THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE TEN ACCOMPLISHED YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS
ITAYO ANG PAGBABAGO
Entries now open for TAYO 10! Join the 10th search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations!
Who can join?
Any organization with at least 15 youth members (15-30 years old) with an innovative, exemplary, or inspiring project, continuing or completed in 2012.
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Whatâ€™s in it for you?
Winners will each receive a grant of Php 50,000.00.
Qualified organizations will compete in the Area Finals of their respective regions (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and NCR) for a chance to win cash grants and special prizes at the National Finals.
Fill out an entry form at www. tayoawards.net on or before 16 July 2012,
ABOUT TAYO Since it started in 2002, the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc. has successfully established itself as the countryâ€™s only award giving body that recognizes and supports the outstanding contributions of youth organizations to the country through the annual search. To date more than a thousand youth organizations has joined the TAYO search and are now part of the growing youth network of the foundation. These exceptional youth organizations have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools and work place, through their innovative and valuable projects. The TAYO awards search is accepting entries from interested youth groups, organizations, clubs and societies that are composed of at least 15 members, more than half of which are between 15-30 years old. Submitted project entries must be a recently concluded or an on going project or program by the organization. The entries will be judged based on the following criteria: Impact of project entry on stakeholders; harnessing the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship; Creativity and Innovation; and Sustainability and Effective use of Resources. Apart from the prestigious recognition, the winning organizations will receive an especially commissioned trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym De Leon Imao, and a grant of Php 50,000.00 intended to fund new projects or continue their long-term programs. The TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc., the National Youth Commission, and the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan organize the annual search. It is presented by The Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines and sponsored by the Philippine Council for Young Leaders in Governance, PAGCOR, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Lenovo, Cebu Pacific Air, Jollibee and SM Supermalls and SM Cares Foundation.
For more information about the search please visit our website www.tayoawards.net
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A proud product of the University of the Philippines, sculptor Toym De Leon Imao is a highly regarded artist whose works have graced national monuments and parks, and which have been hailed as contributions of great historic and cultural significance. For the TAYO Trophy, Imao took inspiration from the bayanihan spirit of the Filipino, as shown by the front relief of a group working hand in hand and sharing strength to attain its goals. Imao pays tribute to the collective efforts of a Filipino team, the artist portrays a lone individual harnessing a sail - capturing the spirit of active citizenry charting the path of the nation. 3
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Let me already tell you that what you have in your hands right now is not just a mere collection of words, stories, and images. In these pages, we give honor and recognition to the Filipino youth throughout the nation who, despite their young years, have accomplished much in reshaping their respective communities and our nation. For these days, amidst the threat of war and destruction, young Filipinos are showing us that the path to genuine change and development need not mean the taking up of weapons of war and destruction. Today, amidst the challenges facing the global economy, young Filipinos, with their indefatigable energy and infectious enthusiasm, are working to address poverty amongst our people. The stories that you will see here illustrate the courage and the passion of our young people.These twenty stories, taken from the experiences of our twenty finalist organizations, are as inspiring as they are fascinating. More importantly, they bring hope and light where there used to be despair and darkness. In these pages, you will come to know young Filipinos who, upon seeing poverty and hunger, sought to ease it. Chancing upon the abuse and destruction of our pristine environment, they went on to shield, protect her beauty and restore it.
EDITORS Rollie C. Fabi • Luigi De Vera • Grekka G.C. Sarmiento WRITER Dan Rafael Palis PHOTOGRAPHERS David Garmsen Allan Peñaredondo Saira Peñaranda-Ferrer TAYO 9 Winners and Finalists CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Allan Peñaredondo • Elvis Villapando • Juliet Carolino TAYO 8 Winners and Finalists DESIGN Phillip Alpajora • Katrina Garcia TEN ACCOMPLISHED YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS AWARDS FOUNDATION, INC. Chairman: Rollie C. Fabi Co-Chairman: Mike E. Sicat President: Bam Aquino TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. Office 2602-C East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 Pasig City 1605 www.tayoawards.net email@example.com TAYO Magazine is published annually by the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards Foundation, Inc. All Rights Reserved, Copyright©2012. No Part of this magazine may be used or reproduced in any manner without permission from the publisher.
Facing serious danger from emergencies and disasters, they courageously went on to confront these dangers to overcome and defeat it. Confronted with the dreariness and the barrenness and the dearth of culture in the lives of our people, they went on to fill their part of the world with music and laughter and the beauty of the written word, and in doing so have uplifted the spirit and the soul of our people. In sum, they saw poverty and tried to ease it. They saw war and destruction and tried to end it. They saw the destruction of Mother Nature and tried to shield and protect it. They saw the world and tried to change it. Not only did these young Filipinos succeed in changing their communities where they found themselves in—they also changed us, their elders, who witnessed their zeal, their passion, their dedication, their commitment. Sa inyong mga kabataang Pilipino, at sa lahat ng mga sumusuporta sa TAYO— dahil sa inyong halimbawa, kami rin ay nabigyan ng panibagong sigla; kami rin ay nagkaroon ng panibagong lakas upang patuloy na manindigan, patuloy na kumilos, patuloy na makibahagi sa paglalakbay tungo sa pagbabago. Sama-sama tayo sa pagtahak sa landas ng tunay at ganap na pagbabago. We once again thank our featured winners and finalists, for being the shining light amidst the darkness of the world. Thank you for being the break of dawn that signifies the start of a new, changed day. Thank you for showing us with your work that, indeed, we have every reason to be hopeful; that, in fact, genuine change is now before us, is now happening, is now becoming a reality. In our journey to see the nation truly free from hunger, want, suffering, and war, your passion, your energy, your dedication, and your sacrifice have shown us that there is no reason why we cannot emerge triumphant. Sa ating kagustuhan na makita ang tunay na pagbabago—sa nakikita kong kakaibang lakas, talino, malasakit, at pagmamahal ng kabataang Pilipino na ipinamalas ninyo— walang duda kong sasabihin, at itaga ninyo sa bato, magtatagumpay tayo.
KIKO PANGILINAN Senator, Republic of the Philippines
When the idea of having a TAYO awards started around a decade ago, we hoped to highlight the fact that youth organizations played a significant role in positively affecting the communities they served. At the time, there were a number of youth awards for individuals, but none for collective effort. Now more than ever, we know that true and lasting change happens not because of one person, but because of a dedicated and resilient team of change-makers. While we hoped that the search would last more than a year, we never dreamed that it would continue and flourish as it has. In the nine years that we have implemented the search, a number of the youth organizations we awarded have evolved and flourished. A number have tirelessly continued their service; others have had to adapt to the changing times. Some that have lasted aren’t even considered youth organizations anymore, and have chosen the noble route of supporting and mentoring the next generation of youth leaders. As we prepare for TAYO 10 next year, we invite you to learn more about what the Filipino Youth has to offer by reading up on the projects and activities of the best youth organizations in the country. Mabuhay ang Kabataang Pilipino!
BAM AQUINO President, TAYO Awards Foundation
2011 marks the 9th year of the TAYO awards. This year saw various socio-political upheavals all over the world – the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement – all happening in the backdrop of intense global economic uncertainty. Such movements were led, in large part, by the youth in their respective countries. At the home front, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of EDSA People Power – once a shining moment for the Filipino people. This year’s awardees prove, that with unbridled commitment and multi-sector engagements, the Filipino youth is not only capable of people power aimed at toppling regimes and governments. More importantly, they exemplify models of people power that happily and creatively embark on the urgent task of nationbuilding. The National Youth Commission endeavours to serve as the voice and advocate of the Filipino youth. In this pursuit and in the furtherance of our mandate enshrined in Republic Act 8044 or the Youth in Nationbuilding Act, we are fortunate to come across vibrant youth organizations who impact their communities tremendously, albeit they toil somewhat silently and with utmost humility. For making our work less cumbersome, we are thus grateful to this year’s awardees and finalists. A study commissioned by NYC reveals that several youth nowadays would rather be passive observers and followers instead of leaders and initiators. We have our work cut out for us in light of this alarming finding. With your continued passion and example, we hope you continue to inspire the other youth in your spheres of influence and produce more leaders for your community. Lastly, 2011 also marks the 150th anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal’s heroism. He would have been proud to see that his legacy continues with modern-day Rizals like you. Maraming salamat at padayon! Mabuhay ang kabataang Pilipino!
