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Journalism Awards

Launched in 1966, the Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards was organized to honor outstanding contributions of individuals in the tri-media: print, television and radio thus encouraging the proper development of Philippine Journalism. In 1972, however, RCM stopped giving the award. The silent message was that since there was no real freedom of the press, there was no sense in holding the awards. It was relaunched 14 years later in 1986 to encourage the proper development of Philippine Journalism.

Sponsorship Page

What the sponsor will get:
  • Exclusive Sponsorship of One (1) Rotary program
  • OR Minor Sponsor of All Eight (8) programs
  • Logo and company name in all print ads, brochures, posters and other information materials
  • Full page advertisement or advertisement ad in the Souvenir programs
  • Invitation, press and photo opportunity for the signing of contract
  • Token of appreciation
  • Sponsor?s Night
  • Website Advertisement - Balita

What the sponsor will get:

  • Major Sponsor of one of the Rotary Programs
  • Logo in all print ads, brochures, posters and other information materials
  • Half page advertisement in the Souvenir Program


Cleft Lip Project



THE ROTARY FOUNDATION and  the Rotary Clubs of Diepholz-Vechta (Germany), Stadskanaal (The Netherlands) and Manila (Philippines) have funded for the second straight year a Cleft Lip Surgery project that will operate on another 90 children this year in addition to the 90 children who were treated last year. This project is made possible thru the efforts of  Operation Restore Hope who with volunteers from Germany, New Zealand & Australia  come over to perform the surgeries our indigent Filipino children.

This joint undertaking of the Rotary organization and Operation Restore Hope consists of a week-long mission for the past two years for Filipino cleft lip children of economically deprived families at the President Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Medical Center (formerly Caloocan City General Hospital) with the support and cooperation of its Medical Director Dr. Racquel So Sayo and  Mayor Enrico Echiverri of the City of Caloocan.

The Rotary Club of Manila (RCM), the first and the oldest in Asia will be the focal Rotary Club that will assist in the implementation of the project.  RCM President Ben Santos stated that the agreement among the Rotary Clubs of Diepholz-Vechta of Germany, Rotary Club of Stadskanaal of the Netherlands and the Rotary Club of Manila of the Philippines to share their resources to ensure a successful implementation of the project is in keeping with the Rotary International theme SERVCE ABOVE SELF, that will certainly give new life to the underprivileged and less fortunate Filipinos born with this developmental deficiency.

Now in its 17th  year, Operation Restore Hope still operates on the basis that it is made up purely of volunteers.  All of the international volunteers donate their time and skills to threat the Filipino children.

The charity is also involved in the training of Filipino surgeons and Anesthetists who can then carry on the good work of Operation Restore Hope.  After the foreign team head back home, the Filipino team will keep working with the patients, performing highly skilled surgery under Operation Restore Hope’s endorsement.

Proposal August 31, 2010

A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Strategy for Drug-Free Workplaces, Schools and Communities


Since the passing of the Comprehensive Drugs Act in Y 2002 1, policies and programs have been developed in some agencies, establishments, and in many schools and communities 2,3,4 . Yet, it is a reality that drugs still permeate society and have been continuously associated with crime, social and family problems, with ill health and accidents; and with unproductivity. The drug supply continues to flow despite the heroic deeds of agencies who enforce the Drugs law. Among the many reasons are: the Philippines have the longest coastline where drugs can be smuggled and can be sold; marijuana plantation abound in difficult and mountainous areas; shabu laboratories operate even in houses. Preventive programs could not adequately catch up with the users or potential users.

General Objective:

This is a proposal for an expanded drug-free program for various workplaces and workers vulnerable to drug use, and for drug-free schools and communities through the medium of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Specific Objectives:

The project entails building a drug-free program where establishments from both the public and private sectors would carry out drug prevention activities not only from their own ranks or companies, offices, but also instigate or strengthen drug-free advocacy with other workplaces, schools and communities as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs (CSR).

Why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

CSR is described as how a company “operates in a way that meets, if not exceeds, the moral, lawful, commercial, and public expectations that society has of business”.

Viewed as a comprehensive set of policies, practices and programs, drug-free workplaces, schools and communities integrated throughout the company’s business operations supported and rewarded by top management, would be an exemplary way of doing CSRs.

Civil society has been playing a minor role in the fight against drugs, and this can be improved. Rotary Clubs and Inner Wheel Clubs are partners in this program. By numbers, the oldest Rotary Club of Manila represents over 200 members. While their counterpart, the Inner Wheel Club of Manila has 100. Looking at the national figures, Rotary clubs in the Philippines and the Inner Wheel Club have some thousand members, a formidable potential source of ally in this fight against drugs. All three populations, i.e workplace, schools and communities are well represented in both RCM and IWCM. And as proposed by the two organizations, the project looks at a potentially powerful alliance of the civil society with the current implementers of Drug Prevention in this country.


Advocacy seminars and workshops, and information campaign can support and strengthen existing preventive and enforcement efforts on drugs.

This would entail building a program where establishments from both the public and private sectors could carry out these activities not only from their own ranks or companies, office, but also building of linkages with other workplaces, schools and communities as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programs (CSR).

Preventive programs can be enhanced by the linkage of RCM and IWCM with implementers including: government agencies i.e. the DOLE, DDB, PDEA, DSWD, DepED, CHED, TESDA, the Civil Service Commission, PIA, the local government units, and the representatives of the private sector (PMAP, MAP, ECOP, PCCI, Industry sectors, media, and the CBCP).

The IWCM and the RCM with the assistance of PDEA have started an awareness campaign albeit in a limited manner in 2009 to 2010, specifically these were orientations in Central Colleges of the Philippines, and in Montessori-Paranaque.


Planning Stage, and Seminar/Workshops for Corporate Strategic Orientations on Drug Prevention (CSODPs)

  1. Planning Phase:
  2. Seminar/workshops for the members of participating associations will be carried out, by IWCM, OSHC, RCM; they will then echo the orientation in their own workplaces, and to their contractuals, if needed.
  3. Operational Phase

For 2.1 and 2.2 activities, collaboration will be initiated by the private establishments from CSR Level 1 to CSR level 2. Target operators and workers may come from TODA5 and OTC6. Technical partners will be provided by OSHC-DOLE, IWCM, DDB, PDEA. Other partners may include the Philippine Construction Association, mining association, DOLE NCR, private sector.

Technical inputs to all activities will be provided by OSHC-DOLE, IWCM, DDB, PDEA, private sector.

  1. CSRs level 1: A set of advocacy program thru seminars and information will target workplaces in the formal sector (large associations, i.e. PMAP, MAP, ECOP, PCCI, Industry associations), including Service, Manufacturing, and hazardous and highly hazardous workplaces on the requirements of the DO 53-03. The last industry category include transportation, energy, construction, mining, and chemical manufacturing).
  2. CSR level 2 establishments will target establishments or workplaces such as, but not limited to operators and drivers of tricycle, jeepneys and buses; small restaurants and small construction sites - in NCR.
  3. In the public sector, the Civil Service Commission will establish working linkages on CSR for drug-free workplaces, schools and communities in partnership with DepEd, CHED, TESDA,PIA, the local government units.
  4. CSR level 3: For establishments who prefer to work with schools, these will be done in any city of the National Capital region (NCR). Partners will include DepEd, CHED, TESDA, InnoTech, and RCM and IWCM, DOLE-NCR.

Technical partners will be provided by OSHC-DOLE, IWCM, DDB, PDEA, private sector.

IV. Seminar Content, and Information Activities

4.1 Duration of Seminars: 4 hours


  • 30 minutes: orientation on drug concerns, drug supply programs
  • 30 mins: key findings of surveys on drugs and safety and health; drug demand programs
  • 30 mins.:health, safety, productivity and links to social problems of drug use and dependency
  • 30 mins:modalities of random drug testing, links to counselling, treatment and rehabilitation services, possible reintegration of those who had been under treatment to their employment or schools.
  • 30 mins: inputs to policies and programs for a drug-free workplace/school/local community
  • 30 mins: Using the drug-free workplace program as a CSR for other workplaces, schools, and communities
  • 1 hour can be devoted to Q and A, Role Play, exercises
  • Support materials: Slides, video, handouts

4.2 Information and Dissemination:

Development of Information materials such as Slogans will be developed or adapted, for example putting up “This is a Drug-Free Workplace, Let’s Keep It That Way”; “Lahat Kami ay Kontra Droga”, or similar slogan in all 24,000 tricycles in Quezon City.

Flyers and streamers will be developed, printed and distributed;

Print, radio and TV programs. for e.g. links with PIA, and commercial broadcast medium, and established links with print outlets.

All these activities can be associated with ongoing regular print, radio and TV programs in the government and commercial outlets or TV channels.


All participating agencies are encouraged to contribute to the operational expenses of this project.

Parallel efforts to mobilize resources from other sources like the Rotary International, UN, SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, others will be carried out by RCM and IWCM.



VIII. RESOURCES (Human and Financial) NEEDED: for further discussion with partners



  1. Preparatory Consultations of key and collaborating agencies:
  2. MOA, MOU
  3. Seminar/Workshop for participants from Key agencies, and collaborating agencies: Seminar/workshops: 1 day each for participating agencies (September 2010 to April 2011)

X. OUTCOME: a wider application of drug prevention programs in workplaces, schools and communities.


1 Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002
2 Department Order 53-03 Drug-Free Workplace
3 National Drug Education Program (NDEP)
4 DSWD Board Regulation
5 TODA – Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association
6 OTC – Office of the Transportation Cooperatives

Sight Saving Project


“Provide a sustainable project for the prevention of avoidable blindness.”


Provide affordable eye care system beneficial to all marginalized sector of our society, institutionalized eye resident training, research and community based program -

  • To identify areas wherein eye missions are needed
  •  To develop community eye health program for the  prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of eye diseases.
  •  To coordinate with various eye health leaders for the  prevention of avoidable blindness.

RCM Pagkalinga sa Mata Center Launched”

The Rotary Club of Manila (RCM) launched and inaugurated its pioneer project “Pagkalinga sa Mata” on August 19, 1998.  
The (RCM) Eye Center is a joint project of the Rotary Club of Manila, Manila Medical Society, Hospital of the Infant Jesus and the City of Manila, funded by The Rotary Foundation, contributions of RCM  Paul Harris Fellows, the Rotary Club of Taipei and Rotary Club of East Kowloon, Hongkong.
The RCM Pagkalinga sa Mata Project is chaired by  Rtn. Jacinto S. Bautista, Jr., M.D.    With Chairman Jack Bautista during the organization of the project were Rtn. Conrado P. Banzon, M.D.+, Past Vice Pres. Edgardo T. Caparas, M.D.,  Past President Cesar Ubaldo , Past Pres. Buster Arrastia,  Past President  Tito Gupit, Jr., PP  Nestor M. Sevilla +,  Past Pres. Peter H. Wohlrab, Past President Domingo S. Guevarra, Jr., PP Aniceto G. Saludo,who was then  Immediate Past President of Rotary Club of Manila and  President, Medico-Surgical Foundation.  PP Nash Pablo from RI District 3810 Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Adviser, reviewed the project proposal, ensured that it met the criteria of The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary Club of Manila “Pagkalinga Sa Mata Project” provide FREE Daily Outpatient Consultation at the Ospital ng Tondo, Manila Medical Society, and the Hospital of the Infant Jesus

PARTICIPANTS of the project:

  •  University of Sto. Tomas Alumni Association thru  President, Rtn. Jack Bautista, Jr., M.D.
  •  Sto. Tomas University Hospital Division of Ophthalmology thru Chairman, Rtn. Jack Bautista, Jr., M.D.
  •  Department of Ophthalmology Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, STUH
  • Society of Philippine Surgeon in America (SPSA) thru  - Manuel Cacdac, M.D. (Chairman & Project Director)
  •  Columbia Presbyterrian Hospital, New York thru - Antonio Gonzales, M.D. & Linsy Farris, M.D.
  •  USTMAA in American Foundation, Inc. thru  Stella Evangelista, M.D., Jose Evangelista, M.D.
  •  Guiding Light Ministry
  •  University of Santo Tomas Hospital
  • SUKOB, Inc.
  •  Epheta, Inc.
  •  Department of Health  Republic of the Philippines
  •  New York Eye and Ear Infirmary  Douglas Buxton, M.D., Paul Sidoti, M.D.,  & Bruce Moskowitz,  M.D.,   Nelson Co, M.D.


