I'm proud to be a Del Rosario. Knowing that there are remarkable people having the same surname as mine, though not directly related with our immediate family or relatives, still somewhat gives me honor and appreciation learning that there is a Del Rosario noted with great achievements, and thus an award is named after him.
Now there is a search for similarly great men who could equal or surpass his excellence. I wonder if they could award another Del Rosario as among the choices for the award. Not exactly me but anyone among my relatives bearing the same surname as mine.
The Del Rosario family is composed of great individuals with their own respective accomplishments, and dreams that are not elusive as we are always positive and aggressive enough to chase after our dreams and make them a reality.
The Junior Chamber International (JCI) Manila, in partnership with the Center for Corporate Social Responsibility of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) launches the sixth consecutive year of the Ramon V. Del Rosario (RVR) Award for Nation Building.
The launch was held at the 14th floor of Intercontinental Manila at the Bahia Restaurant.
The RVR Awards was launched in 2009 to recognize individuals who exemplify outstanding corporate citizenship and a passion for nation-building. The premier awards program of JCI Manila, its goal is to increase awareness about responsible citizenship and the pursuit of progress among entrepreneurs, businessmen, and professionals.
The award was named in honor of Ramon V. Del Rosario, founder of Philippine Investment and Management Consultants (PHINMA) and the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP). He also distinguished himself as a man of firsts. He is the founder of Filoil, the first Filipino-owned oil company, the first national president of JCI Manila, and the first Asian world president of JCI.
In keeping with his legacy, the award seeks to honor outstanding men and women in business that inspire the next generation of professionals and business owners through traits such as entrepreneurial spirit, national or global impact of business, corporate citizenship, and social responsibility. Previous recipients of the RVR Awards are Ambassador Jesus Tambunting and Senen Bacani, Oscal Lopez, Washington Sycip, Vicente Paterno, and last year’s awardee, Jaime Zobel de Ayala.
Nominations of qualified candidates are now open and can be submitted by any person, organization, or institution following the criteria for the award. The Award Committee comprises members of JCI Manila and AIM’s RVR Center for CSR. The recipient of the 2015 RVR Award will be announced in the 3rd quarter of 2015.