LEON G. FLORES III
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For the past nine years, the Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations has been our source of inspiration and has encouraged us to continue counting on the youth to be our partners for positive change. In a country where the economic divide remains so apparent, it is heartwarming to know that there are selfless young people working for positive change in their respective communities. Amidst the temptations and distractions confronting their generation, they choose to spend their time and resources on uplifting other people’s lives rather than fulfilling their personal pleasures – best examples of “others above self.” We are refreshed by the inspiring stories of young people teaching basic accounting to their elders, educating their peers on their shared cultural heritage, addressing health problems in poor communities by making use of herbal medicines, protecting the environment while helping poor kids by making recycled notebooks for them, and spreading peace in communities surrounded by conflict. These stories prove that there’s more to this generation than Facebook and Twitter, fashion, gadgets and games. These young men and women have made a statement – that inspite of their youth, they have become the “change that they want to be.” That inspite of lack of resources and support, they were able to pull it off. That with practically just belief in their causes and faith in their abilities they were able to succeed. To the 9th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations’ winners and finalists, you are indeed the hope of this nation. Your selflessness is commendable. You have proven that your being young is not and will never be a hindrance for you to do good for your communities, and eventually, for our country. You are no doubt the epitome of what our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal envisioned to be a true Filipino youth. The time, effort, resources, and whatever you may have experienced as you implemented your projects are all worth it. You have come a long way from being the typical youth to individuals with merits. May you continue to be an inspiration not just to young people like you, but to every Filipino. May this not be the end, but rather, the start of building a better country for you and the generations after you.
GUILLERMO APONTE President and General Manager of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation
The Lenovo Way – Doing What We Say and Owning What We Do By Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines Lenovo is privileged to take part in the 9th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards conducted by the (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc, a highly esteemed and much respected organization that supports the projects of the youth organizations aimed at promoting the development of their local communities, schools and work place. We fully support TAYO’s advocacy of promoting the active involvement of Filipino youth in nation-building because it is aligned with Lenovo’s “For Those Who Do” campaign. Like the TAYO winners and finalists who are DOers, Lenovo is a company focused on action. Lenovo’s DO mindset is to take action and make things happen, similar to what the TAYO winners and finalists have done and continue to do. These DOers are not just students but also entrepreneurs, artists and activists, business owners and educators who live to make things happen. All our Lenovo employees are driven by the DO culture called the Lenovo Way. The Lenovo Way core principles – commitment and ownership - are embodied in the statement: “We do what we say and we own what we do.” The Lenovo brand strives to convey the following key attributes walk the walk, want it now, commit, doing, integrity, make it better, imagination, ingenuity, ambition, obsession, positivity, optimism and purpose. We take pride that Lenovo is a company of DOers, powered by innovators who are obsessed with making great machines that power great companies, great individuals and great ideas. Our DO mindset has allowed as to become one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world. We are now ranked as the 2nd largest PC maker in the world because we strive to DO and achieve more than our competitors. As DOers, we at Lenovo create products and technology tools to help people - DOers like us - achieve their goals and aim for greater things.
At Lenovo, every technology and functionality that we put into our machines serves a purpose – from the owl wing fan which makes machines quieter and cooler, to the grills at the base of our commercial notebooks to make them spill-proof. Lenovo PCs were made as rock-solid, highly functional tools that ignite human accomplishment, not just potential, and not just possibilities - but real action and tangible achievement. Lenovo products were designed to perfectly combine form and function, and designed to fit different lifestyles. They are thinner, lighter and use less power, to enable consumers to experience true freedom and go the distance. They incorporate useful innovations and strong multimedia entertainment capabilities to simplify and entertain in the same breadth. We are confident that Lenovo’s participation in the TAYO Awards through our donation of the Lenovo IdeaPad S100 netbooks to each of the 10 youth organization winners and the IdeaPad Tablet K1 for the Most Innovative Project will help these DOers achieve giant strides in their respective projects and make a meaningful impact to their communities. The Lenovo IdeaPad S100 netbook is a perfect DO machine for the winners of TAYO because it weighs less than a kilo and features a 10.1 inch slim backlit LED display and premium AccuType keyboard. The IdeaPad S100 netbooks will serve as a perfect computing device for the TAYO organization’s dynamic and mobile operations. We congratulate all the winners of the TAYO Awards and the people behind the TAYO Awards Foundation for their exceptional work of bringing together the best and most meaningful organizations in the country today. Rest assured that Lenovo will continue to support TAYO in its future endeavors and Lenovo vows to continue to create personal devices more people will be inspired to own, a culture more people will aspire to join and an enduring business that more people trust than any other technology company in the world.
VICKY AGORRILLA Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines
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The search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations started in 2002 by the TAYO Awards Foundation, in partnership with the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan and the National Youth Commission. It aims to recognize and support the outstanding contributions of the youth â€“ who dominates the total population of the country - in the development of their local communities, schools, and work place, through their novel and valuable projects. Since its inception, TAYO has gone through several innovations. Now on its 9th year, TAYO used social media to reach numerous youth organizations in the country. TAYO 9 information and forms were made available online via www.tayoawards.net and the TAYO Facebook Fan Page.
Before coming up with the Top 10 awardees, TAYO screened hundreds of entries submitted from February to August according to their area: NCR, Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. Based on the initial criteria, TAYO came up with the Top 10 Area Finalists, and had them validated. Area judging was held to come up with the Top 5 who will represent each area during the national finals. Selection of winners was based on the following criteria: Impact of project entry on stakeholders; Harnessing the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship; Creativity and Innovation; and, Sustainability and Effective use of Resources.
TAYO 9 WINNERS
President Benigno S. Aquino, III awarded the TAYO 9 winners last October 27 in the MalacaĂąang Palace. Each of the ten winners received a trophy specially crafted by Toym De Leon Imao, and a Php 50,000 cash grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation.
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A CPA: Assisting Cooperatives’ Proficiency in Accounting The island of Boracay is most popularly known as a pristine island paradise. Beyond this idyllic setting, few are aware of the original inhabitants of the island—the Aeta or Ati people. The Aeta, like much of the other indigenous peoples in the country, are neglected by most of the general population. Most of the Aetas in Aklan live off the land as farmers, who are often organized in cooperatives.
Free accounting services are provided for Aeta Farmer Cooperatives.
Seeing that these farmer groups needed help especially in the tedious daily business management and accounting tasks, a group of volunteers composed of Accountancy students from the Aklan Catholic College Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants set out to provide accounting assistance to these cooperatives. With the project A CPA: Assisting Cooperatives’ Proficiency in Accounting, the ACCJPIA assists four farmer cooperatives in Aklan. These are: (1) Boracay Ati-Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Barangay Bolabog in Boracay Island; (2) Agbalogo Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative; (3) Agculay Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative; and, (4) Libang Samahang Nayon MultiPurpose Cooperative in Makato. Most Aetas have not gone through formal education. But despite of this, ACCJPIA found out that they were more than eager to learn how to manage their cooperative more effectively. The Aeta farmers learned simple
mathematics up to fundamental accounting through the program. Because the ACCJPIA wants to impart entrepreneurial strength to their beneficiaries, the group’s mission is to share knowledge and help the cooperatives in their small business operations. Life After TAYO: We received a lot of recognition and motivations, making us feel that all hardships are worth it. Truly, TAYO pushed us to a higher level. It made ACCJPIANS more inspired to never stop aiming the highest level of service and help we can extend even as students. There was change not only in our organization but in our personal lives as well.
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Back to Greens for Health Initiative For rural communities the issue of health is one of many pressing concerns. One such example is that of Barangay Balud in Basey, Samar. A lot of people in this area suffer from poor healthcare, which is why students of healthcare professions and young healthcare professionals joined forces to help lessen—if not eradicate—this problem by coming up with the Back to Greens for Health Initiative. The Back to Greens for Health Initiative focuses on addressing the plight of poor healthcare access by using approved herbal medicine as a means to treat common diseases in the community. The project is composed of four phases: (1) Facilitators’ Training and Workshop, a lecture-series on the Top 5 Common Illnesses in the community; (2) Information Drive, which included massive information dissemination on the current health state in the community, the Top 5 Common Illnesses, and its approved herbal remedies through an organized parents’ classes; (3) Green Drug Production, which focuses on teaching how to prepare herbal medicines; and, (4) Backyard Green Pharmacy Project, which promotes cultivation of herbal plants in every household.
Life After TAYO: Many expressed their desire to join our organization. This makes it easier to expand the project as we have more resources we can work with.
The Alyansa ng mga Kristyanong Mag-aaral - Responsable nga Balikatan han mga Kabataan (AKMA-RESBAK) was founded in October 24, 1999, and is a duly recognized student organization in the Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation. Its primary goal is to mold student leaders with social conscience.
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Improving Food Security among Rural Youths and their Families The Improving Food Security among Rural Youths and their Families program of the Association of Locally Empowered Youth in Northern Mindanao (ALEY-NM) is a project that focuses on rallying the youth and their families in the production of organic vegetables and tree seedlings using vermi-composted organic matter as fertilizer called, SaniFert (short for sanitary fertilizer). The fertilizer is mixed with human waste, which is now globally recognized as a valuable resource to use in growing more food and trees. Vegetable production centers on crops which seedlings can be grown in any available direct-to-sunlight space and are later on distributed directly to the beneficiaries. The tree seedlings, on the other hand are sold in order to raise funds to produce more. Aside from providing seeds to grow, ALEY-NM also conducts training on organization building and development, as well as organizing neighborhood clusters to help network and sustain activities. The Association of Locally Empowered Youth in Northern Mindanao (ALEY-NM) is an organization that aims to empower the youth and give hope by focusing in making the rural people more productive, as well as improving local biodiversity by nurturing the land in a low-external input system and incorporating croptrees-animals in a nutrient-cycle, and sustainable manner. The organization also promotes ecological sanitation by using human waste as fertilizer.
