MANILA - Returning names bagged last week top accolades at the Philippine Quill Awards 2017 both in the corporate and student categories.
With the most number of excellence awards that night, Meralco was named Company of the Year, its third since 2012.
Stratworks meanwhile notched its third consecutive win as Agency of the Year, while the University of Santo Tomas took its fourth as School of the Year.
ABS-CBN Corporation landed as first runner-up in the Company of the Year category, while Smart Communications placed second-runner-up.
Ogilvy and Mather, meanwhile, was hailed as first runner-up in the Agency of the Year category, and DDB Group Philippines finished as second runner-up.
In the School of the Year race, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde placed first runner-up, while Angelicum College made it as second runner-up.
Bagging the top award in Communication Management is the Aboitiz Group for its "#WeatherWiser Nation" campaign.
The project aimed to educate and engage businesses, local government units, and technology-savvy Filipinos on the benefits of reliable weather information using technology, partnerships, and engagement.
Meanwhile, two entries were given the top award in Communication Skills.
"The Annual Report Made by Kids," an entry from Habitat for Humanity, showcased drawings and letters made by children of its beneficiaries, addressed to sponsors.
Stratworks’ the "#ToughestJob2016" Facebook digital campaign empowered young voters as decision makers who have the power to choose who are best-suited to take on the role of the country’s President and Vice President.
Shell Companies in the Philippines’ received the Top Award in Communication Research Management for its "Shell Sustains Involvement and Engagement through Elevated Communications," which focused on its multi-generational workforce.
The Philippine Student Quill, awarded separately the same night, gave the Top Award in Communication Management to De La Salle-College of St. Benilde for "Komikwento."
The Top Award in Communication Skills was meanwhile handed to the Bataan Peninsula State University for its "1588: The Guilds Literary Folio 2015-2016."