Awards and Citations

Manila Water's accomplishments are a tribute to the leadership and vision of the company’s management, the dedication of a strong workforce, and the partnerships with various stakeholders, all of which work towards a common goal of improving not just the quality of service, but also the quality of life of communities.

Awards and Citations


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Awards and Citations for Corporate Governance and Management

  • 2018 Top 50 ASEAN Publicly Listed Companies (PLCs), 2nd ASEAN Corporate Governance Awards
  • 2018 Enterprise Risk Programme of the Year Award, Asia-Pacific Risk Management Awards, StrategicRISK
  • 2017 Top 10 Publicly Listed Companies (PLCs), and Top 5 - Industrial Sector, ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard
  • 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 Best CFO (Investor Relations) Award for Mr. Luis Juan B. Oreta, 7th Asian Excellence Awards, Corporate Governance Asia 
  • 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 Best Corporate Investor Relations (by Country), 7th Asian Excellence Awards, Corporate Governance Asia 
  • 2017 No. 1 Best Managed Utilities Companies in Asia, 17th Annual Best Companies Survey, FinanceAsia
  • 2016, 2013, 2012 PSE Bell Award for Corporate Governance, Philippine Stock Exchange 
  • 2016 Governance Awardee, Investors’ Forum, Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) in partnership with Fund Managers Association of the Philippines, Philippine Investment Funds Association, Trust Officers Association of the Philippines and PJS Corporate Support Inc.
  • 2016 Risk Management Professional of the Year Award for Ms. Ma. Victoria P. Sugapong, Ayala Risk Awards
  • 2016 Delivering Value through Risk Management Award for “The Big One: The East Zone Earthquake Impact and Risk Reduction (EZEIRR) Study,” Ayala Risk Awards
  • 2015 One of ASEAN Top 50 Publicly Listed Companies, ASEAN Corporate Governance Conference and Awards
  • 2015 CFO of the Year for Mr. Luis Juan B. Oreta, 9th ING-FINEX CFO of the Year Award
  • 2015 Case Study Category Winner of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Short Stories Competition for Laguna Water’s Alternative PPP Model: The Laguna Water Story, World Bank Group and the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)
  • 2015 Best CEO, Asian Excellence Awards, Corporate Governance Asia 
  • 2014 PSE Bell Award for Corporate Governance Hall of Fame, Philippine Stock Exchange 
  • 2014 2nd Asian Company Secretary of Year Award to Atty. Solomon M. Hermosura, Corporate Governance Asia 
  • 2014 Asia’s Icon on Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Asia Annual Awards 
  • 2014 One of 20 Global Growth Companies (GGC) in East Asia, World Economic Forum 
  • 2013, 2012 Platinum Plus Award and Gold Award, Institute of Corporate Directors 
  • 2012 Best Managed Companies, Finance Asia Achievement Awards 
  • 2011 Gawad Sinop Corporate Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Management, Philippine Institute for Supply Chain Management and The Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management 
  • 2011 Platinum Award, Annual Corporate Governance Scorecard for Publicly Listed Companies, Institute of Corporate Directors 
  • 2010, 2009, 2007 Awardee, Corporate Governance Asia Annual Awards
  • 2010, 2009, 2008 Gold Award, Annual Corporate Governance Scorecard for Publicly Listed Companies, Institute of Corporate Directors
  • 2010, 2009 Best Managed Mid-Cap Company of the Philippines, Finance Asia Achievement Awards 
  • 2009 Asia’s Best Companies, Finance Asia Achievement Awards 
  • 2009 Deal of the Year, BPI-ING-The Banker Deals of the Year 
  • 2008 CFO of the Year for Ms. Sherisa P. Nuesa, ING-Finex CFO of the Year Award 
  • 2008 Triple A in Corporate Governance Rank 1 (Philippines), The Asset Asian Awards 
  • 2008 Best Annual Report, Management Association of the Philippines 
  • 2007 Client Leadership Award, International Finance Corporation 
  • 2007, 2005 Best Managed Company (Small-Cap Category), Asiamoney 
  • 2006 Asia’s Best Managed Company, Euromoney Awards for Excellence 
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Awards and Citations for Operations and Technical Excellence

