15 Filipino Leaders & Companies Win Big at ACES 2023

Read how the 15 winners earned their awards in the Exclusive Philippines ACES 2023 Reports

15 Filipino Leaders & Companies Win Big at ACES 2023

Read how the 15 winners earned their awards in the Exclusive Philippines ACES 2023 Reports

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ACES 2023

Recognising Philippines' Finest

The 10th edition of the esteemed ACES Awards took place on November 23, 2023, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This significant event marked the commendable accomplishments of Asia's foremost industrialists, corporations, and sustainability trailblazers, showcasing excellence in the region. As a beacon of distinction, the ACES Awards annually bestows recognition upon a select group of winners, further solidifying its standing as a highly sought-after accolade in the Asian business arena. Acknowledging outstanding contributions, the awards encompass categories such as Individual, Enterprise, and Sustainability, reflecting the diverse facets of excellence across Asia.

23rd November 2023
@ Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The 15 Philippines Winners

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Kelvin Lester King Lee

Commissioner

Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines

2023

Highly Succeed Inc.

Southville International School and Colleges

IBM BPO Philippines

Landco Pacific Corporation

St. Luke's Medical Center

Ayala Corporation

Viventis Search Asia, Inc.

Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc.

Newport World Resorts (Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc.)

Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc.

Flexo Manufacturing Corporation

BDO Unibank

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc.

Development Bank Of The Philippines

Recognizing Philippines' Champions

Hear from Our Winners: What Winning the ACES Awards Means to Them
Sustainability

"I am so blessed to be in the position now where I am able to help steer the bank towards better financial growth, sustainability and operational activity in order to contribute to the development of our country and provide better life for the Filipinos. I am also glad that the Development Bank of the Philippines, a government financial institution, gives me the opportunity to lead the operation sector, and the driver for change, innovation and sustainability."

Catherine T. Magana

DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES

Top Sustainability Advocates in Asia

Sustainability

"First of all, we would like to say, on behalf of CCBPI, thank you very much to the ACES Awards committee for this wonderful honour. It’s going to be a great inspiration for the ten thousand or so associates of Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. to receive this award. It had certainly inspired us to go to the greater height as we work towards a world without waste. You know, we have over 7641 islands in the Philippines and it’s our goal to bring our “a world without waste” vision to each and every one of those islands. We want to impact all the communities that we served, and what better ways to inspire us than an award like this. So again, on behalf of everyone from Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc., thank you thank you very much."

Juan Lorenzo Tañada

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc.

Top Sustainability Advocates in Asia

Sustainability

"I think for me, the most meaningful contribution that my team and I have made is in terms of truly advancing and driving sustainability at BDO Unibank. As the largest bank in the Philippines, we have the responsibility to drive national economic development. And now we are driving environmental and social impact and good governance as well. So, from us and for me personally, it’s advocacy for sustainability for the future and it’s bringing to life our tagline of “We find ways”. In this case, we find ways for our customers, our communities, and our country."

Ms. Marla Garin-Alvarez

BDO Unibank

Top Sustainability Advocates in Asia

Sustainability

"As we stand here, we recognised our profound responsibility to keep on pushing for innovation as we continue to craft new innovative packaging solutions. And the center of what we do, are our clients, toward our preservation of mother earth. Thank you."

Romeo P. Sangalang

Flexo Manufacturing Corporation

Sustainability Rising Star Award

Sustainability

"Newport World Resort’s sustainability program is called ILovEarth. What sets ILovEarth apart is our vision to repurpose the world to sustainable living. By putting earth into the heart of every individual, business, and community, we were able to transform our business inspiration to be more sustainable, leveraging through collaboration and teamwork."

Ryna Inocencio

Newport World Resorts (Travellers International Hotel Group, Inc.)

Green Initiative Award

Sustainability

"I think having the highest dedicated and fully committed team who share the same passion of making sure we create an impact on the life of Pilipino patients with cancer and rare diseases is the greatest accomplishment of Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc.. In the work towards our mission in promoting better health and brighter future, we gonna make sure to impact more life in the Pilipino, among the Pilipino in our community in years to come."

Loreann Villanueva

Takeda Healthcare Philippines, Inc.