  •  Dr. Edgardo Caparas
  •  Dr. Conrado Banzon
  •  Dr. Jack Bautista – Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
  •  Dr. Reynaldo Javate – Oculoplasty
  •  Dr. Mario Yatco – Glaucoma
  •  Dr. Ronald Yutangco – Retina
  •  Dr. Jesus Jacinto Bautista – Retina
  •  Dr. Nestor Tiongson - Diagnostics
  • Dr. Margaret Rose Syjuco – Oculoplasty
  •  Dr. Noel Castillo – Cornea & External Diseases
  •  Dr. Alex Sua – Ocular Pathology
  •  Dr. Robert Uy – Neuro-Ophthalmology
  •  Dr. Cosme Naval – Cataract & Refractive Surgery


 Dr. Nestor Tiongson ; Dr. Ranilo Jose Sioson ;  Dr. Margaret Rose Syjuco ;  Dr. Homero Calibag  Dr. Simeon Emmanuel Aquino III;  Dr. Dennis Aguirre;  Dr. Michael Cavan ; Dr. Evangeline Baltazar ;  Dr. Bobbie Atendido ;  Dr. Ronald Santiago;  Dr. Saturnino Torregosa ;  Dr. Elmer Espino ;  Dr. Cherry Hazel Ting-Serapio ;  Dr. Wilben Sy ; Dr. Mervin De Guzman;  Dr. Ner Joseph Lansangan ;  Dr. Leopold Cuaycong ;  Dr. John Baldwin Tan;  Dr. Geobriand Alcala;
 Dr. Philip Estinar ;  Dr. Henry Chan;  Dr. Armando Atienza, Jr., Dr. Kristine Polines – Hernando
Dr. Carlomagno Kuizon ;  Dr. Raz Jesus Songco ;  Dr. Mikhail Juntado ;  Dr. Andrea Christine Ramirez;  Dr. Bryan Ong Kian Koc ;  Dr. Mark Raymond Rosales; Dr. Lawrence So – Reyes


Amie Pumarada ;  Melchie Federico ;  Lourdes Perez ;  Elaine Santos ;  Joyce Carmela Mendoza
SUKOB Foundation Nurses

Seamanship Program



The Seaman’s Training Fund of the Rotary Club of Manila originated with a grant from the Norwegian Embassy of Manila through Rotarian / Ambassador Lars Tangeraas more than 12 years ago. The amount turned over to RCM was Pesos 400,000 last Rotary Year 2009-2010.  In the past, the Seamanship Training Committee was utilizing only the interest accruing from the seed money to fund the Seamanship Training Programme.

RCM scholars were enrolled at Don Bosco Makati. However, their training was limited due to lack of funding and only 1 or 2 of the RCM young scholars found positions on ocean-going ships.

In order to make the programme more effective, a tie up was undertaken between Rotary Club of Manila and the Propeller Club of Manila, which the undersign has been the President since 1999.  This non-profit organization has been in existence since 1971 and its membership is made up of business executives who are connected in one way or another with the maritime industry in the Philippines.  With funding from overseas entities, the Propeller Club runs a fully fledged Seaman training programme for young men from disadvantaged families.  The Club’s students are also schooled at Don Bosco Makati but undergo additional training to ensure they become fully qualified by the time they graduate.  In particular the Propeller Club has focused on improving standard of English language of their students which is a pre-requisite of any shipping company when they are employing crew for ocean-going ships. The Propeller Club’s programme has been very successful since its inception in 2005. There have been 62 graduates from the Programme so far and 75 young men are presently under training. In fact the shipping companies who have signed on are all represented in the membership roster of the Propeller Club. The funds to support the Propeller Club programme have come from the Australian Government (AusAid), TK Foundation (US) and shipping companies Swire (Hong Kong) and Mideast Shipping Management (Dubai).

With the undertaking of the Memorandum of Agreement between Rotary Club of Manila and Propeller Club, the latter will award financially the top three performers of each batch of their training programme who will be known as the RCM Awardees for a period of four years. This awarding scheme will provide incentive to the sponsored students to excel during the period of training and will raise the bar for the whole programme.


Medical Equipment Training Repair



Story of First Philippine Formal Training of Biomedical Technician Course

 The History and the Makers

 Year 1999. It started in California in a coffee meeting of long time friends Dr. Milton Amayun of International Aid and Dr. Rufino L. Macagba Jr. of Rotary Club of San Fernando La Union. The discussion was how to have a project in the Philippines with long-term impact in the health care situation of the country. The Medical Equipment Training Program of International Aid was mentioned as the gateway project. How to fund the project was then the main concern. Dr. Macagba contacted a friend, J. Michael Keckler of Rotary Modesto California. Rotarian Michael Keckler suggested the funding opportunity through the Health, Hunger and Humanity (3H) Project of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The funding of 3H is for big projects and it also involves big contributions from participating rotary clubs.

