(In photo by Raffy Magno L-R Senior Program Officer of Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Tanya Quijano, DOH Undersecretary Beverly Ho, Dr. Eddie Dorotan from Galing Pook’s Citizen Awards Selection Committee, Galing Pook Chairperson Mel Senen Sarmiento, NVC President Millie L. Kilayko and NVC Executive Director Inah J. Uytiepo).
The Galing Pook Citizenship Award
The Galing Pook Citizenship Award recognizes and promotes the initiatives of individuals and civil society organizations that bring about positive change in the midst of continuing controversies in the government, socioeconomic difficulties, and the developmental challenges brought about by the adverse effects of climate change. NVC Foundation is honored to have been chosen along with four other non-government organizations for this award. The awarding ceremony took place on October 12, 2023 in Pasay City.
Grateful for the Recognition
NVC President Ms. Millie L. Kilayko was asked to give on behalf of the private sector awardees. During her speech, she expressed her gratitude that Galing Pook had chosen to recognize the power of ordinary persons. She went on to say that there is true and strong power when public and private sectors work together in nation building.