Jeff Rustia receives PAMANA award from GMA

Community News & Features Jan 16, 2007 at 4:34 pm

TORONTO–Filipino Canadian Jeff Rustia recently received the Philippine Presidential Pamana Ng Pilipino award at ceremonies held in Malacanang on December 7th, 2006.

Rustia was recognized for being an “exemplary visionary and role model for Filipinos in Canada and around the world.” and for being the first Filipino Canadian to own and lead a successful award winning, international, TV branding and Design agency, trusted by the world’s largest television networks.

Jeff Rustia, who, in exemplifying the talent, creativity, artistry and industry of the Filipino, have brought the country honor and recognition through excellence and distinction in his profession as an award winning Creative Director, TV producer, TV Brand Strategist, Media Consultant and Entrepreneur.
Of the Award, Rustia said, “I am humbled by this award. It is an incredible honour to be recognized out of the 400,000 Filipino-Canadians and the 8 million Filipinos living outside the Philippines.”

Rustia’s career has spanned 15 years and has taken him to Japan, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Bombay, London, Paris, New York, Republic of Georgia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Spain and other places. His expertise in strategic network branding and motion graphics have led him to single-handedly raise the creative bar for branded image work on television channels worldwide.

It is this kind of impressive and remarkable work that brought Rustia to the attention of the Office of Malacanang and his citation from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

“I am very proud to be an ambassador for the Philippines and Canada,” he said.

The Philippine Presidential Pamana ng Pilipino Awards or Presidential Awards is a global search to recognize exceptional individuals who have shown excellence and distinction in their profession as well as for their outstanding contribution to Philippine progress and development.

Through a nomination process that involves each diplomatic post of the Philippine Embassies and consulates worldwide, the award recognizes distinguished Filipino individuals and organizations overseas who, “by their exceptional achievements or humanitarian efforts, have given form and substance to Filipino excellence and the Filipino Spirit.”