Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations

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The Ten Outstanding Youth Organizations (TAYO Awards) is an annual search and recognition program for outstanding groups of young Filipinos which contribute to the development of the country through humanitarian projects in their respective schools and communities.

It is a project of the TAYO Awards Foundation and spearheaded by the National Youth Commission (NYC) in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

TAYO is organized by the TAYO Awards Foundation which current president is Paolo Benigno "Bam"A. Aquino IV, the National Youth Commission, and the Office of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. It is presented by Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, Inc.  with the support of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, SM Supermalls and SM Cares Foundation, and the Philippine Council for Young Leaders in Governance.



in 2002, the Search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations was initiated Senator Pangilinan who noted the scarcity of awards that acknowledge the contributions of youth based organizations.   Sen. Kiko stated that "recognition for collective work promotes unity and teamwork, which are necessary components in the important task of nation building. Rising above divisiveness and apathy, today’s Filipino youth are examples of nation-builders, and it is only fitting that their perseverance, vision, and dynamism are given due recognition...the Filipino youth working together can and will build a stronger, brighter future for the nation."

TAYO is now recognized as the country’s most prestigious award for youth organizations.

On 9 December 2010, ten youth organizations from around the Philippines were honoured by President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino IIIs recipients of the 8th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards at the Heroes Hall in Malacanang Palace.

Also in attendance for the awarding ceremonies were Senator Pangilinan as Chairman of the TAYO National Board of Judges and Mr. Guillermo Aponte, President and general manager of the Coca-Cola Export Corporation.


In order to become a TAYO awardee, a Filipino youth organization must "have undertaken a recent project or program that has benefited a local community to which they belong. The search is open to youth organizations whose majority of members are aged 15 to 30 years. TAYO involves in-school, out-of-school, working youth, and young professionals."

Criteria for judging

Youth groups are judged according to past or present projects that

  1. have strong impacts on their communities;
  2. harness the spirit of volunteerism;
  3. are creative and innovative;
  4. sustainable;
  5. and effectively use resources such as finances, networks and local support.

Awardees, 2002 to 2010

Year 1, 2003:

  1. Ateneo Debate Society (Ateneo de Manila University)
  2. BPI-Save Mother Earth Club (Cagayan de Oro City)
  3. Hundred Islands Cycling Club (Alaminos, Pangasinan)
  4. Kabataang Gabay sa Positibong Pamumuhay - Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (Iloilo City)
  5. Kapansanan ay Akibat sa Kaunlaran ng Bayan (KAAKBAY) (Davao City)
  6. MyZoo Volunteer Group Foundation (Makati City)
  7. Rodeo Club of the Philippines (Benguet State University)
  8. Rotaract of Muntinlupa Peacemaker Youth Club (Putatan, Muntinlupa City)
  9. Students' Actions Vital to the Environment and Mother Earth (SAVE ME) (Rodriguez, Rizal)
  10. University of the Philippines Industrial Engineering Club (Quezon City)

Year 2, 2004

  1. Dela Salle University-Manila Student Council (Manila)
  2. GenRev Student Network (Quezon City)
  3. Tuklas Katutubo (Quezon City)
  4. Students' Association of Management Accountants (SAMA) (Mariano Marcos State University, Laoag City)
  5. Sugbuanong Pundok Aron Sugpuon ang Child Abuse (SUPACA) (Cebu City)
  6. Conservation and Restoration Exercise, Inc. (CoRE) (Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon)
  7. Philippine Rescue 2000 (Cagayan de Oro City)
  8. Musical Dramatics Society of Sta. Ana National High School (Davao City)
  9. Tingog sa Kasanag (TISAKA) (Cagayan de Oro City)
  10. Watershed Management Youth Council (Davao City)

Year 3, 2005

  1. Anduyog Youth Volunteers Movement - Legazpi City, Albay
  2. Student Volunteers’ Association, La Salette Pananagutan Center (SVA – LSPC) - Santiago City, Isabela
  3. Wildfire Youth Ministry - Pampanga
  4. U.P. An Balangaw Performing Arts Group - Tacloban City, Leyte
  5. U.P. Cebu Tsinelas - Cebu City
  6. Xavier University - Supplementary Training to Reinforce Education of the Academically Gifted but Marginalized Students (XU - STREAMS) - Cagayan De Oro City
  7. Youth Community Service Club (YCSC) – General Santos City
  8. Ateneo Special Education Society (SpeEd) – Quezon City
  9. Young Educators Society of Mapulang Lupa (YES – Mapulang Lupa) - Valenzuela City
  10. Youth @ 111 – Quezon City.