What will you do with the grant? Our main area of operation in Libertad will expand to target at least 50 young locals per month or 600 youth members a year, and then further expand to Iligan City and Dipolog City where a small NGO is interested to pilot our approach. And, finally, market our organic fertilizer SaniFert, the first of its kind in the world, to gardeners, growers, and farmers,
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Tatlong Libong Bayani ng Ibalong It is not far from the truth when one says that the Philippines’ literary heritage is as colorful and diverse as its 7,000-odd isles and its people. Our islands are home to mystical stories and vibrant folklore. One such story is the epic Ibalong—the story of the three great Bikol heroes Baltog, Handyog, and Bantog. With the artistic project Tatlong Libong Bayani ng Ibalong, AUL-STAGE (Sama-samang Tinig ng mga Aktor na Gumagalaw sa Entablado) aims to find the hero in everyone, most especially the youth. The project’s goal is to reinvent the great story of Ibalong, and in the process search for the modern-day heroes—the catalysts of change and progress—in the Bicol region and beyond. STAGE is the resident theater company of the Aquinas University of Legazpi. It was formed in 1987 and for more than two decades has regularly produced sociallyrelevant plays that found light in different stages in and beyond the Bikol region. Its members are art scholars of the university. Tatlong Libong Bayani ng Ibalong is a nine-month long theatrical project designed to familiarize people with the characters, events, and relevance of the Ibalong epic; conduct theatre workshops with school and outof-school youth to muster their ideas of what heroes are like and imagine themselves as heroes, too; conduct “forum theatre” in selected communities and make them a part of the play’s creative process; and, with the ultimate goal of mounting a full-length theatrical
performance with the help of at least 3,000 people as the “modern heroes” of Ibalong. Such a huge socially-relevant task is only possible with the help of other groups inside and outside of AUL. STAGE has enlisted the help of the AUL Dance Troupe, AUL Choral, and different communities and university groups in Legazpi City, and other parts of Bicol. What are your plans with the grant? We plan to conduct the project in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Masbate and Catanduanes, hence continue the search for young heroes of the generation.
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The group started with 60% of its members being drug addicts.
Organisadong Binyagan For people living in poverty, daily needs like food, shelter, and proper education are hard to come by, especially in these trying times. For a group of young people in a depressed community in Alabang, Muntinlupa, getting baptized and being a member of a church is just as important. But because not all families could afford receiving the Holy Sacrament, getting baptized ranks low in their to-do list. Established in July 26, 2009, Indak Kabataan Youth Organization came up with an idea of organizing an event to have youths in their community undergo the sacrament of baptism through their project titled Organisadong Binyagan. The organization recognized that to hold a mass baptism, they would need to generate funds. By participating in numerous dance contests, organizing canal-cleaning drives, and getting support from local government officials, they did just that. Indak Kabataan was able to pool enough funds to have unbaptized children aged 3 years old and up in their community baptized in their local church on March 2010. The group went on to hold two more mass baptisms after that.
What are you going to do with the grant? Ipagpapatuloy ang kaaya-aya at kapakipakinabang na proyektong binyagan, upang (pagdating ng panahon) ang lahat ng kabataan ay makapagtapos ng pag-aaral.
Some members of Indak Kabataan were self-confessed former drug dependents. Helping their neighborhood through various projects that focus on the youth is their way of giving back to their community. The groups’ efforts were officially recognized with an award as an outstanding youth organization by the local government of Muntinlupa. The once “perwisyo sa komunidad” can now be regarded as the “pag-asa ng bayan.” 19
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Project NOWTBUKS (NOW is Time to Build-Up Kids for Sustainability) Youth empowerment and environmental consciousness are the two main movers of the Project NOWTBUKS (NOW is Time to Build-Up Kids for Sustainability) of the Industrial Engineering Council (IEC) of Cebu Institute of Technology-University (CIT University). The project aims to create awareness among its members and beneficiaries of the importance of environmental protection through creation of eco-notebooks. The program strongly campaigns for recycling to become an integral part of the lifestyles of public high school students. The project started with a team building activity through a lecture on the importance of recycling. The organization then proceeded to the actual creation of the eco-notebooks using recycled materials such as scrap paper, used cardboards, and yarns which were collected from school offices, students, and alumni. The eco-notebooks were distributed to selected public schools in the nearby communities as beneficiaries. The IEC views their NOWTBUKS program as a continually growing and improving project. They aim to make their project wholly sustainable in time, and introducing it to many more public schools in their community. By doing so, more youths would be empowered towards environmental care and protection.
The Industrial Engineering Council was established in January 1997. The group is a duly recognized student organization in CIT University. The organization is a six-time recipient of the Most Outstanding Student Organization of the university. Why did you come up with the project? Studies already show that forests are being cut at a rate of 100 acres per minute to produce paper which is normally used and disposed with no much thought. NOWTBUKS not only addresses that but teaching these to high school student will go a long way with their education.
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Literature and Language Education Program 2010 Our national hero Dr. José Rizal could not have put it better when he wrote, “Ang hindi magmahal sa sariling wika, daig pa ang hayop at malansang isda.” It is perhaps in this line of thinking that a group of “poet-volunteers” organized themselves and formed Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA). All LIRA members are graduates of the weekend sessions and stringent requirements of the annual LIRA Poetry Clinic. Many of its members have earned literary awards and have published books of their own. LIRA’s poet-volunteers come from different professions—some are teachers, graphic designers, and priests. Some are still studying in college; many split their duties between parenthood, full-time employment, LIRA volunteerism, and their art. With the help of donors and government institutions such as the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, LIRA organized the Literature and Language Education Program 2010 which aimed to foster the growth of our national literature and culture by highlighting the teaching of Filipino poetry.
LIRA was founded in 1985 by a group of young poets with their mentor National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario. The group is considered as one of the oldest organization of poets in the Philippines. LIRA is also considered as one of the premiere literary organizations in the Philippines.
LIRA’s Literature and Language Education Program 2010 edition was divided into two main components namely: (1) Sining ng Tugma at Sukat 2010: Pagtuturo ng Tula sa Siyam na Bayan sa mga Lalawigan (Art of Rhyme and Meter 2010: Teaching Poetry in Nine Towns in the Provinces); and, (2) Klinikang Pampanulaan ng LIRA 2010 (LIRA Filipino Poetry Clinic 2010). There were 500 beneficiaries which include teachers and high school and college students, as well as aspiring writers from all over the country.
How’s life after TAYO? We are expanding our National Literary Education Program to include Poetry for Children’s Development and Poetry as Therapy. We will also be more accessible online via social networking sites. LIRA is now partnering with fellow youth volunteer orgs for future programs all over the archipelago.
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Be the center and model for children and the youth on peace education.
Peace Education through Summer Peace Camps The Peace Education through Summer Peace Camps project of the Youth Solidarity for Peace is an annual initiative that aims to “build a peace constituency among children and youth through the culture of peace and framework.” The organization believes that peace camps will help instill the culture of peace in the minds of the young people, which will eventually eliminate signs of apathy and violence. The Summer Peace Camp is a gathering of young people who are entailed to eventually carry the torch of leadership in the future. They’re composed of youth leaders from different institutions, out-of-school youths, young professionals, as well as young people with special needs regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity. The organization also aims to inspire others to develop the same concept of strengthening peace education that covers in its entirety the concepts of poverty, environment, human rights, the peace process, human security, and many others. The Youth Solidarity for Peace is a youth organization that was formalized in February 26, 2008. YSP is the youth arm of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ) and Interreligious Solidarity Movement for Peace (ISMP). The organization is composed of member committees from the Society of Young Peace Weavers and Golden Crescent Achievers, High School Peace Advocates, College Student Peace Advocates, Community Based Peace Animators, and the Young Professionals Network of Peace Builders. They have been regionally recognized for their contributions in forming outstanding leaders here and abroad.
How’s life after TAYO? TAYO Awards was an affirmation that indeed peace is everyone’s responsibility. By that, YSP continues to replicate its best practices not just in Zamboanga but the whole Philippines.
EATC P S N AWA DARA
ANULTAN KU D N I G M TY, S
LDER I U B E
Our multi-faceted approach helps our activities cross over Muslims, Christians, and Lumads. 26
Young Mindanawans Peace Builders The Young Mindanawans Peace Builders proved that indeed, the youth is the hope of the nation. Their being young did not hinder them from making a difference in their community, especially in a place surrounded by conflict. Believing that peace can be obtained by focusing on the side factors, they have come up with their banner program People Enabling Actions for Community Empowerment and Sustainable Peace and Development in Southern Mindanao (PEACE-SPD Southern Mindanao). Among the activities under the program is conducting several peace advocacies that help Muslims, Christians and Lumads understand the culture, origin and traditions of each other. The group also implemented the Entrepreneurship Development for the youth, which seeks to help alleviate the economic situation in the area. Feeding programs, human rights advocacy, literacy programs in remote areas, as well as assisting technical vocational education for the youth, and honing Youth Peace Advocates through the Circle of Peace Training are also part of the program.
