TO YOU BY:
FELINO “Jun” A. PALAFOX, JR., Principal Architect - Urban
Planner/Founder of Palafox Associates, is the 62nd President of MAP
since its inception in 1950. He is the first Architect/Urban Planner to
be elected MAP President.
Architect Palafox is a
world-renowned, multi-awarded architect, environmental planner, urban
planner and development consultant. He was educated at the Christ the
King Mission Seminary, University of Santo Tomas, University of the
Philippines, and Harvard. He is registered as an Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) Architect and a recipient of several national and
He has been guest lecturer in various institutions like Harvard
University in the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the
Asian Institute of Management and the Ateneo Professional Schools. He
has also been a speaker in conferences in the USA, Canada, Japan,
Vietnam, China, Singapore, Germany, Spain, Malaysia, among others.
He is an active officer of various organizations like the American
Chamber of Commerce as Chair of its Environment Committee. He is an
international associate/member of organizations like the American
Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Congress for the New
Urbanism, American Planning Association, the International Council of
Shopping Centers, and the U.S. Green Building Council.
He founded Palafox Associates, the world-renowned architectural design
and planning firm in the Philippines. For the past 21 years, he led his
firm in the planning of more than 11 billion square meters of land
area, and the design and architecture of more than 7 million square
meters of building floor area; and in undertaking high-profile
large-scale projects in 33 countries.
Architect Palafox led and managed his firm in setting the benchmark in
the Philippine Planning, Architecture and Design scenes. In less than
10 years, it has emerged as a top Filipino architecture firm recognized
by the London-based World Architecture Magazine. Before its 15th year,
it has metamorphosed into the top Southeast Asian architecture,
planning, engineering, environmental design and interior design firm
and has been ranked for eight years since then (#94 in the world in
2006 – World Architecture Magazine) backed by ten years of ISO
certifications 9001 and 14001 of TUV of Germany for Quality and
Environmental Management Systems. It is the first and only
Architectural, Design, and Planning firm which is ISO certified in the
Philippines. He is a People of Year Awardee by People Asia in January
Asia CEO Forum
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, is the largest regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the most important
in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a hub for
the spreading of ideas that help executive managers overseeing
enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are senior business people active in Philippines and across the Asia Pacific region overseeing
multinational and regional organizations. Presenters are leaders in their industries and engaged in
momentous pursuits of significance to the entire region.
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise,
is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
activity of Chalre
Associates to promote Philippines as a premier business destination.
Asia CEO Awards
Asia CEO Awards, presented by American Express represents
the grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is considered
a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in Southeast
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards, presented by American Express, give away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region. The
awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions to
of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's business
leaders will have their eyes on Philippines like never before on the night of the main event set for 6:00pm, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the majestic Newport Performing Arts Theatre. The annual
gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, the largest regular networking event for the business community in Philippines.