1st search of outstanding community woman leader in Iloilo now open

ILOILO — The Gender and Development Unit of the Province of Iloilo and the Junior Chamber International Iloilo Ilang-Ilang are now accepting nominations for “Ang Ilongga: A Search for Outstanding Community Woman Leader.”

Nomination forms are now available at the Provincial Planning and Development Office, where GAD Unit is located, or at the Office of the Governor, 3rd floor of Iloilo Provincial Capitol Building, Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City.

First of its kind, the search aims to recognize one extraordinary indigenous woman community leader who made significant contributions to the empowerment of her fellowmen.

The search is specifically looking for a woman who created a positive change in the society through her dedication and selfless act of service.

That woman may be in the field of community justice, peace and order, health and wellness, education, culture and arts, entrepreneurship, agriculture, fisheries and forestry, and disaster risk reduction and management.

“We are doing this to recognize women leaders with extraordinary accomplishments who have created positive change and sustainable solutions to issues and concerns affecting their communities,” explained Carol Salvatierra, 2016 president of JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang.

Nominees should be Filipinos who are at least 18 and bonafide residents of 42 municipalities and one component city of Iloilo.

She must also be an emerging community leader who may or may not be working with people’s group or civil society organization.

Nominees will be screened by a panel of judges to be determined by the organizers based on the following criteria: leadership (30%), women empowerment (20%), community and civic involvement (20%), and social impact (30%).

Upon review of entries, the ten candidates will be shortlisted. All shortlisted candidates will be scored and ranked using a validation form.

The search committee will then choose the top five finalists which will be subject for final interview, onsite validation and background investigation.

The entries for this search should be submitted to GAD-Iloilo on or before January 29, 2016.

The awarding ceremony for this search will be among the highlights of the upcoming 115th founding anniversary of Iloilo on April 11, 2016.

Ang Ilongga: A Search for Outstanding Community Woman Leader is launched one year after the provincial government partnered with the non-government organization on “All About Her”, a program that aims to provide sustainable solutions to the needs of women, especially on health, legal rights and economic development.

JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang, Inc. is an all-female chapter of the Junior Chamber International composed of young active citizens in Iloilo who are in the fields of law, medicine, business, psychology, human resource and the like with a common goal to provide development opportunities that empower women and the youth to create positive change. JAN



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