What kind of society do you envision with this project? YMPB envisions a society wherein young people can maximize their potentials by enabling them to affirm control over their life circumstances, a society with peace, human dignity, and security for all citizens.
The Young Mindanawans Peace Builders was founded on February 26, 2007 by Mr. Norhashim Ulangkaya in Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal City, South Cotabato. The organization is composed of Christian, Muslim and Lumad youths. YMPB is guided by its mission to advocate, inform, involve, inspire and celebrate social change led by and for youths through a multifaceted approach. 27
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Summer Cultural Workshop With the advent of new technology comes the challenge of making our cultural roots more relevant and interesting. A group that hails from the mountains of the Cordilleras is keen on preserving culture—the embodiment of a people’s beliefs, mores, and traditions— in a developing society. From its inception in 2000, the University of the Cordilleras-Hapiyoh Mi Cultural Group’s main objective has always been to protect the rich and diverse Cordilleran culture. In fact, “Hapiyoh Mi” is an Ifugao phrase that means “our shield,” representing the group’s commitment to protect the Cordilleran way of life.
Cultural awareness is everybody’s concern. It embodies our values, beliefs, mores, and tradition.
The UC Hapiyoh Mi is composed of students in the University of the Cordilleras, particularly those who hail from the six provinces of the region. The group specializes in the traditional arts, music, and dances indigenous to the Cordilleras. Since 2003, The UC Hapiyoh Mi Cultural Group has been conducting a yearly Summer Cultural Workshop— an intensive four-day seminar workshop that aims to educate the Cordilleran youth of their rich heritage through various activities. Participants, composed of high school and college students in the region, are taught how to make and play indigenous musical instruments, the intricacies of various Cordilleran dances, and theatrical productions. Considered the premiere Cordilleran performing arts group in the country and having won several numerous awards and distinctions, the UC Hapiyoh Mi believes that cultural awareness is everybody’s concern and that
it should be inculcated in every member of the society to reflect the ideals and inspirations of every people practicing them. Aside from their annual summer workshops, the group aims to reach a wider audience by promoting Cordilleran culture to other parts of the country. The University of the Cordilleras-Hapiyoh Mi Cultural Group also hopes to one day publish a book on Cordilleran history, attires, music, dances, and festivals. How do you see yourself in the future? We want to be the prime genuine and respectable cultural organization committed to promoting and preserving Cordilleran culture not only in the Philippines but also abroad. 29
ABELLANA NATIONAL SCHOOL RESCUE GROUP INC. Cebu City, Cebu
Motivating the Youth through Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness
TAYO 9 FINALISTS
Recent events and happenings have shown us Filipinos that disaster preparedness is an often overlooked aspect of living in a country like the Philippines. Natural disasters such as typhoons, floods, and earthquakes, as well as man-made hazards like fires and accidents are a reality that every person lives with. It is important to note that loss of lives, livelihood, and dreams can be minimized and even avoided if one has the proper knowledge in disaster preparedness. With the project Motivating the Youth through Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness, the Abellana National School Rescue Group Inc. from Cebu aims to prove that even young people can help in avoiding and minimizing damage brought about by different disasters. Getting the young people in a community involved in disaster preparedness help save lives and reduce fatalities.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND RISK REDUCTION
The ANS Recue Group Inc. has organized their project to train school youths in different rescue subjects such as Basic First Aid, Basic Life Support (CPR), Basic Rope Techniques, Ladder Rescue, High Angle Search and Rescue, Basic Fire Fighting, and Basic Fire Safety. The group also provides a two-day seminar on disaster preparedness aimed specifically at barangay youths. Graduates of the training program are then given the chance to render their services to the community through several organized activities such as the worldfamous Sinulog Festival and the like. The rescuers also respond to emergency situations such as fires and vehicular accidents. The annual project of the ANS Rescue Group Inc. has produced 99 rescuers from ordinary students since its inception in 2004.
ATENEO SPECIAL EDUCATION SOCIETY (SPEED)
HAYAG YOUTH ORGANIZATION, INC.
Splendour: A Masquerade Ball
World Savers: Youth Empowerment through Environmental Volunteerism and Sustainability
Quezon City, Metro Manila
San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte
Socialization helps people build friendships and gives them the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas. It is this very idea that an organization from Ateneo de Manila University built upon when they organized an event that would give people with special needs the same opportunities of friendship and fellowship that regular people would have in a social gathering.
The importance of protecting the environment can never be stressed out enough. The worsening condition of our planet all the more gives reason to teach the youth of taking care of our surroundings. The World Savers: Youth Empowerment through Environmental Volunteerism and Sustainability project of Hayag Youth Organization, Inc. is an ongoing program aimed at promoting youth agency and engagement through various volunteerism activities that focus on actively engaging the youth in improving the environmental and related issues in their communities.
The Ateneo Special Education Society (SPEED) is an organization from the Ateneo committed in fostering an environment that advocates for persons with special needs through membership formation and collaborations with different sectors for area immersions and projects, which provide a platform for the involvement of people inside and outside of the Ateneo community.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: OUTREACH PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Splendour: A Masquerade Ball was conceptualized as a social gathering for persons with special needs. It gives the beneficiaries the chance to socialize in a gathering that is often only enjoyed by high school students in regular schools. The Splendour project stemmed from another on-campus event of SPEED that aims to promote the organizationâ€™s advocacy by opening avenues for interaction between persons with special needs and the Ateneo community. The expansion of the project gave SPEED the opportunity to collaborate with UST-Guild of Thomasian Speducators (UST-GuTS), another organization with a similar advocacy. Splendour is a prom for people with special needs, wherein they are paired with two college students, one from Ateneo SPEED and another from USTGuTs. Youth with special needs get to celebrate for a night, the beauty of friendship and fellowship, just like regular high school students get to enjoy. The dinner-dance was held on February 12, 2011 and the organization aims for a repeat of the said event this year. SPEED was established in 1994.
The program includes different one-time and regular activities such as coastal and barangay clean-up drives, organic farming and gardening promotion activities, and summer eco-camps.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
The project is a continuing program, although most of the initial trainings and capacity-building sessions have been completed. Future plans of the organization include more in-depth resfresher sessions and monitoring of life skills, communication skills, leadership, teamwork, and self-esteem building. A monthly mangrove-planting activity, information sessions on natural disasters, solid waste management, and organic gardening are also planned for the future. The Hayag Youth Organization was founded in 1985. The members of the organization are the sponsored children of the CCF-Hayag (no Childfund, International Hayag). The organization was facilitated in response to the need for the youth to be unified, develop their potentials, and for the betterment of the community.
ALLIANCE OF YOUNG NURSE LEADERS AND ADVOCATES INTERNATIONAL INC.
Los Baños, Laguna
Manila City, Metro Manila
Kalingang Bayan: The AYNLA National Nursing Missions
Off the Street, On to School Project How can we tell if we are happy with what we do? For whom do we write our songs? For whom do we play our music?
It has been said that prevention is better than cure. It is in this vein that a group of nursing and healthcare professionals reach out to different communities in the country to provide basic healthcare services where and when it is needed most.
Those are the questions a group of student-musicians from Los Baños, Laguna tried asking themselves when they realized some things that most people their age would not even care about. What started out as “just another band,” turned out to be something more fruitful.
The Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates International Inc. (AYNLA) is a professional organization of nurse advocates working on helping achieve access to universal healthcare, promotion of primary healthcare and, protecting nurse’s and health professional’s rights and welfare.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
Kalingang Bayan: The AYNLA National Nursing Missions is the organization’s staple program. The project is implemented by all local chapters as part of developing their communities through health education, information, and primary healthcare services. Each local chapter chooses a community to work with and primarily provide essential health services such as health education, consultation, and training of health workers. They also partner with other organizations to provide medicines, medical and dental services, and minor surgical operations. The project is aimed at addressing primary healthcare which is founded on health promotion and disease prevention. AYNLA was established in 2009. Its members are composed of nursing professionals in various regions of the Philippines, as well as the Unites States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East.
Kairos is a group of young musicians that aims to use music in sending out messages about and for underprivileged children in their community. The group was formed in 2005. Kairos started assisting scholars in 2007. Funds primarily came from talent fees from participating in gigs, and prize money from winning band competitions. Other fund sources are their CD albums sales and solicitations. Through these, they are also able to provide school supplies and other basic needs for the less fortunate children in Los Baños, Laguna.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: PERFORMING ARTS (MUSIC)
Together with the UPLB Gabay Volunteer Corps, a campus-based volunteer group, they started the Off the Street, On to School Project. The project aims to help underprivileged children in their schooling needs. The band does this by procuring funds to buy school supplies and shoes for these children. Their first beneficiaries were the young sampaguita vendors that can be seen in and around the University of the Philippines Los Baños campus. As time passed by, different linkages such as National Bookstore Calamba, Rotary Club of Los Baños and even different local government units in Los Baños started to recognize the efforts of the group and supported their activity. Now, they aim to widen their scope and help more children. From just providing school supplies and shoes to children, Kairos now have four full-time scholars. They are also set to release their third album this 2012.
