The search for the 2019 The Outstanding Filipino is officially underway.
JCI Senate Philippines and JCISP TOFIL Foundation, in partnership with ANSA Foundation, staged the national launching the other day of the TOFIL Awards 2019 at Kalayaan Hall at Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City.
With the theme, “Nation Builders and Heroes In Our Midst,” the TOFIL Awards recognizes outstanding Filipinos 41 years of age and over whose exemplary achievements have contributed to public welfare and community building worthy of emulation.
“For over 30 years, The Outstanding Filipino [TOFIL] awards has been giving recognition to remarkable men and women who have served the Filipino people through their exceptional work and excellence,” says JCISP president JCI Sen. Domingo “Jun” Roque. “They are the pride of our nation. They are great inspirations to all of us. This year promises to be another banner year as we continue the fine tradition of the JCI Senate Philippines. With our renewed partnership with ANSA Foundation and chaired by seasoned events specialist—JCI Senator Melandrew Velasco—this year’s TOFIL will be up to task to honor inspiring Filipino individuals.”
National Chairman and JCISP PR Director JCI Senator Melandrew T. Velasco adds, “I believe there are many outstanding and exemplary Filipinos whose lives have left a lasting legacy to their contemporaries and to the younger generation of nation-builders and leaders, and we will honor them in the next coming months.”
According to ANSA Foundation president Philip Nocom whose partnership with JCI Senate Philippines started in 2016, this has been one of ANSA’s most important legacy and outreach projects.
“We are honored to renew our commitment and partnership with JCI Senate Philippines in this year’s prestigious TOFIL Awards,” he says.
TOFIL Foundation Chairman JCI Senator Bicbic Garcia called on citizens to “join hands and push this noble project to greater heights as we collectively search for outstanding Filipinos who inspire and continue to uplift the lives of many.”
Organized by JCI Senate Philippines since 1988, the TOFIL Awards has since brought public recognition to more than 100 men and women whose greatness in their fields have made a lasting impact in the society.
Among its 100 previouswere: Cecilia Muñoz Palma (Public Service, 1988); Diosdado Macapagal (Government Service, 1990); Helena Zoila T. Benitez (Education, 1996); Efren Reyes (Sports, 1999); David Consunji (Construction Industry, 2002); Antonio P. Meloto (Humanitarian Service, 2006).