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Asia Leaders Awards

To acknowledge these leaders who are making a difference not only in their respective fields but also promoting the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and beyond, different organisations joined together every year to give recognition to outstanding leaders and organizations


Asia Leaders Awards with the focus on Global Excellence of the awardees is the culmination of the different Asia Leaders Forums which happened nationwide under Tag Media Group for years. Organisations and empowered individuals joining the occasion and part of the Awards Committee are American Association of the Philippines with Chairman Rick Sobreviñas, Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industries Vice President Eric Yan, Commission On Elections Spokesman James Jimenez, Philippine Korean Council  Vice President Robert Laurel Yupangco, Philippine Councils of Associations and Association Executives Jesse Francis Rebustillo, Cagayan Economic Zone Authority Secretary Raul Lambino, Makati Tourism Foundation Inc President Dr. Elton See Tan, Kiwanis Club International Governor Gerard Arciñas Yap, Tag Media Group Chief Executive Officer Andrew Troy Nicolas and Chief Operations Officer Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, RK Franchise Consultancy Rudolf Kotik.


In 2018, Here are the list of Finalists in no particular order:

1.     Dr. Andrew Tan (Megaworld)

2.     Robbie Antonio (Revolution Precrafted)

3.     Deniece Cornejo (Diamond Closet) 

4.     Gerry Santos (Mr. Freeze)

5.     Joe Maristela III (Katalyst.ph)

6.     Mayor Evelio Leonardia (Bacolod)

7.     Arch. Kaydee Velasco (KMV Asia)

8.     Delton Triguero (Next Generation Construction and Supply Corporation)

9.     Sykes Asia 

10.    Sitel 

11.     Saje Molato (Siklab Pilipinas) 

12.    Seda Hotel BGC 

13.    MCCS Business Process Solutions Inc

14.    Raymond Francisco (Frontrow International)

15.    Thierry Tea (Philjets)

16.   Traverse Outdoor 

17.    Megaworld Foundation 

18.    Lawrence Li Tan (The Millennial Concept Factory Inc.)

19.    Anchorland 

20.    Patricia Madrigal (Madrigal Foundation)

21.    Regina De Ocampo (Filremit)

22.    Virginia Lane (Asian Tigers Mobility)

23.    Irma Pagaspas (True Wealth Investments Pty. Ltd)

24.    Arch. William Ti Jr. (WTA Designs Studio) 

25.    Merle Balicao (Mer-Nels Cake House) 

26.    Asmaros Global 


Special Awards;

      1.     CEZA Administrator, Sec. Raul Lambino 

2.     Concert Director, Frank Lloyd Mamaril

3.     Musical Director, Adonis Tabanda

4.     Artist, Jake Zyrus 

5.     Editor, Anna Sobrepeña

6.     CEO, Raymond Francisco 


Here are the 2018 Grand Winners and with special awards; 


  • The Manila Times: Entrepreneur of the Year (Dr. Andrew Tan- Megaworld) 
  • American Association of the Philippines: Lifetime Excellence Award; Dr. Andrew Tan (Real Estate), Mayor  Evelio Leonardia (City), Raymond Francisco (Marketing), Patricia Madrigal (Public Service)
  • Mentor of the Year (Mayor Evelio Leonardia)
  • Elabram Systems: Young Leader Award (Lawrence Li Tan), 
  • Elabram Systems: Young CEO Award (Arch. Kaydee Marie Velasco)
  • Makati Tourism Foundation Inc: Tourism Company of the Year (Philjets)
  • Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives: CSR Company of the Year (Sykes Asia Inc)
  • American Association of the Philippines: Global Filipino Leader Award (Robbie Antonio of Revolution Precrafted and Regina De Ocampo of FilRemit)
  • Service Excellence Company (MCCS Business Process and Outsourcing Marketing Solutions)
  • Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industries: BPO Company of the year (Sykes Asia and Sitel)
  • Tag Media Group:  Brand Company of the Year (Lawrence Li Tan (A Thousand Concepts Inc) and Mer-Nel's Cakehouse & Variety Shop)
  • CEZA: Real Estate Company of the year (Megaworld Corporation)
  • Makati Tourism Foundation Inc:  Hospitality Company of the Year (Seda Hotel)
  • Yupangco Group: SME Company of the Year (Next Generation Construction and Supply Corporation and Revolution Precrafted)
  • Most Innovative Company of the year (Revolution Precrafted), Young Businessman of the Year (Raymond Francisco of Frontrow Enterprise).
  • Special Awards that includes Director of the Year: Concert


(Frank Lloyd Mamaril), Director of the Year: Musical (Adonis Tabanda),  Global Entertainer Award (Jake Zyrus), Lifetime Achievement Award (Sec. Raul Lambino of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), Editor of the Year (Anna Sobrepeña), Outstanding Performance as an Actor and Young Businessman of the Year  (Raymond Francisco). 


Asia Leaders Forum is a series of events with different leaders as speakers. Those who graced already were; Arch. Jun Palafox, Robert Laurel Yupangco, Sec. Raul Lambino, Executive Director Pepeton Ejercito Goitia, Charlie Rufino and Dr. Elton See Tan among others. The awards is the culmination of the long year forums to acknowledge the leaders who are promoting the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and destination. These are also Global leaders who are making a difference not just locally but worldwide.

2018 Awards Committee

Edward Ling

Malaysia Chamber of Commerce

Rick Sobreviñas

American Association of the Philippines

Jesse Francis Rebustillo

Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives

Dante Ang II

The Manila Times

Robert Laurel Yupangco

Yupangco Group

Tan Yu III

Lieutenant Governor
Kiwanis Club International

Mikel Yaw

Managing Director
Elabram Systems

Grace Bondad Nicolas

Chief Operation Officer
Tag Media Group I

Jake Zyrus

Star Music

Raul Lambino

Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA)

Dr. Elton See Tan

PhD, DPS, Executive Director, Chairman
Science and Information Technology Committee, Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII)