ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines to unveil first ASEAN Business Awards

(28 April 2014, Pasay City, Philippines) The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Philippines will launch the first ever ASEAN BAC Business Awards (Awards) that will recognize Filipino businesses that have been strengthening their ASEAN footprint and competitiveness.

An official ceremony will be held on April 29, 2014 at the Manila Peninsula, Rigodon Ballroom at 12:00 noon.  ASEAN BAC Philippines led by Teresita Sy-Coson, Vice Chair for SM Investments Corporation; and Jay Yuvallos, President of Interior Basics will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport), Financial Executive of the Philippines (FINEX), and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in launching the awards program.

The Awards aim to recognize outstanding Philippine enterprises that promote competitiveness of local entrepreneurs and their ability to explore and harness the opportunities that the ASEAN Economic Community offers. The award is ASEAN-BAC Philippines’ flagship program for 2014 to help drive awareness on the AEC which is set to roll out in 2015.  

The signing ceremony will formally launch the ASEAN Business Awards Philippines application period. Interested companies and enterprises may visit to apply, while details of the application guidelines and mechanics may be viewed at  Inquiries may also be coursed through the ASEAN BA Philippines secretariat at Inquiries may also be coursed through the ASEAN BA Philippines secretariat at The deadline for submission of nominations is on June 15, 2014.

About ASEAN-BAC Philippines

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines (ASEAN BAC Philippines) is the local representative of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC), the official ASEAN linkage tasked to provide private sector feedback and guidance to boost ASEAN’s efforts toward economic integration and identify priority areas for considerations by the ASEAN Leaders.

For further information, please contact:

Therese Necio-Ortega
Vice President for Corporate Communications
SM Investments Corporation
Tel.No.: 857-0100 loc. 1039


Monday, April 28, 2014