MACO YOUTH FOR PEACE
PHILIPPINE JUNIOR JAYCEES INC. NOVELETA KALERO
Maco, Compostela Valley
Noveleta, Cavite Youth for Peace
Junk to School
How do you combat the culture of violence in a community? Fight it with peace.
Environmental awareness and community service are two great values to instill in the hearts and minds of young people. The Philippine Junior Jaycees Inc., Noveleta Kalero from Noveleta, Cavite aims to do just that with their Junk to School project.
Armed with a five-point program, the Maco Youth for Peace of Maco, Compostela Valley believes that their activities would have a positive impact in their community.
Since its inception in 2008, Junk to School has become an annual project of the Philippine Junior Jaycees, Inc. Noveleta Kalero. Its goal is to help the public elementary students in their town. On top of that, it also aims to help address the issue of pollution in their community.
The organization’s Youth for Peace program is composed of five components: Plant, Eat, Act, Care, and Empower (PEACE). The Maco Youth for Peace’s project takes a holistic approach in addressing different pressing issues in their town, sometimes troubled with insurgency.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: COMMUNITY PEACE BUILDING AND ADVOCACY
The Plant component of the project involves initiating tree planting activities in their community. Eat supports feeding programs of pre-schoolers and less fortunate children and share food with members to establish camaraderie. The Act component includes peaceful activities such as peace rallies, music seminars, battle of the bands, and Muslim-Christian Youth Gathering. Care involves providing slippers and shoes to less fortunate children in Maco, and initiating clean-up activities. The last component, Empower, consists of conducting leadership and teambuilding activities through a leadership summit, poster making contests and a basketball league. By implementing their project, the Maco Youth for Peace enabled the youth and other members of their community to share their experiences and spread the culture of respect, love, and peace to every man, woman, and child in Maco.
The project is held every summer, just before the school year opens. The members of the group diligently knocks at every house in Noveleta to ask for empty and used plastic bottles, tin cans, old newspapers, and other things that people may consider as junk. They then sell what they collect to junkshops in their community. The money raised is used to buy notebooks, papers, pencils, bags, and other school supplies and are given to public school children in their town.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
“It is like hitting three birds with one stone,” the members say. First, the group wants to see an increase in enrollee turn-out in public school in Noveleta. This is addressed by providing children the supplies they need for school. Second, by collecting trash and other useless materials, the risk of flooding in their town is minimized. Last, the Philippine Junior Jaycees Inc., Noveleta Kalero aims to instill the value of community service and leadership into their members. With its continuous success, a lot of students from different public elementary schools have benefited from the organization’s efforts.
UP OMEGA ALPHA FRATERNITY AND UP OMEGA ALPHA SORORITY
THE MOUNTAIN COLLEGIAN La Trinidad, Benguet
Davao City, Davao
Pintig at Pantig: The Mountain Collegian Literary Awards
Pakiglambigit sa Upian, Pag-amona sa Kinaiyaihan
The permanence and influence of print media have started countless revolutions and enlightened countless more minds and souls throughout history. The saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword” may be an understatement. A group of studentwriters from the Cordillera aims to continue the rich tradition of writing by encouraging young people in the region to produce their best literary works.
In 2010, the UP Omega Alpha Fraternity and UP Omega Alpha Sorority from the University of the Philippines Mindanao Campus launched Pakiglambigit sa Upian, Pag-amona sa Kinaiyaihan to primarily provide community service to Sitio Upian in Marilog Disctrict, Davao City. “Pakiglambigit” means to commune in the Bisaya language. “Pag-amona” means caring. “Kinaiyaihan” refers to nature and the environment.
In August 2008, the Mountain Collegian launched Pintig at Pantig: The Mountain Collegian Literary Awards, a literary competition among secondary and tertiary students. It aims to encourage constructive self-expression through literary works. Students are invited to compete in photography, literary graphics, essay writing, short story writing, and poetry writing contests. Each event has three categories: English, Filipino, and Vernacular.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: CULTURAL PROMOTION, RECOGNITION, AND PRESERVATION
The winning entries are compiled and published in the Kalaleng, the publication’s literary folio distributed to students of Benguet State University and schools in the La Trinidad-Baguio City area. The competition has also become a vehicle of promoting culture by advocating the use of the vernacular language through the creation of a vernacular category in each event. Each year, Pintig at Pantig carries a theme focused on issues and matters of great significance not only to the participants as students of their respective institutions but also as members of the society. Such issues include development, patriotism, promotion of cultural integrity and identity, and care for the environment as well as its sustainability. Aside from the literary competition, the Mountain Collegian also extends its hands to the community by conducting journalism seminar-workshops in various schools including nearby provinces.
It came to the group’s knowledge that Sitio Upian— inhabited by the Matigsalog tribe—had difficulty supporting its constituents’ basic needs such as education, livelihood, and healthcare. Considering these realities, the UP Omega Alpha Fraternity and UP Omega Alpha Sorority formulated their program. The organization’s project has two thrusts: the people in the community and the environment.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: OUTREACH AND LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMS
Through various income-generating activities, the group was able to raise a sufficient amount to implement their project that included different activities for the members of Sitio Upian. The activities included tree planting, donation of clothes, books, toys, and shoes to children, feeding programs, and cultural shows. The group wishes to continue the project not just in Sitio Upian but also in other communities that need assistance. The UP Omega Alpha Fraternity and UP Omega Alpha Sorority’s motto “Service for the people and country” guides the organization in fostering social and moral awareness, tapping and encouraging other organizations to collaborate and do the same.
The Mountain Collegian is the official student publication of Benguet State University. It was formed in 1965.
UP JUNIOR MARKETING ASSOCIATION Quezon City, Metro Manila
Kids Integrated Development through Schooling (KIDS)
TAYO 9 NATIONAL FINALS
Access to quality education has been credited as one of the driving forces for and of development in a country. With this in mind, a group of students from the University of the Philippines launched a project to help those who they see have normally no access to education. The project Kids Integrated Development through Schooling (KIDS) is an initiative of the University of the Philippines Junior Marketing Association (UPJMA) which aims to provide underprivileged children with more opportunities for growth and holistic development through proactive measures. Beyond monetary support, UPJMA takes a deeper approach to KIDS by providing its scholars supplementary events including one-on-one tutorials, educational fieldtrips, leadership seminars, technology literacy workshops, and sports clinics, among others. These activities are geared towards their well-rounded growth and development.
CREATING CHANGE THROUGH: CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
The organization has partnered with nearby communities through their parishes to reach out to underprivileged children. Since its launch in 2000, KIDS has sent over 120 elementary and high school students to school. For the school year 2011-2012, UPJMA is supporting the education of 35 scholars as they complete their primary and secondary education. In the end, the project hopes to encapsulate the saying “Give a man a fish, and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime.” The UPJMA traces its roots back in 1958 and has established itself as one of the best university-wide organizations in the country. The organization is based in the College of Business Administration at the University of the Philippines’ main campus in Diliman, Quezon City.
The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations for 2011 with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as Keynote Speaker.
Eric Baroquillo, BPI Senior Manager Arline Adeva, Jollibee Senior PR Manager
Bam Aquino, President of TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc.
