Ayala ranked second among the Philippines’ most-admired companies in the annual Wall Street Journal Asia 200 survey.
In addition to the outstanding overall performance in this year’s survey, Ayala also earned top rankings in other categories. It was considered best in long-term vision, a category it has consistently led since 1997. It was also viewed as one of the top three companies in terms of quality of products and services, corporate reputation, and innovation, and ranks fifth in financial reputation.
Ayala Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands, and Globe Telecom also figured prominently in the survey, placing third, fifth, and sixth, respectively, in the overall rankings, and in the top five of each category.
The Asia 200 survey, which was conducted from December 2008 to January 2009, was taken in the midst of the global economic downturn. A total of 2,622 executives and professionals in 12 Asia-Pacific countries responded to the poll. This survey of business readers in the region had been conducted since 1993 by the Far Eastern Economic Review until it changed format in 2005.