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Nearly 300 nominees vie to win this year’s The Filipino Times Awards

Updated: Sep 16, 2018

The ‘Oscars’ of the Filipinos will highlight top achievers and prominent brands that Filipinos trust

DUBAI, UAE, SEPT. 6, 2018 – The Filipino Times Awards, the most prestigious award-giving body for Filipinos in the Middle East, are set to recognize leading brands that Filipinos prefer in the UAE as well as Filipino movers and shakers in a red carpet, invite-only event that will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai this Friday, September 7.

Now on its 4th edition, The Filipino Times Awards will be selecting from over 200 brands that service Filipinos and more than 50 individuals in their respective fields. Nominations for the individual and brands category began in May 2018 with The Filipino Times receiving thousands of submissions.

Dr. Karen Remo, Managing Director of New Perspective Media, publisher of The Filipino Times and organizer of The Filipino Times Awards, said: “Filipinos have been an integral part of the continuous development of the UAE. The Filipino Times Awards aim to put the spotlight on preferred brands by Filipinos, one of the fastest growing segments of the market, whose increasing purchasing power makes them a preference of different businesses.”

The brands were nominated by the public on The Filipino Times Awards website after which they were shortlisted by the organizing committee and then opened to the public for online voting.

The awards also highlight the achievers within the Filipino community, and have become a celebration of the Filipino excellence and ingenuity in a country that celebrates unity in diversity. Winners for the individual category were selected by an esteemed panel of judges led by Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes. The members were My HD-TV Project Manager Ken Fortun, Prime Group CEO Mary Jane Alvero Al Mahdi; Business Development Director at PHD Media, Roxane Magbanua, HR director at Canadian Energy Equipment Mfg Lou Parroco and TFT General Manager Vince Ang.

The Filipino Times Awards 2018 will be held on 7 September in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai in association with du as the platinum sponsor. The TFT Awards, which is now on its 4th edition, is proud to have RAKBANK as the gold sponsor and Al Tayer Motors-Ford as the car partner. Category sponsors of The Filipino Times Awards are Nikon, Pancake House International and Bawiq, while the support sponsors are NMC Mabuhay Clinic, Hot Palayok Restaurant & Grill, CMG Cargo, MPQ Tourism and Dofreeze-Eurocake.

About The Filipino Times Awards

The Filipino Times Awards is the much-awaited annual red carpet event that puts the spotlight on the brands preferred by Fiipinos and recognises the global success and top-notch excellence of Filipinos. It is the brainchild of The Filipino Times (TFT), the leading Filipino weekly newspaper in the UAE, in its quest to highlight the indispensable role of overseas Filipinos in nation building as well as the well-loved brands of the community.

The event honours top Filipino personalities who have made indelible marks to the lives of their countrymen and have uplifted the Filipino spirit and image not only in the UAE but across the world.

It bestows recognition to companies and brands heavily favoured by the Filipinos in the UAE.

New Perspective Media

New Perspective Media (NPM), the publisher of The Filipino Times and the organizer of The Filipino Times Awards, is a leading 360-degree communications and marketing agency which is proud to have top UAE government organisations and blue chip companies as its clients. NPM offers integrated communications and marketing services including PR & media relations, publishing, professional translation, digital and social media, creative production and event management.

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