JCI Alabang attended the awarding ceremonies of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for 2014 last Feb 3, 2015 held at the Heroes Hall, Malacanan Palace. To represent JCI Alabang were President Aimee Flordeliza and Director for Community Development Atty Angel Aguinaldo. JCI Philippines National officers, JCI chapter presidents and members from all over the country, media, and the family and friends of the awardees.
The trophies and medals were awarded officially by President Benigno Aquino III, the President of the Republic of the Philippines through Secretary Jose Rene Almendras, Secretary to the Cabinet of the Philippines.
Congratulations to the six awardees of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for 2014:
– Marlyn B. Alonte-Naguiat for Government and Public Service
– Jessie Pascual P. Bitog for Agricultural Engineering
– Ma. Doris C. Dumlao for Journalism
– Vincent Franco D. Frasco for Public Administration
– John Mark S. Velasco for Medical Science and Public Health
– Oscar Franklin B. Tan for Law
The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awards was initiated by the Manila Jaycees as a chapter project in April 6, 1959. Subsequently, the Philippine Jaycees formally adopted the project on a national basis on October 15, 1959, during their 11th National Convention in Baguio City.
In 1973, the Gerry Roxas Foundation co-sponsored the project, due to the similarity of its goal to promote leadership and exemplary innovation among the youth to address our nation’s development. On October 22, 1990, the TOYM Foundation was organized by past TOYM Awardees and Jaycee National Officers to provide support and continuity for the annual search.
In 1996, the TOYM Awards was changed to TOYF “The Outstanding Young Filipinos” to give women equal exposure and emphasis in the search. However, women were already made an integral part of the search since 1984. In 1999, the name was reverted back to its original name of TOYM to preserve the sanctity of the awards, as the word “men “ does not intend to distinguish the difference in gender.
Over the years, the TOYM has become an institution, having developed a reputation for its selectiveness of outstanding young men upon whom the awards is conferred. TOYM seeks to give national recognition to young men and women between the ages of 18-40, whose selfless dedication to their profession or vocation has resulted in significant contributions to the welfare of their countrymen, as well as to the advancement of their fields of endeavor.