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Sep. 12, 19 | 11:09 am

The Filipino Times Awards annually recognizes brands that are well-loved by the Filipinos in the UAE. Vote for your favourite brand today at www.thefilipinotimesawards.com

Nominations for brands have closed and the voting process has now begun to determine which brands will be hailed in The Filipino Times Awards for brands who have rightfully earned their mark as the ‘Filipino Preferred’ brands for 2019.

Now on its 5th year, the annual The Filipino Times Awards has garnered names of 269 brands in total across different categories for this year’s awards.

“When a brand wins the heart of Filipinos here in UAE, they are essentially at the top of mind of more than a million of the country’s residents whose influence through word-of-mouth and reliable testimonials in social media stretches to their friends, co-workers, and colleagues from other nationalities,” says Vince Ang, General Manager of The Filipino Times.

Brands who have previously won have acknowledged that The Filipino Times Awards gave their presence in the UAE a huge boost in the number of Filipinos who frequent their services and patronize their products thus the nominees this year are now campaigning to encourage their Filipino customers to vote for them for this year’s TFT Awards.

“We have received a lot of inquiries from different brands on how to be part of The Filipino Times Awards as they would like to tap and get closer to the Filipino community here in the UAE. They see The Filipino Times Awards as the best platform for them to connect with Filipinos,” said Ang.

The glitterati event, scheduled to take place sometime in early November, will feature 25 winners in different categories. The categories are stated below along with the nominees in alphabetical order:

Preferred Bank of the Year (9 nominees): Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Citibank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC Bank, Mashreq Bank, Noor Bank, RAK Bank.

Preferred Remittance Center of the Year (13 nominees): Al Ansari Exchange, Al Fardan Exchange, Al Ghurair Exchange, Al Rostamani International Exchange, Index Exchange, Joyalukkas Exchange, LM Exchange, Lulu International Exchange, Orient Exchange, Redha Al Ansari Exchange, Sharaf Exchange LLC, UAE Exchange, Wall Street Exchange

Preferred Remittance Pay-out Provider of the Year (14 nominees): BDO, BPI, Cebuana Lhuillier, Express Money, I-Remit, Instant Cash – Global Money Transfer, LBC Express Inc, M Lhuillier, Metrobank, Moneygram, Palawan Express, Pay it by FAB, Transfast, Western Union

Preferred Car Transport Network of the Year (12 nominees): Budget Rent A Car, Careem, E-kar, EZ Hire, Hala Taxi, Hertz, Kayak, oneclickdrive.com, rentals.com, Thrify Car Rental, Uber, Udrive.ae

Preferred Freight Forwarding Company of the Year (11 nominees): CMG Cargo, Flomic Balikbayan Cargo, FRICO, GP Express Cargo, Highlights Express Air and Ocean Cargo, JRS Express Cargo, LBC Express, Makati Express Cargo, Pinas Express Cargo, Star Pinoy Cargo, Top Express Cargo

Preferred Sedan Car Brand of the Year (10 nominees): Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Subaru, Toyota

Preferred SUV Car Brand of the Year (10 nominees): Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault, Subaru, Toyota

Preferred Electronics Shop of the Year (9 nominees): Axiom Electronics, Carrefour, E-City, EMax, Eros, Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Sharaf DG, Virgin Store

Preferred Telecommunication Company of the Year (4 nominees): Du, Etisalat, SWYP, Virgin Mobile

Preferred Healthcare Provider of the Year (13 nominees): Al Zahra Hospital, Amber Clinics, Aster Clinic, Belhoul Hospital, Bluebell Medical Centre, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Jupiter Specialty Medical Center, Klinika Maharlika, NMC Specialty Hospital Abu Dhabi – Mabuhay Clinic, Philippine Medical Center, Prime Medical Center, Thumbay Hospital, Zulekha Hospital

Preferred Pharmacy of the Year (8 nominees): Aster Pharmacy, Binsina Pharmacy, GMC Pharmacy, Ibn Sina Pharmacy, Life Pharmacy, Modern Life Pharmacy, Nutrition World, Supercare Pharmacy

