Posted by: Teng | July 28, 2008

Philippine Jaycees launches TOYM in Puerto Princesa

By JCI Mem. Cheryl A. Galili

The 2008 JCI National Board during its 3rd regular meeting on July 12 at Hotel Fleuris where the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines was launched by its commissioner, JCI Mem. Ramfel Preclaro. (Photo by Ines B. Tagacay)

THE JUNIOR Chamber International Philippines (Philippine Jaycees, Inc.) launched on July 12, 2008 this year’s search for the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines led by its national president JCI Sen. Raphael A. Lesaca, the members of the 2008 JCI Philppines National Board and JCI Mem. Ramfel R. Preclaro, its commissioner.

Preclaro said the TOYM is being launched again to honor young Filipinos who will distinguish themselves for their exemplary contribution to the advancement of the global community through their leadership skills, social responsibility and fellowship necessary for positive change.

He said the objective of the search is “to recognize the outstanding achievements of our nation’s youth which have benefited the community and the nation significantly; focus public attention and confer national recognition to these young men and women based on their outstanding achievements and contributions; inspire others, especially the Filipino youth, with the recognition of these achievements and/or leadership of the TOYM awardees who have demonstrated vigor and enterprise in tackling the problems of society and offering solutions; and to live the Jaycee Creed and consider it a good measure of performance by the awardee.

For inquiries regarding how to nominate, Preclaro said individuals or groups can visit for information.

Last year’s awardees were Kara Patria David for broadcast journalism; San Juan City Mayor Joseph Victor Ejercito, government/public service; Capt. Giemel Espino, military service; National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Deputy Administrator Dr. Anthony Rolando Golez Jr., disaster management; Dennis Mendiola, business leadership; Navotas City Mayor Tobias Reynald Tiangco, community service; and Rev. Fr. Fernando Suarez, for religious service.

The TOYM Awards was initiated by the Manila Jaycees on April 6, 1959. Since then, the TOYM Awards has become an institution with a reputation for selectiveness in its choosing the outstanding young men and women for the award.
The TOYM seeks to give national recognition to young Filipino men and women between the ages of 18 and 40 whose “selfless dedication to their profession or vocation has resulted in significant contributions to the welfare of their countrymen as well as to the advancement of their fields of endeavor.”


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