Top Community Centric Companies in Asia

Sustainability

"In addition, we also like to inspire others through our Green Life, Great Life campaign. Actually two years ago, back in 2021, we are the one who pioneered the plastic biodegradable packaging products in the Philippines. So, I hope other companies will follow this movement so that many people can enjoy the future environment of the world. Thank you very much, maraming salamat po."

Willie “Jun” Evangelista, Jr.

Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc.

Green Initiative Award

Sustainability

"This award goes to the people, to the organisation and to the leaders that I have in this organisation in building what it is today in the focus and concern that we have for employees with a strong tenet around the family value. To be human, we need to be humane. And in this society, that’s the way to build organisation, and people and empowerment. And I would like to salute my co-leaders who are also presence with me today that have supported and build this mission to a longer and longer, as long as we would like this organisation to be. Thank you so much."

Yu Ming Chin

Viventis Search Asia, Inc.

Inspiring Workplaces in Asia

Leadership

"Two things that we’ve done and we’ve been most proud of as SEC commissioner is firstly the digital transformation roadmap, we’ve implemented additional transformation at the SEC, trying to make sure that our services now work class on or online and fully digitalized and secondly of course the crafting of the sustainable finance roadmap for the SEC we are able to create the different sustainable finance framework for implementation within the Philippines and of course also within the CN. We’re very, very proud of that in particular and I’d like to think we’ve made a contribution both in the technology side and on the sustainability side. Thank you."

Kelvin Lester King Lee

Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines

Asia's Most Admirable Young Leaders

Leadership

"At this point in my life I hope I have made a positive impact on people and in this world although I’m just a speck of dust but looking into that I guess what I wanted to do next or what I wanted to encourage others personally is to implement this living range because automatically if you implement living range that will definitely lead people out of poverty and if they are out of poverty they can have access to the basic human needs, they can also afford other services and what is good for people will always be good for business."

Maria Victoria A. Tan

Ayala Corporation

Asia's Most Influential Companies

Leadership

"Thank you all for having us here. IBM being a hundred plus euro tech company backed by the power of consulting with the in-house advisory and obviously, research that is unparalleled which makes us better than the best now obviously are pivot to JNI and looking forward to the future is what sets us apart. Do you want to add anything? Absolutely a pleasure to be here, the consulting and process expertise of IBM, coupled and wrapped around technology, that’s what really sets us apart. We have a global reach of subject matter experts and industry experts and that is really what distinguishes this company."

Sachin Varma

IBM BPO Philippines

Innovative Tech Companies of the Year

Leadership

"The greatest accomplishment of our company remains to be the team that we built throughout the years. So we have a really really great team in the Philippines and I give them all and this award is for all of us in the Philippines."

Julius Domingo

Highly Succeed Inc.

Asia's Most Promising SMEs

Leadership

"Firstly, our boss Mr Manuel Pangilinan who’s a visionary leader and gives us all the support, thank you very much. And obviously, the employees of Landco Corporation you know, we’re quite lucky, not just competence, we have employees who go the extra mile, who love the company, there’s such as our head of technical, we’re very lucky to have employees like him. And last, my dad’s turning 83, my mom, 80 years old, they raised me well. So yea, my mom and dad, this for you, you caused this. Thank you."

Mr. Erickson Y. Manzano

Landco Pacific Corporation

Asia's Best Performing Companies

Leadership

"The success of our company depends on the financial matrix, whether we are making profit or no profit at all, but most important to us, are the non-financial matrix, meaning to say we focus on the objective of our organization and we focus on our vision and mission and what we want to achieve and we focus on patient-related matrix like good clinical outcome, great patient experience, patient safety and also we wanted to share something by giving back to the community especially to the less fortunate components of our society. That’s how we measure success."

Hii Hau Hao

St. Luke's Medical Center

Asia's Best Performing Companies

Leadership

"We have the school of human resources. It’s an Asian organization where human resource practitioners are taught how to handle people. We also have the duolingo program, it’s a free program for Tagalog speakers to learn English. It’s a program that has about 500,000 subscribers now for free so our outreach programs are actually both for social impact and also for educational impact."

Dr. Genevieve Ledesma Laurel

Southville International School and Colleges 

Asia's Most Promising SMEs

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