Ambassador of Chile H.E. Claudio Rojas and Madam Maritza Perez

June 22, 2022 – The country’s top leaders and innovators were in attendance for the prestigious Asia Leaders Awards with an objective to highlight the success of these leaders who in spite of challenges still have time to help the marginalized and rise even during the pandemic.

The 13 honorees in attendance include:

  1. Jeffrey Amurao Geronimo – Founder and General Manager, Aqua Skin Philippines
  2. Archie G. Carrasco – Chairman, AGC Power Holdings Corp.
  3. Ronald Daniel Mascariñas – President, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc.
  4. Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay – Founder, Carmen’s Best Ice Cream
  5. Ian R. Garcia – Chief Executive Officer, TSM Group
  6. Silliman Sy – Chief Operations Officer- Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc.
  7. Salvador Panelo – Lawyer and Public Servant
  8. Marjorey Rubio – Co-Founder, Bexcs Logistic Solutions Inc.
  9. Joel Ferdinand SJ Lopez, MD, CNS, DABAARM – President and Medical Director, JLopezMD Medical Group, Inc.
  10. Ms. Lotis Ramin – President, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Phil.), Inc.
  11. Jin Zhichao – Vice President, ZTE Philippines Inc.
  12. ZTE Philippines Inc. – Telecom Vendor of the Year
  13. Jessa Macaraig – Founder, The Pretty You

The other two honorees who didn’t make it to the event were:

  1. George Barcelon – Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries
  2. Joel Cruz – Aficionado and Tako Ya Tea – represented by Roy Redondo

Among the night’s distinguished honorees was the Chairman and CEO of AGC Power Holdings Corp., Mr. Archie G. Carrasco, who was named one of the 15 Rising Tigers and Nation Builders under the Men and Women Who Matter List 2022.

In his acceptance speech, Carrasco made clear his guiding principle of “purpose over profit” and his mission of reigniting Philippine media with the introduction of Vogue Philippines.

Different ambassadors from different countries are also in full support like H.E. Claudio Rojas of Chile who, together with his wife, stayed in the event till the end.

Keynote was made by Israeli Ambassador H.E. Ilan Fluss who shared also the long friendship between the Philippines and Israel.

Ambassadors from Sri Lanka, Greece, and Romania were also in attendance.

The Awards Committee, composed of Robert Laurel Yupangco, Dr. Elton See Tan, Tan Yu III, and Grace Bondad Nicolas, thank partners and sponsors including Mernels, Makati Tourism Foundation, and TAG Media Group.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka H.E. Shobini Gunasekera and husband

Roy Redondo of Aficionado

Maria Odessa Escaler of Villa Teresita Resort and Hidden Hills Farm By Josefino

H.E. Ilan Fluss of Israel

Dr. Elton See Tan, Ronald Mascariñas of Bounty Agro Ventures Inc, and Greece Ambassador Ioannis Pediotis

Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay and Carolyn Lee Tan

Robert Laurel Yupangco, Dr. Elton See Tan, Carolyn Lee Tan, and Tan Yu III

Merle Balicao of Mernels and Marjorey Rubio of Bexcs Logistic Solutions Inc

Dr. Joel Lopez of JLopez Medical Group

ZTE Philippines Team

Jeffrey Geronimo of Aqua Skin Philippines, Jessa Macaraig of The Pretty You, and Silliman Sy of Ever Bilena Cosmetics

Ian Garcia of TSM Maritime Group

Connie Guanzon Garcia and Becky Garcia

Randolf Palanca, Archie Carrasco of AGC Power Holdings Corp, Jeffrey Geronimo, and Silliman Sy

Andrew Troy Nicolas of Tag Media Group

Lotis Ramin of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals