Paulinian Pride

St. Paul Manila Alumna Named IEMMY Gala Chair (courtesy of SPU Manila Newsletter) 



MANILA – ABS-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Charo Santos-Concio will serve as Gala Chair for the 43rd International Emmy Awards, which will take place in New York City on November 23.

Santos-Concio will preside over this year's Gala wherein the International Academy will recognize excellence in television. She will also grace the Academy Day activities with other member-networks from around the world.


According to International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences President and CEO Bruce Paisner, Santos-Concio was chosen because she is “an internationally respected broadcast producer and executive who has spearheaded the growth of her organization to a leading position in the Philippines and the region beyond."

Santos-Concio, in response, said she is honored for having been chosen as Gala Chair.


"Viewing habits of TV audiences worldwide have changed in recent years, but what has not changed is the passion of creators to produce excellent, meaningful, and transformative content in different platforms that resonates with people and what the International Emmy Awards celebrates annually. I am honored to chair this year's Gala that brings together and recognizes the achievements of these extraordinary individuals from across the globe," she said.


In 2014, Santos-Concio bagged three international honors for her outstanding leadership and accomplishments as the president and CEO of ABS-CBN.


She won the Gold Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia, or New Zealand category at the prestigious Stevie Awards for Women in Business; the Gold StevieAward for the Woman of the Year category for all Asia-Pacific nations (except Australia and South Korea) at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards; and Asian Media Woman of the Year by ContentAsia, a premier information resource that covers the entertainment media industry across Asia-Pacific region.


Santos-Concio graduated cum laude from St. Paul College Manila with a degree in Communication Arts. She also completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.


SPU Manila Benefactor One of Top Heroes of Philanthropy

(courtesy of SPU Manila Newsletter)


Forbes Asia Magazine cited three Filipinos in the list of 40 Heroes of Philanthropy: Manny Pacquiao; Diosdado Banatao, founder and managing partner of TallWood Venture Capital; and PJ Lhuillier, chairman of the PJ Lhuillier Group.


Pacquiao's foundation, which started in 2014, has awarded more than 200 scholarships and extended more than $400,000 in medical assistance to needy people. Outside the foundation, Pacquiao also spends $400,000 a year on college costs for 1,000 students and has helped fund the construction of hundreds of houses with Habitat for Humanity Philippines.


Meanwhile, Banatao is credited for giving more than $1.5 million to reduce poverty through education, innovation, and entrepreneurship through his Philippine Development Foundation.


"The family-run Salvador and Rosita Banatao Foundation, named for his parents, assists students in his hometown of Iguig in the northern Philippines; it helped build a science and computer center at his elementary school and provides financial aid and scholarships to high school and university students with potential in science," Forbes Asia said.


Mr. Banatao is married to St. Paul Manila alumna, Ma. Concepcion Cariaga-Banatao (HS 1963, AB 1967), and together they have donated Php 1,000.000.00 to the University for a professorial chair.