(L-R) Leon Flores, National Youth Commission Chairman and CEO • Mr. Guillermo Aponte, President and General Manager of The Coca-Cola Export Corporation • Sen. Kiko Pangilinan Pres. Aquino • Bam Aquino • Sec. Sonny Coloma, Presidential Communications Operations Office • Koh Kong Meng, General Manager and Executive Director of Lenovo ASEAN
Ivy Lisa Mendoza, Senior Editor, Manila Bulletin Risa Hontiveros, Spokesperson, Akbayan,
Bam Aquino together with Sen. Kiko Pangilinan hands the TAYO book - [R]evolutionaries -- to the President
TAYO 9 winners posing with their specially commissioned TAYO Trophy by nationally renowed artist Imao
(L-R) Vicky Agorilla, Lenovo Country Manager • Hector Melencio, Assistant Manager (Marketing Dept) PAGCOR • Saab Magalona, Actress/Blogger Ivy Lisa Mendoza, Senior Editor, Manila Bulletin • Risa Hontiveros, Spokesperson, Akbayan Daryl Labchoy of Hapiyoh Mi Cultural Group awarded by the President Gloc 9 during his performance at the awarding ceremony in Heroes Hall in Malacanang
(L-R) Wally Panganiban, Media Affairs Director, Coca-Cola Export • Usec. Jose Mari Oquinena • Claude ramos, Marketing Specialist, Cebu Pacific • Eric Baroquillo, BPI Senior Manager • Arline Adeva, Jollibee Senior PR Manager
TAYO 9 finalists
Rollie Fabi, Chairman of the TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc with Koh Kong Meng, GM and Executive Director of Lenovo ASEAN 43
TAYO Week As in previous years, representatives of the 20 finalist organizations from all over the country converged for the TAYO Week or National Finals. The TAYO Week activities included orientation and team building sessions, leadership training seminar and media hop. The activities culminated to the National Judging day and the Awarding Ceremonies that capped the TAYO Week. The five-day program was designed to bring the National Finalists together and stay true to the TAYO spirit of togetherness and camaraderie. The program was also designed for the organizations to establish networks for future project collaborations. It was also a venue to for program partners to learn about the organizations programs and maybe help them in the future. The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) hosted and gave the leadership training seminar. Usec. Lino Rivera of the Department of Education, Carlo Ople, Head of New Media, TV5 and Omi Castañar of the Department of Budget and Management. Mr. Rapa Lopa, President and Chairman of NCAF welcomed the National Finalists to their office. The leadership seminar wide range of topics, from nationalism, how to become true leader and how social media effectively communicate the activities of the organizations to young people in the country. National Judging The National Judging Day was October 25, 2011 at the Midas Hotel in Pasay City. It was a very nerve wracking and at the same time exciting day for the National Finalists, TAYO secretariat and the Judges. Each organization representative is given 5 minutes to present a standard PowerPoint presentation to a panel of distinguished panel of judges. This year the judging was made easier by the laptops lent to the foundation by LENOVO. The TAYO Secretariat 44
pre-loaded soft copies entry forms, application briefers and pertinent documents submitted by the organizations on to the laptops. Each judge was given a laptop and could easily view organizations information quickly and with ease. In the previous years the secretariat would have printed out 300 copies of documents for each of the 15 judges. This year with the foundation’s commitment to go green we’ve lessen the paper consumption only scores sheets were printed. The panel of judges was co-chaired by Senator Kiko Pangilinan and TAYO Awards Foundation President, Mr. Bam Aquino. They were joined by distinguished panel of judges. They are: Mr. Leon Flores III Chairman and CEO, National Youth Commission Mr. Jose Mari Oquiñena Undersecretary for Special Concerns, Presidential Communications Operations Office Mr. Wally Panganiban Media Affairs Director, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Ms. Vicky Agorrilla Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines Mr. Hector Melencio Asst. Manager, PAGCOR Marketing and Casino Customer Relations Department Mr. Claude Ramos Marketing and Promotions Specialist, Cebu Pacific Air Ms. Arline Adeva Senior Public Relations Manager, Jollibee Mr. Eric Barroquillo Senior Manager Bank of the Philippines Islands Ms. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel Spokesperson, Akbayan Party Ms. Ivy Lisa Mendoza Section Editor,Youth & Campus Section, The Manila Bulletin Ms. Saab Magalona Actress & Blogger Mr. Reg Plopinio ASEAN Youth Awardeee 2011
Senator Kiko Pagilinan, Mr. Bam Aquino and Chairman Leon Flores III gave tokens of appreciation to each of the judges. All the National Finalists were also presented with certificates for their organization’s participation to the National Judging. As a tradition, winners were only be announced during the Awarding Ceremonies. Awarding Ceremonies The Awarding Ceremonies was held at the Heroes Hall in the Malacañang Palace. There were a total of 500 hundred guests in attendance.TAYO winners, program partners, guests of national finalists were all present at the ceremonies. The crowd was treated with a performance of rapper Gloc9. The winning organizations each received a cash grant of Php 50,000.00 and a trophy especially crafted by Toym De Leon Imao. On top of that, Lenovo gave a unit of Lenovo IdeaPad S100 and Jollibee Food Corporation gave gift certificates for each TAYO 9 winning organizations. Coke Barkada Special Awards were given to Kairos Band and ALEY-NM, who also received plaques for the said recognition. Recipient of Best in Technology Award was also given a Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet. The runners-up received a consolation prize of Php 20,000.00 each and certificates of appreciation. The TAYO Awards Foundation presented a publication to President Aquino. The book entitled [R]evolutionaries is about the Filipino youth who are innovative thinkers and are constantly finding new solutions to old problems, challenging the status quo, testing their limits, and daring to go beyond the normal call of everyday life. [R]evolutionaries features the winners of the annual Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) from year 1 to 6, and speaks to anyone with innovative mind and revolutionary spirit. The book is the first publication that the foundation has produced. The publication was presented to the President by Senator Kiko Pangilinan and Mr. Bam Aquino, President of TAYO Awards Foundation.
The TAYO Awards Foundation formally opened the 9th Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations and launched it’s first book publication entitled [R]evolutionaries: The New Generation Of Filipino Youth and Youth Organizations last February 28, 2011. Foundation’s partners, former TAYO winners and people from the press graced the occasion.
TAYO’S FRESH FACES
In our pursuit of maintaining the traditions of TAYO and improving from lessons learned in the past as an organization, we welcomed two new Project Directors to the family just this February 2012. For TAYO’s 10th year celebration, Luigi and Grekka have joined the team. You will definitely be meeting them for our activities this year and so forth. So, get to know them more:
[r]evolutionaries: people who are unafraid to dream, dare, risk, and push the boundaries of their ideas
+ evolution: the process of creating new solutions to old problems and situations; also, the process of growth and maturity, of the ripening of an idea
[R]EVOLUTIONARIES is a book about the Filipino youth— innovative thinkers who are finding new solutions to old problems, challenging the status quo, testing their limits, and daring to go beyond the normal call of everyday life. [R]EVOLUTIONARIES features the winners of the annual Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) from year 1 to year 6, and speaks to anyone with an innovative mind and a revolutionary spirit. It is a 14-chapter illustration featuring how Filipino youth organizations from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have improved many lives in different communities. [R]EVOLUTIONARIES is a passion project--yours and ours. The book [R]evolutionaries is available in all Fully Booked branches and at the TAYO Awards Foundation Office. For more information about the publication please visit us www. tayoawards.net or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Luigi De Vera
Grekka G. C. Sarmiento
Age: 23 Course: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy School: University of the Philippines Diliman Interests: Movies, Records, Food, Football, Politics, Law, Books, Adventures
Age: 23 Course: Bachelor of Science in Development Communication School: University of the Philippines Los Baños Interests: Photography, Politics, and Movies
How’s TAYO so far:
How’s TAYO so far?
It’s my first time to work in an environment where everyone eats lunch together. It’s also my first time to work with people who are very passionate with what they are doing. They say first times are hard to forget, I think I can believe in that now. I find pleasure knowing that every single day spent at the office is an opportunity to really do something for others.
It’s quite worrying to be in a totally new environment. But TAYO has been very warm and helpful. I’m excited to get to work every day!
Message to TAYO Mag readers: Hi! I cannot wait to meet every single person who helps in the advocacy of the TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. and express how amazed I am with you for keeping the faith in the Filipino youth. I guess I’ll be meeting you one of these days—and when we do—I hope to tell you personally that what you are doing is admirable and truly inspiring. I’m excited for the months and years ahead that I’ll be working alongside people like you, and together we will echo Buzz Lightyear’s line: to infinity, and beyond!
Message to TAYO Mag readers: Hello to every TAYO participants, partner, and supporters out there! I’m honored to be part of this family and I look forward to working with you in making TAYO bigger and better on its 10th year and even the years after that.There’s nothing like being a part of something much bigger than yourself.
Filipino Youth Powers Nation Building With DO Machines TAYO winner organizations utilize their Lenovo PCs to further accomplish goals in helping the youth and their communities
The essence of Lenovo’s ‘For Those Who Do’ campaign is perfectly captured by the TAYO Awards, whose winners are chosen based on the project’s creativity, innovation, sustainability, effective use of resources, spirit of volunteerism, and impact on stakeholders. Quite aptly, Lenovo products are for “DO-ers,” people who live to seize opportunities and see technology as an integral part of their lives and a tool to help them achieve their goals. YMPB’s large membership base (148,291) requires an organized data base we can quickly update and access, which we can now easily do using the laptop. - Norhashim Ulangkaya, founder and national president, YMPB.YMPB advocates sustainable peace and development in conflict-ridden Maguindanao.