International Aid was tasked to prepare the project proposal, Rotarian Rufino Macagba, Jr. was to source rotary clubs’ contributions and Rotarian Michael Keckler was responsible for submitting the proposal to Rotary Foundation. Rotary clubs sponsorship should be $25,000.00 in order to avail of the 3H funding. Rotary Club of Modesto California provided $10,000.00 and Rotary Club of San Fernando contributed $5,000.00, thus a short of $10,000.00. The Rotary Club of Manila came after a meeting of Dr. Macagba with fellow Rotarian, the late Rotarian Jose Tamayo of University of Perpetual Help. The biomedical training project was a revelation to the late Rotarian Tamayo because of his vision to have a biomedical course in the Philippines. It was an instant approval for the Rotary Club of Manila to get involved in the project with a contribution of $10,000.00, thus completing the required $25,000.00 to submit the project proposal to The Rotary Foundation.

The 3H Grant #01-1200

The 3H Grant #01-1200 was approved with International Aid as the implementing agency and the three clubs – Rotary Club of Manila, Rotary Club of San Fernando (LU) and Rotary Club of Modesto California – as co-sponsoring rotary clubs.

The 3H Grant #01-1200 was the first large scale and formal modular training in the Philippines conducted by a private organization. International Aid utilized its curriculum, the Medical Equipment Training (MET) Course, targeting hospital staff to participate in the course.

The project’s major goals are: (1) Medical equipment donation of $300,000.00 to three hospitals; (2) Train at least 75 biomedical technicians; and, (3) Two schools will provide Biomedical Technology Course when the project ends.

The first MET sessions were conducted in April 2001 with 17 hospital staff who attended Module 1. Participants came from the three major divisions of the country – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

 MET Philippines – 2001 to 2005

The MET program funded by the Rotary Foundation ran from 2001 to 2005. At the end of the project term, it was a big success both for the implementing agency: International Aid and the co-sponsoring Rotary clubs exceeding the objectives set at the start of the project.

In 2005, project goals were exceeded: (1) Equipment donation of at least US$700,000.00 shipped to three hospitals in the Philippines; (2) 105 trainees completed at least one module. They represented 92 hospitals and health care institutions from different parts of the country; 3 tertiary schools; and 2 private individuals. They also represented 34 provinces of the Philippines with 42 million populations based on 2000 National Census. (3) Three schools started the Biomedical Technology Course as course offering certified by TESDA – Lorma Colleges in La Union, University of Perpetual Help in Laguna, and Virgen Milagrosa University in Pangasinan. They were the first schools in the Philippines to offer the Biomedical Technology Course.

 The Extension Project – 2006 to 2009

The 3H Grant #01-1200 officially concluded in May 2005 with a commendation from The Rotary Foundation for project’s outstanding performance in exceeding its objectives.

At the end of the Rotary Foundation funding, there were trainees/hospitals that did not complete all the six modules. The Rotary Club of Manila MET chaired by Robert M. Sears committed to get funding for those trainees/hospitals to complete all six MET modules.

Through funds from its co-sponsoring clubs, a year of extension training in year 2006 and 2007 was conducted. Then, the U.S. Department of State through its Biosecurity Engagement Program approved and funded another two-year extension program for Modules 3 to 6. Under the extension project, 29 new trainees participated in the program. The extension project aimed to have at least 44 new biomedical technicians in the Philippines who will complete all six modules in March 2009.

Rotary Club of Manila also aimed to sponsor the first batch of technicians to take the Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) NCII examination on biomedical equipment technology.

RCManila Foundation, Philippines

International Aid, Michigan USA

Lorma Colleges, Philippines

University of Perpetual Help System Laguna, Philippines

Modesto Rotary Club, California USA

Rotary Club of San Fernando (LU), Philippines


In Cooperation

Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) of the U.S. Department of State


Task 4 - MET Module 6 Progress Report


GTR07-035 Project Terminal Report

November 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009


Narrative Report

On November 1, 2008, Medical Equipment Training (MET) Module 6 was formally started. Task 4 – MET Module 6 is the last training module under the GTR07 – 035 funding. The GTR07-035 funding has four (4) tasks which started from MET Module 3 to MET Module 6.

With the experiences learned in Task 3 – MET Module 5 with 45 trainees and had the biggest number of participants in a single module in MET Philippines since 2001, preparations were made early for Task 4 – MET Module 6. On the first week of November 2008 the inventory of trainees and hospitals to be invited to participate was finalized. There were fifty-five (55) trainees expected to participate in the module.

On November 20, 2008, the implementing agency RCManila Foundation (RCM) Project Committee met at Manila Polo Club to discuss the venue and requirements of MET Module 6. RCM decided on the training venue of University of Perpetual Help System Laguna (UPHSL), Biñan, Laguna, Philippines. This is the first module under this funding to be conducted at UPHSL. It was also decided that the trainees be divided into two classes running at the same time. Each class will have at least 27 trainees. It is still a big class for a skills training like the MET Course but RCM agreed to accommodate all trainees who previously attended MET and are qualified for Module 6.

A proposal was made to UPHSL to explore the conduct of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Biomedical Equipment Servicing National Certification II (BES NCII). The BES NCII assessment is the certification for biomedical technicians. When examinees pass the examination/assessment, they will be the first batch of certified biomedical technicians in the Philippines.

 Also on the month of November 2008, Engr. Romeline Mylene Obonan, head of Biomedical Equipment Technology course at Lorma Colleges, submitted her application to TESDA La Union Provincial Office as a Biomedical Technician Assessor and for Lorma Colleges to become a Biomedical Technician Assessment Center.

Inspections on UPHSL’s facilities to support the MET Course were done on December 12, 2008. Basic course requirements for a Training Venue include two training rooms with electrical outlets/tools, computer room with internet connection, dormitory to house trainees and trainers, and sets of medical equipment for hands-on repair. Meeting with UPHSL’s officials were also done discussing the training details, timetables and other expectations for Module 6.

After the requirements of the training course were met, RCM and UPHSL signed a Memorandum of Understanding on December 18, 2008. MET Module 6 is scheduled on March 2 to 27, 2009 at UPHSL biomed training center.

The months of December 2008 and January 2009 were focused on contacting volunteer trainers particularly foreign trainers. In the history of MET Philippines since it started in 2001, Module 6 is not complete without the participation and expertise of volunteer foreign trainers. Billy Teninty of International Aid handled the invitations of volunteers from University of Michigan and other volunteer foreign instructors.

