Manny Pacquiao was awarded Man of the Decade by People Asia during the People of the Year 2011-2012 ceremony held last night at the Dusit Thani Manila.
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.
People Asia and Philippines Star Media Group also gave “People of the Year” awards to several outstanding local personalities.
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 - Politician, Senator, Elected as judge in the International Criminal
Court (ICC) last year
Henry Sy. Jr - CEO of SM Development Corp.
Jun de Leon - Photographer extraordinaire
Ben Cabrera - National artist
Louie Ocampo - Celebrated music/composer
Evelyn Singson - President of the Philippine Hoteliers Inc.
Ted Failon - ABS-CBN newscaster
Mel Tiangco - GMA-7 newscaster
According to the PeopleAsia, “People of the Year” awards 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.
World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is on the cover special “People of the Year” issue of PEOPLE ASIA MAGAZINE December 2011- January 2012. Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup and Miss World First Princess Gwendoline Ruais are on separate covers.