Asia Leaders Awards 2022 Men & Women Who Matter

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 rising even during pandemic.


The 13 honourees in attendance includes;


Salvador Panelo -Lawyer and Public Servant

Jeffrey Amurao Geronimo- Founder and General Manager
Aqua Skin Philippines, 
Jessa Macaraig, Founder, The Pretty You, Silliman Sy- Chief Operations Officer, Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc.

Archie Carrasco, Chairman of AGC Power Holdings Corp - 2nd from left &
Silliman Sy- Chief Operations Officer, Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc - 4th from Left
(with Randolf Palanca and Jeffrey Geronimo)

Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay, Founder, Carmen’s Best Ice Cream (with Carolyn Lee Tan)

Ian R. Garcia,  Chief Executive Officer, TSM Group

Ronald Daniel Mascariñas -President
Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (with Dr. Elton See Tan &  Greece Ambassador Joannis Pediotis)

Marjorey Rubio- Co Founder
Bexcs Logistic Solutions Inc. (with Mer-Nels Mrs. Merle Balicao

Joel Ferdinand SJ Lopez, MD, CNS, DABAARM, President and Medical Director
JLopezMD Medical Group, Inc.

Ms. Lotis Ramin. President
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Phil.), Inc.

Jin Zhichao, Vice President
ZTE Philippines Inc. - Telecom Vendor of the Year


The other two honourees who did not make it to the event were George Barcelon of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Joel Cruz of Aficionado (represented by Roy Redondo).


Roy Redondo of Aficionado 

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 his wife stayed in the event till the end.  For Keynote was the Israel Ambassador H.E. Ilan Fluss who shared also the long friendship between the Philippines and Israel. Other ambassadors from Sri Lanka, Greece  and Romania are in attendance.

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

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

H.E. Ilan Fluss of Israel

Connie Guanzon Garcia and Becky Garcia 

The awards committee that includes Robert Laurel Yupangco, Dr. Elton See Tan, Tan Yu III and Grace Bondad Nicolas thanked their partners and sponsors. These includes Mernels, Makati Tourism Foundation and the Tag Media Group.    

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

Andrew Troy Nicolas of Tag Media Group 

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

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