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GenTAYO 2014: SELFWE for Change

Last June 6, 2014, the TAYO Awards Foundation launched the 12th Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations. The search aims to recognize youth organizations who exemplified the spirit of People Power through their various programs and projects. In its 11 years, the TAYO Search has been proving that the Filipino youth groups can change lives and can create lasting impact in their communities. This year, TAYO continues to seek stories of change that will again inspire other Filipino youth groups.

With the desire to increase participation among youth groups, barkadas and organizations, TAYO launches the third Generation TAYO (GenTAYO) contest with the theme “SELFWE for Change” on 16 June 2014. Yes, the contest is all about taking group selfies. Selfie has been a popular trend in social media. Youth of today usually take selfies whenever they like and wherever they go. Some do it simply to express their different emotions; some do it to share a story as in the case of Humans of New York; but most do it for fun or for sharing how pretty or good-looking they are. The theme “SELFWE for Change” is thus appropriate to debunk the notion that this generation is a “me- generation” but rather a generation TAYO.

 

The contest is looking for selfies of groups, barkadas and organizations which are running a particular program or project for a particular cause. The selfie should show the members doing something relevant. A description on the caption about the nature of the program or the story behind the picture should also be included. Entries will be judged using the following criteria: (1.) Creativity and Originality (30%); (2.) Facebook Likes (30%); and, (3.) Content or Story (40%). At the end of the contest, TAYO will collate all the photos to create a video of appreciation to all the Filipino groups, barkadas and organizations that are continuously braving the odds of today and proving that they can make a change. A total of Php20, 000 is up for grabs.

 

GenTAYO: SELFWE for Change contest is open to all Filipino groups, barkadas or organizations of all ages. The submission of entries will run from June 16 to July 15 while the voting period will run from July 16 to August 11. Winners will be announced 1-2 days after the voting period and will be awarded during the International Youth Day. To know more about the contest, information is available in www.tayoawards.net or www.facebook.com/TAYOawards. For inquiries, TAYO Secretariat can be contacted through text at 0917 TXT-TAYO (898-8296) or e-mail at [email protected] GenTAYO 2014 is presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines and organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Office of Senator Bam Aquino, and the National Youth Commission.
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TAYO Launches 12th Search for Outstanding Youth Organizations

 
 

I refuse to call this generation a me-generation but indulge me in changing it, as proven by the youth in this room today, in calling it a we-generation, or rather, a TAYO-generation, because ours is a generation that innovates and finds solutions for the welfare of this shared world, for the welfare of our country, the Philippines.”- CARLA CUCUECO, SPEECH DELIVERED ON BEHALF OF THE TAYO AWARDEES AND FINALISTS, MALACANAN PALACE, 06 FEBRUARY, 2014.

 
 

In the past 11 years, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Foundation, Inc. have seen how youth organizations revolutionized our society through social innovations. The works of TAYOaffiliated youth groups have shed greater light on the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) and children with special needs; they have allowed for controversial issues such as HIV/AIDS, prostitution, and sex to now be discussed more openly and more constructively. They have mobilized communities and resources against disaster and hunger, for the environment and education; and they have maximized their available, innate skills and talents to find sustainable solutions without the traditional, “it can’t be done” attitude.

 

This year, TAYO continues to seek for ‘stories of change’ as the 12th Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO 12) officially launches today. TAYO Awards Foundation and the National Youth Commission (NYC) will be accepting entries from all over the country until the deadline, 30 September 2014. TAYO Search is held annually to provide duly-deserved incentives and recognition to the country’s best youth groups, thus, encouraging youth involvement in nation-building and best practices-sharing among organizations. It also maintains a yearly-updated database of the nation’s youth organizations.

 

Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., the Search Presentor, grants Php 50,000 to the 10 winning organizations and Php 25,000 is granted to the other organizations that make it to the National Finals. Apart from the prestigious recognition, the winning organizations receive an especially commissioned trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym De Leon Imao.
Entries will be evaluated using the following general criteria: (1) Impact of the Project Entry to Stakeholders; (2) Harnessing the Spirit of Volunteerism and Citizenship; (3) Creativity and Innovation; (4) Sustainability; and, (5) Effective Use of Resources.

