In a joint effort by JCI Philippines led by 2006 National President Ismael P. Penado and the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) headed by Chairman Elmer O. Datuin and PCL National President Carlo Pontico C. Fortuna, the Search for the 2006 “The Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines (TOCP) Awards was recently concluded.. The awarding ceremonies was held during the PCL National Convention in Cebu City last March 9, 2007 held at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) with no less than Sen. Edgardo J. Angara as the Guest of Honor and Speaker who served as this year’s main sponsor of the said project. The award aims in giving due recognition to commendable and excellent deeds of our country’s Councilors for their respective constituents they served.
On its first year, said award joins the two main other annual undertaking of the JCI Philippines, namely The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) and The Outstanding Policemen of the Philippines (TOPP) Awards. While this two other undertaking give recognition purely to humanitarian work, the TOCP Awards is uniquely given for outstanding leadership and excellent contributions to local legislation, governance and the nation at large. Its primary aim is for the recognition of the outstanding achievement of our nation’s councilors which have benefited significantly their constituents, the community and the nation. Likewise, it will also inspire others, especially the youth, with the recognition to these achievements and/or leadership of the awardees-leaders who have demonstrated vigor and innovativeness in tackling the problems of society and offering solutions. Moreover, the said award will also challenge and inspire councilors to become development-oriented and to excel beyond the ordinary.
The distinguished Board of Judges were; DILG Secretary Ronaldo V. Puno, Sen. Edgardo J. Angara, Bulacan Gov. Josefina dela Cruz, Naga City Mayor Jesse M. Robredo, Bishop Deogracias S. Iñiguez and Dr. Milwida M. Guevara, President, SYNERGEA. The members of the screening panel is composed of Atty. Mabel V. Mamba, 2002 JCI Philippines National President, Ms. Francine Anne P. Sajoc, Exec. Asst. Office of Sen. Angara, Michael J. David, JCI Phils. Past NVP, Richard Alvin M. Nalupta. NYC Chairman & CEO, Dr. Eddie G. Dorotan, 1995 TOYM Awardee on Community Development and Arecio R. Rendor Jr., PCL Nat’l. Exec. Vice President. This year’s Overall Search Chairman is JCIP Past NVP Michael J. David of the JCI Tarlac Centennial. Source: http://www.philjaycees.com/