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The 4th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards

I am so sorry I failed to give a blog update. Together with our team, I got so busy preparing with our company’s big event. It is so pressure-filled because it is already in its fourth run and we have to show improvement especially in our processes and all. I contributed in simple basic tasks, aside from reporting. Well, I failed to my reportage assignment in the event and instead, turned out to be part of Awards Secretariat. LOL. The assigned tasks were surprisingly comprehensive that it is so tough to do interviews already. Good thing my editors were there, and another good thing is that they are master of it already, so even the assignments went on-the-spot, it would never be a hassle to them. Chos!

The Mindanao Business Leaders Awards is an event of BusinessWeek Mindanao Corporation and its daughter-newspaper Mindanao Daily News. It aims to recognize business leaders and entrepreneurs who contributed to the development of Mindanao Island. Similarly, it also intend to inspire these individuals and business groups to seek greater heights and strive for success in the noble mission of propelling the six regions of Mindanao and its people towards full economic growth and sustainable development.

The event was given birth on 2012 through the initiative of Mindanao Daily News Editor-in-Chief and Awards’ Executive Director Allan Mario Mediante, then supported by BusinessWeek Mindanao Corp. Publisher and CEO Dante Sudaria. They made a such good pair that the event continued to be conducted on the next year and became the company’s main event annually. Of course, their external partners should be given thanks as well. The next installment of Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards will be held in 2016.

Results of the awards are the following:


Mega Entrepreneur: Jose Alvarez

Food Production and Marketing: Darling Foods Corporation

Housing and Realty Development: Ecoverde Homes

Cooperatives: MASS-SPECC Coop Development Center

Hotel Industry: N Hotel

Outstanding Franchisee: Thai Me Up

Outstanding Franchisor: Botoy’s Lechon Manok

Resort and Entertainment: Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

Agro-Industry Leader: Gama Foods Corporation

Micro Entrepreneur: Vjandep Bakeshop


Outstanding Tourism Leadership: TIEZA General Manager Mark Lapid

Tourism Promotion: Department of Tourism – Region 10 Director Catalino Chan III

Tourism Development: Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

Outstanding Tourism Destination: RR Family Spring Resort

Outstanding LGU in Tourism Development: City Government of Tangub and Municipal Government of Maramag (Bukidnon)

Outstanding LGU in Economic Enterprise Development: City Government of Ozamiz

Outstanding in Fashion Industry: Mimi Parrel-Pimentel

Outstanding in LGU Healthcare Program:  Provincial Government of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental

Cooperative Development: Paglaum Multi-purpose Cooperative and NARCICO of Compostella Valley

Social Responsibility Program: Holcim

Housing Industry Development: Johndorf Ventures Corporation

Green Condominium: Primavera Residences

Socialized Housing: MCDC and Ecoverde Homes

Business and Industry Integrator: TESDA Misamis Oriental Provincial Director Leo Velez

Congratulations to all!



BWM Publisher and CEO Dante Sudaria delivering the welcome message
Event resource speaker, the inspirational Roni Tapia-Merk






Executive Director Allan Mediante and CEO Dante Sudaria





Photos used are all owned by: BusinessWeek Mindanao Corp. and taken by its official event photographer, Mr. Ferlin Ruiz.

This blog has taken permission from the owner.

Irene is a lifestyle and travel blogger from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. She is just one of your typical storytellers who appreciate the wonders of life. Most of the time, she seeks for a beautiful place and get lost in it.

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