“We use technology, especially social media, to continue our advocacies on social issues,”
- Roe Jalimao, artistic director of AUL-S.T.A.G.E. The organization produces plays excerpted from epics, such as the Bicol’s Ibalong, and directly involves youths from selected communities in the creative process. Members find the IdeaPad S100 ideal to bring to workshops and other activities. “It is now easier for us to be mobile community organizers as everything is in our netbook and tablet—word files, powerpoint presentations, picture documentations.” - Ivan Cyril B. Sayre, co-founder, Aley NM. They used to haul bulky charts and visual aids hand-drawn on manila paper to the training venues, usually remote areas. Aley NM also bagged the Most Innovative Project, a special citation for the organization that has internalized the DO mindset and embodied the DO-er lifestyle with their use of technology. 48
“We’ve proven that even uneducated people like me can win in competitions such as TAYO. There is always room for change.” After years of renting at computer shops, members can now accomplish paper works faster and more efficiently, therefore easing soliciting support. - Lea Asuncion, president, IKYO. The first few members of IKYO were reformed delinquents—raise funds and solicits support through the power of dance. “For two years now we have been holding the ‘Tulaan sa Facebook’ poetry contest. Our primary means of calling for new applicants and inviting people to our events are online.” - Phillip Yerro Kimpo Jr., president, LIRA. To foster the growth of the national literature, LIRA runs several programs, one of which is the teaching of Filipino poetry. TAYO stories come from different regions, cultures, and religions, but have a common passion for service and social change. “Networking, documentation and information dissemination are crucial for our projects, and the applications of the netbook ease the members’ tasks.” - Christian Kempis Poleño, chairman, AKMA-RESBAK. Healthcare needs of the poor are achieved by AKMARESBAK by advocating use of medicinal herbs. “We will be able to provide more support to the cooperatives… and to have our accounting clinic… and implement more livelihood projects to our adopted barangays.” - Joeby Taglay Barrientos, president, ACCJPIA. The team assists different cooperatives in Aklan province in accounting systems and business operations. Barrientos expressed thanks for the laptop that helped accomplish accounting tasks efficiently and effectively. “Being part of the youth is a gift.You should make use of your time and energy in worthwhile activities that not only benefit you as a person but the entire community as well.” Equipping with the latest technology is striving to preserve the fine points of the culture inherited. - Maria Catbagan-Aplaten, founder and director, Hapiyoh Mi. The group educates the Cordilleran youth of their rich cultural heritage through free summer workshops on Cordilleran music, dances, traditions and practices. For the full article visit www.tayoawards.net/category/news. For the latest Lenovo news, subscribe to Lenovo RSS feeds (http:// www.lenovo.com/news/ph/en/) or follow Lenovo on Twitter (http:// twitter.com/LenovoPhils) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ lenovophilippines).
ORGANIZERS TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. A non-stock, non-profit organization, which aims to promote the convergence of stakeholders and policies for effective national and local governance. It facilitates dialogues and discussions among government and private sector leaders on current issues and concerns of the youth. TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. maintains active communication and networking with past and current finalists and winners, and all participants in TAYO undertakings. It also engages in post-awarding activities that focus on continued capability-building. Office of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan The team behind Senator Kiko Pangilinan, the senator’s own campaign cry in 2001 for citizens not to rely simply on government, but for they themselves to work on improving their communities. Inspired by Sen. Kiko’s own background as a youth leader, student activist, and young public servant, Team Kiko is involved in different creative undertakings that seek to enhance the role of young Filipinos in nation building. It is a lead organizer of the TAYO and various initiatives that benefit the youth sector.
Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines
Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation
In November 1986, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines was established in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the bottling of the Coca-Cola in the country. The Foundation’s mission is: “To refresh the communities we touch through programs that provide Filipino youth the opportunity to become self-reliant, creative and productive citizens with the drive to excel.”
Then the Sen. Benigno S. Aquino Foundation (BSAF), it was renamed as Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) a few months after President Cory passed away.
Coca-Cola’s partnership with TAYO began in 2005 through a special award dubbed as “Coke Barkada”, an award given to the youth organization that best embodies togetherness while making a positive change in the community. Since then, the Foundation’s commitment to youth empowerment grew ever stronger as it continues to support TAYO and its innovations year after year. Other collaborations between TAYO and Coca-Cola Foundation include the Coke Planet Project and the TAYO Leadership Training.
INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS Philippine Center of Young Leaders (PCYL) in Governance Formerly the Philippine Council of Young Political Leaders (PCYPL) Foundation, Inc., PCYL is a non-stock, non-profit organization that helps develop young elected or appointed government officials into competent and responsible leaders through a variety of trainings, applied research, and international exchange programs. It envisions a just, compassionate, and prosperous nation where leaders work to serve the people, earn their trust, and restore their faith in government. For seven years, PCYL celebrates youth dynamism and leadership potential through TAYO. It shares TAYO’s vision of an empowered citizenry in the face of global crisis.
National Youth Commission The National Youth Commission (NYC) is the premier youth policy-making body of the Philippine government. Providing a perspective and enthusiasm akin to the Filipino youth, the NYC represents the interests of the Filipino youth in affairs of government. Apart from this mandate, the NYC aims to celebrate youth volunteerism and best practices sharing and for this reason, it is one of the institutions who have long spearheaded the TAYO search since year one. 50
Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD assists local government units, other national government agencies, peoples’ organizations and other members of civil society in the implementation of social welfare development policies, programs, projects and services. DSWD is an ardent supporter of the TAYO Awards for the past eight years. Through TAYO, it sees active youth organizations as stakeholders in the development of our nation, and not just social welfare beneficiaries.
NCAF’s core youth mobilization and empowerment program, carried out in cooperation with various partners and networks, envisions a more just, humane, equitable and sustainable society where new generation of Filipinos will be willing to step up as selfless heroes.
SEARCH PARTNERS Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s third-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Thinkbranded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com. Cebu Pacific Air The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) flies to 16 international destinations 34 domestic destinations including popular tourist destinations like Boracay, Cebu, Laoag, Puerto Princesa, Naga, Legazpi, Coron, Siargao, Surigao, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or http:// funtours.cebupacificair.com
Jollibee Jollibee, as the country’s leading fast food chain in the country, credits its rapid growth to its superior menu line-up, creative marketing programs, and efficient manufacturing and logistics facilities. As a corporate citizen, Jollibee is committed to give back to its host communities through meaningful and lasting socio-civic projects. . SM Supermalls and SM Cares SM Supermalls is owned by the SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the largest shopping mall chains and retail operator in the Philippines. It has launched SM Cares, a program to consolidate and coordinate all of SM Prime’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Carried out in SM malls nationwide, SM Cares’ award-winning CSR projects cover the environmental conservation (energy, air and water), and care and assistance to customers of SM malls with special needs such as the disabled, special children, the elderly and nursing mothers. SM Cares is SM Prime’s commitment to be one of the country’s leading CSR advocates.
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation PAGCOR is a hundred percent government-owned and controlled corporation created to regulate, authorize and license all games of chance authorized by law in the Philippines, generate revenues for the Philippine Government’s socio-civic and national development programs, and help promote the Philippine tourism industry.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TAYO: Q. Do we have to be an established organization to join TAYO? A. An organization has to be in existence for at least 6 months before it vies for a TAYO award. TAYO has a very flexible view on youth organizations. You don’t have to be a school organization or part of a national organization to join. Even barkadas with established projects that are known in a community can enter the TAYO Awards search. Q. Can I enter my project proposal for the TAYO Awards? A. Project entries for the TAYO Awards should already be implemented or is currently being implemented. The fast rule is this: one of the criteria is Impact. To measure impact, we will need to know the number of beneficiaries and the number of times you implemented the project. If your project doesn’t have beneficiaries yet, or you have not yet implemented the project, we will not be able to gauge its impact. Q. How do I become part of the TAYO organization? A. Though we value your personal interest to be an active partner of TAYO, the secretariat and organizers itself is not an organization. You also have to be part of an organization to submit an entry to the TAYO Search.
Q. How do I get the TAYO Entry form? A. You may download the entry form at the TAYO Awards Foundation website (www. tayoawards.net) or at the National Youth Commission website (www.nyc.gov.ph). We also mail out application forms, posters and magazines to schools and organizations that joined TAYO previously. Several government agencies (Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development, etc.) receive our requests for help in disseminating information about TAYO.
Q. Where do I send my entry form and requirements? A. For TAYO 9, we are trying to cut down on using paper for our selection process. We are encouraging youth organizations to e-mail their entries instead to tayo.secretariat@ gmail.com. We hope that you will be able to send your entry form and requirements as attachments in one e-mail only. If it would be more convenient for you to send your application by mail, both the TAYO Awards Foundation and the National Youth Commission have secretariats who can process your entry. Mail your entries to one of these offices: TAYO AWARDS FOUNDATION 2602C East Tower Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center Pasig City NATIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION 4th Floor Bookman Building #373 Quezon Avenue Quezon City Q. What will give our organization an edge in the search? A. We noticed that a lot of youth organizations lack documentation skills to illustrate the strengths of their projects. Most photos will be group shots of ceremonies or members. Our judges will appreciate images of your organization in the middle implementing your project. Your project brief also says a lot about the organization and the project. Make every answer to the point, and name actual statistics if you have them. Q. What kind of projects get recognized at the TAYO Awards? A. Usually, TAYO Award-winning organizations fall into one or a combination of these categories: Sining (Arts); Kalikasan (Environment); Teknolohiya (Technology); Kabuhayan (Livelihood/Entrepreneurship); Edukasyon (Education); Kalusugan (Health); Kaligtasan (Safety/Rescue Services); Pagkalinga (Social Services); Kabutihang-asal (Values); and Kultura (Culture or Traditional Arts).