First and second weeks of January 2009 were focused on mailing of letters of invitation to participating trainees and hospitals. All trainees who attended MET Course since 2001 and did not finish Module 6 were also invited.

Invitations to local trainers/instructors were done on the first week of February 2009. With no confirmations from foreign volunteer instructors, initiatives were made identifying local trainers fitted to teach Module 6 sessions. One of the biggest challenges of conducting MET Course in the Philippines is the shortage of local trainers especially for higher modules like Module 6 where it involves more sophisticated medical equipment. Engr. Ricarte Fontanilla, the biomedical engineer of Lorma Medical Center, is a key instructor of MET Philippines on equipment troubleshooting sessions. However, with the number of target trainees of fifty-five (55), Engr. Fontanilla cannot accommodate two classes running at the same time.

When the project conducted Task 3 – Module 5, two MET graduates who work in the government hospitals were invited to co-teach Equipment Troubleshooting on Laboratory Equipment. They were Bosenti Sanchi of Benguet General Hospital and Reginaldo Juan of Sto. Domingo District Hospital. The goal is to build future trainers and instructors in the field of biomedical equipment repair and maintenance in the Philippines.  As initial exposure of their teaching skills, they assisted foreign volunteer instructor Ruthann Johnston.

For Module 6, previous MET graduates who can be instructors were again identified. Joel Fadrigo of Mindanao Medical Center and Reynaldo Genson of Brokenshire Hospital were invited. These two MET graduates are from Mindanao area. Reynaldo Gaylon of Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Hospital in Visayas area was also called to participate as instructor. In Luzon area, Glenn Coronia of Healthway Medical Clinics and Ricardo dela Pena of Provincial Government of Rizal were asked to teach. Bosenti Sanchi and Reginaldo Juan were also invited.

Engrs. Reynaldo Genson and Ricardo dela Pena committed to teach Module 6 sessions. Engrs. Reynaldo Genson and Bosenti Sanchi decided on Equipment Troubleshooting VI. Engr. Ricardo dela Pena chose Advanced Troubleshooting. Engr. Romeline Mylene Obonan of Lorma Colleges agreed to teach Biomed Computer Applications. Engr. Ricarte Fontanilla accepted Supervised Work Experience and Advanced Troubleshooting. Reginaldo Juan decided to assist to on hands-on activities and help the trainees in their group repair projects.

With commitments from local volunteer instructors to teach Module 6, there was still a need for foreign volunteer instructors because only Ricarte Fontanilla and Romeline Mylene Obonan were the experienced MET instructors/trainers.

On the third week of February 2009, another challenge to Task 4 – Module 6 was encountered. Ricarte Fontanilla begged off for the teaching assignment at UPHSL due to his schedule at Lorma Medical Center. Lorma was undergoing its first attempt for an ISO certification. Ricarte Fontanilla proposed that his sessions be conducted at Lorma training facilities for him to accommodate both the demands of his work and the MET Course.

Also on the third week of February 2009, Billy Teninty confirmed his availability to teach Biomed Computer Applications. With no other confirmations from foreign volunteer instructors and with the proposal of Ricarte Fontanilla, a final training venue arrangements and schedules were finalized. Training venues were divided into two between Lorma Colleges and UPHSL. Please refer to Exhibit B for the detailed Schedule of Training and Trainers.

With the change of training venues, final arrangements were then made at UPHSL’s dormitory and training rooms. Coordination and arrangements were also done at Lorma Colleges including hotel room reservations at Sea & Sky Hotel and at La Mer Resort.

Last week of February 2009 was focused on attendance confirmation from participants, completion of training kits & training manuals, and ordering of consumable materials used in the classroom.

March 2, 2009 was the formal Opening Ceremony of Module 6 at 9:30 in the morning at UPHSL. Group 2 trainees were welcomed for another month of training by Victor Tamayo who gave the Welcome Remarks. Flocerfida Amaya of UPHSL introduced the participating trainees and hospitals of Module 6. RCM MET Chairman Robert Sears and RCM President Romeo Batino delivered messages challenging the trainees to excel in the field of biomedical repair and services. RCM members Alexander Yap, Bienvenido Laguesma, Renato Sales and Cesar Ubaldo were also present to issue training kits to trainees. Also attended the event were Roberto Tamayo of UPHSL, Ferdinand Sumido of UPHSL, Karen Tamayo of UPHSL, Romeline Mylene Obonan of Lorma Colleges, Ma. Sol Ogates of Biosecurity Engagement Program Manila, Marivic Claveria of International Aid, Anna Toledo of RCM, Rodolfo Mendoza of UPHSL, and Marcial Cagunot of UPHSL.

 March 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm was the start of the training sessions of Group 2 at UPSHL. It started by an orientation on training schedules and regulations by Marivic Claveria. Dr. Flocerfida Amaya familiarized the trainees on university and dormitory rules. At 2:00pm, Engrs. Reynaldo Genson and Bosenti Sanchi started sessions on Equipment Troubleshooting VI on Diagnostic Ultrasound, Monitors and Fetal Monitoring.

On March 3, 2009 at 12nn, an informal opening ceremony for Group 1 was conducted at Lorma Colleges welcoming the trainees for their last module under the MET Course. Marivic Claveria conducted an orientation on training regulations and required documents to be submitted to TESDA for the BES NCII examination. March 4, 2009 was the start of Group 1’s training sessions on Supervised Work Experienced on Medical Computer Technology and Cardiac Equipment taught by Engr. Ricarte Fontanilla assisted by Reginaldo Juan. Please refer to Exhibit B for the detailed Schedule of Training and Trainers.

 On March 6, 2009, Engr. Romeline Mylene Obonan was approved by TESDA La Union as BES NCII Assessor and Lorma Colleges was approved as Assessment Venue. Lorma Colleges conducted its first certification examination/assessments on March 7 and 8, 2009 to twenty-eight (28) trainees and trainers. All of the examinees passed the certification except one. They joined the first batch of certified biomedical technicians in the Philippines.

