Men and Women of Power and Purpose at Asia Leaders Awards 2024

 Tag Media Group, publisher of Rising Tigers Magazine and Producer of Asia Leaders Awards conceptualizes an activity, different from the previous. The team who are composed of young and dynamic leaders will not settle for less. So for the Asia Leaders Awards this year with a theme “Men and Women of Power and Purpose” List, to showcase sustainability, peace and economic strength, the team partners with the Indonesia Embassy headed by His Excellency Indonesia Ambassador Agus Widjojo.

The event last June 20 started with a pictorial for Rising Tigers Magazine and followed by a cocktails showcasing the Filipino delicacies. The honorees from the Diplomatic Corps arrived earlier and amazed with the transformation of the Embassy’s ballroom which serves as their lobby in their regular days.

The event’s welcome address was delivered by the co owner of Rising Tigers Magazine, Dr. Brian Poe Llamanzares and mentioned that he is proud for the magazine’s frequent presentation of featured leaders, it means  that more people can be reached to influence and to do more good for the country by being inspired by these leaders we have today.

[caption id="attachment_10182" align="aligncenter" width="68 Dr. Brian Poe Llamanzares with Rising Tigers CMO, Andria Terese Nicolas

“These awarding ceremonies are important because they are meant to highlight the accomplishments of noteworthy individuals. These awards give people something to look forward to, to hope for, and to aspire towards. Thank you to our awardees for giving us hope and inspiration.”- Brian Poe Llamanzares

The inspirational message came from the empowered National President of the biggest business organisation in the Philippines, PCCI or Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Consul Enunina Mangio.

“Despite obstacles that come your way, you have not only achieved personal success but have also extended your hands to help the marginalized, embodying the true spirit of leadership with compassion.

Your efforts remind us that greatness is not measured by individual accomplishments alone, but by the positive impact we create in the lives of others.”- Enunina Mangio

The young and dynamic, Andria Terese Nicolas was one of the speakers to share what Asia Leaders Awards is all about.

[caption id="attachment_10183" align="aligncenter" width="673"] Andria Terese Nicolas, RT CMO

“We at Asia Leaders Awards would like to encourage everyone, the Filipino People, to join us to take our stories of our inspiration everywhere. Together WE have demonstrated the Bayanihan spirit that sparks the Rising Tiger in every Filipino. Our organization would like call upon everyone to listen, you have proven to us that Filipinos are indeed brave entrepreneurs, political leaders, and citizens. At TAG Media Group, we foster a culture where every voice is heard, every contribution is valued, and give every individual an opportunity to thrive and be seen.”

The Keynote speaker of course was the Indonesia Ambassador, His Excellency Agus Widjojo who at 77 years old is the epitome of a successful leader and who is not tired yet to help his nation.

For this year, The country’s top leaders, diplomatic corps and innovators attended once again for the exclusive  “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 not just in the Philippines but also beyond.

Men and Women of Power and Purpose honorees are a combination of local and foreign awardees selected by the Asia Leaders Awards board, endorsed and presented last June 20, 2024.

Here are the list;


  1. H.E. Marcela Ordóñez - Ambassador of Colombia to the Philippines
  2. Cory Navarro – Founder, Kings Group of Company
  3. Pia Marie Ortaliz-Yanson – Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
  4. H.E. Megawati Manan – Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the Philippines
  5. Nikki Tang - CEO, DMark Beauty and DermAsia
  6. Glenda Dela Cruz – CEO, Brilliant Skin Essentials Inc.


  1. H.E. Agus Widjojo- Ambassador of Indonesia to the Philippines
  2. Rex Wallen Tan- Chief Technology Officer, Southville Global Education Network
  3. Sherwin Yap- Director, Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc & President at Kaizen Robotics International
  4. Nicki Agcaoili- Chief Country Executive, Carelon Global Solutions Philippines
  5. Robert Gerard L. Nazal, Jr. – Chairman of PERRC Construction and Development Corp. and HealthWellnessLifestyle Inc.
  6. Sanjiv Gupta - President & Country Head at IBM Solutions Delivery, Inc. & IBM Business Services, Inc.
  7. H. E. Karel Hejč - Ambassador of Czech Republic to the Philippines
  8. H.E. Luc Serge Gustave Eugène Véron - Ambassador of European Union to the Philippines
  9. Comelec Chairman George Erwin M. Garcia – Chairperson, Commission on Elections
  10. H.E. Niyazi Evren Akyol - Ambassador of Turkiye to the Philippines

Company: Philippine Airlines -  Airline of the Year

According to Consul Enunina Mangio during his speech, the event, graced by the presence of top leaders, members of the diplomatic corps, and innovators, reflects the shared commitment to uplift the lives of the people. She extended also her heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees and honorees selected by the Asia Leaders Awards Board.

“Your achievements are indeed nothing short of inspiring. In a world filled with challenges, you have demonstrated resilience and determination.”- Consul Enunina Mangio

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