Rollie Fabi, Chairman Mike Sicat, Co-Chairman Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, President Katherine Puruggaran, Treasurer Liza Castañeda, Corporate Secretary Luigi De Vera, Project Director Grekka Sarmiento, Project Director Grace Palpallatoc, Admin & Finance Officer Barbara Cruz, Secretariat Arnold Bautista, Secretariat Staff Erwin David, TAYO Staff Ernesto Sunga, Jr., TAYO Staff
Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan Renan Dalisay Ares Goyena Georgina Nava Renato Jude Digao Jenny Red Domingo Mike Diez Evita Garcia Vina Vivien Vargas Rachel Gillego Irish Bewer Nines Terol-Zialcita Rita Gallardo Julie Laconico Nicco Atos Leah Del Rosario Ditas Fajardo Rey Nanale John Paramio Allan Peñaredondo National Youth Commission Leon Flores III- Chairman and CEO Gio Tingson- Commissioner-at-Large Percival Cendaña Georg Nava Erwin Andaya Earl Saavedra Apolonio Maleniza II Marielou Chua Maria Regina Reburiano Cristabeth Jacinta Madrigal Anne Baria Katherine Purugganan Liza Castañeda Jun Angeles Dennis Mendoza Marlo Enriquez Didith Fernando Eric Ramos Chris Evert Leong Maritess Ramos Rose Madamba Sarah Garutas Erika Borja August Daquioag Jopep Cielos Danny Fermin Ding Luna Lyn Robles Arlene Prepotente Marlo Enriquez
National Youth Commission Area Officers and Regional Coordinators Nydia Paladan-Delfin Eddie Cuaresma Salma Jane Tamano Raymond Domingo Queenie Dadulo Jun Angeles Maui Fernandez Cherry Carag Evanesa Pasamba Melanio Santella, Jr. Ding Quiazon Baibonn Sangid Elsa Ledesma Marla Clemente TAYO Area Screening Judges Mindanao Teodolfo Bonitez - NYC, PRMED Arch. Ferdinand I. Dela Paz - JENESYS Supervisor; UST Instructor Dane Gustilo - Nursing Central Students Board, TAYO 8 Amaris Cabason - Yo Noy Visayas Richard Ravanera - NYC, Admin and Finance Linartes M. Viloria - Department of Labor and Employment Eumir Angeles – Alay Ni Ignacio, TAYO 8 Leah Del Rosario – OSK NCR Ernest Lucas - NYC, Office of Commissioner Percival Cendana Indira Tabo - Youth Leader, 34th SSEAYP (2007) Rupert Lacsamana - Guiguinto Scholars Association, TAYO 5 Patrick Procianos – OSK Luzon Bernadette Fernando - NYC, PRMED Louie Boy G. De Real - NYC Volunteer, 8th NYP Rudy Boctot - TAYO 3 Kina Santillan - OSK
TAYO Area Finals Judges Mindanao Asec. Percival V. Cendaña - Commissioner-at-Large, National Youth Commission Sybil Liwanag - Coca-Cola Raquel E. Nuñez - Department of Social Welfare and Development, Davao City Wendell F. Gozum – KAAKBAY, TAYO 1 Visayas Asec. Gio Tiongson – Commissioner-at-Large, National Youth Commission Grace Subong – Officer-In-Charge, Technical Assistance Division, DSWD Region 7 Cris Evert Lato – Program Officer, Philippine Business for Social Progress Mario Marababol – Administrator, Ocean Care Advocates, Inc. Marites Abundiente – Representative OSK NCR Asuncion Flores - Social Welfare Officer V / Center Head Nayon ng Kabataan Lorenzo Cosio - Gen Rev, TAYO 1 Jayson Vinta – Sining Bulakeno, TAYO 4 Atty. Cynthia Copuz – Legal Officer, NYC Rogel Filiciano - Coca-Cola Toni Alvarez - Office of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan Luzon Purificacion Arriola - Chief, Operations Division,DSWD Regional Office IV-B Pamela de Leon – Program Officer, Coca-Cola Foundation, Philippines Rose Mores – Tuklas Katutubo, TAYO 2 Niña Terol-Zialcita – Writer, Team Kiko Asec. Erwin Saavedra – Commissioner Representing Mindanao, NYC
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Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines Rene Adad - Chairman Willian Shultz - Vice-Chairman Cecile Alcantara - President
Ting Rillo-Cabalza - Manager, Education Programs & Finance
Victor Manlapaz - Program Officer, Environment
Leah Mehila Francis Macagaring Alwin Luarez Christian Olasiman Junmar Biñas Christian Quiros Jeffrey Coronel NCR Juliet Carolino Mar Leo Siggaoa Renzmar Velasco Darl Rivera Carla Feria Sorillie Bacsarpa Lester Lopez Visayas
Pamela de Leon - Program Officer, Communications The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Guillermo Aponte - President and General manager of The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Wally Panganiban - Media Affairs Director Lenovo (Singapore) Pte Ltd. – Philippines Koh Kong Meng - General Manager and Executive Director of Lenovo ASEAN Vicky Agorrilla - Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines Richard Javier - Country Manager for SMB and Consumer, Lenovo Philippines Anna Abola - Marketing Communications Manager, Lenovo Philippines
Rex Villavelez Michelle Basal Paul Monicimpo Alvin Trinidad Pia Tiongson MJ Gonzales
Albert Cuadrante - VP Marketing Jollibee Food Corporation
Gilbert Chan Allene Gonzales Jun Angeles Rose Alonsozana Saira Ferrer Anne Baria Nydia Paladan-Delfin
Arline Adeva - Senior Public Relations Manager
TAYO National Finals Judges Senator Kiko Pangilinan Bam Aquino – TAYO Awards Foundation Leon Flores III – Chairman and CEO, National Youth Commission Wally Panganiban - Media Affairs Director, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Vicky Agorilla – Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines Jose Mari Oquiñena - Undersecretary for Special Concerns, Presidential Communications Operations Office Risa Hontiveros – Spokesperson, Akbayan Claude Ramos – Marketing and Promotions Specialist, Cebu Pacific Air Arline Adeva – Senior Public Relations Manager, Jollibee Hector Melencio - Asst. Manager, PAGCOR Marketing and Casino Customer Relations Department Redg Plopinio – ASEAN Youth Awardeee 2011 Ivy Lisa – Sector Editor, Manila Bulletin Eric Baroquillo – Senior Manager, Bank of the Philippine Islands Saab Magalona – Actress/Blogger 54
Jasmin Cagsawa - Senior Accounts Manager Liz Martin - Accounts Executive Jollibee
Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman Undersecretary Celia Yangco Undersecretary Alicia Bala TAYO Friends Lea Dela Cruz Rudy Boctot Northern Luzon For TV: Gabby Keith - Sky 12, Usapang Turismo Strelle Quejado - SkyNEWS, Sky 12 Dhobie de Guzman - News Anchor, TV Patrol Northern Luzon Maira Wallis-Field Reporter - TV Patrol Northern Luzon Jen Nievera-Field Reporter - TV Patrol Northern Luzon Gladys Espinola-Field Reporter - TV Patrol Northern Luzon Rex Bate-Field Reporter - TV Patrol Northern Luzon Ada Sibayan-Field Reporter - TV Patrol Northern Luzon For Radio: Precy Mangibat - Bombo Radyo Jung Munar - Radyo ng Bayan Rose Malekchan - DZWT Radyo Totoo Minda Licawen - DZWT Radyo Totoo For Newspapers: Sam Bautista - EIC, Sunstar Baguio May-Anne Cacdac - Assoc. Editor, Sunstar Baguio JM Agreda - Staff Journalist, Sunstar Baguio Malen Catajan - Staff Journalist, Sunstar Baguio Rimaliza Opiña - Baguio Midland Courier Liza Agoot - Baguio Midland Courier Redjie Melvic Cawis - PIA Lorenza Tacadao - Baguio Midland Courier Photos Credits David Garmsen Saira Ferrer TAYO 9 organizations
Cebu Pacific Blessie L. Cruz - Manager - Marketing Promotions Claudio M. Ramos II - Marketing Promotions Specialist Krizia F. Lectura - Account Executive PAGCOR Cristino L. Naguiat, Jr. - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jorge V. Sarmiento - President and Chief Operating Officer Ma. Christina D. Elauria, M.A. - Corporate Events, Promotions SM Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation Rapa Lopa - Executive Director & President Boom Enriquez Mika Millar Rachelle Gutierrez
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National Finalists with Saab Magalona
Mae Cruz during the national judging Rapa Lopa welcoming the National Finalists at NCAF
Gloc9 with Comm. Georg Nava of NYC Usec. Jose Mari Oquinena & Claude Ramos
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Members of the Board of Judges posing with the TAYO 9 hand sign during the National Judging at Midas Hotel
Claude Ramos, Marketing Specialist, Cebu Pacific Eric Baroquillo, BPI Senior Manager
â€œGetting to Knowâ€? activity of the National Finalists at PAGCOR Chris Tiu with Tayo volunteers
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Philip Quimpo during the Panel Judging
Daryl Labchoy of Hapiyoh Mi Cultural Group
TAYO2 Alumni with Area Finalists Senator Pangilinan and President Aquino
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Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations, 2011