Village Pipol just got bigger! The first-ever VP Choice Awards finally happened with ABS-CBN’s Ultimate Bidaman winner Jin Macapagal and GMA Network’s It-girl Ashley Ortega hosting the event. This year’s edition features Hello Love Goodbye‘s big-time win. Presented on January 23, 2020 at the Casino Filipino Manila Bay, VPCA recognized the prime in supreme in three major categories. This includes: Travel, Lifestyle and Entertainment.
VP Choice Awards 2019.
Hailed as a star-studded gathering, Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Jai Asuncion, Agassi Ching, Darren Espanto, Mimiyuuuh and Ken Chan attended the event among others. The event also featured a tight competition among all nominees in each category. Online voting started on December 5 and ended on December 30 at exactly 11:59PM. Within a span of three days into the voting, the ceremony’s Facebook page reached an all-time high in terms of social media engagement reach.
Aside from online voting, VPCA also featured votes from a panel of experts and Village Pipol’s editorial team. The panel of judges includes fashion designer and celebrity stylist Chynna Mamawal, movie director RC delos Reyes, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Homer Cudel and tech blogger (TechPinas.com) Mark Macanas. Editor-in-chief Jim Zamora and PR & Advertising Head Josh Austria selected their top picks as part of the editorial team.
With that being said, here are the list of winners for the VP Choice Awards:
Travel Influencer of the Year.
This award goes to the influencer who continue to wow us with breathtaking content on the internet. He or she shines a light to favorite tourist destinations in and out of the country.
Deegee Razon – WINNER
Dr. Amadeus Baraan
Airline of the Year.
This award goes to the airline that delivers outstanding service. This also comes with providing exquisite air transport services for traveling passengers.
Philippine Airlines – WINNER
Favorite Tourist Destination of the Year.
This award goes to the tourism department of the municipality or city that exert effort to promote their culture, heritage and attractions.
Boracay – WINNER
San Juan, La Union
Favorite Province Destination of the Year.
This award goes to the capitol of the province that continue to exert effort in promoting the beauty of their province, as well as its culture and heritage.
Bohol – WINNER
Hotel of the Year.
This award goes to the hotel that provide impeccable lodging, meals and other guest services. They also provide a different level of amenities and range of facilities.
The Manila Hotel – WINNER
The Peninsula Manila
Sheraton Manila Bay.
Boutique Hotel of the Year.
This award goes to a stylish hotel, typically one that is situated in a fashionable urban location.
F1 Hotels – WINNER
The Henry Hotel
Resort Hotel of the Year.
As a resort hotel, they arrange the hotel as family-friendly while becoming the people’s home away from home.
Auhana – WINNER
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar
Club Balai Isabel
Travel App of the Year.
This award goes to the travel mobile applications and technologies that helps the journey restful and worry-free.
Klook – WINNER
Beauty Influencer of the Year.
This award goes to the influencer who reflects their passion for any aspects of beauty which includes make-up, hair, nails and skincare.
Anne Clutz – WINNER
Beauty and Wellness Center of the Year.
This award goes to the beauty and wellness clinic that continues to commit pampering services and guarantees immaculate and immediate results.
Flawless – WINNER
La Jeunesse Aesthetic Lifestyle Center
Let’s Face It
The Aivee Clinic
Belo Medical Group.
Cosmetics Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the make-up brand that celebrates all aspects of beauty without breaking the bank.
Vice Cosmetics – WINNER
Fast Food Chain of the Year.
This award goes to the outlets that promise quick service and delectable food that remain convenient to consume either on-the-go or dining on-site.
Jollibee – WINNER
Restaurant of the Year.
This award goes to the restaurant that has a wide variety of cuisines and great service offering inexpensive fast food to mid-priced family restaurants.
Classic Savory – WINNER
Bottled Water Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the brand that continues to provide quality hydration to its consumers.
Sip Water – WINNER
Beverage Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the brand that Filipinos name as their favorite refreshment whether it’s carbonated or not.
Coca-Cola – WINNER
Fit n Right
Liquor Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the liquor brand that continues to provide the most delectable alcoholic drinks that remain on the top of the market.
