DUBAI, (Pakistan Point News - 09th Sep, 2018) Emirates Airline, du, RAKBANK, Global Village, Dubai Duty Free, and La Mer were named the most preferred brands by Filipinos in the UAE at the 4th edition of 'The Filipino Times' Awards, the biggest red-carpet event held in recognition of brands that Filipinos love.
More than 40,000 voted in the biggest online poll of its kind at the UAE-based newspaper's 's website for the brand category, selecting from over 200 brands that made it to the final list of nominees. Companies who have shown excellence in providing extensive services for the Filipinos were also given due recognition through the company awards. In total, 34 brands and companies were awarded.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Karen Remo, Co-founder and Managing Director of New Perspective Media, publisher of The Filipino Times and organiser of The Filipino Times Awards, said, "The Filipino community has become a major contributor to the development drive in the UAE. With an ever-increasing purchasing power, Filipinos are now the fastest growing consumer market segment in the UAE.
"Connecting the Filipinos on the one hand and the brands on the other is The Filipino Times, the biggest Filipino newspaper in the middle East and the largest online platform for Filipinos in the region. The Filipino Times Awards magnify this connection. This much coveted awards commend global success and world-class excellence."
In turn, Hjayceelyn Quintana, Philippine Ambassador to the UAE, said, "Filipinos are building communities all over the world. With almost 10 percent of its 104 million population living and working abroad, the huge diaspora and its impact to the world can no longer be denied. As your Ambassador, I am your biggest fan. Your motivation to excel against all odds is a shining example of the Filipino spirit. Together, we will work to further raise the profile and visibility of the Filipinos in the global stage."
For his part, Paul Raymund Cortes, Philippine Consul-General in Dubai and Northern Emirates, said, "The awardees for this year, as in previous years, exemplify the very best of our country as they prove their mettle and conquer new ground. They all richly deserve the accolade given to them."