Press Release
August 14, 2006


For the fourth year, Senate Majority Leader Kiko Pangilinan leads the awarding of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) at the Malacañang Palace today.

We are elated to recognize the efforts of our youth in making a difference in their communities. The Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations are stories of sacrifice, unity and idealism that need to be heard by all Filipinos. Knowing that young people from all corners of the Philippines are working and giving back to their localities is very inspiring, and it is testament to the bright future that awaits our country in the hands of these commendable young people, Kiko said.

TAYO, Senator Kikos brainchild, recognizes the youths contribution to community service and nation-building. Through the active and encouraging support of co-presenters, led by Coke Barkada (Coca-Cola Foundation), MIRANT Philippines, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Chevron Philippines, Cebu Pacific, the United Nations Development Programme, National Youth Commission, TAYO Awards Foundation, Inc. and the Philippine Council of Young Political Leaders, TAYO is the nations _expression of confidence that, the Filipino youth can succeed in making a difference.

[TAYO 4s 20 finalists are the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines, Inc. (Central Philippine University Student Chapter)-Iloilo City; Youth Advocators Productive Integrated Service, Inc. (YAPIS)-Iligan City; Medical Missions, Inc.-Sampaloc, Manila; Marilao Nationalist Youth Organization (MarileNYo)-Marilao, Bulacan; Mabini Colleges-College of Commerce and Accountancy Central Council-Daet, Camarines Norte; Southwestern University-Nursing Student Body Organization-Cebu City; Rotaract Club of Bacolod East-Bacolod City; Watershed Management Youth Council-Davao City; Kythe Ateneo-Quezon City; Alay ni Ignacio-Quezon City; Guiguinto Scholars Association-Guiguinto, Bulacan; Sigma Chi Fraternity Mu Sigma Phi Sorority of University of San Agustin-Iloilo City; Rotaract of Tagum North-UM Tagum Chapter-Tagum, City; The Iloilo Federation of Junior Executives-Iloilo City; Dapitan Fire and Rescue Volunteers, Inc.-Quezon City; Nautical Science Student Council-Cagayan de Oro City; United Isulan Youth for Progress-Sultan Kudarat; Emmanuel Baja Chapter, Order of DeMolay-Cavite City; The Philippine Foundation of Christs Youth in Action, Inc.-Quezon City; and the Kapisanan ng mga Kabataang Naglilingkod (KAPISANKANA)-Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro.]

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