JCI Manila kicks off its sixth RVR Award for Nation Building

THE Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila launched on April 14 its sixth Ramon V. del Rosario (RVR) Award for Nation Building to recognize individuals who exemplify outstanding corporate citizenship and underlying passion for nation-building.

The award also aims to raise awareness about responsible citizenship, and the pursuit of progress among entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals.

The annual award will recognize men and women who have proven themselves worthy of honor and emulation, and demonstrate outstanding traits, such as entrepreneurial spirit, national or global impact of business, corporate citizenship and social responsibility. These traits were manifested by the late Ambassador Ramon V. del Rosario and has a keen focus in performing activities considered within the ambit of corporate social responsibility.

The award will be given to the person who best possesses these criteria.

The RVR award was first launched in 2009 and named after the late ambassador, the founder of Philippine Investment and Management Consultants and the Management Association of the Philippines.

The award is designed not only to honor del Rosario Sr. as the Manila Jaycees’s founding president, but also to keep alive in the current and future leaders of Philippine business the spirit of nation-building through responsible entrepreneurship, the hallmark of RVR’s career.

Del Rosario, a man of firsts, was also the first national president of JCI Manila and the first Asian world president of JCI. The first Filipino-owned oil company, Filoil, was also founded by del Rosario. His remarkable motivation and matchless determination to succeed carried him to success in the corporate world.

The recipient of the 2015 RVR Award will be announced in the third quarter of this year. Nominations of qualified candidates are now open and can be submitted by any person, organization or institution following the criteria for the award.

Previous recipients of the RVR Awards were Ambassador Jesus Tambunting and Senen Bacani, Oscal Lopez, Washington SyCip, Vicente Paterno and last year’s awardee, Jaime Zobel de Ayala.

The prestigious award was co-partnered with the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the Asian Institute of Management and was attended by certain individuals, RVR committee, JCI members and the media.

JCI Manila is the first leadership development organization in the Philippines and in Asia, while the RVR CSR Center is one of the first research centers in the region that promotes corporate responsibility through case-writing, research, survey research, investigative research, program development, executive education training and local and regional conferences. Special to the BusinessMirror


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