 

TAYO 12 is open to all youth groups, organizations, clubs, and societies whose membership and leadership are composed of at least 15 youth members (15-30 years old).Established in 2002, TAYO Foundation is the only known award-giving body for outstanding youth organizations in the Philippines. It aims to discover and laud exceptional youth organizations that have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools, or work places, through their innovative projects. To date, more than 1000 youth organizations have joined the search and are now part of the fast-growing TAYO youth network.

 

To know more about the search, information is available in www.tayoawards.net. An online entry form can be filled out at the TAYO website. For inquiries, TAYO Secretariat can be contacted through text at 0917 TXT-TAYO (898-8296) or e-mail at [email protected]
TAYO Year 12 is organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Office of Senator Bam Aquino, and the National Youth Commission. Presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, it is sponsored by SMART, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Jollibee, Philippine Airlines, SM Foundation and Lenovo.

 

 

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Groups of young Filipinos show ‘change’ is possible

04 September 2013 – The annual Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations received a total of 272 entries—probably the highest number for any award-giving body for the youth in the Philippines—from all corners of the country easily representing a great mixture of youth organizations. This number reflects how younger Filipinos are taking part in nation-building from the grass root level, proving that their influence and civic participation is not confined on the screens of their computers, tablets, and smartphones to create pockets of change. This year’s roster of organizations is composed of student organizations, out-of-school youth groups, community-based clubs, youth-led social enterprises, and youth-focused NGOs and CSOs.

Last August 22 and 23, the Area Screening was held at the National Youth Commission in Quezon City where multi-sectoral panels were convened to screen entries from NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.  Each of the screeners reviewed and scored this year’s entries based on (1) the impact of project on stakeholders, (2) how the project harnessed the spirit of volunteerism and citizenship, (3) creativity and innovation, (4) sustainability, and (5) effective use of resources.

 

Youth Commissioner Percival Cendaña, Chairman of the National Youth Commission’s Organizing Committee for the TAYO Search Year 11 says, “With TAYO, we are not only recognizing the outstanding achievement of youth organizations, we are harvesting stories of young people making a difference in their communities. These are meant to inspire young people to do their part in finding solutions and be a source of hope for the nation.”

One of the members of the screening panel, Gibby Gorres, who sits as the Sectoral Representative for Youth and Students at the National Anti-Poverty Commission was inspired after going through the narratives of this year’s organizations: “Youth orgs solving local issues just means that development starts in the local level and cannot be successful without the help of the community they are helping. I admire how some of the youth organizations use their field of study, such as architecture, to better other people’s lives. This just means that even those who are still in school can do a lot [if they work] together.”

When asked for an advice to those who are not advancing to the next phase of the Search, UP Diliman’s former and first transgender USC Chairperson, Heart Diño—who was part of the screening panel—has this to say: “Sustainability plans should be carried out to ensure the effectivity and to maximize the objectives and potentials of each project. And hopefully projects will have a more lasting effect in the community than just a one-time big time activity.”

Only 52 project entries will be advancing to the next round of the Search which is the Field Validation. Organizations will be visited by TAYO Validators to conduct on-site interviews with the officers, members, and their projects’ beneficiaries. Only 10 project entries from each area (NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao) will advance to the Area Finals to be held in four major cities around the country from September 23 to October 4.

Organizers of the TAYO Search congratulate all youth organizations that have joined this year. The record-high number of entries shows the Filipino youths’ remarkable willingness to devote their time, energy, and resources to help and inspire others beyond the confines of their homes, schools, and social media.

Below is the complete list of project entries that have qualified for Field Validation.

LUZON

  • Association of Filipino Forestry Students UPLB
  • Ateneo Sarong Bangui Junior Eagles Club
  • Junior Finance Executives
  • Kawil Tours
  • League of Tourism Students of the Philippines
  • MAESTRO Club
  • Masla Hoyohoy 4-H Club
  • SCIENZOPHILIACS (Education Science Society)
  • Tanay Mountaineers Incorporated
  • Task Force Kabataan
  • Tropang Bangkarunungan
  • Youth Community Service Club – Holy Angel University Chapter

 

VISAYAS

  • College of Communication Student Council
  • FPOP Waray Waray Youth Advocates
  • Gualandi Volunteer Service Program, Inc.
  • Hayag Youth Organization
  • Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers – SC Plastic Bottles Preschool Entry
  • Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers – SC Plastic na Bote para sa Kalinisan at Kabuhayan
  • RAPID, Inc. – The Rugby Boy Project
  • United architects of the Philippines student auxiliary foundation University chapter
  • University of San Carlos – Pathways
  • Youth First! Peer Educator Club
  • Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly – Pamilacan, Bohol
  • Z Club of Childlink High School Cebu

