Ang Ilongga Awards 2018 nomination now open

JUNIOR Chamber International Iloilo Ilang-Ilang is now accepting nominations for Ang Ilongga Awards 2018, the Search for Outstanding Community Women Leaders in the Province of Iloilo.

JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang President Lenore Angeline Divinagracia said the nomination forms can be downloaded from or in the official Facebook page of Ang Ilongga Awards.

Nominations must be submitted via email to with the nominee’s name as subject heading on or before May 31, 2018.

Any Filipino that is at least 18 years old can nominate. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Nominees should be Filipinos who are at least 18 years of old, bonafide residents of Iloilo Province and emerging community leaders who may or may not be working with peoples group or civil society organizations.

This woman should excel in the field of community justice, peace and order, health and wellness, education, culture and arts, entrepreneurship, agriculture, fisheries and forestry, or disaster risk reduction and management.

Before preparing a nomination, nominators are reminded to read the award guidelines and verify that the nominee is eligible, said Divinagracia.

Current members of the committee responsible for the award are not eligible. Past awardees are also not allowed to submit entries, she added.

The criteria for judging are as follows:

1. Leadership (30%) - The ability of women to lead, transforms and inspires her fellowmen to attain goals in line with the development of a certain community. This also highlights her display of visionary thinking to bring about positive change.

2. Women Empowerment (20%) - Refers to her ability to empower women through institutionalization of reforms to eradicate gender bias and discrimination; ensuring health, safety and well-being of women; implementation of enterprise development; and promotion of education, training and professional development for women.

3. Community and Civic Involvement (20%) - Refers to her involvement or participation to various community and civic programs organized by both the public and private sector which resulted to the empowerment of women and development of their family’s wellbeing.

4. Social Impact (30%) - Refers to her significant accomplishments that brought positive change on the social fabric of the community.

Now on its third year, Ang Ilongga Awards aims to identify and give recognition to women leaders with extraordinary accomplishments creating positive change and sustainable solutions to issues and concerns affecting their community.

It is recognized as the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program in 2016 and 2017 by JCI Philippines in the Visayas. (Jezza A. Nepomoceno)
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