Kabataan Night Crowns GYSD PH Celebration

By: Charlene Ara Gonzales

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VOTY Founder Pocholo “The Voice Master” Gonzales delivers his speech to the crowd

A variety of volunteers with different advocacies gathers in Mabuhay Restop on May 4 to witness the Voice of the Youth Network’s (VOTY) “Kabataan Night 4”, the culminating activity of VOTY in the celebration of Global Youth Service Day Philippines 2014.

 

Kabataan Night 4 features the very first VOTY Awards Night, wherein the network recognizes all the participating events and partners of VOTY from August 2013 up to April 2014. The following were recognized in the event:

 

OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION FOR FILIPINISM:

  • YABANG PINOY

PHILIPPINE SOCIETY FOR ORPHAN DISORDERS

 

OUTSTANDING WOMEN ORGANIZATION:

  •  THE BETTER STORY PROJECT
  •  SPARKS PHILIPPINES

OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION FOR HUMANITY:

  •  IEEE ENGINEERS FOR HUMANITY
  •  MTV EXIT
  •  METRO WORLD CHILD

 

OUTSTANDING YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION:

  • AIESEC
  • KAYA NATIN! MOVEMENT
  • WORLD YOUTH ALLIANCE ASIA PACIFIC
  • YOUTH MATTERS
  • BENITA AND CATALINO YAP FOUNDATION

 

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION:

  •  VSO
  • STUDENT VOICE ARTISTS’ SOCIETY
  • IJMC YES.O
  • PHILIPPINE NATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE COORDINATING AGENCY
  • U! HAPPY EVENTS

 

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION:

  •  UNFPA YOUTH ADVISORY PANEL PHILIPPINES

 

PROJECTS CATEGORY

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR TECHNOLOGICAL PROJECT:

  •  SOFTCON.PH: THE PHILIPPINE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY CONFERENCE BY SOFTCON.PH
  •  SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP BY BENITA AND CATALINO YAP FOUNDATION
  • FIRST MYPHONE YOUTH TECH CONGRESS BY BACKDOOR VENTURES and MY PHONE

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR NATIONALISTIC PROJECT:

  •  GLOBAL PINOY BAZAAR BY YABANG PINOY

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT:

  •  CLIMATE CHANGE CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK 2013 LOCAL VOICE, EMPOWERED CHOICE (“I PLAN. I ACT”)

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR YOUTH INVOLVEMENT PROJECT:

  •  THE 2ND NATIONAL CSR YOUTH CONGRESS BY BENITA AND CATALINO YAP FOUNDATION
  • POLITICIANS MEET PROFESSORS BY ATENEO SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
  • SING AND JOY MANILA
  • MORE REFORMS=MORE JOBS BY ARANGKADA PHILIPPINES
  • 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND 13TH YEC MAIN CONVENTION BY DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY ECON ORG
  •  VMS: DUBBING 101 BY STUDENT VOICE ARTISTS’ SOCIETY
  •  THE SEARCH FOR THE JOSE RIZAL OUTSTANDING STUDENTS AWARDEE BY ORDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF RIZAL

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR EDUCATIONAL PROJECT:

  •  UKEAS PHILIPPINES JANUARY 2014 EDUCATION EXHIBITION BY UKEAS
  • UK EDUCATION FAIR BY BRITISH COUNCILPHILIPPINES
  • MABUHAY GERMANY BY FNF PHILIPPINES
  • THE SEARCH FOR THE TEN OUTSTANDING STUDENTS OF MAKATI BY JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONALE & MAKATI YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
  • METROBANK- MTAP- DEPED MATH CHALLENGE BY METROBANK FOUNDATION
  • YOUTH TO BUSINESS FORUM BY AIESEC

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR HEALTH AWARENESS PROJECT:

HEALTH BLOGGERS MEET: “KAPIT-BISIG PARA SA KALUSUGAN PANGKALAHATAN: LULAT, IPAHAYAG, AT ISULONG” BY THE PHILIPPINE HEALTH BLOGGERS SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL PILIPINAS AND HEALTHACTIVIST.PH

