Manila, Philippines – May 26, 2016: TAYO Awards Foundation has once again forged a partnership with the Philippines’ homegrown fastfood giant, Jollibee Foods Corporation as the Search’s Associate Presenter for 2016. The TAYO Awards is the country’s premier award giving body that recognizes and supports the outstanding contributions of youth organizations in the country.
As the Associate Presenter, Jollibee will provide one million peso grant to support the implementation of the Search from promotions to national finals. The Search aims to continue rewarding and recognizing youth groups who have been instrumental in the fields of (1) Education and Technology, (2) Health, Nutrition, and Well-Being, (3) Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation, (4) Livelihood and Entrepreneurship, and (5) Culture and the Arts and Peace and Human Development.
The company will also be part of the screening and judging panel that will award the ten best youth barkadas of 2016. The search is now officially open to all Filipino youth groups, barkadas, organizations, clubs and societies whose membership and leadership are composed of at least five (5) who are 30 years old and below. Youth organizations can now enter the TAYO Search by registering at www.tayoawards.net on or before 15 September 2016. All entry forms and requirements can now be downloaded and uploaded in the TAYO Official Website.
The TAYO Awards Foundation and Jollibee join hand in hand in providing avenues for growth and development to various Filipino youth organizations. The creation of the TAYO Categories seeks to identify and acknowledge the variety and strength of organizations focusing on similar advocacies. Aiming to create space for collaboration and interconnectivity, TAYO Awards Foundation envisions the TAYO Categories as the juncture of a more integrated and comprehensive space for youth development and innovation. Through the help of Jollibee, TAYO will empower more youth groups all over the country to continue doing their share in nation building through simple and creative programs, projects, and advocacies.
Photo (from left to right): Ms. Karla Mae de Leon (Program Officer, TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc.), Mr. James De Vera (Executive Director, TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc.), Mr. Rollie Fabi (Co-chairman, TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc.), Mr. Ernesto Tanmantiong (Jollibee Foods Corporation, CEO), Mr. Dondi Gomez (Jollibee Foods Corporation Group Chief Marketing Officer), Mr. Francis Flores (Jollibee Chief Marketing Officer), Senator Bam Aquino, and Mr. Joseph Tanbuntiong (Jollibee President).