showcases top PH exporters, export enablers
December 6, 2019
MAKATI CITY – The
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Export Marketing
Bureau (EMB), together with Export Development Council (EDC) and
Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport), recognized
the top Philippine companies for their noteworthy export performance
in 2018 during the National Export Congress (NEC) held at the
Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on
December 06, 2019.
Also, DTI-EMB and Center
for International Trade Expositions & Missions (CITEM) collaborated
for the Export Enablers Exhibit which showcased trade regulatory
government agencies, financial institutions, and private
The top exporters were
acknowledged based on their track record, excellence, and innovation
in the delivery of services. Their grit to achieve success and
persistence to make Filipino products be globally competitive has
contributed to the country’s export revenue.
DTI Secretary Ramon M.
Lopez, DTI-Trade Promotions Group (TPG) and Special Concerns
Undersecretary Abdulgani M. Macatoman, DTI-EMB Director Senen M.
Perlada, Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (Philexport)
President Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr., Philippine Chamber of Commerce &
Industry (PCCI) Chairman George T. Barcelon, and DTI Assistant
Secretary Angelo B. Taningco presented the awards to 21 exemplary
exporters of the country.
This year’s Hall of Fame
Awardee is Nestle Philippines, Inc. for Processed Food and
Beverages. The Hall of Fame Award is given to exporters who were
awarded consistently as Top Export Performers in the last three
The Top Sectoral Exporters
Award were given to Amkor Technology Philippines Inc. for
Electronics; B/E Aerospace B.V. (Philippine Branch) for Machinery
and Transport Equipment; Lear Automotive Services (Netherlands) B.V.
(Philippine branch) for Motor Vehicle Parts (Ignition Wiring Sets);
Petron Corporation for Chemicals; Sumifru (Philippines) Corporation
for Fresh Fruits; Platinum Group Metals Corporation for Minerals;
and Cargill Oil Mills Philippines, Inc. for Coconut Oil.
Other awardees were L&T
International Group Philippines, Inc. for Apparel and Clothing
Accessories; Nestle Philippines, Inc. for Processed Food and
Beverages; SCAD Services PTE. Ltd. for Woodcrafts (Builder’s
Woodworks); FPF Corporation for Travel Goods and Handbags; and
Millenium Ocean Star Corporation for Fish Shrimps and Prawns/Fresh
Moreover, the Excellence
Award for Services Sectors were awarded to Synergy88 Group of
Companies for Animation Services; Suyen Corporation (Bench) for
Franchising Services; GameOps, Inc. for Game Development Services;
ADEC innovations, Inc. for IT-BPM Services (Knowledge Process
Outsourcing); and Alliance Software, Inc. for IT Services (Software
The Excellence Award for
Services Sectors is given to exporters who were excellent in their
respective fields and have shown a praiseworthy contribution to the
Furthermore, the Most
Outstanding Ripples Plus Awards were conferred to Primex Coco
Products for Luzon; Profood International Corporation for Visayas;
and PHILBEST Canning Corporation for Mindanao.
The Most Outstanding
Ripples Plus Award was based on Philippine Statistics Authority’s (PSA)
ranking for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). This is
also a recognition of these exporters’ remarkable success in
penetrating global markets.
The exporters’ recognition
aims to inspire the country’s exporting community to continuously
innovate and improve. It is also to acknowledge their hard work and
a testimony of the robust partnership of the government and the
private sector in pursuing inclusive growth and improving the
exports’ development through innovation.
Meanwhile, in line with
the NEC’s theme “Driving Exports through Digital Transformation,”
the organizers featured the services of the following organizations
during the Export Enablers Exhibition held simultaneously with the
NEC at the Mezzanine of the Plenary Hall PICC: Bangko Sentral ng
Pilipinas (BSP), Board of Investments (BOI), Bureau of Fisheries and
Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Bureau of Import Services (BIS), Bureau of
Internal Revenue (BIR), CITEM, Cobena, and DTI-EMB / 1Export Trade
and Services Inc.
Also featured were FedEx
Express, Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Highly Succeed, Inc.
Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL), Keepr
Storage PH, Landbank of the Philippines (LBP), Optical Media Board
(OMB), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), PHILEXPORT, Philippine
Fiber Industry Development Authority (PHILFIDA), Philippine
International Trading Corporation (PITC), Philippine Trade Training
Center (PTTC), Small Business Corporation (SBCorp), Strategic Trade
Management Office (STMO), UnionBank | UBX, Vesl, and World Trade
The NEC is the highlight
event of the National Exporters' Week (NEW). Every first week of
December is the annual celebration of the NEW per presidential
proclamation 931, Series 0f 1996 and House Resolution 33. It
highlights the government and the private sector’s commitment to
continuously work together to sustain export promotion and