Ginebra San Miguel – WINNER
Milk Tea Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the milk tea brand that continues to provide the most indulgent teas that remain a crowd favorite.
Happy Cup – WINNER
Macao Imperial Tea
Sip and Chow
Tech Blog of the Year.
This award goes to the fan-favorite technology blog offering complete and comprehensive gadget reviews as well as tech news coverage in the country.
Gizguide – WINNER
Mobile Phone Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the mobile brand that remains at the top of the electronics market which consumers support despite the continuous change of style and innovation.
Xiaomi – WINNER
Home Appliances Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the brand that specializes in providing the electronics equipment continuing to give the public with innovative and revolutionary products.
Sharp Philippines – WINNER
Online Shopping App of the Year.
This award goes to the online shopping mobile applications where consumers find exactly what they want where it no longer requires a trip to the mall.
Shopee – WINNER
Transport and Delivery App of the Year.
This award goes to the high quality mobile application that continues to provide convenient car and delivery services to its loyal consumers.
Grab Philippines – WINNER
Lifestyle Influencer of the Year.
This award goes to the influencer who continue to create inspiring content curated from their personal interests and daily activities that revolve around family, home, wellness, food, design and decor.
Richard Juan – WINNER
Car Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the car manufacturer that remains at the top of the automotive market and lies as the top quality in each class including sedans, SUVs, luxury, vehicles, and trucks.
Toyota – WINNER
Real Estate Company of the Year.
This award goes to the leading homebuilder in the country that provides a wide range of housing products to its customers.
Alveo – WINNER
San Jose Builders
SM Prime Holdings
Direct Selling Brand of the Year.
This award goes to top-rated retail brand that provides high quality products that includes cosmetics, skin care, jewelry and fragrances.
Avon Philippines – WINNER
Marikina Shoe Exchange (MSE)
Watch Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the most fashionable watch brand that remains leading at the top of the market.
Timex – WINNER
Clothing Brand of the Year.
This award goes to the clothing brand that continues to provide spectrum of designs at every price point which specializes in comfort and fashion.
Uniqlo – WINNER
Fashion Influencer of the Year.
This award goes to the personality who continue to create exquisite fashion content. This should also influence the opinion and purchase behavior of his/her followers on social media.
Jean Dalida – WINNER
Radio Station of the Year.
The recipient of this award goes to the radio station that continues to provide endless entertainment for their listeners.
Wish 107.5 – WINNER
Barangay LS 97.1
101.1 Yes FM
90.7 Love Radio
Radio DJ of the Year.
This award goes to the most charming voice that continues to exude good vibes and interactive experiences with their listeners.
DJ Cha Cha from MOR 101.9 – WINNER
DJ Jai Ho from MOR 101.9
Papa Jackson from Energy FM
Tanya Chinita from 90.7 Love Radio
Papa Dudot from Barangay LS
Steven Silva from JAM 88.3
Favorite Filipina Drag Queen.
This award goes to the people’s favorite entertainer who uses clothing and make-up, imitating and often exaggerate female gender signifiers and gender roles.
Lady Gagita – WINNER
Breakthrough Social Media Star of the Year.
This award will be given to the personality who broke the internet with his/her talent, social media presence, and undeniable connection to netizens.
Mimiyuuuh – WINNER
Jai Asuncion and Agassi Ching aka JaiGa
Group Performer of the Year.
This award goes to the local group who is currently making waves in Philippine entertainment scene. This group embodies the value of teamwork and diversity among its members in every performance.
SB19 – WINNER
Ben & Ben
IV of Spades
Performer of the Year.
This award goes to the performer who has the talent that could fill an entire arena, professionalism, and impeccable connection to his/her audience as a true blooded performing artist.
Darren Espanto for The Aces – WINNER
Moira dela Torre for Braver
Morissette Amon for Shine
Maymay Entrata for The Dream
Kisses Delavin for A Life Full of Kisses
Sarah Geronimo for This 15 Me
TV Station of the Year.
This award goes to the network who continue to provide high quality news and entertainment shows that remain on top of the viewers’ favorite lists.
GMA Network – WINNER
TV Series of the Year.
This award goes to the television series that captures the hearts of Filipino viewers with its relatable and timely plot and great acting ensemble.
