To promote expanded geographical diversification of ICT-enabled services by recognizing the outstanding company outside the NCR for ICT-enabled provision of services that is an inspirational role model for the Philippine business community and internationally.



  • The Nominee must be a legal corporation, legal partnership, or a legal sole proprietorship.
  • The Nominee must be based in the Philippines and currently registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), or Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in the Philippines, as may be applicable, with the registration allowing ICT-enabled provision of services to international markets as well as domestic markets.
  • The Nominee must include in its submission its latest published official Annual Report and Audited Financial Report (if latter not included in the Annual Report).
  • There must be at least three (3) eligible nominations submitted for this award to be given. If three eligible nominations are not received, those nominations submitted will be returned with this explanation.



  • The registered address of the Nominee must be located outside the NCR.
  • The registered head office of the Nominee must be located outside the NCR.
  • At least 50% of the Nominee's regular full-time employees must work outside the NCR.
  • The Nominee must have earned at least 25% of its gross revenue from ICT-enabled provision of services to offshore clients or to in-house company units outside the Philippines during the company’s last reported financial year and audit.



Important instructions for entering information under all judging criteria:

  • The listed bullet points under each specified judging criteria are examples. Inputs on any or all bullet point(s) are not mandatory nor are inputs restricted to these bullet points. However, Nominees must enter some information relevant to each specified criteria to be considered in adjudication’s of its performance relative to that criteria.
  • Information provided must be based on and consistent with the company’s latest published official Annual Report and Audited Financial Report (if latter not included in the Annual Report).


Growth of the company [25%]

  • Percent increase in gross revenue earned in the Philippines
  • Percent increase in client volume
  • Percent increase in full-time employees


Size, quality, and diversity of clientele [25%]

  • Volume of client business (number, revenue, transactions)
  • Quality of service (awards, citations, testimonials)
  • Diversity of services provided and geographic spread of clients


Depth and breadth of competencies [10%]

  • Public recognition by clients and employees
  • Certification including ISO and Industry standards
  • Practices, processes, technologies, employee qualifications


Company management [10%]

  • Results achieved by managers
  • Investment in management systems
  • Development programs for future managers


Support by company for public goods [10%]

  • Policies and/or programs that support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Percent increase in gross expenditure for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives
  • Promotion of anti-corruption and good governance
  • Promotion of ICT-enabled provision of services by companies in the Philippines
  • Diversification of activities in different regions outside NCR
  • Sustainability strategy (in the event of calamity/natural disasters)


Other additional information [10%]

Other factual information that the Nominee considers relevant for the award


Summation in not more than 300 words [10%]

Why the Nominee should be considered for this Business-status Award for Best Company Outside the National Capital Region (NCR)