 

MINDANAO

  • Association of Locally Empowered Youth of Northern Mindanao
  • Green Brigade of Barangay Poblacion, Nabunturan, Comval Province
  • Interact Club
  • JLGSAT Rover Circle Outfit
  • JUANWMSU-University Student Council
  • Light Cavalry Leadership Community
  • Mindanao Empowered Young People Organization
  • TC Youth Laboratory Cooperative
  • Team BUNDOL Mountaineers
  • T’nalak Youth Group
  • Volunteer Service Provider
  • Watershed Management Youth Council

 

NCR

  • AIESEC-Ateneo de Manila University
  • Architectural Students’ Association of the Philippines – UP Chapter
  • Ateneo Chemistry Society
  • Bantay.ph
  • Business Management Society
  • Medical Missions Incorporated Student Group
  • Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity
  • Pinoy Malikhain
  • Project LAAN
  • The Love Yourself Inc.
  • Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid
  • UP Industrial Engineering Club
  • UP Junior Marketing Association
  • UP Progressive Responsive Innovative Movement in Engineering
  • Upsilon Sigma Phi
  • Youth for Sustainable Development Assembly – Quezon City

 

TAYO Year 11 is organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Office of Senator Bam Aquino, and the National Youth Commission. Presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, it is sponsored by SMART, Jollibee, Cebu Pacific, and Lenovo. The search is supported by the Philippine Council of Young Leaders in Governance, Department of Interior and Local Government, Commission on Higher Education, and the Department of Education.

 

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Reference: TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc.

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TAYO 11 extends to Aug 15

25 July 2013–Due to insistent public demand, organizers are extending the deadline of applications to the 11th Search of Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO 11) to 15 August 2013.

Requests from youth groups, particularly school-based organizations, have reached the TAYO lines to extend the deadline because the certifications are yet to be released by Offices of Student Affairs in universities, colleges, and schools.

Last year, the TAYO Awards registered another 286 youth groups in a database which is the most updated and largest of its kind in the country. The search grants Php 50,000 to the 10 organizations to be named winners at the National Finals.

Representatives from all over the Philippines are flown and housed for free to the venues of the Area and National Finals. Through the course of the search, representatives are trained on community organizing and team building seminars. They also go through media hops in a city in their region: Luzon, NCR, Visayas, or Mindanao.

Organizations who successfully register and are validated, winner or not, are included in the database, enjoying other opportunities that TAYO provides first-hand.

Registration to TAYO 11 can be accomplished online at tayoawards.net/tayo11. For others with difficulty accessing the Internet, you may download the entry form here: tayoawards.net/join. Print it, fill it out, and mail it to one of the following addresses:

TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc.
2602-C East Tower, PSE Center
Exchange Road, Ortigas Center
Pasig City 1605

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The TAYO Secretariat
National Youth Commission
Bookman Building, 373 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

For inquiries, TAYO Secretariat can be contacted through text at 0917 TXT-TAYO (898-8296) or e-mail at [email protected]

TAYO 11 is presented by the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., and supported by SMART, Jollibee, and Cebu Pacific. The search is organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. alongside the National Youth Commission and the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan.

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TAYO 11 seeks Filipino youth ‘stories’

“We realized that we all have our stories. Personal stories of defeat, of trying again, of winning and losing battles. Our stories served as a representation and a microcosm of the many lives of young Filipino today. But, at the end of the day, we touched the world with our brokenness. Our pains have led us to push the boundaries and change the norms as we take youth involvement in a whole new level.”
–TAYO10 ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, MALACAÑAN PALACE, 06 DECEMBER 2012.


Listening to the Filipino youth for 10 years, the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards (TAYO) Foundation, Inc. has heard stories one could laugh, cry, and be moved about. But, despite all feelings, the stories never fail to inspire.

TAYO continues to seek for ‘stories’ this year as the 11th Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO 11) officially launches today. TAYO Awards Foundation and the National Youth Commission (NYC) will be accepting entries from all over the country until the deadline, 30 July 2013. TAYO Search is held annually to provide duly-deserved incentives and recognition to the country’s best youth groups, thus, encouraging youth involvement in nation-building and best practices-sharing among organizations. It also maintains a yearly-updated database of the nation’s youth organizations.

Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., the Search Presentor, grants Php 50,000 to the 10 winning organizations and Php 25,000 is granted to the other organizations that make it to the National Finals. Apart from the prestigious recognition, the winning organizations receive an especially commissioned trophy sculpted by Mr. Toym De Leon Imao.

Entries will be evaluated using the following general criteria: (1) Impact of the Project Entry to Stakeholders; (2) Harnessing the Spirit of Volunteerism and Citizenship; (3) Creativity and Innovation; (4) Sustainability; and, (5) Effective Use of Resources.

TAYO 11 is open to all youth groups, organizations, clubs, and societies whose membership and leadership are composed of at least 15 youth members (15-30 years old).

Established in 2002, TAYO Foundation is the only known award-giving body for outstanding youth organizations in the Philippines. It aims to discover and laud exceptional youth organizations that have contributed to the development of their local communities, schools, or work places, through their innovative projects. To date, more than 1000 youth organizations have joined the search and are now part of the fast-growing TAYO youth network.

To know more about the search, information is available in www.tayoawards.net. An online entry form can be filled out at the TAYO website. For inquiries, TAYO Secretariat can be contacted through text at 0917 TXT-TAYO (898-8296) or e-mail at [email protected]

TAYO 11 is presented by the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc., and organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. alongside the National Youth Commission and the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan.

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PNoy lauds Phils’ outstanding youth organizations

In 2002, youth organizations from all over the Philippines were given a chance to be part of a selection of the most dynamic groups of young individuals yearning to effect positive change in their communities. This year marked the 10th batch of winners of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) – completing its first hundred awardees.

In an awarding ceremony held on December 6 at the Heroes Hall in Malacañang, President Benigno S. Aquino III called on the youth to join the government in nation-building: “Pinapatunayan ng Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations ngayong taon na handang makipagbayanihan ang kabataan sa tuwid na daan. Ibinabandila ng mga ginagawaran nating organisasyon na anuman ang edad, kasarian, o katayuan natin sa buhay, basta’t sama-sama tayong gumagawa ng tama, makakapagdulot tayo ng ginhawa sa kapwa at bansa…Bayanihan ang kakalag sa atin sa anumang kahirapan; hindi sila, hindi kami, kundi ang nagkakaisang tayo ang kailangang kumilos upang lampasan ang bawat pagsubok. Sa tulong ng ating mga awardees at lahat ng ating mga kabataang kipkip ang pambihirang sigla, lakas, at idealismo, tuloy-tuloy tayo sa paghahabi ng masagana at magandang bukas para sa mga susunod na Pilipino.”

PNoy addressing TAYO Awardees

A renowned former youth leader who is recognized as the person who thought of awarding outstanding youth organizations, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan expressed his gratitude for the youth for their dynamism. “We once again thank our TAYO winners 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 helpful; that in fact, genuine change is now before us, is now happening, is now becoming a reality.” Pangilinan said.

TAYO Awards Foundation President Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV added, “When Sen. Kiko Pangilinan and the National Youth Commission (NYC) started TAYO in 2002, we thought that we would soon run out of organizations and the youth will continue coming up with the same projects as before. But we are continuously surprised with the variety of projects and the number of organizations and their locations. It seems that in every corner of the country, and for every issue that our countrymen have faced, there is a youth organization working to alleviate the problem.”

Youth Commissioner Georgina Nava, the Chairperson of the TAYO 10 National Organizing Committee, surmised that “Based on the project entries that we went through during the national judging, we witness the growth of agriculture and social entrepreneurship-related projects. Whenever our youth encounters a problem in their community, they are able to come up with various innovative solutions that address the issue. Sama-samang tumaTAYO ang mga kabataan at tumutulong sa kapwa Pilipino para sa ikabubuti ng ating bansa.“

In an emotion-filled response delivered on behalf of the national finalists, Meryl Grace Agudelo from I CAN Make A Difference, Incorporated re-affirmed the youth’s commitment in helping solve the problems of their communities and in effect, the entire nation. “TAYO Awards paved the way to gather twenty young people who wish the same things. A progressive and empowered Filipino communities…Gone are the days of band aid solutions to social problems—we further address constant bottlenecks of our communities through innovation, creating more opportunities through social enterprises, education, tourism and health. We employed frameworks which are sustainable with measurable impact. We do this only because we love our country.”

