June 24, 2022

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JCI announces 10 TOYM awardees

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The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippines announced the 10 winners of the 2021 The Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM) awards, who were recognized for “willingly taking the extra mile of selfless service to others.”

“The ultimate test of efficiency of corporations lies beyond its ability to make profits for its shareholders, but in its ability to uplift the lives of people,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and PLDT, Inc., in his message.

“If you’re able to say you did that, then you did a good job,” he added.

Held April 1, the hybrid event carried the theme “Everyday Leaders Enabling Extraordinary Impact.”

The awardees are:

  • Ariestelo A. Asilo, a coffee entrepreneur who also co-organized the non-governmental organization Rise Against Hunger, for Social Entrepreneurship;
  • Iloisa Romaraog-Diga, who connects farmers to consumers through her app Session Groceries, for Agricultural Entrepreneurship;
  • Eleazar Abraham “Abe” L. Orobio, head facilitator of Art Workshops for Indigenous People (IP) Elementary teachers, for Education and Culture;
  • Anna R. Oposa, executive director of marine conservation organization Save Philippine Seas, for Environment Marine Conservation;
  • Jayeel S. Cornelio, associate professor and director of the Development Studies Program at the Ateneo de Manila University, for Education/Sociology;
  • Maria Yzabell Angel V. Palma, inventor of AirDisc Cooling Technologies, for Science and Technology;
  • Dr. Jaime Alfonso M. Aherrera, whose research has been used to develop pathways for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) management at the Philippine General Hospital, for Medicine/Cardiology;
  • Lou Sabrina S. Ongkiko, who heads learning continuity plan and blended learning initiatives, for Education/Academe;
  • Jaemark S. Tordecilla, head of digital media at GMA News and Public Affairs, for Digital Journalism;
  • and Dr. Melvin J. Sanicas, an internationally recognized Filipino COVID-19 expert,…


2022-04-01 03:45:23

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