Lopez Achievement Awards (LAA).After the first round of rigorous assessments and question and answer sessions with the screening committees, 11 entries qualified as semifinalists out of 35 nominations for the 2017
The semifinalists come from all of the six LAA categories— Business Management, Operations Management, Customer Focus, Human Resource Focus, Corporate Image-building and Public Responsibility.
For Customer Focus, two of eight entries made it as semifinalists. They are “Project Implementation of ADB-IJFR Grant Benefiting Resettlement Families in Southville 7, Laguna” by the BayaniJuan sa Calauan team of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) and “Preventing Sight Threatening Diseases through EyeScan: The First Tele-Ophthalmology in the Philippines and Among the First Three Movers in the World” by the Asian Eye EyeScan team.
For Business Management, two of seven entries were included in the next round: “FPJ’sAngProbinsyano—Teleserye Beyond Entertainment” by Team Ang Probinsyano of ABS-CBN Corporation and “CPIRP Actualization” by the ABS-CBN Channel 2 Sales Group and Strategic Planning team.
For Operations Management, two of five entries hurdled the round. They are “Maximization of Available Free Google Apps to Build a Site-Based Centralized Information Center at No Additional Cost” by The Dashboarders team of First Gen Hydro Power Corporation and “The La Mesa Watershed Project: Saving the Lifeblood of Metro Manila” by the Save the La Mesa Watershed Project team of ALKFI.
For Corporate Imagebuilding, out of four entries, the only entry that was selected to move on was “DZMM 30: Balita. Public Service. Tatlong Dekada—The DZMM 30th Multi-Platform Anniver
sary Campaign" by the DZMM team of ABS-CBN.
For HR Focus, one of two entries will proceed to the next round: “Walk the Talk: Using Employee Wellness and Engagement as a Platform to Effectively Promote Synergy and Collaboration in the Lopez Group” by the Lopez Group HR Council Wellness team.
For Public Responsibility, three of nine entries made it. They are “Synergy at Work: Rebuilding the Lives of Children through the Donated Classrooms” by the School Rebuilding team representing Energy Development Corporation and other donor companies, “Dagos Tabi!:Buhatan River as a Blooming Ecotourism Site” by the Buhatan River Eco-Adventure-Bantay Kalikasan/ALKFI team, and“Kadtu Kamo!: Lamlifew Village Museum’s Eco-Cultural Tourism Experience” by the Lamlifew Village Museum Eco-Culture Tourism-Bantay Kalikasan/ALKFI team.
The 11 semifinalists have since undergone another round of assessments by the panel of judges composed of a member of the Lopez family, Lopez Group senior executives and external judges. This round consisted of independent assessments by the judges, followed by another Q&A session and the final deliberations on August 3, when the judges decided which entries to endorse to the executive committee as finalists. (Story/Photos by: Ross Hamo Jr.)