From left: Atak Arana, Kirst Viray, Dr. Rommel P. Ybañez, Ana Jalandoni, and Director Perry Escaño

By Carissa Alcantara

The first Asia’s Golden Icons Award 2022 will be held at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Manila in Parañaque City, on June 28 at 5 p.m.

This was announced by President of Asia’s Golden Icons Award Dr. Rommel P. Ybañez, a multi-awarded businessman, who received prestigious awards like Empowered Man of Excellence in Real Estate Business in Viral Awards 2022 and Multi Awarded Real Estate Broker of the Year in the 5th Luminaire Awards last March.

It will be presented by MPJ Entertainment Productions, in cooperation with Channel and Channel Realty Marketing and Development Corporation.

“This Asia’s Golden Icons Award, our mission here is to give recognition and appreciation to those outstanding individuals and business entities that have a significant impact, achievements, and contributions to our society,” Dr. Rommel shared. 

Together with MPJ Entertainment Director Perry Escaño, they have selected pioneering awardees in the field of entertainment. 

Artist and Model Ana Jalandoni (Most Empowered Celebrity of the Year), Kirst Viray (Aspiring Actor of the Year), and comedian Atak Arana (Outstanding Comedian of the Year) were some awardees present during the press conference. 

Ana shares how grateful and important it is for her to receive her award. 

“Well yung totoo po, I didn’t expect it talaga, nung nalaman ko po yun. Sabi ko wow, nung natanggap ko yung award. Parang ang dami kong natulungan hindi lang babae pati lalaki,” Ana said.

Kirst, who recently became part of Sparkle Artist Management, thanked Rommel and Perry for the recognition.

“Gusto ko po magpasalamat sa Asia’s Golden Icons Award sa parecognize, mas ipagpapatuloy ko pa yung pagiging magandang halimbawa sa mga aspiring artist. Icontinue po yung gusto kong gawin. Laking pasasalamat ko po kay Direk and Doc. Rommel for this award,” Kirst said. 

Other awardees: 

Wilma Galvante 

Most Influential Showbiz Personality of the Year)

Sen. Robin Padilla 

Asia’s Most Iconic Showbiz Personality of the Year 

Ara Mina 

Asia’s Most Exceptional Actress of the Decade

Pia Guanio 

Best Entertainment Anchor of the Year

Toni Gonzaga 

Most Influential and Inspiring Talk Show Host of the Year 

Alex Gonzaga 

Asia’s Most Iconic Content Creator of the Year

 Gladys Reyes 

Most Iconic Actress and Inspiring TV Host of the Year)

Mariel Rodriguez 

Asia’s Most Empowered Actress and Vlogger of the Year

Teresa Loyzaga 

Most Admired Actress of Philippine Cinema and 

Diego Loyzaga 

Most Versatile Actor of the Millennium

Source: Manila Bulletin (