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85 applications for the TAYO Search Year 10, in danger of being invalidated

Manila, Philippines – With less than two days before the deadline for submission of entries to the search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations, eighty-five (85) youth organizations are in danger of being taken out of the search due to incomplete documentary requirements.

TAYO, being the country’s premier award-giving body to outstanding youth organizations, is a much-coveted honor for Filipino youth orgs. With a Php50, 000.00 project grant at stake, a link with corporate sponsors, media exposure, and the rare opportunity to be awarded by no less than the President of the Philippines in Malacañang, hundreds of youth organizations fight neck to neck every year to secure a spot and be proclaimed as one of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations.

This year, out of the hundreds of applications, eighty-five (85) youth organizations are at risk of being eliminated from the search before it even begins. Student organizations from top universities were not spared from the TAYO Secretariat’s initial sweep. Several organizations from the Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, University of Santo Tomas, and the University of the Philippines—Diliman and Los Baños campuses—are included in the list.

“There are very basic documentary requirements which these organizations failed to submit,” the TAYO Secretariat explained, referring to the following documents all applicants must submit:
1) List of officers (include leaders and founders if available). Please indicate name, position, contact number/s (landline and/or cellphone) and email addresses of all current officers;
2) a one-page certification attesting to the existence and veracity of the information submitted
for In-School Youth Organizations, a certification from the Office of Student Affairs
for Community-based, Out-of-School or Working Youth Organizations, a certification from the barangay or local officials;
3) an application briefer using the prescribed format which can be downloaded here; and
4) a three-page project documentation (can be any of the following: photos, testimonies of partners or beneficiaries, certificates, etc.)

Deadline for submission of entries is on Monday, 30 July 2012, the TAYO Secretariat expressed optimism that most—if not all—of the eighty-five (85) organizations can comply with the documentary requirements on time, and added, “Many organizations in the danger list have really great projects. We’ve read their project descriptions and we cannot wait to feature their stories in the special anniversary issue of the TAYO magazine. Some of these organizations’ stories will definitely wow the Philippines, and even the world. We might just find another Efren Peñaflorida this year.”

Documentary requirements must be sent to [email protected]. All organizations which are included in the list will be receiving an e-mail from TAYO informing them about their deficiencies.

Below is the complete list of youth organizations whose applications are about to be invalidated:
Ateneo Student Exchange Council
505 Disaster Rescuers for Emergencies, Assistance and Management, Inc. (505 DREAM)
AIESEC in the Philippines
ALPA (Alangalang Lingganay Performing Arts)
Ang Kabataang Sorsoganon Inc.
Brotherhood of Medical Scholars
CDO Funds for Little Kids
Christian Organization Council
Collective Arts of Students and Thespians
College of Business & Accountancy Academic Circle
Community Extension Service Society (CESS)
CORE-group of Student Volunteers Association La Salette Pananagutan Center University of La Salette
English Society
Far Eastern University – Political Science and International Studies Society
Hayag Youth Organization Incorporated
I Can Make a Difference Inc.
Imersyong Pinoy
Institute of Brilliant Information Technology Students (iBITS)
iTam Bayani
Junior Philippine Geographical Society-UP Diliman
Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants-University of Northern Philippines Chapter
Junior Tourism Executives
Junior Trainer’s Circle
Kilos Kabataan para sa Kinabukasan ( K3 )
La Salle Debate Society (LSDS)
Laoag City 4-H  Club Federation
Management Accounting Students Association
Minalin Youth Therapist and Hilot associaton
Modern Sanjoseño Youth Organization
MONARCH (Mother Nature\’s Army- the Children and the Rest of Us)
MSU-IIT DOST Scholars Association (MIDSA)
MY Rights – Saving Kids In Peril Inc.
MYTHA-Minalin Youth Therapist ans Hilot Association
Order of DeMolay, Bicol Chapter
Pag-Asa Youth Organization
Palawan Youth Volunteers for Reform
Paulinian Student Government – Iloilo City
Paulinian Student Government – Quezon City
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineer, MSEUF-Student Chapters
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineering – Student Chapter (PICE-SC)
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-Student Chapter
Progresibong Alyansa ng mga Kabatan ng Sauyi Inc.
Rotaract Club of De La Salle University
Samahang Ikabubuti ng Kabataan na Aagapay sa Pangangailangan ng bayan(SIKAP)
Sangguniang Kabataan Federation of San Ildefonso
SEEDS (Siquijorian students for Enrichment, Enlightenment, Development, and Service
Silak Publication
Society of Future Medical Technologists
Student Catholic Action of the Philippines Lopez Chapter (Lopez, Quezon)
Students In Free Enterprise-Sultan Kudarat State University-ACCESS Team
Supreme Student Council Koronadal
Supreme Student Council Polytechnic Colleges
supreme student government Balilihan
Supreme Student Government Culiat High School
Supreme Student Government Saint-Vincents-College
Team Juan Makasining
Technology Math Club
The Traviesa Publications
Theta Epsilon Sorority
T’nalak Youth Group
Tomasian Cable Television (TOMCAT)
Trippers Philippines Inc.
University of the Philippine Geological Society
University of the Philippines Los Baños Industrial Engineering Students’ Organization
University of the Philippines Student Catholic Action (UPSCA)
University of the Cordilleras University Student Council 2011-2012
UNP Bio Society
UP Cebu SEALNet Entrepreneurs Club
UP Omega Alpha Fraternity and UP Omega Alpha Sorority
UP Progressive Responsive Innovative Movement in Engineering
UP Sigma Delta Phi
UPLB Babaylan
Urban Poor Central Youth Association
UST ComaAch
UST Yellow Jackets
Visual and Performing Arts Production Unit
Wavunow Social Entreprise
Y-LAW (Youth Leaders At Work)
Young Educators Society of Mapulang Lupa
Young Entrepreneurs Society (YES)
Young Men’s Christian Association
Youth Community Service Club-Angeles University Foundation Chapter
Youth for Environment in School Organization (YES-O) – Manila
Youth Leadership Summit Alumni of Baler (YLS – Baler)

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