megaworld international welcomes 2021 by celebrating triumphs

Welcoming the year 2021 comes with brand new opportunities!

Off to kick start the year with a pace to provide opportunities in the new normal, Megaworld International held its virtual summit last January 16 & 23, 2021. The first investment summit of the year focused on the Visayas Region with the theme Celebrating Triumphs. Hosted by Megaworld International’s homegrown talents, Precious Marian Faith Reyes of TBD and Ma. Ellaine Cruz of Admin, renowned industry professionals were invited to share their expertise in maximizing business opportunities while cultivating creativity and enriching the dynamic culture and traditions of locals towards a progressive,  inclusive, and sustainable development. The event was graced with the presence of the following distinguished speakers: Hon. Jerry P. Treñas, City Mayor of Iloilo; Mr. Roberto Alabado III, Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation of the Department of Tourism; and Ms. Rebecca M. Rascon together with Megaworld International’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Ms. Maria Victoria Acosta.

The summit was hosted by Megaworld International's homegrown talents, Precious Marian Faith Reyes of TBD and Ma. Ellaine Cruz of Admin.
Honorable Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City delivered the keynote speech and discussed the viability of Iloilo as an emerging investment destination.
Usec. Roberto Alabado III of the Department of Tourism talked about the tourism investment potentials of the Visayas region.
Regional Director for Western Visayas Ms. Rebecca Rascon presented the economic indicators that drive the economy of Western Visayas.

A roadmap with limitless possibilities — envisioning an inclusive development in the central Philippines, the Visayas region is eyed to be the next investment destination. From holiday maker festive beaches, diver is drawn to world-class undersea destinations to off-the-beaten-track individuals, fascinating architectural history, and scrumptious food, the Visayas region continues to attract not just local and international tourists but as well as investors with its strong growth in the business scene. With the emergence of tourism in sought-after destinations such as Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Boracay, the Visayas is just beginning its springboard for the latest trends and innovation of financial opportunities in the thriving and resilient property sector. 

Enjoy the famous Lechon Festival celebration complete with exciting activities only in Mactan Newtown.

Aside from striving for growth and sustainability in the business scene, the event took the opportunity to reminisce about the celebrations in the Visayas region which Megaworld’s own townships hosted. Some events highlighted are the Lechon Festival and Mango Festival at the Mactan Newtown and the festive Dinagyang Festival at the Iloilo Business Park.

With a new year upon us, the event also took the opportunity to look back and give recognition to individuals who exemplified their commitment, talent, and hard work in various fields with the MEGA Award (Megaworld Exemplary Global Achievers) from the Visayas. The awards are driven by Megaworld’s Vision Statement: We uplift lives, impact society and help shape the nation. The individuals were selected by nomination, who embodied the vision and mission of Megaworld Corporation.

The following awards were given to the following notable recipients:

Ms. Norma Carpio, recipient of The MEGA Award in the field of Arts & Culture together with SVP Ms. Marivic Acosta and Terittory Head for North America 2 Mr. Ramon Estaris.

Outstanding Achievement in Arts & Culture – Ms. Norma Carpio

“Winning this significant award would not have been possible without the inspiration, encouragement and support I have received from my family, friends, colleagues and mga kababayans whom I have with the greatest admiration and wisdom and from whom I have found  the faith and strength to challenge myself and perform better at this opportunity; Where I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement; That others may purposefully aspire to receive this kind of award with their own exemplary personal experience, passion and leadership.”

Mr. Walter Villagonzalo, recipient of The MEGA Award in the field of innovation nominated by VP for Sales Ms. Liz Angeles and Senior Country Manager Ms. Edna Parolma of Asia Pacific 3.

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation –  Mr. Walter Seno Villagonzalo

“Every Filipino has the capacity to become remarkable, wherever they areWhile we do what we do, not for the awards or recognition, I humbled to accept this award and thank Megaworld for this recognition; for the great work they are doing in the Philippines and for bringing the opportunity to Pinoys overseas to own condominium units in the Philippines for themselves and for their families.

Mr. Jose Arial Lañada, recipient of The MEGA Award in the field of education nominated by FVP Ethel Lim of Europe 2.

Outstanding Achievement in Education – Mr. José‌ ‌Ariel‌ ‌Lañada‌

“May this award serve as an inspiration to many. To serve and to continue to do an act of kindness everyday, especially during this very difficult and challenging time OF COVID 19 pandemic.”

Atty. Josephus Jimenez, recipient of The MEGA Award in the field of civil service nominated by VP Roselou Jomah of Middle East 3.

Outstanding Achievement in Civil Service –  Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez

“Thank you, Megaworld; Uplifting lives, impacting the society and help shape the nation, that is what we are celebrating tonight — We are honoring lives that are wounded and scarred in the battlefield of life, fighting the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes, lives who have chosen to light just one little candle instead of merely cursing the dark.”

Mr. Oscar Batucan, recipient of The MEGA Award in the field of Arts & Culture nominated by VP Liz Angeles and CM Rose Manlapig.

Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Culture – Mr. Oscar Batucan

“This service to God, to our kababayans, service to anyone, regardless of race, religion, affiliation or ideology is also at the heart of everything I do. I hold and uphold the Bayanihan spirit, the spirit of brotherhood and fraternity, and take no exception to any level of anyone to be identified with.

Mr. Junie Sorsano, recipient of The MEGA Award in the field of social media nominated by Team Leader Ruffy Natividad of Middle East 2.

Outstanding Achievement in Social Media –  Mr. Junie Sorsano

“For this award, thank you so much Megaworld International for the recognition. The secret of success that I want to share with everyone that would want to be a social media influencer is to have your own advocacy — choose to become a good influencer.”

SVP Ms. Marivic Acosta with all the MEGA Visayan awardees.

Celebrating triumphs and striving to achieve victories in 2021, Megaworld International is optimistic to bring forth new milestones towards success and developing its properties while cultivating creativity and enriching the dynamic culture and traditions of locals towards an inclusive, sustainable, and people-centered MEGA-community.