Kadenang Ginto – WINNER
The General’s Daughter
TV Actor of the Year.
This award goes to the actor that created an emotional impact to Filipino viewers in a television series setting.
Ken Chan for My Special Tatay – WINNER
Arjo Atayde for The General’s Daughter
Jericho Rosales for Halik
Joshua Garcia for Ngayon at Kailanman
Tony Labrusca for Mea Culpa
Jake Cuenca for Los Bastardos
TV Actress of the Year.
This award goes to the actress that created an emotional impact to Filipino viewers in a television series setting.
Angel Locsin for The General’s Daughter – WINNER
Kris Bernal for Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Buhay Ko
Max Collins for Bihag
Bianca Umali for Sahaya
Dimples Romana for Kadenang Ginto
Thea Tolentino for Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko
Fandom of the Year.
This award goes to the most passionate fandom in the Philippine entertainment industry. They show unwavering support to their idol celebrities, and engage in conversations about them in social media.
A’Tins – WINNER
Love Team of the Year.
This award goes to the best pair we see on television series and movie projects. They became the talk of the town with their natural onscreen and off-screen chemistry.
Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix for Sahaya
CK Manalad and Vivoree Esclito for The Killer Bride
Rita Daniela and Ken Chan for My Special Tatay and One of the Baes
Seth Fedelin and Andrea Brillantes for Kadenang Ginto
Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz for Kadenang Ginto
Movie of the Year.
This award goes to the film that captured the hearts of Filipino moviegoers with their excellent plot and outstanding acting ensemble, which created an impeccable impact to both critics and viewers.
Hello, Love, Goodbye – WINNER
Just A Stranger
The Panti Sisters
Isa Pa With Feelings
Movie Actor of the Year.
This award goes to the actor that created an emotional impact to Filipino viewers in a movie setting.
Alden Richards for Hello, Love Goodbye – WINNER
Martin del Rosario for The Panti Sisters
Carlo Aquino for Isa Pa With Feelings
Enrique Gil for Alone/Together
Michael V. for Family History
JM de Guzman for Kung Paano Siya Nawala
Movie Actress of the Year.
This award goes to the actress that created an emotional impact to Filipino viewers in a movie setting.
Kathryn Bernardo for Hello, Love, Goodbye – WINNER
Liza Soberano for Alone/Together
Sue Ramirez for Cuddle Weather
Kim Molina for Jowable
Anne Curtis for Just A Stranger
Maine Mendoza for Isa Pa With Feelings
VP Choice Awards’ Major Awards.
VP Spotlight of the Year.
Village Pipol makes artists shine brighter on VP/Spotlight. Up-and-coming artists proved that they got the potential to be the next big thing.
Seth Fedelin – WINNER
Jane de Leon
VP Cover of the Year.
Village Pipol shows off the beauty and prowess of prime and supreme on VP/Cover.
Mimiyuuuh and Benedict Cua – WINNER
CK Manalad and Vivoree Esclito
Kaori Oinuma, Jelay Pilones, Lie Reposposa and Karina Bautista
Julie Anne San Jose
Shayne Sava, Kim de Leon, Lexi Gonzales and Allen Ansay
VP Choice Awards’ Special Awards.
Aside from the typical categories, sponsors also utilized this event as a way to present their own awards to the guests.
Mr. and Ms. Fitspiration.
Fitness Gourmet‘s Marketing Consultant Audrey Rose Villacorta presented the awards Mr. and Ms. Fitspiration to GMA artists Ken Chan and Angela Alarcon.
Flawless Face of the Night.
Flawless‘ Marketing Manager Nikka Peralta presented the Face of the Night to viral YouTube couple Jai Asuncion and Agassi Ching.
Marqed Look of the Night.
Marqed Salon‘s co-owners Mark Anthony Rosales and Monique Morales presented the Look of the Night to VPCA’s host Ashley Ortega.
Casino Filipino’s Star of the Night.
Casino Filipino presented the awards Star of the Night to the most promising love team, Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber.
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Angela Grace P. Baltan has been writing professionally since 2017. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. Aside from that, she has an affinity for writing anything under the sun. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, the LGBTQIA+ community, and mental health among others.