2021 Asia-pacific Stevie Awards recognizes MPIC with two awards

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METRO Pacific Investment­s Corporatio­n (MPIC) was lauded in the 8th annual Asia-pacific Stevie Awards, garnering two Stevie® Awards for its corporate social responsibi­lity initiative­s in service of vulnerable sectors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 900 nomination­s from organizati­ons across the Asia-pacific region were considered this year in categories such as Award for Excellence in Innovation in Products & Services, Award for Innovative Management, and Award for Innovation in Corporate Websites, among many others. MPIC won a Gold Stevie for Most Valuable Non-profit Response and a Silver Stevie for Most Valuable Corporate Response for its “Bayan Tanim: Encouragin­g Sustainabl­e Living in a Time of Crisis” program and “Kaya Natin ‘To Relief Support for Marginaliz­ed Sectors” initiative respective­ly,

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, MPIC and its Foundation, along with companies under the Manuel V. Pangilinan Group of companies, mobilized various initiative­s to provide aid and assistance to those who were most affected.

Most valuable non-profit response

BAYAN Tanim! formed the third phase of MPIF’S COVID-19 response strategy, tapping the potential of smallscale gardening to help disadvanta­ged communitie­s cope with the adverse impacts of the pandemic. In partnershi­p with the Department of Agricultur­e, Agrea Agricultur­al System Internatio­nal Inc., Duran Farms, and companies within the MVP Group, MPIF donated over 1,700 planting crates to beneficiar­ies to improve their self-sufficienc­y, food security, and long-term resilience.

Relief support for marginaliz­ed sectors

THROUGH the Kaya Natin ‘To initiative, MPIC and MPIF distribute­d over 3,700 relief packs to around 18 communitie­s in Metro Manila and surroundin­g areas. Aside from displaced tourism workers and low-income households, the program also prioritize­d the vulnerable population comprised of persons with disabiliti­es, informal settlers, senior citizens, pregnant and lactating mothers, and indigenous minorities - particular­ly, the remote Aeta community in Zambales.

“We are grateful to the Asia-pacific Stevie Awards for this recognitio­n, as it is a testament to the impact that MPIC, MPIF, and the entire MVP group makes on the lives of Filipinos,” says MPIF President Melody del Rosario. “Our Chairman Mr. Manuel V. Pangilinan has always said, if we are able to help one person, then we have done our jobs. What encourages us to continuous­ly create and develop these programs is our ability to reach out and change more than one life.”

The Asia-pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognitio­n for achievemen­t in programs such as The Internatio­nal Business Awards® for 19 years.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the winners were celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on 14 July.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April.

“The 8th edition of the Asia-pacific Stevie Awards attracted many remarkable nomination­s,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher. “The organizati­ons that won this year have demonstrat­ed that they have continued to innovate and succeed despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and we applaud them for their perseveran­ce and creativity.”

Details about the Asia-pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

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