The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has bagged two Gold Awards in the highly prestigious 2023 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for its innovative annual report publications in the past three years.
Deviating from the usual format of annual reports through innovative storytelling and creative design, the “One Nation, One Legacy” BCDA annual report series from 2019 to 2021 was awarded the Gold Stevie Award for Innovation in Annual Reports.
Moreover, the state-run corporation’s 2021 annual report, entitled, “We Build As One” received the Gold Stevie Award for Innovation in Government Publications.
These awards signify additional feathers to BCDA’s cap, three years after winning two bronze medals in the 2020 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for the 2018 Annual Report, “ Clark. It Works. Like A Dream”, and the BCDA external newsletter, “Collective.”
“Recognizing the annual report as an important tool to connect to our stakeholders, BCDA continuously looks for ways to make our content more accessible and engaging. With these publications, we ask our readers to look beyond the data and see how BCDA’s accomplishments are also the accomplishments of the Filipino people. All these, while not forgetting to exercise transparency and accuracy in reporting our financial performance, as is our duty as a government institution,” BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Aileen R. Zosa said.
“We are happy and very honored that the vastly prominent Stevie Awards has recognized our efforts. This inspires us to carry on with our task of ensuring effective communication with our stakeholders, including the military, our investors, and the public,” she added.
Adopting elements of a lifestyle magazine both in terms of content and design, BCDA’s One Nation, One Legacy annual report series tells the story of BCDA and how its projects have impacted Filipinos before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The reports include human interest stories anchored on corporate governance, business development, project management, and corporate social responsibility initiatives to communicate BCDA’s role as a catalyst of national growth and provider of economic opportunities for Filipinos.
“We Win As One” (2019) featured New Clark City’s world-class sports complex completed in record time for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
“We Heal As One” (2020) focused on BCDA’s role in the whole-of-nation approach in dealing with the pandemic.
And lastly, “We Build As One” (2021) highlighted how BCDA exercised political will amid a crippling health crisis to push for the completion of big-ticket infrastructure projects, such as the Clark International Airport terminal.
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for 21 years.
More than 800 nominations from organizations across the Asia-Pacific region were considered this year.