Joining in for the first time, the Philippines held its celebration on March 9, 2023, at the showroom of Italian luxury furniture store Home Studio in San Juan City, Metro Manila. The event was spearheaded by The Embassy of Italy in Manila together with Home Studio Inc. and in collaboration with the Philippine Italian Association.A total of twenty-three design professionals, including the guest speakers, were recognized by The Embassy of Italy in Manila. During his speech, Italian ambassador Marco Clemente shared that these awards are given to recognize the “invaluable contributions of the design professionals to their respective industries.”
L. Arch. Alcazaren was praised for his consistently sharing his ideas in planning better Philippine cities.