Top 2012 events recognized in the first Gala Awards 2013

Written by Asia

July 8, 2013

Do you remember what big events you were part of last year? Was it a concert, a sports activity, or maybe a fund raising somewhere? Whatever it is, most likely it was in the calendar of Gala Magazine’s 2012 happenings.

Gala (pronounced as “gālə” or a social occasion with special entertainments or performances), is a monthly magazine by North Point publishing dedicated to featuring events that happened (or will happen) all around the Philippines. They hosted an event last July 6, 2013 at One Esplanade for their magazine’s grand unveiling as well as a recognition ceremony for the country’s best and grandest events of 2012.

Gala Awards 2013 Poster

The event, entitled ‘Gala Awards 2013’ (where this time, the word “gala” is meant as the Filipino term for someone who likes to roam around a lot) acknowledged the efforts of the people in the event-organizing industry by awarding the top events that happened in the previous year. The criteria for the winning events was based on its consistency, distinct promotions, number of attendees (among others), and event awardees came from different categories such as Culture, Business, Health and Fitness, and those that can be considered under ‘Special Interest’.

The top events of 2012 that were recognized are the following:

1)      Cinemalaya 2012 (July 20-29, 2012 @CCP Complex, Greenbelt and Trinoma Theatres)
2)      The Born This Way Ball: Lady Gaga Concert Live in Manila (May 21, 2012 @Mall of Asia Arena)
3)      Katy Perry California Dream Live in Manila (January 22, 2012 @SM MOA Concert Grounds)
4)      Jennifer Lopez Dance Again World Tour (November 26, 2012 @ Mall of Asia Arena)
5)      Bazooka Rocks (September 30, 2012 @SMX Convention Center)
6)      Pulp Summer Slam 12: The Apostles (April 28, 2012 @Amoranto Stadium, Q.C.)
7)      Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2012 (March 2-4, 2012 @Puerto Galera, Occidental Mindoro)
8)      Outbreak Manila 2012 (July 28, 2012 @Bonifacio Global City and October 31, 2013 @Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna)
9)      Big Fish Cream Halloween Ball 2012 (Ocober 27, 2012 @World Trade Center Manila)
10)   Surf and Music Festival 2012 (October 31-November 3, 2012 @San Juan, La Union)
11)   The 36th National Milo Marathon 2012 (July 22, 2012 @Angeles, Pampanga)
12)   The 6th Backdoor Ventures Arts and Musical Festival (July 13-15, 2012 @SMX Convention Center)
13)   Manila Fame 2012 (October 17-20, 2012 @SMX Convention Center)
14)   The 6th Manila Food and Beverage Expo/ MAFBEX (June 13-17, 2012 @World Trade Center Manila)
15)   Dutduan XII: Philippines Tattoo Expo (September 28-29, 2012 @World Trade Center Manila)
16)   Big Bang Live in Manila: Alive Galaxy Tour (October 24, 2012 @Mall of Asia Arena)
17)   Cirque Mother Africa (April 19-22, 2012 @Newport Performing Arts Theatre)
18)   33rd International Book Fair (September 12-16, 2012 @SMX Convention Center)
19)   Katy The Musical (Restaged—January 10, 2013, @CCP Complex)
20)   Phantom of the Opera (August 25-Sptember 16, 2012 @CCP Complex)
21)   Philippine Fashion Week (October 23-30, 2011 @SMX Convention Center)

The personalized plaques awarded to the winning events of 2012

The personalized plaques awarded to the winning events of 2012

Special awards were also given to Top Event Production Companies mainly:

1)      Ovation Productions
2)      Pulp Live World Productions, Inc.
3)      Runtertainment
4)      Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
5)      Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM)

The Gala Awards 2013 was hosted by Korean sexy model/ DJ, Jinri Park together with Model and athlete Rovilson Fernandez. Other notable stars also graced the event such as Marc Nelson, Doug Kramer and wife Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Patrick Garcia, and singers Jay R and Karylle.

Gala Awards 1

Celebrity guest Marc Nelson and event hosts Jinri Park and Rovilson Fernandez pose for Reimaru Files

Celebrity guests raise a toast to Gala Magazine's grand unveiling

Celebrity guests raise a toast to Gala Magazine’s grand unveiling

For more info on the next hot events happening this 2013, check out or grab a copy of their magazine now!

 Photos courtesy of Ana V.




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