SME Company of the Year Mernels, on a series of gift giving with Tag Media Group

Asia Leaders Awards once again gave recognition to Mer-Nels at the recently concluded awarding ceremony held at the Embassy of Singapore in the Philippines as the SME Company of the Year for Food & Beverage. The event was attended by CEO’s and notable Business personalities from various industries in the Philippines.

From a humble Cake House and Variety Shop in 1996, Mer-nels now has thousands of resellers and several branches in SM. People are patiently lining up just to get a piece of Mer-nels on their tables during special celebrations.  Mer-Nels stays true with their mission to provide fine customer service with consistency and affordability and put emphasis on offering high quality and delicious products while providing more job opportunities as their business continues to grow.

Thankful and Grateful, Ms. Merle Mendoza Balicao, CEO and Founder of Mer-Nels said:

“I am extremely honored to be an Honoree of ASIA LEADER’S AWARDS 2021. And I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for MerNel’s—SME Company of the Year: Food and Beverage. I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all the contributors for this award—my fellow Mer-Nel’s family, specially to my husband Nelson and my children Bernard, Edward and Carmela. To Ms. Grace Bondad Nicolas, thank you very much for all your encouraging words and for your all-out support! To ASIA LEADER’S AWARDS, maraming-maraming salamat po sa taos puso ninyong pagsuporta!”

Not forgetting her company CSR, Mer-Nels is one of the major contributors in various outreach projects initiated by Tag Media Group, and Kiwanis Club of Makati, some of the organizations currently being headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas. Ms. Merle works hand in hand with Engr. Grace giving out donations like rice and other basic commodity needs, including some of her baked products to happy beneficiaries.


Other Company of the Year awardees were the following: Frontrow Enterprise Philippines, Grab, Astra-Zeneca PH, Fredley Group of Companies, Alfamart, FICWSI, Siomai King by JC Worldwide, Asia Prime Philippines, KMV Asia Development Corporation, PH Global Jet Express Inc, DynaQuest, JCI Makati, Santos Knight Frank Inc., 247 AI, Reyes Haircutters, and iACADEMY. Check out for more of the event details.


Asia Leaders Awards is the largest business awards event in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It is only the recognition giving body whose awards committee is composed of respected leaders from different organizations and embassies. Its main objective is to promote the Philippines as a premier business hub and destination in Asia.

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