Filipino Youth Groups Recognized at the 14th TAYO Awards

Ten out of the four hundred forty three entries from all over the Philippines were recognized as the best youth organizations with projects, programs, and advocacies aimed to bring about meaningful changes in their respective communities last February 16, 2017 at the Diamond Hotel Ballroom in Manila.
The TAYO Awards recognizes Filipino youth groups that have done great contributions in nation building through projects and programs that solve challenges on education, environment, culture and the arts, livelihood, and health. This year, awardees are the following:
  • Food Rescue ASEAN: a non-profit organization implementing the “Food Rescue ASEAN” program, an innovative solution that addresses food wastage, in Dumaguete City and Kuala Lumpur
  • Go2Virtualahan: a social enterprise that established “Virtualahan”, a capacity building and values formation program that enables people to work online as home-based professionals through skills training and employment support
  • Guiguinto Scholars Association: an organization from Guiguinto, Bulacan that aims to inform their community of their local history through modern and innovative strategies with their “#HistoryTelling” project
  • HiGi Energy: an organization based in Victoria, Tarlac that aims to resolve flooding issues by converting water hyacinths into “Uling Lilies” through their “Hyacinth for Green Energy” project
  • Ingat Kapandayan Artist Center: a schoold based organization in Jolo, Sulu that conducts the “Continuing Tausug Pangalay Dance Legacy” project which is their tool to promote and preserve the culture of the Tausug dance legacy
  • Modern Nanays of Mindanao: advocates for modern parenting through “Nanay MeetUps”, a Mother to-Mother support to help cope with raising a child based from experiences coupled with scientific and evidence based practices, in Cagayan de Oro City
  • Team Dugong Bughaw: strives to improve the knowledge, attitude, and practice of the Ilonggo youth regarding the transmission and prevention of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) through “Project High Five”
  • UP Industrial Engineering Club: an academic organization in UP Diliman that conducts “IEAid”, a project that helps social enterprises and non-profit organizations improve their operations with industrial engineering tools and knowledge
  • Voice of Chameleon’s Children: a youth group of trained children’s rights advocates based in Ilolilo who organizes the “Chidren’s Rights Advocacy” project that aims to help abused children know their rights and responsibilities through talks, workshops, skits, and theatre plays
  • Youth for a Livable Cebu: organizers of “#BeyondBooks” project which is their initiative to bring people back to local libraries by fostering creativity through books and experiential learning activities
The ten winners for the 14th TAYO Awards received a trophy sculpted by Toym De Leon Imao, a Php 50, 000 cash grant from the co-presenter of the Search, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc. (CCFPI) and a Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310. The finalist organizations: CIT Industrial Engineering Council,, Enactus UPLB, iCare-Novaliches, One Calinog Organization, Project Kaluguran, Red Cross Youth LICOMCO, Teatro de Santa Luisa, UP Circuit, and UPLB Genetic Society also received a trophy and a Php 20,000 cash grant from CCFPI for the development of their projects.
The following organizations also received various special awards during the awarding ceremonies:
  • Modern Nanays of Mindanao (Georgina Nava Women Leadership Award)
  • iCare-Commission on Youth, Diocese of Novaliches (JMRF Tsinelas Leadership Award and TAYO Videos People’s Choice Award)
  • Red Cross Youth LICOMCO (YesPinoy Foundation NOWPH Award)
  • HiGi Energy (Smart Innovation Award)
  • Go2Virtualahan (Lenovo Outstanding Tech Visionary)
  • Food Rescue ASEAN (San Miguel Corporation Better World Award)
  • Team Dugong Bughaw (San Miguel Corporation Better World Award)
  • Guiguinto Scholars Association (Jollibee Share the Joy Award)
  • CIT Industrial Engineering Council (Coke Barkada Water Stewardship Award)
The search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) is the sole award-giving body that grants nationwide recognition to formal and non-formal youth organizations for their outstanding contributions to nation-building and development. It is organized by the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the National Youth Commission, Office of Senator Bam Aquino, and Office of Senator Kiko Pangilinan. It is sponsored by Jollibee Foods Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, SMART, and Lenovo Philippines. The annual Search will once again open its doors to more aspiring Filipino youth organizations this April. Applications may be downloaded via the official website
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Application EXTENDED Until September 21


We have received requests via phone, Facebook, text, and email for us to extend the deadline for the TAYO Search Year 14. We do understand that there are many campus-based organizations who are yet to receive their certifications from their respective Office of Student Affairs, while other organizations are also having difficulties submitting the documentary requirements before the deadline. In order to accommodate your requests and to give chance to other organizations, who are yet to obtain their documentary requirements, we are giving you FIVE more days to join this year’s Search.

All entries and documents must be sent to [email protected] not later than 11:59 PM on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016.

To apply now, download and fill-out the application form via

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TAYO Awards Foundation inks Partnership with Jollibee in Search for Outstanding Youth Barkadas and Organizations

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 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).

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Malacañang to Honor Best Youth Advocacies

The premier awards-giving body for Filipino youth organizations, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the National Youth Commission, with co-presenter Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, announced the 19 youth organizations that will attend the National Finals Week in Manila on January 17-21, 2016.

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TAYO 13 Search: Improves to Highlight Novel Youth Organizations, Advocacies

The premier awards-giving body for Filipino youth organizations, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the National Youth Commission, with co-presenter Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, will launch the 13th TAYO Search on May 30, 2015. The annual search is back with innovations and new features to carefully and systematically identify highly accomplished youth organizations in the country.

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TAYO Awards: Giving light to the EDSA People Power Spirit

As part of the EDSA People Power commemoration, the Malacañang Palace welcomed the 12th search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations’ new set of highly innovative, creative, and passionate youth organizations. The TAYO 12 awardees joining the roster of exemplary youth organizations are:

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