Lopez Inc. SEVP Benjamin R. LopezThe 2013 cycle of the Lopez Achievement Awards (LAA) officially bowed out via the 2nd Winners’ Summit held at the headquarters of Energy Development Corporation (EDC) on January 30.
Benjamin R. Lopez, senior executive vice president of Lopez Inc., opened the summit which gathered representatives from the cycle’s 11 winners as well as guests eager to pick up tips for their own LAA campaigns.
The afternoon’s presenters were Mitch Ku and Krystel Agnote, Events Marketing head and Audience Marketing manager, respectively, for 60 Years of Philippine TV: Kwento Natin Ito; ABS-CBN News Administration and Futures Desk head Claude Vitug, who represented Integrated News SVP Regina Reyes, for Halalan 2013; and Customer Care head Leonor Namoc for Kapamilya Kita: SKY’s Personal Concierge Service Spreads the Gospel of “WOW at Saya” to Subscribers in the Customer Focus category.
The journey of Asian Eye Institute, the only awardee in Business Management, was documented in Quick Turnaround from an Imminent Loss. The campaign was presented by vice president and general manager Alwin Sta. Rosa.
The two Operations Management awardees, Relentless Pursuit to Restore Pantabangan Unit 1 Averts P690-Million Revenue Loss and Immediate Return to Service of Leyte Geothermal Business Unit Power Plants, were presented by Jeffrey Atijera, Electrical and I&C Section head for First Gen Hydro, and Nelson Nanual, EDC Power Plant Operations manager, respectively.
Network Operations head Jude Ariel Pambid, meanwhile, recalled how the team strove to provide relief as well as information to residents in the midst of the Zamboanga siege. Animo SKY Zambo dominated the Corporate Image Building category.
In the Public Responsibility category, ABS-CBN’s “Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na” was presented by Audience Marketing specialist Micah Rivera; “Ang Tugon ng SKY sa Yolanda” by SKY Human Resources head Luzviminda Morales; Humanity, Humility and Hope: Our Story of Kapamilya Spirit Shining Through Despite the Yolanda Crisis by VP-Supply Chain Management Wilfredo Malonzo; and “Failon Ngayon” by head writer Gerald Oro.
LAA codirector Beth Canlas led the soft launch of the program’s 2014 cycle and outlined the related activities for the rest of the year, which will be capped by the awarding ceremonies in October. She also announced the appointment of First Philippine Holdings’ Ross Hamo as the new program manager effective this month.
In his closing remarks, Benjamin Liboro said he felt proud of the people he works with as he listened to the presentations. The LAA codirector also thanked the nominators for the record number of entries received by the program management last year.