Preferred Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year (10 nominees): California Pizza Kitchen, Chowking, Go Thai, PF Chang’s, Pizza Hut, Shakey’s, TGIF, The Pizza Company, Yellow Cab, Yo Sushi

Preferred Fast Food Restaurant of the Year (9 nominees): Chicking, Henlin, Jollibee, KFC, Marry Brown, McDonalds. Popeye’s, SFC Plus, Wendy’s

Preferred Filipino Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year (17 nominees): Dampa, Eskinita, Gerry’s Grill, Hot Palayok, Kubyertos, Lamesa Restaurant, Lasa, Mang Inasal House, Mang Inasal Street, Max’s Restaurant, Mister Inasal, Off The Hook, Pancake House, Pinoy Lomi House Restaurant & Bakery, Razon’s of Guagua, Talk Hang, Teriyaki Boy & Sizzlin’ Steak

Preferred Discount Centre of the Year (12 nominees): Bollywood, Day to Day, Day and Night, Marjan Discount Center, Daiso, Brands 4 U, Brands for Less, Home for Less, Toys for Less, Miniso, Mumuso, Sun and Sand Sports Factory Outlet

Preferred Jewelry Brand of the Year (8 nominees): Damas, Jawhara Jewellery, Jewel Corner, Joyalukkas, Malabar, Pandora, Pure Gold, Sky Jewellery

Preferred Online Shop Brand of the Year (14 nominees): 6th Street, Ali Express, Amazon, Awok, Club Factory, Desertcart, DOD UAE, Fordeal, Gabby’s Luxury – Al Khawand Luxury FZE, NewChic, Noon, Nufsh, Shein, Wish

Preferred Retail Fashion Brand of the Year (17 nominees): Aeropostale, Aldo, Baby Shop, Bench, Cath Kidston, Giordano, H&M, Herschel, Iconic, LC Waikiki, Mango, Nine West, Pull & Bear, R&B, Splash, The Children’s Place, Zara

Preferred Sports Brand of the Year (7 nominees): Adidas, Asics, New Balance, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Skechers

Preferred Sports Retail Shop of the Year (8 nominees): Anta Sports, Athlete’s Co, Cosmos Sports, GO Sport, Orlando Sports, Stadium, Sun and Sands Sports, Under Armour

Preferred Supermarket of the Year (12 nominees): Abu Dhabi Cooperative Society, Al Maya Supermarket, Baqer Mohebi, Carrefour, Choithrams, Lifco, Lulu Supermarket, Spar Supermarket, Spinneys, Union Cooperative Society, WeMart, West Zone Supermarket

Preferred Airline of the Year (8 nominees): Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lanka Airlines

Preferred Entertainment Destination of the Year (14 nominees): Atlantis Aquaventure, Dreamland Waterpark, Dubai Garden Glow, Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Ferrari World, Global Village, Imagine by Dubai Festival City, IMG World of Adventures, Laguna Waterpark, Wadi Venture, Warner Brothers, Wild Wadi, Yas Waterworld

Preferred Online Booking Company of the Year (10 nominees): Agoda, AirBnB, Booking.com, Cleartrip, Holiday ME, Hotels.com, Oyo, Travelwings, Trivago, WeGo

Preferred Travel Agency of the Year (20 nominees): AFC Holidays, Airlink International, Al Futtaim Travel, Al Naboodah Travel & Tourism, Al Rais Travel, Al Tayer Travels, AMR Travel & Tourism, Cozmo Travel LLC, Dnata, Dusk Travel & Tourism LLC, Euro Travel & Tourism, Golden Talent Tourism (GT Tourism), Holiday Exit, MPQ Travel & Tourism, Pinoy Tourism, Sharaf Travel, Sharjah Airport Travel Agency, South Travel and Tourism, Sweet Escape Tourism LLC, Tabeer Tourism

Voting for brand winners of The Filipino Times Awards is until October 25, 2019.

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