The award is open to any Filipino citizen or person of Filipino descent who achieved recognizable success in Philippines or outside of it. Award candidates can be in any discipline but more attention is given to fields such as business, government and academics.
A. Management Achievement - The Filipino leader should have demonstrated specific situations or projects where his or her organization was led to a new level of growth, achievement or recognition.
B. Financial Contribution - The Filipino leader's achievement(s) should have resulted in a major financial input to his or her organization.
C. International Recognition - The Filipino leader's accomplishment(s) should be internationally recognizable as important to his or her organization.
D. Pioneering Achievements - The Filipino leader should have demonstrated products, services or techniques that are considered unique or innovative in its sector and of recognizable international importance.
E. Social Commitment - The Filipino leader should have demonstrated a strong commitment to the development of the nation's economic capability.
The majority of demonstrable results, major new activities or initiative(s) should have occurred within the current calendar year but may have begun earlier.