AGC PHC Honors Leadership Excellence With LEAD Awards 2024

The company celebrated individuals, departments, and media brands who set leadership standards through example, excellence, and beyond. 

AGC Power Holdings Corp. (AGC PHC) took its annual recognition of excellence to new heights with the introduction of the LEAD Awards — Leadership Excellence Achievement Distinction — on May 13 at Novotel Manila, Araneta City. The event recognized individuals, departments, and media brands who demonstrated exceptional leadership and influence beyond their posts.


In his opening speech, Chairman and CEO of AGC PHC highlighted the transition from the Top Outstanding Employees of the Year (TOEY) awards to the more inclusive and comprehensive LEAD Awards. He stated, “As our company continues to grow and evolve, we recognize the need for a more comprehensive and inclusive approach to acknowledging excellence. LEAD moves beyond a fixed number of recipients and does not rely solely on quantitative metrics. Instead, it evaluates the wider impact nominees have on their teams, departments, and the entire company.” 

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Service Awardees

The event began by honoring employees for their long-term dedication to the company. Service Awardees included Pauline Mata-Marquez, Carlo Tumaliuan, Jasmine Co Leng, and Kristoff Sison for their 5 years of service, and Maileen Capilitan for her remarkable 15 years of tenure.

Maileen Capilitan
Loyalty awardees

LEAD Awardees

The highlight of the night was the recognition of 7 LEAD Awardees who demonstrated leadership qualities such as vision, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and empowerment. The distinguished LEAD Awardees were:

Melissa Tan – Brand Associate, MEGA Magazine

Melissa Tan quickly stood out when she joined the brand in 2023, handling a pivotal rebrand and fostering collaboration between editorial and sales teams. She played a key role at her first MEGA Ball in 2023 and led the recent Young Designers Competition (YDC) in 2024, demonstrating her strategic and organizational prowess.

Cindy Monsalve – Head of Business Development, MEGA Global Licensing Inc. 

Cindy Monsalve built a top-tier sales team from scratch, transforming fresh graduates into expert account managers. Her leadership and strategic vision made Vogue Philippines a top sales contributor, setting a new standard of excellence within AGC PHC. 

Mika Cruz – Editorial Assistant, Billboard Philippines

Mika Cruz exemplifies leadership through action and attitude, praised across departments and even by external partners. She manages editorial budgets, coordinates tasks, and steps in seamlessly during team transitions, proving her reliability and dedication.

Jacs Sampayan – Managing Editor, Vogue Philippines

Jacs Sampayan stepped in as the contributing managing editor for Billboard Philippines’ maiden issue, offering support beyond his role at Vogue Philippines. His commitment to excellence through providing mentorship has significantly shaped both Billboard and Vogue Philippines.

Brie Ventura – Jr. Art Director, MEGA Magazine
Mawi Fojas De Ocampo – Managing Editor and Digital Editor, Lifestyle Asia
Chloe Tohoy – Warehouse and Studio Associate, AGC PHC

Chloe Tohoy efficiently oversees logistics and studio bookings, handling complex tasks with precision. Her technical skills, positive demeanor, and proactive nature foster a cohesive and inclusive environment, enhancing the administrative team’s effectiveness.

Top Department and Media Brands of the Year 

The event also recognized teams dedicated to outstanding success. The Top Department of the Year Award (TODY) was given to the Events Team, who distinguished themselves through consistent performance, managing multiple events for all media brands across AGC PHC, and playing a critical role in the company’s financial and brand-building efforts.


Three media brands were also awarded for their relentless efforts. For third place, Billboard Philippines earns the spot for achieving a milestone this year with the highest circulation sales for a single issue, selling 40,000 copies in less than 48 hours. MEGA Magazine secures 2nd place for excelling in both sales and digital engagement, becoming One MEGA Group’s top sales contributor and a leader in digital performance. And for first place, Vogue Philippines takes the spotlight for setting trends and defining elegance, attracting the most advertisers, and becoming the market leader among all magazines in the country. 


After inspiring speeches and collective applause, the LEAD Awards closed the afternoon by marking a significant milestone for AGC PHC, showcasing the company’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating a new standard of excellence — leadership. By honoring individuals and teams who embody this, AGC PHC continues to inspire its workforce for their unwavering achievement within its ecosystem and their impact on the media industry as a whole.

AGC PHC would like to thank its venue partner Novotel Manila and flower supplier Fluff’s Flowers. 

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