The 1st Virtus Awards organized by HSMA (Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International)

There were 12 nominees for the #Virtus Manager Category, only 1 will take home the #virtus trophy. Who will it be from this stellar list of candidates will stand out? The judges took the whole day to interview them and it was indeed a herculean task. Winners will be announced on Nov. 25, 2015, to witness the first Virtus Awards here in the Philippines, you may RESERVE YOUR TICKETS now via

Here are the nominees for Virtus Manager Category

Christian Benedict Canda -Group Revenue Manager, Seda Hotels

Lailani de Castro - Senior Crowne Meetings Manager, Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Manila Galleria

Roselle de Guzman - Reservations & Revenue Manager, Hotel H2O

Sharon Dueñas - Sales Manager, Island Cove Hotel & Leisure Park

Myla Eleazar - Senior Events Manager, Diamond Hotel Philippines

Jenina Espaldon - Manager, Sales, The Ascott Limited

Emilie Magsino - Asst. Director of Sales, Corporate, Dusit Thani Manila

Maria Lourdes Rodriguez - Senior Sales Manager, Midas Hotel & Casino

Dulce Amor Sy - Sales Manager, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City 

Joanna Marie Sy - Senior Catering & Events Manager, New World Manila Bay Hotel

Karen Claire Tan - Revenue Manager, New World Manila Bay Hotel

Melissa Villamayor - Senior Sales Manager, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

HSMA Board of Directors
Margie F. Munsayac, HSMA President
Rose H. Libongco, Chair-Virtus Awards
Christine Urbanozo-Ibarreta, Secretary General-  HSMA and Virtus Awards
The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association Board of Directors is privileged to have on the panel of judges these distinguished an esteemed ladies and gentlemen of the Travel, Tourism, Advertising, Media and PR Industries. They meticulously took a time to interview each nominee to ensure that the BEST among the group of candidates will be worthy & deserving of being the first excellence winner, and bring home the ‪#‎1st‬‬Virtus Trophy

It is with much gratitude to thank the 1st Panel of Judges for the Virtus Awards: 

Arturo P. Boncato, Jr. - Assistant Secretary, Tourism Regulation, Coordination and Resource Generation Department of Tourism

Leny Fabul - Executive Director, Philippine Hotel Owners Association
Maggie M. Garcia - General Manager, Pico Sands Hotel
Alma Jimenez - Managing Director, Global Leadership Initiative for Sustainable Tourism, Inc.
Donald Patrick Lim, Ph.D. - Chief Digital Officer, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp.
Miguela M. Mena - Dean, UP Asian Institute of Tourism
Bong Osorio, IPR, APR - President, Public Relations Society of the Philippines
Noel Perlas - Creative Director, Aarki, Inc.
Jeannie Pilapil - President and COO, Transitions Executive Search Inc.
Bernard Quek - Founder & CEO, Global Hospitality Solutions
Pedro Young, Jr. - Inbound Adviser, Uni Orient
Roberto Z. Zozobrado - Executive Director, Center for Career Services & Industry Relations, Lyceum of the Philippines University.

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