 The BES NCII assessment of TESDA has started only on January 2009 with a pilot assessment in Quezon City, Manila through an endorsed-Assessor to run the Assessment Package.

On March 14, 2009 Group 1 trainees at Lorma Training Center were transported to UPHSL Training Center. Lorma provided free use of their school bus to transport the trainees to UPHSL. The Lorma bus also picked up Group 2 trainees at UPHSL and brought them to Lorma Colleges. UPHSL is 8 hours drive away from Lorma Colleges, thus, a need for transport service to haul trainees between the two training venues.

On March 16, 2009 Group 1 trainees went to Ospital ng Tondo, a government hospital in Manila, and did an on-site repair on various sets of equipment covered in different MET Modules. On March 17, 2009 trainees went to St. Paul Hospital Cavite for another whole day of repair activities.

On March 17, 2009 at 5:30pm, the RCM MET Committee headed by its Chairman Robert M. Sears and International Aid officers met with CRDF Project Manager Lisa Hilton at Elks Club, Makati City. The meeting was focused on future collaborations with CRDF. Present during the meeting were RCM MET Committee members Robert Sears, Romeo Batino, Rene Sales, Beda Fajardo, Ben Santos and Anna Toledo. Milton Amayun, Alan Talens, Billy Teninty, and Marivic Claveria representing International Aid also joined the meeting.

On March 20, 2009, Lisa Hilton of CRDF visited UPHSL to observe the training sessions and interview Group 1 trainees. The trainees gratefully shared their experiences and stories to Lisa Hilton. UPHSL officers headed by Dr. Karen Tamayo showed the school facilities and the support facilities for the biomedical course.

On March 23, 2009, Group 2 trainees at Lorma were transported back to UPHSL for the last training sessions. Lorma again provided free use of their school bus to transport the trainees.

On March 27, 2009 at 3:00pm, Module 6 Closing and Awarding Ceremonies were conducted at UPHSL Performing Arts Theater. RCM MET Chairman Robert M. Sears and RCM President Romeo Batino awarded the Certificates of Training to fifty-three (53) trainees who successfully completed the requirements of MET Module 6. Of the 53 trainees, there were 41 who completed Modules 1 – 6. Graduation speakers were Robert Sears, Romeo Batino and Billy Teninty who delivered congratulatory and challenging messages to the completers.

Also on March 27, 2009 TESDA Laguna approved the application of UPHSL as Assessment Venue and Engr. Marcial Cagunot as an Accredited Assessor. On March 28, 2009 there were eight (8) trainees who took the BES NCII at UPHSL. Of the 8 trainees, 7 are first timers and 1 is a repeater. All of them passed the examination.

On March 28, 2009 at 3:00pm, trainees who completed all six modules attended the Lorma Colleges’ Commencement Exercises in San Fernando City, La Union. Of the 41 completers, there were 39 trainees who took advantage of Lorma Colleges’ equivalency program on 2-year Biomedical Equipment Technology (Modular) Course. TESDA La Union approved Lorma’s application for course equivalency program to completers. Lorma Colleges can issue a 2-year diploma to completers who want to apply under the course equivalency program.

On March 30 to April 1, 2009 Lorma Colleges conducted the BES NCII examination. There were twenty-two (22) trainees who took the examination and passed.

Simultaneous with MET Module 6 is the conduct of the remaining second half of Module 2 for those trainees who did not complete the later module. Half of Module 2 was conducted during Saturdays and Sundays from March 2 to 27, 2009. To complete eighty hours (80) of training, trainees also attended evening sessions during weekdays.

On the month of April 2009, activities were focused on documentations, evaluations, compilation of Success Stories & Accomplishment Reports of trainees, report generation, and report submission to CRDF.  

One significant milestone during this reporting period is the conduct of TESDA BES NCII examinations and certifications. The trainees who passed the certification joined the first biomedical technicians in the Philippines. MET Philippines again made another history in the field of biomedical technology in the Philippines.


Task 4.1: Module 6 Training Preparation

  • The Collaborator will develop and prepare training materials and manuals
  • We have done this activity. Module 6 training materials and manuals were prepared and issued to all trainees.

The Collaborator will coordinate with Lorma Colleges and/or University of Perpetual Help Laguna as the venue for MET Module 6

  • We have done this activity. Lorma Colleges and the University of Perpetual Help System Laguna were selected as the training venues.

The Collaborator will select 44 trainees from different hospitals nationwide, where 15 trainees are fully financed and 29 trainees are subsidized

  • We have exceeded the 44 target trainees. We have trained 53 biomedical technicians from 27 provinces and 3 National Capital Region cities of the Philippines. Of the 53 trainees, 41 successfully completed the requirements of MET Modules 1 – 6.

The Collaborator will contact and invite qualified in-country and international trainers

  • We have done this activity. Local trainers included Engr. Romeline Mylene Obonan of Lorma Colleges, Engr.. Ricarte Fontanilla of Lorma Medical Center, Engr. Reynaldo Genson of Brokenshire Medical Center, Engr. Bosenti Sanchi of Benguet General Hospital, Reginaldo Juan of Sto. Domingo District Hospital, and Engr. Ricardo de la Pena of Provincial Government of Rizal. International volunteer Billy Teninty, MET Director of International Aid, taught for one week.

The Collaborator will purchase basic tools, test materials, and consumable materials needed in the training program

  • We have done this activity. Training aids and materials were purchased and used during the electronics/electricity sessions.

The Collaborator will identify lodging/dormitory, medical equipment as a training aids, and training room.

  • We have done this activity. While trainees were at Lorma Colleges Training Venue, they were housed at Sea and Sky Hotel and at La Mer Resort. At University of Perpetual Help System Laguna, trainees and trainers were provided a dormitory.
  • Lorma and UPHSL both provided medical equipment as training aids and training rooms. Both training venues also provided sets of equipment for repair and assessments. St. Paul’s Hospital Cavite (a private tertiary hospital) and Ospital ng Tondo (a government tertiary hospital) provided different kinds of equipment for on-site repair at their hospitals.

