The Filipino Times Awards

Hundreds of Filipinos and members of the who’s who community in the Middle East gathered once again in a night of prestige and glam, as The Filipino Times Awards honored home-grown brands, companies, and Filipino achievers whose contributions in their respective fields brought pride to the Philippines on an international scale.

The fifth edition of The Filipino Times Awards also saw revered personalities and the most esteemed dignitaries in the country put their best foot forward to impress everyone with their fashion game. The attendees took the red carpet by storm with their glamorous gowns, elegant suits, and quirky outfits crafted by the best designers in the UAE’s fashion landscape—reflecting how much they have prepared and how much they were willing to veer outside the safe zones just to look their best in this most-awaited event for Filipinos in the region.

Over the years, the glamorous glitterati event also bore witness to the evolving fashion taste of Filipinos in the Middle East as gowns, suits, and evening wear of all attendees grew more fabulous, gorgeous with their vivacious looks that showcase the beauty and good looks of the Filipinos overseas.

Many of the works on the red-carpet runway of TFT Awards 2019 were also designed by internationally-recognized Filipino fashion designers who have made it to Hollywood’s and the Philippines’ ‘A-list’ including Michael Cinco, Ezra Santos, Ryan Pacioles, Aldwin ‘Jlo’ Ornopia, Harvey Cenit, Garimon Roferos, and more.

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The Filipino Times Awards 2018 not only recognized brands which are well loved by the Filipinos, it was also an instrumental platform as it acted as the bridge between the brand and their target market, engaging the Filipino community here in the Middle East that extended for months and even until today.


“The Filipino community buys across the Honda range but there is a strong affinity towards the sporty sedans particularly the Honda City and Civic models. In the last year, we’ve seen a strong interest from the community for the Honda Pilot with sales increasing by 10% (vs. last year) for the model,”

Fardeen Sara, Al-Futtaim Honda General Manager for Sales & Operations


“The numbers of Filipino patients increased significantly since we won the Filipino Times Awards last year. We became well known not only as NMC Specialty Hospital but also a Filipino Healthcare provider in Abu Dhabi with our NMC Mabuhay Clinic, which I can proudly say is one of the leading Filipino clinics here in the city.”

Jan Carlo Bayutas, Senior Marketing Executive and Oncology Product Manager for NMC Healthcare


“Last year, over 40,000 readers voted for their favourite brands, which gave us not only tremendous visibility, but also very positive feedback. We are extremely honoured to have won the ‘Preferred SUV’ category, and we hope to make it again this year too,”

Aurelio ‘Lito’ German, Al-Futtaim Toyota General Manager – Brand and Marketing


“As the recipient of the Preferred Freight Forwarding Company Award for the past four years, we at LBC are thrilled to have built and sustained the trust of the Filipino community in the UAE.”

Mark Agalo-os, LBC Vice President for the Middle East


The Filipino Times Awards 2018 not only recognized brands which are well loved by the Filipinos, it was also an instrumental platform as it acted as the bridge between the brand and their target market, engaging the Filipino community here in the Middle East that extended for months and even until today.


“The Filipino community buys across the Honda range but there is a strong affinity towards the sporty sedans particularly the Honda City and Civic models. In the last year, we’ve seen a strong interest from the community for the Honda Pilot with sales increasing by 10% (vs. last year) for the model,”

Fardeen Sara, Al-Futtaim Honda General Manager for Sales & Operations


“The numbers of Filipino patients increased significantly since we won the Filipino Times Awards last year. We became well known not only as NMC Specialty Hospital but also a Filipino Healthcare provider in Abu Dhabi with our NMC Mabuhay Clinic, which I can proudly say is one of the leading Filipino clinics here in the city.”

Jan Carlo Bayutas, Senior Marketing Executive and Oncology Product Manager for NMC Healthcare


“Last year, over 40,000 readers voted for their favourite brands, which gave us not only tremendous visibility, but also very positive feedback. We are extremely honoured to have won the ‘Preferred SUV’ category, and we hope to make it again this year too,”

Aurelio ‘Lito’ German, Al-Futtaim Toyota General Manager – Brand and Marketing


“As the recipient of the Preferred Freight Forwarding Company Award for the past four years, we at LBC are thrilled to have built and sustained the trust of the Filipino community in the UAE.”

Mark Agalo-os, LBC Vice President for the Middle East