Prominent figures and Country’s Industry Leaders gathered at Asia Leaders Awards 2023 to witness the grand event.
Asia Leaders Awards was held on November 20, 2023, at the historical Manila Hotel.
Leaders all gathered to witness the country's annual award-giving body. Out of thousands of nominees, there were only 20 leaders who were meticulously chosen by the board.
Prominent figures of Asia Leaders Awards are H.E Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino bin Anthony Ambassador of Malaysia, Robert Laurel Yupangco President of Yupangco Group, Tan Yu III President of Makati Tourism, and Dr. Elton See Tan President of E-Hotels and Resorts.
Those also in attendance are the Shareholders and guests of Rising Tigers Magazine are also present: Tag Media Group President Grace Bondad Nicolas, Tag Media Group CEO Andrew Troy Nicolas, Tag Media Group VP Andria Terese Nicolas, Rising Tigers Co-owner Sarah Mateo. With VVIP guests COMELEC Chairman George Erwin Garcia, President Atty. Agnes Devanadera of Clark Development Corporation, Representatives from the US Embassy Bret and Maricor Campbell, and Representatives from the Romanian Embassy William and Madalina Korbl.
The event's keynote speaker was the Brilliant Skin CEO Glenda Dela Cruz Victorio, a previous Awardee of the Asia Leaders Awards. She shared her story about how she started her career and believes that a leader will reach success with consistency, belief in one's ability, and love for the people.
“Taos puso akong nagpapasalamat sa lahat. Wala Po ako dito ngayon kundi dahil sa mga naniwala saakin, at pinakamahalaga ang paniniwala sa sarili. Makakamtan lang natin ang ating mga pangarap kapag may consistency at pagmamahal sa inyong kapwa.”
Vice President of Tag Media Group, Andria Terese Nicolas, shared the event's purpose.
“In Tag Media Group, Genuine connection is our North Star; we forge greatness to lead our countrymen in the right direction. Business and leadership are about opportunities and the freedom we have as individuals. It is our responsibility to extend it to others."
“At Asia Leaders Awards, we want our leaders to realize that people look at one's actions more than listening to their words.“
One of the Man of the Year and the current cover leader of Rising Tigers Magazine, COMELEC Chairman George Erwin Mojica Garcia, expressed he couldnt have done it without his people and the trust of the Filipinos.
"Walang leader sa isang pamahalaan kung wala ang kanilang tauhan. Sa Commission on Elections, ako ay instrumento lamang."
"The COMELEC being the virgil of our democracy will always be there to protect the will of the people, in the mandate of the people. Democracy is aligned because the people believes in the Commission on Election, who likewise believes in the people of the commission on Election."
The 20 Asia Leaders Awardees are:
Men of the Year
1. BIR Commissioner: Romeo Lumagui Jr
2. Comelec Chair: George Erwin M. Garcia
3. DFA: Dr. Jesus “Gary” Domingo
4. LGU: Gov. Hermilando Ingco Mandanas
Company of the Year
5. Franchising: Shawarma Shack
6. Human Capital: Viventis Asia
7. Global: 24/7 AI
8. Tech: realme
9. Global IT: Atos Philippines
Woman of the Year
10. President Atty. Agnes Devanadera - Clark Development Corporation
Young Leader of the Year
11. Mary Elaine Timbol of Sakahon
12. Vice Mayor Ronin Leviste of Lian, Batangas
Influencer of the year
13. Caesar Vallejos - Media
14. Puey Quiñones- Fashion Design
Woman of Substance
15. Rayla Allertsen: IamSam
16. Merle Mendoza Balicao: Mernels
17. Alodia Gosiengfiao Quimbo
18. Mharicar Castillo-Reyes: Asticom
19. Chi Atienza Valdepeñas
Fastest Growing SME of the Year
20. Asian Consulting Group- Mon Abrea
Prominent figures nationwide all went to the prestigious gathering to name a few: Paolo Laurel, Keena Laurel, PCSO General Manager Mel Robles, Atty. Carmela Lumagui, David Ackerman, Christopher Quimbo, and Elizabeth Timbol.
Asia Leaders Awards is under one of the largest media conglomerates in the Philippines, Tag Media Group.With multiple media partners and handles more than 2000 writers. The company became more popular after launching the most distributed business and lifestyle magazine in the Philippines, Rising Tigers Magazine.
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