The die was cast. Last October 11, the industry’s most excellent in service and true Filipino hospitality were announced at the prestigious Mabuhay Awards’ annual formal ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center. All 46 nominees, from the country’s top hotels, were judged by eminent personalities from the hospitality industry and the media based on the nominees’ job performance, work attitude, involvement in extracurricular activities, and personality. The Mabuhay Awards was founded and is organized by the Association of Human Resource Managers in the Hospitality Industry (AHRM). Out of 46 candidates, four emerged victorious in their respective categories. The winners were Ma. Victoria Silverio of Intercontinental Manila for the Managerial Category, Ranulfo Saycon of Sofitel Philippine Plaza for the Supervisory Category, Abelardo Cabusora of Vivere Hotel for the Rank and File-Heart of the House Category, and Augusto Moral, Jr. of Sofitel Philippine Plaza for the Rank and File-Front of the House Category. F&B World reconnects with the winners to learn more about their memorable Mabuhay experience and life beyond the awards. Read more in the Jan-Feb 08 issue, out on stands now.