May 18 is definitely a gathering of leaders from different industries at The Manila Hotel for The Manila Times premier recognition night for the rising tigers and icon of this generation.
The Manila Times is a national daily newspaper in the Philippines that delivers trusted, quality content in print and digital editions. For this year, the first recognition under The Manila Times has been presented with the leaders with global platform, adapting the best practices and reaching the indigents for their Corporate Social Responsibilities.
Grace Bondad Nicolas of Tag Media Group and Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry President How Han Hui
Andria Terese Nicolas of Tag Media Group, Capt. Stanley Ng of Philippine Airlines, Chairman of Comelec George Erwin Mojica Garcia, Bianca Kumar as representative of Manjinder James Kumar of Filipino Indian Commerce and Welfare Society, Inc (FICWSI), Nadine Maranan of Sprout Solutions, Angeline Tham of Angkas, Elton See Tan of The E Hotels and Consul Michael Ang
Ayna Ong, Gov. Ortiz, Connie Garcia, Choy and Chef Julz Bernado
Ceremonial toast for the first Global Excellence Awards under The Manila Times and Tag Media Group, namely: Andrew Troy Nicolas, Andria Bondad Nicolas, Blanca Calilung Mercado, Israeli Ambassador Ilan Fluss, Dante “Klink” Ang, Dr. Elton See Tan, Grace Bondad Nicolas, Robert Laurel Yupangco, Madam Indri Akyol and Micheal Ang
Dennis and Ezelle Gascon of Philippine National Bank and Capt. Stanley Ng of Philippine Airlines
Blanca Calilung Mercado with Brian Poe Llamanzares
David and Emilia Ackerman
Companies of the Year: Palawan Express, Acer, Watsons and Shawarma Shack with Robert Laurel Yupangco, Israeli Ambassador Ilan Fluss and The Manila Times President Blanca Calilung Mercado.
Rosemarie Bosch Ong
Andrew Troy Nicolas, Cindy Nicolas, Atty. Joe Redoblado, Remy Bondad and Baby Ortiz
Jordan Honorary Consul Micheal Ang with Madam Indri Akyol, wife of Turkish Ambassador Niyazi Evren Akyol
Pantheon Holdings Team
AMBASSADOR Răduţa Dana Matache of Romania, AstraZeneca Maricar Francisco, Pantheon Holdings CEO Faye Abrihan, Marichelle Torres Ackerman of TRIUMPHUS Estates, Inc, Gel Gomez of Hotel 101, Rosemarie Ong of Wilcon’s Depot, Dante “Klink” Ang of The Manila Times and Tag Media Group CEO Andrew Troy Nicolas
Blanca Calilung Mercado, Bianca Kumar, Francesca Gonzalez and Ericka Chiong
Global Excellence Awards is the first prestigious international tribute to world-class companies, entrepreneurs, products and companies, as well as achievers in public service, entertainment, and other industries regardless of nationalities globally.
The awardees are the best in their fields and applying the best practice in their industries. The company must have a multiple branches or platforms nationwide or global. The leaders are worthy of emulation for their success and as nation builders.
Categories include Men of the Year, Women of Substance and Company of the Year.
The Global Excellence Awards tribute is aimed at motivating entrepreneurs and companies to do more and to excel in their respective fields towards attaining world-excellence while highlighting the outstanding leaders and companies from different industries with worldwide presence.
The Manila Times Global Excellence Awards is in partnership with Tag Media Group headed by its co-founder and COO Grace Bondad Nicolas. She publishes also Rising Tigers Magazine, the most distributed magazine in National Bookstores nationwide.
The project is spearheaded also by the first woman president and COO of The Manila Times, Blanca Calilung Mercado, an award-winning woman leader, launched multiple new activities for the viewers online and readers.
According to Andria Terese Bondad Nicolas, the Vice President of Tag Media Group during her speech, “Today in our society, exclusion is very rampant, especially when there’s groups. Exclusion is present whether in economic, social, cultural and political arenas. Our company aims to create a stronger bond. The media is not just a powerful tool to deliver information to the world but it also has the power unite people. The media is not alone in creating this strong bond, we need leaders, to help move people along with us.”
The awardees are as follows:
Company of the Year: Remittance Services – Palawan Express
Company of the Year: Technology – Acer Philippines
Company of the Year: Retail and Campaigns – Watsons Philippines
Company of the Year: Franchising – Shawarma Shack
Women of Substance: Department of Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Maria Catalina Estamo Cabral
Woman of Substance: Pantheon Holdings CEO Faye Majesca Abrihan
Woman of Substance: Wilcon Depot, Inc. SEVP and COO Rosemarie Bosch Ong
Woman of Substance: Triumphus Estates, Inc. Founder and Chairman Marichelle “Mache” Torres Ackerman
Woman of Substance: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals President Lotis Ramin
Woman of Substance: Hotel 101- Double Dragon Hotel 101- Double Dragon Gel Gomez
Woman of the Year: SM Investments Corporation Vice Chairman Teresita Sy-Coson
Man of the Year – Public Service: Commission on Elections Chairman George Erwin Garcia
Man of the Year – Philanthropy: Filipino Indian Commerce and Welfare Society Inc. (FICWSI) Founder & President Founder & President
Man of the Year – Transport: Angkas Chief Executive Officer George Royeca
Man of the Year – HR Solutions: Sprout Solutions CEO and Co-Founder Patrick Gentry
Ultimate Man of the Year – Philippine Airlines President and Chief Operations Officer Capt. Stanley Ng
The event is the first awards ceremony for different industry under The Manila Times in partnership with Tag Media Group and attended by the top management of both organizations Dante “Klink” Ang, Michael Ang, Blanca Calilung Mercado, Grace Bondad Nicolas, Andrew Troy Nicolas and Andria Terese Nicolas.
Marivic Aquino, Cedric Lee, Lesly Geronimo, Rachel Harrison and Jennifer Angeles
Raj tolani and Sushil Kumar Pandey
Mache, David and Emilia Ackerman
Raj and Shilpa Tolani
Rubu Chua, Irene Montemayor and Jet Capina
Gela Cornelissen, Hi Society, Cory Quirino and Georgette Wilson
Marian and Helen Ong, Connie Haw and David Arkerman
Freddie Salvador, Connie Haw, Mayenne Carmona, Alice Samson, Jet Capina and Nikki Tang
Cocoy Cordoba, Titser Nel Sarcol, Jebnnifer Cheng,Remz Tamayo, Connie Garcia Sitting – Gela Cornellisen, Cory Quirino and Frieda Hizon
Jorge Hizon, Connie Haw, Fortune Ledesma and Agile Zamora
Shilpa Tolani and Mache Ackerman
Connie Garcia, Tess Castro and Imelda Sietereales
Meanwhile, the most celebrated birthdays were those of both enterprising businesswomen, civic leader Mache Torres and Suraj International, Shilpa Tolani who had a joint fun birthday party at the now popular Pardon my French Restautant.
Devoted husbands David Ackermann and Raj Tolani helped welcome their guests like Carol Mercado, Marivic Aquino, Connie Haw, Titser Nel Sarcol, Usec. Kim Lokim, Cory Quirino, Frieda Hizon.Gela Cornelissen, Cory Quirino, Georgette Wilson, Marivic Aquino, Cedric Lee, Lesly Geronimo, Rachel Harrison, Jennifer Angeles and Jennifer Cheng.
Dancing all night followed after the dinner.