8.49 Million for RD Lead (20 RD Leads), Php258.5 Million for CRADLE (55 CRADLE) and Php20.95 Million (2 BISTs) 

“Science for Change forges new partnerships and synergizes the efforts of our local science community to support projects for nation-building,” says DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña.  “To accelerate R&D in the country, there is a need to focus our efforts and resources on sustainable solutions that contribute significantly to the economic development of the country.” 

“Our way forward for the S4CP is sustainability. We, as STI Champions, have the responsibility to continuously encourage more partners to engage in Research and Development in the country. We must remain incessant in our pursuit to advance Science and Technology that would result in more society-centric solutions,” said DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Sancho A. Mabborang. 

In focus is the plasma coating technology for furniture being developed by the University of the Philippines - Diliman in partnership with Filipinas Oro de Cacao, Inc.  Funded by the Collaborative Research and Development to Leverage Philippine Economy (CRADLE) Program under DOST-S4CP, the project will develop a dry-based cleaning system for the food manufacturing industry.  This system could improve the food industry's productivity and reduce operating expenses by using a fast and efficient plasma cleaning technology that does not use expensive wet-based chemicals. At the same time, the system may contribute to the reduction of wastes generated during the cleaning process. 

Showcased in the summit are other R&D breakthroughs like the partnership between UP Diliman and Batangas Egg Producers Cooperative (BEPCO) to produce egg powder from low value, cracked eggs. Studies on sambong to standardize the use in therapeutic medicine is also being funded under CRADLE with Pascual Pharma Corporation and the Technological Institute of the Philippines.  

For the Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program, four innovation centers have been established in Metro Manila and South Luzon.  The Center for Advanced Materials for Clean Energy Technologies based on Indigenous Materials (CAMCET) is in University of Santo Tomas .  In this project, a Direct ethanol fuel cell (DEFC)-powered emergency LED flashlight with cellphone charging ports and textile-based supercapacitors will be developed based on biomass-derived electrocatalysts / electrocatalysts support. The project proposes to find a solution to increase the potential, life cycle, and stabilize the capacitance of a supercapacitor using organic material. Other NICERs in NCR and South Luzon include the Pili R&D Center in Bicol University, NICER Native Pig Center in Marinduque State University, and NICER on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center in the University of the Philippines - Manila.

“For a time, the Philippines experienced regional disparity in access to major resources that would fuel innovation and socio-economic growth, which is why the DOST implemented the S4CP to address the concern and to advance STI in the country,” related DOST Undersecretary for R&D Rowena Cristina L. Guevara.  “The summit is a call to our stakeholders to support regional development through the Science for Change Program. 

For companies who wish to avail of the I-CRADLE program, you may contact the DOST-Science for Change Project Management Office at 2/F ADMATEL Bldg., DOST Compound, Gen. Santos Ave., Bicutan, Taguig City, with telephone numbers (02) 8837-2943/ 8837-2930.  You may also send an email to  

Linggo, Hunyo 5, 2022

Humanility Launches Unique NFT Collection under Likha NFT Platform


Manila - Humanility, a non-profit organization who is dedicated to the rescue, emancipation and rehabilitation of foster children under their care – has launched an incredible Non-Fungible Token (NFT) art collection: the Humanility Empowered Children - From Street to School – Art Collection. It is a series of unique art made by the children under Humanility and it is one of a kind in the world to date. 

Launched in Likha, an NFT marketplace that features a growing number of Filipino artist and brands – with their distinct identities and signatures all curated exclusively under Likha. The Humanility Empowered Children are among the latest and youngest home-grown Filipino artists to make their mark in the NFT Art industry. 

Humanility’s From Street to School Art Collection by the Empowered Children of Humanility has a total of 76 unique NFT items in its launch. The goal of the collection is to showcase the young artists and with NFT technology’s that recognizes the digital signature of artists within each art piece by their respective creator, the Empowered Children of Humanility are making their indelible mark in the new frontier of the global digital art industry.

“The Humanility NFT art collection is ground-breaking as far as the digital arts scene of the Philippines,” said Gail Cruz-Macapagal, Humanility’s Country Representative for the Philippines. “These children are young, full of hope and serves as an inspiration as they all have overcome a lot of challenges.” 

The collection, all of which are hand-drawn and with each set piece --- expresses the hopes, dreams and aspiration of each children – all encapsulated into NFT format. “By 
purchasing a part of the collection, NFT collectors are not only empowering the children of Humanility – but are also becoming a part of the children’s journey into their future careers – whether it is art, the sciences or technology – we all can become a meaningful part of their journey.”

For NFT collectors, Humanility Empowered Children - From Street to School – Art Collection is now available in Likha. With each NFT art purchase, new owners are helping Humanility’s Education Fundraising efforts.

About Humanility
Humanility is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of street children who were once abandoned and exploited. The organization places awarm, caring and foster home and environment for the holistic development and 
upbringing of the foster children under their care. 

Visit here:
Twitter: @humanility_org
Instagram: @humanility

Huwebes, Hunyo 2, 2022

Launch of the Philippines' First Solar Net-Metered Community


A bright fine weather on June 2, 2022 gave way to the launched of the Philippines' First Solar Net-Metered Community by Imperial Homes Corporation, real estate developer in Via Verde Trece Martires with the initial 550 housing units.

A Game Changer in Green Building Development Emma M. Imperial Group Chair and CEO of Imperial Homes Group of Companies expressed her gratitude to Chair Agnes Devanadera, the mother of Solar Net- Metered Communities,  together with the collaboration of Meralco ,EISSI, ERC, DSHUD, NHMFC, City of Trece Martirez, Pagibig Fund, IFC/World Bank , PropTech  Consoritum founding member organizations OSHDAP, SHDA, NREA and PSSEA . In the realization of the Philippines' First Solar Net-Metered Community.

The Technology and regulatory advancement gave way to a sustainable and resilient, green abode at Via Verde Trece Martires(VVTM) to save  Php 1.2 Billion on electricity costs in  the next  25 years.

Imperial Homes Corporation, Connovate Philippines Inc., and Enfinity Imperial Solar Solutions, Inc. envisioned a solar-powered community around the entire region of our wonderful country.