Rules Governing Nomination

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The Outstanding Filipino (TOFlL) Awards is open to every Filipino, natural born, naturalized citizen or hearing dual citizenship (Filipino and a foreign country), at least 41 years of age of good moral character whose dedication to his/her profession or vocation has made significant contribution to the advancement of his/her calling, public welfare and national development.

An Outstanding Young Filipino or TOYM awardee may be nominated in a field other than that for which he was already awarded.
A JCI Senator is qualified provided that he or she is not an incumbent member of JCI Senate Philippines Board.
By virtue of their positions and honors, past presidents of the Republic of the Philippines, National Artists and National Scientists are excluded from the award.

Awardees will be chosen based on the strength of their character and integrity; and the impact of their achievements on their field of work, public welfare and national development. The criteria for the award are inspired by the fifth and sixth tenets of the Jaycee Creed, which is reproduced in full below:

We Believe
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice, can best be won by flee men through free enterprises;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth is great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life;

I. An executive summary following the prescribed format
should not exceed two pages and text should be typed using a
minimum font size of 12 points. The executive summary should
be the first pages of the nomination book.

Format of the executive summary:
1. Personal Profile
a. Educational Attainment
b. Character, Integrity and Moral values
2. Impact on Public Welfare and National Development
a. Socio—economic and/or cultural impact
b. Geographic Impact
c. Years of dedicated work and service
3. Participation in government, professional, socio-civic,
religious organizations
a. Level of participation
b. Length of involvement
4. Awards and recognition
5. Impact on field of endeavor or professional field

II. Nomination book should not exceed 40 pages (exclusive of the
executive summary) and text should be typed using a minimum
font size of 12 points.

III. Attachments to the nomination book should not exceed five
multiple pages, and each multiple page should not exceed 20 pages.

IV. One (1) original copy and five (5) photocopies of the accomplished
nomination form and nomination book and attachments thereof,
together with (6) 2” x 2” colored photos of the nominee.

V. The nominator needs to include one (1) copy of a CD in the original
nomination set that includes the digital files of every page of the
nomination book, nomination form, executive summary,
pictures and attachments.

NOTE: The Nominator must cite in the nomination book the nominee’s background, career; range of work, scope of activity and exceptional achievements. Quotations, statements of authorities, honors and awards may be included in separate sheets as attachments. More importantly, the nominator must present how the nominee’s accomplishments have benefited humanity in general and the nation in particular.

Any individual, public or private entity or organization may nominate a candidate for any of, but not limited to, the following fields of specialization and branches thereof.

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Military/Policework
  • Arts/Culture
  • Government/Public Service
  • Science and Technology
  • Business/Entrepreneurship/Industry
  • History
  • Sports
  • Community/Humanitarian Service
  • Justice/Law
  • Peace Advocacy
  • Ecclesiastical/Religious Work
  • Labor
  • Technopreneurship
  • Ecological/Environment Conservation
  • Literature/Journalism/Media
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Medicine
  • Others (please specify)

The nomination covers accomplishments up to July 15, 2019. Nomination should be made on the prescribed TOFlL Award Nomination form. Additional copies are available at all JCl Senate Philippines Chapter. The PDF of the Nomination Form and Booklet may also be printed and submitted. These are downloadable at, NOMINATION SHOULD BE NOMINATED UNDER ONE CATEGORY ONLY.

The accomplished nomination form and all supporting documents must be submitted on or before July 15, 2019 to:

The TOFIL National Secretariat
2nd floor Junior Chamber lnt’l. (JCI) Phils. Building
No. 14 Don Alejandro Races Avenue, Quezon City
Telephone: (02) 374-4138

Mailed entries should be postmarked not later than the deadline.

The selection process starts from an extensive preliminary screening of me nominees by 3 Screening Committee. The final selection will be made by a Board of Judges composed of distinguished personalities in various fields of endeavor. Their-decision shall be final and unappealable.

The winners will be duly informed as to the date of the awarding ceremonies by the TOFIL Awards National Executive Committee. The awardees are required to attend the Awards ceremony in the process of selection, the committee reserves the right to modify the above rules or waive compliance thereof, at its sole discretion and judgment, provided that such steps will be in keeping with the spirit of TOFIL.


The Outstanding Filipino (TOFlL) Award was conceived by the JCI Senate Philippines in 1988, to institutionalize public recognition of men and women, 41 years age and over, whose exemplary achievements are worthy of emulation.

The JCI Senate Philippines believes that there are many men and women aged 41 and over who deserve recognition for their contributions to society, and who should have qualified to the TOYM except that they are beyond the age limit rule governing the TOYM award. It enlisted the support of Insular Life in an endeavor that would give due recognition to these people. Thus, the TOFIL Awards was born in 1988. The partnership between JCI Senate Philippines and Insular Life ended in 2014 with ANSA Foundation, Inc. coming in as new institutional partner in 2016.

The JCI Senate Philippines is an organization of Junior Chamber International (JCI) members who, in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contribution to the JCI movement, have awarded lifetime membership as JCI Senators.The ANSA Foundation, Inc. (AFI) was formed by AGI in 2002, in cooperation with national scientists from the University of the Philippines— Los Baños (UPLB) to promote the development of the Philippine livestock industry through modern and scientific techniques of breeding. AF! is focused on research and development, training and advancement of stakeholders in the domestic cattle industry.