LRMC wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

15 July 2021, Manila, PHILIPPINES – Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the COVID-19 Response category in the eighth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

LRMC won in the COVID-19 Response category: Most Valuable Corporate Response for its initiatives during the pandemic to ensure the well-being of its employees, customers, and communities.

LRMC was commended for its pandemic action plan and the use of technology in implementing its health and safety protocols, such as investing in UV C technology for disinfection, thermal scanners, and digital contact tracing. The management’s response to promote employee welfare, restore confidence in public transport through integrated communications, and support LRT-1 communities was also recognized.

“We are honored and grateful for this recognition of our efforts to raise the standards for public transport through our commitment to serve with excellence and keep everyone safe especially during this pandemic. This award is a result of teamwork, and we dedicate this to the Filipino commuters,” LRMC President and CEO Juan F. Alfonso shared.

In photo: LRMC’s Silver Stevie Award – COVID Response Category

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards® for 19 years. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the winners were celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on Wednesday, 14 July 2021.

More than 900 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year in categories such as Award for Excellence in Innovation in Products & Services, Award for Innovative Management, and Award for Innovation in Corporate Websites, among many others. Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April.

LRMC received its first Stevie Award in 2019 for its Automated Train Operations Management System (ATOMS) which was developed internally to enable strategic traffic management and efficient use of resources to meet passenger needs.

“The eighth edition of the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards attracted many remarkable nominations. The organizations that won this year have demonstrated that they have continued to innovate and succeed despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and we applaud them for their perseverance and creativity,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher.

In photo: The Silver Stevie Award was accepted by LRMC President and CEO Juan F. Alfonso during the virtual awarding ceremony on 14 July 2021

Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors and partners of the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include Adobo Magazine, PR Newswire Asia, and the Korea Business Communicators Association.


LRMC is a joint venture company of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation’s Metro Pacific Light Rail Corporation (MPLRC), Ayala Corporation’s AC Infrastructure Holdings Corporation (AC Infra), and the Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure’s Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) PTE Ltd. (MIHPL). It assumed operations and maintenance of LRT-1 in September 2015 through a PHP 65-billion 32-year concession agreement with the Department of Transportation and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA). LRT-1 has ISO certifications for Quality & Environmental Management Systems (ISO 9001 and ISO 14001).

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