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Full List: Choose Philippines Awards 2016 Winners Announced

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Choose Philippines | Dec 01, 2016
Full List: Choose Philippines Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The Philippines has 18 regions, more than 80 provinces, more than 100 million people, more than 7000 islands—and 20 of the best were honored at the Choose Philippines Awards Night held at the Dolphy Theater.

Kim Atienza and DJ AI

The awards aim to celebrate the people who shared their meaningful Philippine experiences and the country that inspired them to eat, explore, and share every second of their journey. 

Angeline Quinto singing Choose Philippines theme "Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas"

Read: ABS-CBN honors the best of the Philippines in Choose Philippines Awards

Donald Lim giving a welcoming remarks

“As the world becomes more global, we have to hold to our share in marketing the Philippines," said ABS-CBN Chief Digital Officer Donald Lim in his opening remarks.

Kyle Jennerman accepting his award

With hundreds of nominations received from all over the country, the entries were shortlisted to only 5 finalists.

The winners were determined via combined scores of the netizens, bloggers, influencers and industry experts: Margie Munsayac, Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International President; Leon Flores III, Department of Trade and Industry Philippines Deputy Program Director; Cesar Villanueva, Department of Trade and Industry Marketing Officer; Anton Ojeda, Zomato Country Manager; and Anton Diaz, Our Awesome Planet Founder, among others.

List of winners:

Choose Philippines Best Destination


                Heritage Site: The Ruins in Bacolod

                Island and Beaches: El Nido, Palawan

                Mountains and Volcanoes: Mayon Volcano

                Water Forms: Kawasan Falls

                Recreational Spot: Picnic Grove Tagaytay


Choose Philippines Best Accommodation


                For Families: Villa Escudero

                For Couple: Stilts Calatagan Resort

                For Barkada: Balesin Island Resort

                For Solo Traveler: Plantation Bay Resort and Spa


Choose Philippines Best Dish:


                Poultry Dish: Max’s Restaurant’s Fried Chicken

                Beef Dish: Rodic’s Beef Tapa

                Pork Dish: Buffalo Bro’s Baby Pork Sisig

                Vegetable Dish: Kuya J’s Restaurant’s Tofu Sisig

                Seafood Dish: Shrimp Bucket’s Salty Eggsperience

                Panghimagas Dish: 1st Colonial Grill’s Sili Ice Cream

                Fusion Dish: Lar’s Buko Batchoy

                Native Delicacy: Barrio Fiesta’s Kare-kare


Choose Philippines Special Awards:


                Best Festival: Sinulog Festival

                Best Pinoy Advocate: Zosima “Maming” Acuram

                Best Pinoy at Heart: Kyle “Kulas” Jennerman

                Best Photo Entries:
East Coast White Sand Beach Resort in Bohol by Ulysses Almocera

                                Basco Lighthouse in Batanes by Justine Ancheta

                                Aged Local Beef Tenderloin w/ Tuba Garlic Sauce in Negros Museum Café by Aris Mape                 

Congressman Joey Salceda accepting the trophy

Hosted by Kim Atienza and AI Dela Cruz, the event was made more exciting by the performances of Angeline Quinto, Matteo Guidicelli, JK Labajo, and Yohan Hwang. 

Also in attendance were Congressman Joey Salceda (Albay), Mayor Oli Dator, Vice Mayor Sam Nantes (Quezon Province), Mayor Jessie Galano (Ilocos Norte), Vice Governor Kaye Revil (Masbate), Mayor Helen Alaba, Vice Mayor Pablio Sumampong, Councilor Raymond Jala (Bohol), Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre, ASEC Art Boncato (Davao City).

Another highlight of the event was the unveiling of the newest features of Choose Philippines website which includes a predictive search function, directory of provinces, and a “Market Page”, to name a few.

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