  • 2018 First Runner-up, Energy Management – Building and Industries, Small and Medium Industry Category for "Project Lights-Out" at N. Domingo Pumping Station, ASEAN Energy Awards
  • 2018, Award of Excellence for 12.7 Million Safe Man-Hours without Lost-Time Accident, Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc. (SOPI)
  • 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leader for Mr. Rodell A. Garcia, former Chief Technology Adviser
  • 2017 Award of Excellence for 10 Million Safe Man-Hours, Safety Organization of the Philippines Inc. (SOPI)
  • 2017 Special Award for Balara Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2017 Special Award for San Juan Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2017 Outstanding Award for Lucban Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2017 Outstanding Energy Manager Award for Mr. John Paul Galman, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2016 Certified National Expert for Pumping System Optimization for Mr. William Alcantara, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2016 Citation Award for Kingsville Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2016 Special Award for Siruna Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2016 Special Award for San Juan Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2016 Chairman’s Prize for Healthy Family Purified Water, Ayala Innovation Excellence Awards
  • 2016 Innovation Excellence Award for the Demand-Based Network Management (DBNM) System, Ayala Innovation Excellence Awards
  • 2016 CIO 100 (US) Awardee for the Enterprise Asset Management – Asset Management Information System (EAM-AMIS) Project, CIO 100 Awards, CIO
  • 2016 CIO 100 Index (Asia) for the Enterprise Asset Management – Asset Management Information System (EAM-AMIS) Project, 15th Annual CIO Asia Awards, CIO Asia
  • 2016 People’s Choice Award and Best Overall Map for Cartographic Design and Analytic Presentation, ESRI Philippines GIS User Conference Map Gallery Competition
  • 2015 Asia Geospatial Excellence Award for the “Critical Activity Review and Geographic Information System (GIS) Integration,” Asia Geospatial Forum
  • 2015 Special Award for Performance in Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Siruna Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2015 Award of Recognition for ASEAN Energy Awards Competition for Balara Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2015 Outstanding Award for Performance in Energy Efficiency and Conservation for San Juan Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2015 Outstanding Energy Manager Award, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2015 Special Award for Performance in Energy Efficiency and Conservation for Kingsville Pumping Station, Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Awards, Department of Energy
  • 2014 First Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Award for the San Juan Pumping Station, Department of Energy 
  • 2014 Asia Geospatial Excellence Award, Asia Geospatial Forum 
  • 2014 Philippine Esri Best Overall Map Award for The Business Risk Exposure Assessment of Manila Water Network Asset Project Map, Philippine Esri User Conference and 2nd Philippine Esri Education GIS Conference 
  • 2014 First in Innovation in Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Network Modelling and Analysis for the Marikina North STP Project, Bentley Systems, Inc.’s Be Inspired Awards 
  • 2013 One of Top 5 in the CIO 100 Index for the Customer Care and Billing System Business Intelligence Project, Annual CIO Conference, CIO Asia Magazine 
  • 2012 CIO 100 Index (Asia) for the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Project, Annual CIO Asia Awards, CIO Asia
  • 2010 Global Grand Prize Award (Operations/Management Category) for Reducing Water Loss Through A Multi-Pronged Approach, International Water Association (IWA) Project Innovation Awards 
  • 2010 Honour Award (Small Projects Category) for Olandes Sewage Treatment Plant, International Water Association (IWA) Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Awards 
  • 2010 Water Efficiency Project of the Year, Global Water Intelligence (GWI) Global Water Awards
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Awards and Citations for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

