The TOWER (The Outstanding Workers of the Republic) Awards founded by the Rotary Club of Manila (RCM) has announced its 29th batch of winners following a recent meeting.
Selected to receive the prestigious TOWER Awards are Lyka A. Castillo of Nestle Philippines Inc., Nell D. Pagkalinawan of OpenText (Philippines) Inc., Danilo M. Nazareno of Philippines Coastal Storage and Pipeline Corporation, Marven M. Rosario of Energy Development Corp (EDC), Mark Dennis D. Josol of Ibiden Philippines Inc., and Moises I. Bandong of JTEKT Philippines Corporation.
This year’s project committee is led by RCM PPJesus M. Pineda Jr., as Chairman of TOWER Awards 2021, with RCM Foundation Inc. chair Herminio S. Esguerra as Co-Chairman and Robert Lim Joseph, President of Rotary Club Manila for year 2020-2021.
RCM launched this annual search for outstanding blue collar workers of the country nearly three decades ago, and eventually included in its coverage white collar (non-supervisory) workers.
It aims to recognize the contributions to economic development of the legions of skilled workers who constitute the backbone of our country’s manpower capacity.
The awards program transcended the confines of a club’s concern because of its nationwide reach and significance in uplifting the Filipino workers morale and social statues leading to greater prestige at the workplace—to the entrepreneur/employer and colleagues, to the family and the community, while enhancing individual career opportunities and promoting industrial peace.
The RCM Tower Awards is a legacy project and the first in Asia.
RCM project partnerships are with People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Palawan Express, and Herma Group.
A Board of Judges, composed of different business sector leaders, carefully interviewed the six finalists, and assessed carefully how these exemplar workers, whose initiative and interest in their craft, were deserving of this national recognition.