The Collaborator will coordinate with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for the accreditation of the trainees who completed all the modules.

  • All the 53 trainees were able to sit for the TESDA Biomedical Equipment Servicing National Certification II. All trainees were qualified to sit for this examination because they exceeded the minimum requirement listed in the National Certification examination. All the 53 trainees passed the Certification and were awarded a National Certificate II in Biomedical Equipment Servicing.

 Task 4.2: Module 6 Training

  • The Collaborator will conduct training in Medical Equipment Training – Module 6 which covers Biomed Computer Applications, Advanced Troubleshooting, Equipment Troubleshooting VI (Diagnostic Ultrasound, Monitors, and Fetal Monitoring) and Supervised Work Experience.
  • The Collaborator will conduct MET Module 6 in 40 hours/week for four-week period
  • We have done this activity. Please refer to Appendix B for the detailed Schedule of Training and Trainers.

Task 4.3: Documentation and Evaluation

  • The Collaborator will document the training and accomplishments of the trainees in terms of medical equipment repaired after the four-week training program.
  • We have documented the conduct of Module 6.
  • We have collected Trainees’ Accomplishment Reports. The accomplishment reports lists the equipment they have repaired from the time they reported back to their workplaces and started repairing and maintaining medical equipment.

The Collaborator will make trips to at least two trainees/hospitals to monitor and validate the accomplishments of the trainees

  • We have done this activity. Marivic Claveria visited Pedro del Rosario of Baguio General Hospital and Andrew Bentres of Provincial Health Office of Benguet to check reports and monitor the trainee’s accomplishments.

 Task 4 Deliverables:

1.    Module 6 Training documentation

2.    Trainees’ Accomplishment Reports

3.    Trainee’s Training Evaluation

4.    44 hospital staff trained in MET Module 6

5.    Final Project Report







Concept Paper for the Creation of Judiciary Watch Under the Aegis of Rotary Club of Manila


Concept Paper for the Creation of Judiciary Watch Under the Aegis of Rotary Club of Manila

Submitted by:  Rico V. Domingo, Esq.
Secretary, Rotary Club of Manila


The Philippines has recently been ranked 139th (among 180 countries) in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.  Moreover, a New York-based human rights watchdog, Freedom House, gave the Philippines a low rating of 4 in political rights and 3 in civil liberties in its survey on political rights and civil liberties, with a rating of 1 indicating the highest degree of freedom and 7 the least amount of freedom.

Both the Transparency International and Freedom House largely attribute their respective poor ranking of the Philippine to the “culture of impunity which stems in part from a case of backlog in the judicial system which, in turn, hampers the fight against corruption.”   Observing that the “the rule of law in the Philippines is generally weak”, Freedom House further opined:  “A backlog of more than 800,000 cases in the court system contributes to impunity, and low pay encourages rampant corruption.  The judiciary receives less than one percent of the national budget, and judges and lawyers often depend on local powers for basic resources and salaries, leading to compromised verdicts.”

By and large, the perception expressed by foreign observers or watchdogs on the state of Philippine Judiciary is shared by Filipinos who appear helpless in the face of rampant corruption and inefficiency in all levels of the prosecutorial and judicial systems.

Creation of a Judiciary Watch

The proposed Judiciary Watch is a non-profit, non-partisan organization which aims to promote honesty, accountability and transparency in government in general, and the judiciary in particular.  Its public education advocacies seek the adoption of high levels of ethics and morality in the judiciary to ensure that corruption and inefficiency in the judiciary do not result in miscarriage of justice and an undeterred disregard of the Rule of Law.

Judiciary Watch uses accessible public records and soon-to-be enacted Freedom of Information Act (FIA) and other investigative tools to expose misconduct by members of the judiciary and other government officials and hold them accountable for corrupt activities.   Information and data gathered through the Judiciary Watch’s monitoring activities and utilization of the judicial ethics proceedings, together with its investigative, legal and judicial activities, should provide fail-proof bases for the criminal prosecution of corrupt judicial and government officials.

The Judiciary Watch’s comprehensive public education program includes participation in public fora on judicial reform, delivery of speeches, writing of opinion editorials (op-eds), publications (“corruption updates” (on administrative, criminal or civil cases versus members of the judiciary;  status of highly questionable cases - -  resolved with finality or pending adjudication but not falling under the sub judice doctrine - -  suspected of having been tainted with corruption or decided with grave abuse of discretion or bereft of legal basis), “judiciary watch internet linkages”, investigation and research blogs, judiciary watch videos), “research toolbox” (such as handbooks on how to maximize use of the FIA;  financial disclosures of judges/justices in all levels of the judiciary; congressional ethics deliberations, direct mail service, etc.), educational conferences, media outreach, radio, news, television, cable appearances, radio outreaches through infomercials and public service advertisements.  Utilization of the “New Media” such as Facebook, YouTube and RSS  via the internet and the Judiciary Watch’s Website will be optimized to reach as broad readership and audience as possible especially the youth.

Staffing Requirement

Ideally, the Judiciary Watch Project will require staff members to comprise the legal (director of litigation, attorneys and paralegals), investigative (director of investigation, investigative counsel, program manager and researcher), and public relations/media (director of public relations, investigative reporter and web associate) departments.  Initially, all these members will be volunteers coming from law schools, investigative agencies, mass communications departments of universities or colleges, advertising or public relations agencies.  Additional“warm bodies” may be recruited from kindred non-governmental organizations or civil societies.

As Judiciary Watch matures and  develops into a full-bore advocacy group,  professionals with legal, investigative and media backgrounds may have to be employed to sustain the activities of the organization. Additional departments such as membership and development and administration and finance will likewise be needed in due course.



