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Aboitiz Group bags 5 ANVIL Awards

The Aboitiz Group brings home five trophies for its team member engagement and corporate social responsibility programs at the 52nd ANVIL Awards held at the Makati Shangri-La hotel on March 10.

Aboitiz garnered four gold awards, namely: Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc.’s (AEV) #BetterWorld internal communication initiative, Aboitiz Foundation’s youth-oriented waste management campaign Green Fashion Revolution, UnionBank’s UREKA Forum, which is the country’s largest e-commerce circuit for entrepreneurs, and UnionBank’s GoBeyond Communities program for team member engagement. A Silver ANVIL was also awarded to UnionBank’s Lumina Pandit, heritage preservation project with the University of Sto. Tomas.

Presented annually by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), the ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools and, now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury.

Your participation is a testimony to your passion for the beauty, value and genius of public relations as a management function, as a reputation and trust builder, as a protector of license to operate, as a strategy for wealth and knowledge distribution and an over-arching tool to promote common good.

-Ron Jabal, President, Public Relations Society of the Philippines

PRSP President Ron Jabal emphasized to the participating companies that the ANVIL is not just a trophy to brag about but also a metal of gratitude, a deep sense of thanks to people who have allowed [organizations] to shine. An Anvil Award is not just a badge of honor but also a breadth of life to communities we take care.

Receiving the awards for AEV , L-R: Dave Devilles, Corporate Communication Manager; Malou Marasigan, VP, Reputation Management; and Maribeth Marasigan, FVP & COO, Aboitiz Foundation.
Receiving the awards for UnionBank, L-R: Agnes D. Casal, Human Resource Services; Ilene R. Geronimo, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer; Michelle E. Rubio, SVP and HR Director; Phamela B. Galoyo, AVP, Human Resource Services; and James P. Ileto, VP, Center for Strategic Partnerships.