Senate commends 2019 TOYM awardees
MANILA, Philippines—The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution commending the 10 awardees of the 2019 “Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines.”
Among the TOYM awardees commended in Senate Resolution 271 which was introduced by Sen. Risa Hontiveros were Reynaldo S. Abellana for arts and humanities music; Ziaur-Rahman Adiong for government service; Alfonso Tomas “Atom” Araullo for broadcast journalism; Casiano H. Choresca Jr., for fisheries and agriculture; Dino Carlo Chua for business-tourism; Glenn F. Fernandez for youth participation in disaster risk reduction; Gerardo G. Francisco, Jr. for arts and humanities dance; Marc Paul J. Lopez for medicine, colon and rectal surgery; Aisa A. Mejino for science and green technology; and, Alfredo Paolo D. Vargas for public service.
“The Senate celebrates you today, your efforts, your excellence, your leadership. With this achievement comes the expectation that you will continue your good work for this country we love,” Hontiveros said.
The TOYM award, organized by the Philippine Jaycees (JCI) and supported by the TOYM Foundation and the Gerry Roxas Foundation, seeks to give national recognition to young men and women whose dedication to their profession has resulted in significant contributions to society.
The list of TOYM awardees included Ninoy Aquino, Flash Elorde, Gary Valenciano, Ryan Cayabyab, Juan Flavier, Maria Ressa, Jessica Sojo, Sharon Cuneta Pangilinan and Manuel Villar.
Incumbent senators Richard Gordon (1982), Emmanuel Pacquiao (2004), Sherwin Garchalian (2011), Sonny Angara (2010) and Risa Hontiveros (2001) were also TOYM awardees.