The 10th batch of TAYO awardees come from diverse backgrounds, offering alternative approaches to seemingly similar problems. First up is the problem of the lack of electricity in remote areas. One Million Lights Philippines (NCR) tied up with an international organization to access thousands of solar lamps which they were then able to distribute to needy communities all over the country. On the other hand, the Ramon Magsaysay Technological University – Electrical Engineering Society saw the same problem in a village in Zambales, provided a solar power charging station and solar lamps to Aeta families and are now looking into providing a more sustainable renewable power source in the area.

TAYO 10 Winners pose with PNoy, Sen. Kiko, and Bam Aquino.

To respond to the needs of their communities to recycle trash and generate income, two organizations have implemented similar projects, using discarded tarpaulins to make bags and other materials. I CAN Make a Difference, Inc. used “fusion” technology to provide differently-abled young Zamboanguenos a way to earn a living, while the Mandaue-based Cebuano Youth Ambassadors gave out-of-work moms in the slum areas the ability to earn extra income to provide for their families’ needs.

Other organizations saw the need to maintain the livelihood opportunities of people in their area. Monte Verde 4-H Club from Zamboanga City helps young farmers and their families improve their earnings not only through agricultural training for better yields, but processing their crops for better earnings. The CBA-Kalipunan Marketing Junior Executives from the University of the Cordilleras aims to encourage organic farmers in Benguet by providing them with greenhouses, ensuring produce year-round even through extreme climate changes to earn them enough profit. On another hand, the University of Luzon Students in Free Enterprise in Dagupan provided fisherfolk in Pangasinan a chance to regain lost income from environmental degradation through the technology of Aquaphonics, which allow them to form fish condominiums that can also support crops like mushrooms.

The remaining three organizations focused on improving the way of life of the people around them. Angat Kabataan in Taytay, Rizal caused the awakening of hope and renewal of cooperation from various sectors in their town in Rizal by cleaning up and revitalizing a dead creek. Dire Husi Initiatives from Cagayan de Oro not only encouraged street children to stay away from vices, but also to turn their lives around by going back to school and earning though arts education and livelihood trainings. The La Salle Debate Society put the Philippines on the map of the international debating scene by organizing the World Universities Debates Championship, the largest academic gathering of students in the world, amassing not only income from tourism but fostering friendships and encouraging local support in the field of debate.

Winning groups each received Php 50,000 and trophies specially-handcrafted by internationally-awarded artist Toym DeLeon Imao. The following special awards were also handed out: Coke Barkada to the Cebuano Youth Ambassadors; Project SMART Awardee to the RMTU-Electrical Engineering Society, Lenovo Innovative Tech Award to the University of Luzon Students in Free Enterprise and the CEMEX Youth in Nation-Building Award to Angat Kabataan. All organizations that reached the national finals received gift certificates from Jollibee.

Other organizations who joined this year are: the Mu Sigma Phi Sorority and Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity, both from the UP Manila College of Medicine; Tingug-Cagayan De Oro; Students in Free Enterprise – Sultan Kudarat State University; Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers – Student Chapter of West Negros University; Hayag Youth Organization in Leyte; Development Communication Society of Benguet State University; English Society of Aklan State University; Kythe Ateneo from NCR; and Iloilo’s John B Lacson Foundation Maritime University Molo Community Extension Service Society.

TAYO Year 10 is organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation, Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan, and the National Youth Commission. Presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, it is sponsored by SMART, Jollibee, Cebu Pacific, Cemex, Lenovo, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). The search is supported by the Philippine Council of Young Leaders in Governance (PCYLG).

### Reference: Office of Asec Georgina P Nava Commissioner Representing Luzon TAYO10 National Organizing Committee National Youth Commission

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TAYO 10 National Finalists named, Area Finals wraps up

24 October 2012–The Area Finals phase is officially over.

The 10th Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations, also known as TAYO 10, has successfully identified the top 20 organizations from all over the Philippines to compete at the National Finals. They are as follows:

9 October 2012--NCR Area Finalists together with the panel of judges in Manila.

TEAM NCR:
Kythe Ateneo of Ateneo De Manila University, Quezon City
La Salle Debate Society of De La Salle University, Manila
Mu Sigma Phi Sorority of University of the Philippines, Manila
One Million Lights Philippines
Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity of University of the Philippines, Manila

