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The Filipino Times Awards 2019

by Out and About Mag.

The Filipino Times Awards 2019 did not fail to deliver on its promise to provide an evening full of glitz and glamour! The Filipino Times Awards is the largest event that honours exemplary Filipinos in their respective industries and recognises to UAE brands.

This year's event celebrated Filipino excellence in the UAE under the theme, 'I am Exemplary'. CEO of New Perspective Media Group, Dr Karen Remo opened the event, wearing a gorgeous number from fellow Filipino and renowned Dubai-based designer, Michael Cinco, who also presented at the event. Remo's opening remarks were followed by an encouraging speech by Her Excellency Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, Hjayceelyn Quintana. In her remarks, Hjayceelyn recited words of encouragement from well-known Filipino songs and praised the nominees their excellent representation of Filipinos abroad.

The event then went on to award winners in the following categories:


  • Preferred Bank of the Year –RAKBANK
  • Preferred Remittance Center of the Year –UAE Exchange
  • Preferred Remittance Pay-Out Provider of the Year –Cebuana Lhuillier
  • Preferred Car Transport Network of the Year –Careem
  • Preferred Freight Forwarding Company of the Year –LBC Express
  • Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year –Al Futtaim –Honda
  • Preferred SUV Car Brand of the Year –Mitsubishi
  • Preferred Electronics Shop of the Year –Jumbo Electronics
  • Preferred Telecommunication Company of the Year –Du
  • Preferred Healthcare Provider of the Year –Klinika Maharlika
  • Preferred Pharmacy of the Year –Aster Pharmacy
  • Preferred Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year –Chowking
  • Preferred Fast Food Restaurant of the Year –SFC Plus
  • Preferred Filipino Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year –Teriyaki Boy & Sizzlin’ Steak
  • Preferred Discount Centre of the Year –Sun and Sand Sports Factory Outlet
  • Preferred Jewelry Brand of the Year –Pure Gold
  • Preferred Online Shop Brand of the Year –Noon
  • Preferred Retail Fashion Brand of the Year –Aeropostale
  • Preferred Sports Brand of the Year –Skechers
  • Preferred Sports Retail Shop of the Year –Sun and Sands Sports
  • Preferred Supermarket of the Year –West Zone Supermarket
  • Preferred Airline of the Year –Emirates Airlines
  • Preferred Entertainment Destination of the Year –Global Village
  • Preferred Online Booking Company of the Year –Travel Wings
  • Preferred Travel Agency of the Year –AMR Travel Tourism


  • TFT Consumer-Friendly Product Award –Dubai Islamic Bank
  • TFT Product Reliability Award –Al Futtaim – Toyota
  • TFT Excellence in Philippine Connectivity Award –Cebu Pacific
  • TFT Outstanding Filipino Hospitality Award –Philippine Airline
  • TFT Innovative Entertainment Award –Imagine by DFC
  • TFT Filipino Centric CSR Activity –Emirates NBD 


  • Advertising Professional of the Year – Tricia Rachelle Cusi Jimenea
  • Architect of the Year – Christine Reyes Espinosa-Erlanda
  • Artist of the Year – Andronico Del Rosario Jr.
  • Educator of the Year – Rex Bacarra & Marjorie Fajardo – Nazaret
  • Engineer of the Year – Darwin Neil Morano 
  • Entrepreneur of the Year – Jeffrey San Juan
  • Film Maker of the Year – Jonathan Paul L. Aggarao 
  • Healthcare Professional of the Year – Jose Arnold Tariga
  • Hospitality Professional of the Year – Bianca Litonjua
  • IT Professional of the Year – Jewel Lisbe Arevalo
  • Marketing Professional of the Year – Allan Michael A. Bautista
  • Media Professional of the Year – Christian Jay B. Hilotin
  • Most Promising Designer of the Year – Jose Allen Villena
  • New Media Personality of the Year – Darbie Kim “Real Talk Darbs” Estrebilla
  • Photographer of the Year – Hyku Desesto
  • Top Executive of the Year – Renelyn “Glitzy” Robles

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