MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The first virtual Philippine Quill awards was aired on YouTube on March 25, 2021 at six o’clock in the evening. Hosted by ANC’s Ron Cruz, the two-hour ceremony honored 408 awardees in the student and professional levels who achieved the IABC international standards of excellence in communication strategy and campaign implementation.
“On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the IABC Philippines, I wish to thank the schools, students, communication and PR agencies, non·profit organizations, government agencies, and private organizations for their support for the annual Philippine Quill and Student Quill awards. We are very proud that year after year, this flagship awards program has become bigger and better as entries exemplify the highest global standards of excellence. Remarkably even during a challenging year, we delivered with enthusiasm and optimism,” declared Belle Tiongco, President of IABC Philippines.
“I believe our virtual event highlighted the important role that communicators played, and continue to play during this pandemic. Words have power, and with creativity and commitment, those words transform our darkness into light, our disappointments into hope, and that together we all keep the faith – and we win! ” added Joe Zaldarriaga, IABC Philippines Chairman and Vice President for Corporate Communications of Meralco.
The awards also thanked and recognized the 36 evaluators, and honored the 2020 CEO EXCEL AWARDEES in a special segment.
The event was sponsored by Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.; foodpanda Philippines, Ginebra San Miguel, and Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (Gold sponsors), One Meralco Foundation, and Unionbank of the Philippines (Silver sponsors), and EON Inc., and Maynilad Water Services, lnc. (Bronze sponsors).
Media Partners were adobo magazine, BusinessMirror, Inquirer Group of Companies and GMA Network, and media intelligence partner iSentia. All results were validated by the official tabulator Reyes Tacandong & Co.
IABC Philippines celebrated its 38th year in 2020, and is the first chapter in Asia. It upholds excellence in business communication through master classes and other learning activities that equip its members with trends and global-standard communication skills and strategies.