  • 2017 One of Top Community Care Companies in Asia for Clark Water Corporation, Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards
  • 2017 'Kampeon ng Katubigan' Award, World Water Day Awards
  • 2017 Outstanding Blood Services Partner of the Year Award, Philippine Red Cross
  • 2016 One of Top 3 Most Sustainable Corporations, Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking
  • 2016 Unilever Global Development Award for “Tubig Para Sa Barangay”, Annual Responsible Business Awards, Business in the Community (BITC) Network of the United Kingdom
  • 2015 Best Corporate Social Responsibility, Asian Excellence Awards, Corporate Governance Asia 
  • 2015 Change the World List (Ranked No. 29 out of 51), Fortune
  • 2015 One of Top Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Advocates in Asia, Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability (ACES) Awards
  • 2015 Winner, Sustainability Strategy and Resource Efficiency Category, ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit and Awards (ACSSA)
  • 2015 Runner-up, Supply Chain Sustainability Category, ASEAN Corporate Sustainability Summit and Awards (ACSSA)
  • 2015 Best Corporate Social Responsibility, Asian Excellence Awards, Corporate Governance Asia
  • 2014 No. 2 in the Sustainability Ranking, Channel NewsAsia 
  • 2014 Typhoon Yolanda Unsung Heroes Plaque of Recognition for Manila Water’s Mobile Treatment Plant Operations Team, Department of Health 
  • 2013 Conference Vote Winner, Achievement in Inclusive Business, Financial Times (FT)/International Finance Corporation (IFC) Sustainable Finance Awards
  • 2012 Ecoswitch Synergy Award, Ecoswitch Performance Leader Awards, Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability (GPIoS)
  • 2012 Ecoswitch Performace Award, Ecoswitch Performance Leader Awards, Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability (GPIoS)
  • 2012 Best in Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance Asia Achievement Awards 
  • 2011 Ecoswitch Award, Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability (GPIoS)
  • 2011 Green Coin (Profit Plus) Award, Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability (GPIoS)
  • 2011 Honor Award (Drinking Water Software Category) for “Tubig Para Sa Barangay”, International Water Association (IWA) Development Awards 
  • 2009 One of Asia’s Top Greenest Companies, Finance Asia Achievement Awards 
  • 2009 Excellence Awardee, Intel – Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Corporate Responsibility Award, Asian CSR Awards 
  • 2009 CSR Leadership Challenge, Management Association of the Philippines
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Awards and Citations for Human Resource and People Management

  • 2011 Asian Human Capital Award, Singapore Ministry of Manpower 
  • 2010 Pro-Active Achievement Hall of Fame Award, Department of Trade and Industry Center for Industrial Competitiveness 
  • 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999 The Outstanding Workers of the Republic (TOWER) Awards 
  • 2007 Kapatid Award, Outstanding Achievement in Strategic Visioning, Employers Confederation of the Philippines 
  • 2006 Employer of the Year, People Management Association of the Philippines 
  • 2006 Best Workplace Practices, Asian CSR Awards 
  • 2003 Model Company Award, Department of Trade and Industry
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Awards and Citations for Communications

  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Quill Awards of Excellence and Quill Awards of Merit, Philippine Quill Awards, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines 
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Gold Anvil Awards and Silver Anvil Awards, Anvil Awards, Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP)
  • 2016 Top Award in Communication Management for Boracay Water’s “Lingap Para Sa Katutubo,” Philippine Quill Awards, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines
  • 2016 Special Award for Excellence in PR for Social Good for “Toka Toka: The First and Only Used Water Advocacy in the Philippines,” Anvil Awards, Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP)
  • 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004 Anvil Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit, Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) 
  • 2011 Communications Excellence in Organizations CEO Excel Award for Ruel T. Maranan, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines 
  • 2011 Excellence Award (Runner Up, Innovative Corporate Communications in a Multimedia World Category) for Manila Water’s Water and Wastewater Trail Program, Asian Publishing Awards 
  • 2007 Communications Excellence in Organizations CEO Excel Award for Antonino T. Aquino, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines