Panel of judges - Philippine Gems - Isla Lipana & Co.

Panel of judges

Carlos “Caloy” M. Libosada, Jr.
Caloy Libosada is an Assistant Professor at the Asian Institute of Tourism in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is also the director of UP-Diliman’s Division of Tourism Research and Extension Services. He is one of the founders of My Travel Asia, an online and mobile travel agency which has launched several iPhone applications on travel.

Nedalin L. Miranda
Nedalin Miranda is a Senior Convention Services Officer at the Department of Tourism, where she belongs to the Tourism Promotions Board. She is a part of the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (M.I.C.E.) Unit and the Business Development Unit.

Christel Arguelles
Christel Arguelles is a Digital Strategist at the Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism.

Cosette Romero
Cosette Romero is the Senior Vice President, Partner and General Manager at FleishmanHillard Manila. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines and the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.

James Betia
James Betia is the man behind journeyingjames.com. In 2012, he embarked on the ISANGDAAN journey, in which he explored the Philippines for a hundred days on a shoestring budget.

Junie del Mundo
Junie del Mundo is the Chairman of the ASEAN Integration Committee Management Association of the Philippines.

Jing Lejano
Jing Lejano is the Editor-at-Large of Turista Magazine, which is published by the Hinge Inquirer Publications. Turista Magazine gives its readers the hottest and most beautiful Philippine wonders. It is available free of charge at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and at Duty Free Philippines.  

Cherrylin M. Javier
Cherrylin Javier, an Assurance Partner at Isla Lipana & Co., actively travels around the country.

Love Añover
Love Añover is a television personality at GMA Network, Inc. She rose to fame as the witty and bubbly “Reyna ng Kalsada” in Unang Hirit. She is one of the network’s most recognizable faces.

Jose Javier Reyes
A writer and director, Joey Reyes has won awards at the Gawad Urian, Metro Manila Film Festival and Filipino Star Awards for Movies for his films. He has been travelling around the Philippines for some time.