  • 7TH ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE ON REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH AND RIGHTS
  •  4TH YOUNG ADULT FERTILITY AND SEXUALITY STUDY BY YOUTH MATTERS
  •  THE APPLEDRIVE PROJECT BY “APPLEBOY” RJ GARCIA
  •  HEALTH AND WELLNESS BY KHOA BUI PRODUCTIONS
  • FORUM ON FILIPINO YOUTH VOLUNTEERING FOR HIV AND AIDS BY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE COORDINATING AGENCY
  • DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSIONS: A SERIES OF DEVELOPMENT DIALOGUES ON KEY NATIONAL ISSUES. BY THE WORLD BANK AND THE ATENEO SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
  • PROGRAMS IN PROMOTION OF NEWBORN SCREENING, FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION AND RARE DISEASES BY VOLUNTEER YOUTH LEADERS FOR HEALTH – PHILIPPINES

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR HUMANITARIAN PROJECT:

  • GLOBAL HUG BY PHILIPPINE SOCIETY FOR ORPHAN DISORDERS
  • YAPAK MO, YAKAP KO CONCERT FOR A CAUSE BY BENITA AND CATALINO YAP FOUNDATION
  • PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DAY, 3RD KASAMA, SAMA KA!
  •  FASHION SHOW FOR A CAUSE ENTITLED, GALACTICA: LET EVERYONE SEE MORE BEYOND VISION BY UST COMMUNITY ACHIEVERS ASSOCIATION
  •  MTV EXIT PRESENTS: KALAYAAN RIDE AND ALAGWA MOVIE SCREENING BY (MTV EXIT)

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR WOMEN’S AWARENESS PROJECT:

  • “HOPE BEAUTY AND COUR-AGE WORKSHOP WITH JULIANNE TARROJA BY (BETTERSTORY PROJECT AND SOULCHILD PRODUCTIONS
  • BEAUTY MATTERS BY THE BETTER STORY PROJECT
  • #WHATTHEFACTS A TEENAGE PREGNANCY PREVENTION CAMPAIGN ORIENTATION
  •  SPARK A CHANGE: WOMEN’S DAY BY SPARK PHILS
  • IN HER SHOES BY NATIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION

 

OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECT:

  • GLOBAL YOUTH SUMMIT BY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONOF STUDENTS IN ECONOMIC AND COMMERCIAL SCIENCES
  •  FAILING FORWARD EVENT BY YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR’S SOCIETY
  • IGNITE (OBTAIN.REFINE.SUSTAIN) UNLEASHING THE YOUTH’S POTENTIAL BY HR YOUTH PHILIPPINES
  • THE 2ND NATIONAL CSR YOUTH CONGRESS BY BENITA AND CATALINA YAP
  •  INTERNATIONAL YOUTH LEADERS CONFERENCE BY AIESEC
  • INTERNATIONAL YOUTH LEADERS’ SUMMIT 2014 BY DLSU ART COLLEGE GOVERNMENT
  • 8TH YLAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY “ A GLIMPSE ON RE-DISCOVERING THYSELF”
  • MAD WORLD 2014 BY PHILIPPINE JUNIOR MARKETING ASSOCIATION
  • ANG NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION BY CIRCLE OF NUTS
  •  MISS EARTH FOUNDATION / CAROUSEL PRODUCTIONS
  •  MISTER PHILIPPINES INC.

 

OUTSTANDING YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS:

  • GO NEGOSYO

 

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY

ADVOCATES OF THE YEAR:

  • MR. CHRISTOPHER LAO
  • MR. RJ GARCIA
  • MR. JUANCHO LUNARIA
  • MR. MARK CONRAD RAVANZO

 

MODEL OF THE YOUTH:

  • Sen. PAOLO BENIGNO AQUINO

 

  • MR. LLOYD LUNA

 

CHANGE MAKER AWARD:

  • MR. MICHAEL CALDO

 

MODEL YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR:

  • MS. PAMELA NICOLE MEJIA

YOUTH ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR:

  • MS. BILLIE DUMALIG

 

OUTSTANDING YOUTH LEADER:

  • MR. GIAN SCOTTIE JAVELONA

 

VISIONARY OF THE YEAR:

  • MR. POCHOLO DE LEON GONZALES

 

Apart from them are the bands Alas Quattro, and Laze Nap’t, ventriloquists Wan Lu and Henry Helmuth, Movers and Motions, VOTY G, Black Pink Dolls, The Voice PH’s Stan Perfecto and Cora dela Cruz, singers Moira Lacambra, Jenie Gardon, Kenneth dela Rosa and Jedd Francis de Luna who offer talents and performances that entertain the crowd.

All of the events and names of volunteers are submitted to Youth Service America, as the official report of VOTY as a country partner in the celebration of GYSD in the country.

Kabataan Night 4: Youth Revolution also serves as a night of vision too for VOTY, when the network announced its visions of growing as the country’s first youth media institution.

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