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Thursday, April 10, 2014


NOMINATIONS are now open for the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards for the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual and the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution from December 15, 2013 to May 31, 2014.

Mel Yan of RAFI said the Triennial Awards is conferred every three years to honor men, women, and organizations, who bring about change in the lives of the privileged in various groups and communities in the Philippines.

Yan said that outstanding Ilonggos, who exhibit unending commitment and dedication to uplift the socio-economic condition of the poor and the marginalized sectors may vie for the awards.

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The Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual is open to every Filipino, natural born or natural citizen, at least, 30 years old, and of good moral character whose dedication to their profession has made significant contributions to the advancement of the well-being of fellow Filipinos.

The Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution is open to all institutions or organizations. They may be government organizations, non-government organizations, civic organizations, or people's organizations, which have been established for at least three years, with functional programs and work with other groups in bringing about comprehensive and responsible development.

The RAFI Triennial Awards was launched on December 6, 1996 during the 30th anniversary of the foundation to commemorate the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic ideas of RAFI founders, Don Ramon Aboitiz and his son Don Eduardo Aboitiz.

Winners of each award category will receive a trophy, cash prize of not less than P400,000 and the opportunity to travel in the Visayas and Mindanao to share their expertise and experienced to various groups.

Nominations are also accepted from government agencies, non-government organizations, people's organizations, civil society, academe, and the business sector but self-nomination is discouraged.

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