Lopez Achievement AwardsAs of May 30, 2016, the deadline for submission of Lopez Achievement Awards (LAA) nominations, a new record has been set with a total of 54 entries submitted to the LAA program management team.
In the past, the average number of nominations received was normally only 26. The exception was in 2013 when typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) hit the Philippines, which resulted in the creation of various relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects.
The 2016 nominations cover achievements attained from January 2015 to December 2015. The projects and/or achievements may be started in the previous years provided that a substantial portion of the results happened in 2015.
All the nominations will be subjected to a rigorous screening process by the screening committee comprised of middle managers and senior executives of the Lopez Group. They will undergo briefing and calibration this month, after which independent assessments by the screening committee shall commence. This will be followed by a Q&A. The screening committees shall determine the semifinalists that will be endorsed to the panel of judges.
The panel of judges will undergo briefing and calibration in July, after which they shall conduct independent assessments and scoring from July 28 to August 11. They will select the finalists that they will endorse to the Lopez Group executive committee.
The Lopez Group executive committee composed of Amb. Manuel M. Lopez, Eugenio Lopez III, Federico R. Lopez, Salvador G. Tirona and Giles Puno shall give the final stamp of approval to the awardees in the 2016 Lopez Achievement Awards.
The excitement is brewing. Who could be this year’s recipients of the coveted LAA? Find out during the awarding ceremonies on October 11, 2016 at Studio 10 of ABSCBN Corporation. (Story/Photo by: Ross Hamo Jr.)