For others, leaders are made not born, but to some, helping the marginalized and the needy is beyond leadership. Helping another indigent person came from the heart. As for Kiwanis, helping the children doesn’t need to be all at the same time, one child is enough for the community, one at a time.
Supporting the anniversary issue of the most distributed magazine right now, Rising Tigers Magazine, some members of Kiwanis International from Philippine Luzon District convened at The Manila Hotel last March 30, 2023 to meet and greet the different industry and government leaders who are now making an impact in the country.
Featured leaders for the June issue of Rising Tigers Magazine has been recognized with their success and genuine help for the marginalized and presented to the public at The Manila Hotel yesterday, March 30, 2023.
Kiwanis with a focus to help the children of the world has more than 150,000 service projects globally per year. Attendees from the organizations includes, Atty. Joe Redoblado, Glenda Hufano, Fely Contrevida, Ezelle Gascon, Daisy Anzures, Rocaya Mangondato, Lito Marquez, Maria Luisa Pel, Florence Ajero, Dr. Elton See Tan, Tanyu III, Remy Bondad and Perry Camba.
Dinner in Black, Gold and Purple mostly as the motif of the night, 3 Ambassadors from Vietnam, Poland and France joined in the festivities. Her excellency French Ambassador Michèle Boccoz received the award among 6 women leaders from different industries.
President of The Manila Hotel, Atty. Joey Lina (Past member of Kiwanis Club of Manila) welcomed everyone while Senator Grace Poe in the keynote and inspired all the attendees. Striking speech came also from the Chief Marketing Officer of the magazine, Andria Terese Nicolas who is also a Kiwanian and incoming President of the Makati club proves that even at a young age, she knows already what the country needs.
“We all need heroes, to bring hope to those with the same dream, aspirations, and goals as us, and make them believe that greatness can indeed be achieved. Our theme tonight is called beyond leadership because it is not limited in our works but how we touched the lives of others that would still continue on to the next generation. You are all brought together tonight in this room because of one mission and it's to share your stories with our countrymen.”- Andria Terese Nicolas
Rising Tigers and Nation Builders Awardees
1. Walther Buenavista: Shawarma Shack (Founder & CEO)
2. David Ackerman: StratDev (Founder & CEO)
3. Tristan Cabrera: Esports Pro Player
4. Atty. Arnel Mateo: ADM & Partners Data Privacy and Consulting In (Founder & CEO)
6. DTI Sec. Alfredo Pascual
7. DILG Sec. Benhur Abalos
8. Yu Ming Chin: Viventis Asia (Founder and CEO)
9. Congressman Duke Frasco
10. Nino Rovillos: Illos Party Trays (Founder & CEO)
11. Ramon Garcia Jr: DFNN (Chairman)
12. Michael Pacquiao: Musician
13. COMELEC George Erwin Mojica Garcia (Chairman)
Women of Substance
2. Blanca Mercado: The Manila Times (President & COO)
3. France Ambassador H. E. Michèle Boccoz
4. Romania Ambassador H. E. Răduţa Dana Matache
5. Congresswoman Margarita Nograles
6. Jessica Bellen: Jessy & Co (Founder & CEO)
7. Iona Gibbs: Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2022
8. DBM Sec. Amenah Pangandaman
Other notable attendees includes Paolo Villar, Maritess Allen, Usec. Anna Mae Lamentillo, Usec. Margarita Gutierrez, Becky Garcia and the founders of Rising Tigers Magazine, Andrew and Grace Nicolas are both Kiwanis members.
The closing remarks came from the co owner of Rising Tigers Magazine, Brian Poe Llamanzares who just recently had a successful book launch in New York City.
Rising Tigers Magazine, the most distributed magazine right now in National Bookstores nationwide about the rising tigers “Emerging leaders” and nation builders “Captains from different industries” in the Philippines and in Asia launched “Beyond Leadership- Anniversary Issue.” These are the men and women who are making a difference for this generation and making an impact in the society not just because of their success in the company or organization they are in but also in reaching out the indigents and marginalized. It’s beyond leadership.