12 October 2012--Luzon Area Finalists together with judges in Baguio.

TEAM LUZON:
Angat Kabataan from Taytay, Rizal
Development Communication Society of Benguet State University, Benguet
Electrical Engineering Society of Ramon Magsaysay Technological University, Zambales
Kalipunan Marketing Junior Executives of University of the Cordilleras, Benguet
Students in Free Enterprise of University of Luzon, Pangasinan

16 October 2012--Visayas Area Finalists together with the panel of judges in Cebu.

TEAM VISAYAS:
Cebuano Youth Ambassadors from Cebu City
English Society from Ibajay, Aklan
Hayag Youth Organization from Ormoc, Leyte
Molo Community Extension Service Society of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Molo, Iloilo
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers-Student Chapter of West Negros University from Bacolod, Negros Occidental

19 October 2012--Mindanao Area Finalists with the panel of judges in Cagayan De Oro.

TEAM MINDANAO:
Dire Husi Initiatives, Inc. from Cagayan De Oro City
I CAN Make A Difference, Inc. from Zamboanga City
Monte-Verde 4H Club from Zamboanga City
Students in Free Enterprise from Sultan Kudarat State University
Tingug-CDO from Cagayan De Oro City

Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation received a record-breaking 269 entries this year from different youth organizations all over the Philippines. After the Paper Screening, 51 organizations got through the Area Screening Phase and proceeded to the Validation Phase, 40 of which made it to the Area Finals.

The top 5 organizations were identified in each area through the Area Finals phase conducted from October 8 to 19, 2012 in Manila for NCR, Baguio for Luzon, Cebu for Visayas, and Cagayan De Oro for Mindanao. These 20 youth organizations now await to compete to be deemed TAYO 10’s best 10 in the National Finals to be held on November 11-15, 2012.

To be the first to find out winning teams representing your areas, keep updated and like TAYO on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. is located at 2602-C East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and can be reached through email ([email protected]) and through the numbers 0917-TXT-TAYO (09178988296) and (02) 687-5917.

TAYO 10 is co-presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines and implemented in cooperation with the National Youth Commission and the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan.

To see photos of the TAYO 1o Area Finals, please visit the following links:
NCR Area FinalsLuzon Area Finals, Visayas Area Finals, Mindanao Area Finals.

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‘Acceptance’ wins big at GenTAYO

24 August 2012--A short video entitled Acceptance, created by U.P. film student Petersen Vargas, bags first place at GENERAT10N TAYO: Mga Bida ng Bagong Dekada, a viral video contest. It tells a story about “a boy [who] is confronted by his father about his problem over his relationship,” as the video description says on its Youtube webpage. Watch the video below:

Video Link: Acceptance

The 90-second clip manages to be short but complete, and touching but impactful at the same time. The entry also won the People’s Choice Award, having accumulated more than 4000 likes on both Facebook and Youtube during the voting period of only 2 weeks. The entry hopes to address Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) issues in the country as the video advocates for change or acceptance to start in the family.

Second place was won by an entry entitled Filipino Time, created by Pete Francis Abareta, an I.T. student from Bicol University, Legazpi City.  His entry can be viewed below:

Video link: Filipino Time

The second-placer hopes to change the negative connotation of the so-called “Filipino time.” It further encourages viewers to change innate assumptions of Filipino time being late to being always on time. In just a minute-and-a-half, the entry also effectively portrays a clear message to its viewers.

The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation Inc. launched GENERAT10N TAYO: Mga Bida ng Bagong Dekada (A Viral Video Contest) last March 2012 as part of its 10th Year Anniversary celebration.  The contest hoped to show the new generation of Filipino youth–how they play their role as nation-builders, and their visions for a better Philippines. They were given the guide questions: (1) WHAT is the problem that they want to address in their community; (2) WHY do they want to address the problem; and (3) HOW do they plan to address the problem, and open happiness in their community?

Other entries tackled issues on health, environment, culture, and leadership manifesting the Filipino youth who are willing agents of change and paving the ways for a better Philippines. Watch all entries for Generat10n TAYO here.

Prize for first place is Php 25,000, second place is Php 15,000, and the People’s Choice Awardee will receive an extra Php 10,000. No registration fee was required from participants. Other information about the contest is available on a dedicated microsite hosted by the TAYO Awards official website.

