Asia Leaders Awards 2023: Prominent figures and Industry leaders all gathered 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.

The Advisory Board of Asia Leaders Awards, H.E Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino bin Anthony Ambassador of Malaysia, Robert Laurel Yupangco, Tan Yu III, and Dr. Elton See Tan. The Shareholders of Rising Tigers Magazine are also present: Grace Bondad Nicolas, Andrew Troy Nicolas, Andria Terese Nicolas, Atty. Arnel Mateo and Sarah Mateo.

CEO of Brilliant Skin Glenda Dela Cruz Victorio

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 along 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 aim to forge greatness for the greater good. We want our leaders to realize that people look at one’s actions more than listening to their words.“

Andria Terese Nicolas, Vice President of Tag Media Group

One of the Man of the Year and the current cover leader of Rising Tigers Magazine, COMELEC Chairman George Erwin Mojica Garcia, expressed he couldn’t 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 believe in the Commission on Election, who likewise believes in the people of the Commission on Election.”

Man of the Year and the current cover leader of Rising Tigers Magazine, COMELEC Chairman George Erwin Garcia.

The 20 Asia Leaders Awardees are:

Men of the Year

BIR Commissioner: Romeo Lumagui Jr

Comelec Chair: George Erwin M. Garcia

DFA: Dr. Jesus “Gary” Domingo

LGU: Gov. Hermilando Ingco Mandanas

Company of the Year

Franchising: Shawarma Shack

Human Capital: Viventis Asia

Global: 24/7 AI

Tech: realme

Global IT: Atos Philippines

Woman of the Year

President Atty. Agnes Devanadera – Clark Development Corporation

Young Leader of the Year

Mary Elaine Timbol of Sakahon

Vice Mayor Ronin Leviste of Lian, Batangas

Influencer of the year

Caesar Vallejos – Media

Puey Quiñones- Fashion Design

Woman of Substance

Rayla Allertsen: IamSam

Merle Mendoza Balicao: Mernels

Alodia Gosiengfiao Quimbo

Mharicar Castillo-Reyes: Asticom

Chi Atienza Valdepeñas

Fastest Growing SME of the Year

Asian Consulting Group- Mon Abrea

Prominent figures nationwide all went to the prestigious gathering: Paolo Laurel, Keena Laurel, PCSO General Manager Mel Robles, Atty. Carmela Lumagui, US Embassy Bret and Maricor Campbell, Christopher Quimbo, Elizabeth Timbol, Embassy of Romania William Korbl, and Madalina Korbl.

Left to right: Dr. Elton See Tan, H.E Dato Malik Melvin bin Anthony Castelino Ambassador of Malaysia, Men of the Year Awardees: DFA Usec Gary Domingo, Comelec Chairman George Erwin Garcia, BIR Commissioner Romeo Lumagui Jr., Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas, VP of Tag Media Group Andria Terese Nicolas, President of Yupanco Group Robert Laurel Yupangco, Rising Tigers Co-owner Sara Mateo, Representative of Embassy of Romania William Korbl.

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 Philippines’ most distributed business and lifestyle magazine, Rising Tigers Magazine. #ALA2023#risingtigers

Andria Terese Nicolas VP of Tag Media Group, Grace Bondad Nicolas President of Tag Media Group, and Atty. Agnes Devanadera President of Clark Development Corporation

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