People of the Year Awards 2012 - List of Winners

The awardees of the 2012 People of the Year Awards were announced during the presentation ceremony conducted by the PeopleAsia. It was held on Thursday night, January 19, 2012 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City.

Certainly, PeopleAsia “People of the Year” awards have become much sought after and they have given recognition to presidents, tycoons, famous celebrities and other accomplished individuals who have made a difference in the lives of Filipinos in one way or another.

Among this year's awardees was eight-division boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao who was hailed as "Man of the Decade." The special award for Manny Pacquiao is memorable because he represents the ordinary Filipino who has worked hard and succeeded despite overwhelming odds. Manny has always believed that whatever blessings he may be enjoying are the result of his unwavering faith in God — and this faith makes him different from all other champions.

Here is the list of awardees to the 2012 PeopleAsia “People of the Year” awards:
  • Manny Pacquiao - "Man of the Decade", Pound for Pond King
  • Shamcey Supsup - Miss Universe 2011 Third runner-up
  • Gwendoline Ruais - Miss World 2011 First runner-up
  • Edgardo Angara - Longest serving Philippine Senator post-EDSA
  • Miriam Defensor-Santiago - Elected as judge in the International Criminal Court (ICC) last year
  • Henry Sy. Jr - Chairman and CEO of SM Development Corp.
  • Jun de Leon - Photographer extraordinaire
  • Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera - National artist
  • Louie Ocampo - Celebrated composer
  • Evelyn Singson - President of the Philippine Hoteliers Inc. and Vice Chairman
  • Ted Failon - ABS-CBN Newscaster
  • Mel Tiangco - GMA-7 Newscaster
  • George Yang - Golden Arches Corp.
  • Maruxa Pita - Dedicated more than 50 years of her life helping street children
Given to individuals who excelled in their respective fields and who "have made a difference in the lives of Filipinos in one way or another," the People of Year Awards is presented annually by the PeopleAsia magazine and the Philippines Star Media Group.

Photo Credit: PeopleAsia

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