To keep updated on TAYO activities, please like TAYO on Facebook and follow TAYO on Twitter. TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. is located at 2602-C East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and can be reached through email ([email protected]) and through the numbers 0917-TXT-TAYO (09178988296) and (02) 687-5917.

GENERAT10N TAYO is also brought to you by the National Youth Commission and Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc.

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TAYO 10 List of Validation Qualifiers

24 August 2012–After screening a record number of more than 260 entries this year, the 2012 search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations of the Philippines proceeds to Field Validation phase. TAYO Foundation, Inc. takes pride in this particular part of the search because it involves actual visitation and observation of the youth-led programs on the ground, which is not a common practice among national searches. The following are the list of Field Validation-qualifiers, nationwide:

TEAM NCR:

AYNLA International, Inc. Quezon City Chapter
Inter-University Management Alliance (ADMU, DLSU, & UP)
Kythe Ateneo
La Salle Debate Society (LSDS)
Mu Sigma Phi Sorority
One Million Lights Philippines
Phi Kappu Mu
Public Relations Student Society of the Philippines – UP Manila (PRSSP-UPM)
Team Juan Makasining
UP Economics Society
UP Journalism Club
UP Progressive Responsive Innovative Movement in Engineering
UP Red Cross Youth
UP Special Education Council (UPSEC)
Youth Hope Association of Baesa

TEAM LUZON:

Angat Kabataan (Youth Wing of Angat Taytay)
Bangkarunungan
Campers, Researchers, Earth-Savers, Trekkers
CBA – Kalipunan Marketing Junior Executives
Development Communication Society- Benguet State University
Hotel and Restaurant Administration Students Organization
Ilagan Municipal Sangguniang Kabataan Federation
Ramon Magsaysay Technological University – Electrical Engineering Society (RMTU-EES)
Sangguniang Kabataan ng Parada
University of Baguio Supreme Student Council
University of Luzon Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants
University of Luzon Students in Free Enterprise

TEAM VISAYAS:

CAS Council (University of San Jose-Recoletos)
Cebuano Youth Ambassadors
Community Extension Service Society (CESS)
English Enthusiast’s Club – University of St. La Salle
English Society (Aklan State University)
Euphrasia Youth Organization
Gaba-an Youth Lead
Hayag Youth Organization
Kappa Psi Sigma (Kachinas)
Leyte Normal University-Supreme Student Council (LNU-SSC)
Philippine Institute of Civil Engineering – Student Chapter (PICE-SC)
University of San Carlos – Pathways (USC-Pathways)

TEAM MINDANAO:

505 DREAM
Association of Blue Eagle and Centennial Scholars (ABECS)
CDO Funds for Little Kids
Dire Husi Initiatives, Inc.
Filipino Youth Research Group
I Can Make a Difference, Inc.
Monteverde 4-H Club
MSU-IIT DOST Scholars Association (MIDSA)
STREAMS – Pathways to Higher Education
Students In Free Enterprise-Sultan Kudarat State University-ACCESS Team
Tingug – CDO
Watershed Management Youth Council

TAYO Awards Foundation sends its warmest congratulations to the all organizations who passed the screening process. Only ten (10) organizations will go on to represent each area for the Area Finals in NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao after the validation, which is scheduled to last until September 3, 2012. A total of 51 organizations will have to be validated in order to finalize the TAYO 10 Area Finalists. Organizations listed above can expect a call from TAYO.

Also, TAYO extends its deepest gratitude to all youth organizations who submitted entries to TAYO’s most participative search to date. Number of entries received was highest in Luzon, followed by NCR, Visayas, and Mindanao. Notifications will be sent to all participating organizations of TAYO 10.

Final teams to represent their respective areas will be announced between September 5 to 7, 2012. To be the first to find out the organizations representing your areas, keep updated and like TAYO on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. is located at 2602-C East Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and can be reached through email ([email protected]) and through the numbers 0917-TXT-TAYO (09178988296) and (02) 687-5917.

 

TAYO 10 is co-presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines and implemented in cooperation with the National Youth Commission and the Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan.

 

Photos of the TAYO 10 Screening Process can be seen here.

 

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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 Davao
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
Web.IT
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)

For updates on TAYO 10, visit www.tayoawards.net. You can also check and ‘like’ the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Facebook fan page or follow @TAYOawards on Twitter.

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