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The Search for the
Ten Accomplished
Youth Organizations

TAYO Awards Foundation is the Philippines' premier award-giving body that recognizes and supports the excellent contributions of youth organizations in the country. It is the biggest platform to showcase young Filipinos’ dynamism and contribution to nation-building since 2002.


The 21st Search for TAYO Awards is proud to announce its theme: "makabayani," which embodies the twin concepts of "makabayan" (love of country) and "bayani" (hero). This theme recognizes the Filipino youth who express their love for their country through their "bayanihan" spirit, making them our modern-day heroes.


For over two decades, the Search for TAYO Awards has celebrated the efforts of young Filipinos who create positive change in their communities. These "makabayani" develop innovative solutions to pressing problems and inspire others to join them. The TAYO Awards Foundation aims to be a platform for these young heroes and their communities to share their stories and showcase how they continue to show their love for the Philippines. By recognizing these inspiring individuals, the Awards hope to encourage even more young people to embrace volunteerism and cultural diversity in their work toward nation-building.


Where we are at the Search for TAYO 21

Call for Project Entries

Secretariat Entry Screening

Validation Interviews

Experts Screening

National Finals

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The Experts Panel Screening

The TAYO Secretariat invites various field experts, in line with the selected organizations for screening, to judge and provide feedback to the youth organization accepted in the Experts Screening. Based on the presentations and the question and answer portion, the Experts shall determine five (5) organizations based on geographical location (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and NCR) that will proceed to the National Finals.


July 1-5

Asynchronous Screening


July 8

Panel Screening for Luzon and NCR


July 9

Panel Screening for Visayas and Mindanao

July 13

Experts Screening Results


  • Search Materials will be sent to the expert by July 1, 2024.

  • These materials will include Search entries, notes, and a 5-minute presentation per organization.

  • The expert will oversee 19 to 20 organizations, depending on the region of the expert, with around 1 hour and 40 minutes of watch time.


  • Deliberations will be held on July 8 for Luzon and NCR, and July 9 for Visayas and Mindanao, both at 1 - 5 PM via Zoom.

  • Deliberations will focus on questions and answers for each organization in the Top 38.

  • Each organization will be given 5 minutes for the Question and Answer

  • Final deliberations will be done at the end of the day.

  • Full program details will be sent in a separate email



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