OVER 80 FILIPINO-KIWI HEROES TO DATE. CHEERS!

The inspiration for NZ's Hero Awards comes from a similar honours roll in the Philippines - the Filipino of the Year - conferred by the editors of the Philippine Enquirer newspaper.

POSTHUMOUS
Community Service - Graeme Dabb
Community Work – Rebekah Woo Nacario

COMMUNITY
Outstanding Community Group - Katilingbang Bisaya sa New Zealand
Faith Community Leaders - Oscar Batucan QSM, Miriam Batucan QSM
Community Leadership - Dr Tony Noblejas QSM
Community Leader (Hamilton) - Jun Valencia
Faith Bearer - Dadai Norman

CULTURAL
Outstanding Cultural Group - Filifest Cultural Group Inc
Outstanding Cultural Ambassador - Lyn Irene Yangot Idio

PERSONALITY
Exceptional Senior - Sally Montelara
Community Ambassador (Wellington) - Sylvia Zoonobi
Exceptional Woman - Emilie Sacay

BUSINESS
Outstanding Business Leader - Eduardo Viterbo
PinoyNZ Chef of the Year - Leo Fernandez
Business Achiever - Edith Carpenter

ACHIEVER
Fashion Designer of the Year - Frances Martirez
Outstanding in Fashin and Arts - Ginno Gomez
Outstanding Health Professional - Monina Hernandez
Youth Community Work - Seresa Lapaz

MEDIA
Outstanding Sports Journalist – Sarrah Jane Cope
Photographer/Videographer of the Year – Francis Opinion
Outstanding Director/Filmmaker – Joey De Guzman

SPORTS
Sports Organiser of the Year (Golf) – Jay Aranas
Sports Personality of the Year (Basketball) – Patrick Maagdenberg
Premier Sports Club (Basketball) - WAFSA
Premier Training Club (Basketball) – UFCSA, West

ENTERTAINMENT
Top Pinoy Recording Artists – QUIP: Iggy and Rib