Productivity Olympics Winners bag ASEAN Business Awards 2020

Four Productivity Olympics winners bagged awards at the 2020 ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) held on November 13, 2020 at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel in Vietnam. The event was livestreamed online at the official ABA social media channels.

Launched in 2007 by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council, the annual ASEAN Business Awards seek to honor the most outstanding and successful ASEAN companies and entrepreneurs that have made significant contributions to the regional economy.

The SME Excellence-Employment Award was won by Motorline Trading Inc., led by Mr. Gerald Tactay (2017 National Winner for Small Establishment, Service Category, from Region II) and 3D Container & Packaging Philippines Corp. led by Ms. Jaie Flores Ador (2019 National Winner for Small Establishment, Industry Category, from Region IVA).

Wellmade Motors and Development Corp. led by Mr. Philip Tan (2009 National Winner from Region VII) garnered both the SME Excellence-CSR award and the Family Business award.

This year, the ABA judging panel launched a new award category, Combating COVID-19, to honor outstanding ASEAN businesses and enterprises that have contributed to the prevention of the pandemic. One of the winners is Baguio-Benguet Community Credit Cooperative led by Oscar Adversalo (2019 National Winner for Small Establishment, Service Category, from CAR).

The Philippines consistently had a strong showing in the ABA.   From 2017-2019, there were 30 winners, 13 finalists and over a hundred entries that showed Filipino ingenuity and talent at the regional stage. This year, Philippine companies clinched 13 of the 53 ASEAN Business Awards (ABA), the biggest number of awards earned by a single country.

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