Year 4, 2006

  1. Kabayan Cultural Organization for Supporting, Developing and Empowering the Youth (KOSDEY) - #Kabayan, Benguet
  2. Samahan ng Maliliit na Mangingisda ng Kabataang Baltak (SMM – KaBaltak) – Atimonan, Quezon
  3. Silak sa Kauswagan Youth Organization (Sakayan) – Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  4. University of the Philippines High School Cebu Student Council – Cebu City
  5. Volunteers for Integrated Public Service (VIPS) – Iloilo City
  6. Books and Information Technology Society (BITS); Koronadal, South Cotabato
  7. Kapansanan ay Akibat sa Kaunlaran ng Bayan (KAAKBAY) - Davao City
  8. Jolo Emergency Rescue Network – Jolo, Sulu
  9. Inclusive Youth Center (IYC) - Quezon City
  10. University of the Philippines Sandigan – Manila.

Year 6, 2008

  1. Dynamic Teen Company, Cavite City
  2. Society of Scholars and Grantees, Benguet State University
  3. Kabataang Gabay sa Positibong Pamumuhay, Bacolod City
  4. UP Cebu SEALNet Entrepreneurs’ Club, UP High School Cebu
  5. Youth Advocates Through Theater Arts, Dumaguete City
  6. 505 Disaster Rescuers for Emergencies, Assistance and Management, Inc., Kidapawan City
  7. Lamlifew 4-H Club, Malungon, Sarangani
  8. School of Business and Management Student Council, Xavier University
  9. Jose Rizal University Computer Society, Mandaluyong City
  10. Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity, UP Manila. 

Year 7, 2009

  1. Batis- YOGHI (Youth Organization that Gives Hope and Inspiration),Quezon City
  2. El Consejo Atenista, Ateneo de Zamboanga University
  3. Earnest Support for Underprivileged Children (E-SUCH) Charity Association, Inc,.Baliuag, Bulacan
  4. Iloilo Prima Galaw Productions, Dumangas, Iloilo
  5. Muntinlupa Junior Rescue Team, Muntinlupa City
  6. The Guesset National High School Science Club, Naguilian, La Union
  7. MU Sigma Phi Sorority, University of the Philippines, Manila
  8. Samahan ng Maliliit na Mangingisda ng Kabataang BALTAK (SMM KABALTAK), Atimonan, Quezon province
  9. Sangguniang Kabataan Passi City Federation, Passi City, Iloilo
  10. Pag-asa Youth Organization of the Philippines Pamplona Chapter, Pamplona, Camarines Sur

Year 8, 2010

  1. Education Revolution Movement, Bulacan
  2. PRO-DORP Team from Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
  3. Ponchon and Maanichar Centennial Batch Association, Inc., Ifugao Province;  
  4. 4 Pagaypay 4-H Club, Passi, IIoilo,
  5. Philippine Stagers, Manila,
  6. Mandaya Tribal Youth Organization (MTYO), Mebatas, Upper Ulip, Monkayo, Compostela Valley,
  7. Pag-Asa Youth Association, Talisay, Cebu,
  8. Alay Ni Ignacio, Quezon City,
  9. Link.exe, Iloilo,
  10. Brotherhood of Peace, Baguio City


The 8th Ten Outstanding Youth Organizations Awards winners each received a Toym De Leon Imao specially-crafted trophy and P50,000 cash grant.

The 10 runner-up organizations each received consolation prizes amounting to P20,000 each.

External links


  • [1] TAYO Awards Foundation official website (Accessed 9 December 2010)
  • Tan, Fidelis. "10 youth orgs named TAYO awardees" Philippine Online Chronicles[2] (Accessed 9 December 2010)
  • [3] National Youth Commission official website (Accessed 9 December 2010)



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