Manila, Philippines—The Embassy of Malaysia hosted the yearly recognition rights under Asia Leaders Awards last June 26, 2023 with the theme: Shared Greatness. Conceptualized by Tag Media Group headed by its Chair, Robert Laurel Yupangco and CMO Andria Terese Nicolas, they presented the rising tigers and nation builders.
Ten individuals are featured in this year's MWWM List under Asia Leaders Awards and Rising Tigers. Among them are two Secretaries from the Government, a Franchise King with more than 750 branches nationwide, 2 young lawyers, a climate change advocate, a serial entrepreneur, a diplomat, a young business leader and a banker. They represent some of the most promising young leaders and impactful nation builders of the country.
H.E. Dato' Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino
Embassy of Malaysia, Manila
Secretary of Budget and Management
Secretary of Transportation
Special Envoy of the President to the People's Republic of China for Trade, Investments and Tourism
Walther Uzi Buenavista
Cebuana Lhuiller Bank
Atty. Ferdinand Michael Marcos Manotoc
Atty. Mark Gorriceta
Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
Marichelle “Mache” Torres Ackerman
Triumphus Estates Inc
Kurimi Milk Tea Enterprise Inc
These leaders has been presented on June 26, 2023 at Embassy of Malaysia in Manila. These honorees has been nominated, endorsed and selected by the Rising Tigers Board of Advisers. They will be featured in the September issue of Rising Tigers.
An inspiring speech also from Andria Terese Nicolas
“To our awardees, After tonight, people will watch what you do, where you’ll go next, and your purpose for great and noble change will make them want to follow you. Let’s free people from the distractions of the world, and continue to pursue the vision of a rising Tiger, it’s to transform lives, create more leaders, and secure the future of our country. Because the Men and Women Who Matter, are the men and women for others.”
Attendees includes the new Singaporean Ambassador, Her Excellency Constance See, Hungary Ambassador Her Excellency Titanilla Tóth, His Excellency Peter Kell of New Zealand,The Franchise Guru Armando “Butz” Bartolome, Micheal Pacquiao, Former Spox Salvador Panelo with the Board of Advisers that includes David Ackerman, Dr. Elton See Tan, Andrew Troy Nicolas, Grace Bondad Nicolas, Brian Poe Llamanzares, Atty. Arnel Mateo and Sarah Mateo and more VVIPs who filled the exclusive 90 seats capacity of the embassy’s ballroom.
Rising Tigers Magazine is the most distributed business magazine right now in National Bookstores nationwide and also at Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounge with the objective to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in asia and to inspire the nation with the stories of these featured leaders.