Red Cross Award for Humanitarian Reporting 2011 Press Release

Prior to the Memorandum of Understanding signing at the Thursday luncheon meeting of Rotary Club of Manila last Thursday September 30, 2010 at the Manila Polo Club, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Deputy Head – Mr. Christopher Sutter and ICRC Communication Coordinator Ms Anastasia Isyuk, spoke of the partnership of ICRC‘s RED CROSS AWARD FOR HUMANITARIAN REPORTING 2011 with Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Rotary Club of Manila (RCM),  International News Safety Institute (PNSI), Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (PECOJON) Philippines, and Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE).

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding: standing from left to right:  RCM Journalism Co Chairman Public Relations Officer Frank Evaristo, RCM Pres. Gert A Gust, ICRC Deputy Head Mr Christopher Sutter, PECOJON Phils. Mr Nowell Guanang, INSI Mr. Victor Redmond Batario and PACE – Mr. Robert Baldago. Seated from Right to Left are: Ms Len Marquez (PECOJON), ICRC Communication Coordinator Ms Anastasia Ishyuk, Mr Alexander Rosete  (PRC) and Ms. Flordeliz Abanto (PACE). Not in photo is RCM Journalism Awards Chairman Rodolfo T Reyes.

Nominations open for Red Cross Humanitarian Reporting Award 2011

Manila, 12 August 2010. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), launched today its first journalism award to recognize stories that best illustrate the humanitarian consequences of armed conflicts.

Titled "Red Cross Humanitarian Reporting Award 2011," the competition is open to all print/online, television and radio journalists who have published or aired insightful news reports, features or documentaries on the armed-conflict situation in the Philippines.

"Today is a very special day for us because apart from marking international humanitarian law (IHL) day, we are launching a competition that will honor journalists who serve as the voice of civilians affected by these clashes," said Anastasia Isyuk, ICRC communication coordinator.

The ICRC is an independent humanitarian organisation that aims to protect and assist victims of armed conflicts, without discrimination. In the Philippines, it coordinates with the PRC, its operational partner, in providing help to those affected by situations of violence.

In support of the project are the International News Safety Institute (INSI), Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (Pecojon), Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE) and Rotary Club of Manila (RCM). All six organizations will be represented in the judging panels for the three categories.

Entries for the contest, which should highlight the consequences of armed conflict, must be sent to one of the following PACE member-schools: xxxxxxxxx (Luzon), Cebu Technological University (Visayas), xxxxxxxx (Mindanao).

Deadline for nominations is on 12 March 2011. Out of 30 finalists, the judges will select the awardees whose names will be announced on 8 May 2011, Red Cross Day.

Winners of the "Red Cross Humanitarian Reporting Award" will be given various prizes including plaques, digital recorders, books, and the chance to receive trainings on IHL and conflict reporting.

"We hope this award will generate more interest in humanitarian reporting, and stir more journalists in tackling the many serious issues that surround the armed-conflict situation in the Philippines," said Alexander Rosete, PRC officer-in-charge of communication.

For more details on the award, please contact:
Allison Lopez, ICRC communication officer, 0908-8686884
E-mail (for queries only) or visit

Journalism Awards 2011


Newspaper of the Year

 a)     Must be a daily or weekly newspaper with national, regional, or online circulation and was published continuously since 2009.

 b)     Must carry a comprehensive coverage of national, regional or local events, including reportage of the economy, world news, and various aspects of national life;

 c)      Must consistently uphold balanced and fair reporting, and the pursuit of good governance, free enterprise, environment, social justice, national harmony and other dimensions of nation-building.

 d)     Nominees must submit five (5) sets of hardcopy of their works.

Community Newspaper of the Year

 a)     Nominee must be based in the Philippines.

 b)     Nominees must submit five (5) sets for each entry.  At least one of these must be in the original form while the rest can be photocopies.

 c)     Nominees should be publications in suburban or regional areas.

 d)     Nominees should be recognized for their role in reporting and informing their local communities.

 e)     Nominees should have an outstanding commitment to the highest standards of journalism (truth, rigor, integrity, fairness).

Video Site / TV Station of the Year  

 a)     The nominee’s body of work as represented by at least three (3) news and public affairs programs broadcast or streamed in 2009 and 2010, is considered as having contributed to the uncovering of information resulting in policy or institutional reforms, or investigations aimed at protecting good governance, free enterprise, social justice, national welfare and the public good;

 b)     Must have a full time news and current affairs department/unit whose personnel have manifested and are known to possess integrity, professionalism, social integrity, and craftsmanship;

 c)      Television station is defined as any NTC recognized free TV station or cable station and operating in the Philippines;

 d)     A Video Site is any site found in the World Wide Web;

 e)     Nominees must submit five (5) sets of their materials in DVD format accompanied by the description of the programs.

 Audio Site / Radio Station of the Year

 a)     The nominee’s body of work, as represented by at least three (3) news and public affairs programs that were streamed or  broadcast in 2009 and 2010, is considered as having contributed to the uncovering of information resulting in policy or institutional reforms, or investigations aimed at protecting good governance, free enterprise, social justice, national welfare and the public good;

b)     Must have a full time news and current affairs department/unit whose personnel have manifested and are known to possess integrity, professionalism, social integrity, and craftsmanship;

c)      Radio station is defined as any NTC recognized AM or FM station and operating in the Philippines;

d)     An Audio Site is any site found in the World Wide Web;

e)     Nominees must submit five (5) sets of their materials in CD format accompanied by the description of the programs.

 Journalist of the Year

 a)     The nominee’s body of work, as represented by at least three (3) reports published, streamed or broadcast in 2009 and 2010, is considered as having contributed to the general public’s appreciation of national events and citizenry’s active involvement in good governance, free enterprise, environment, social justice and other dimensions of nation-building;

 b)     Must be a full time news and current affairs reporter, editor, producer or staff writer handling day-to-day editorial, production or field coverage functions and must possess social responsibility, personal integrity, and recognized for his/her highly professional character;

 c)      Nominees must submit five (5) sets of hardcopy of their works. For streamed or broadcast works, submit five (5) sets in CD or DVD format.

Investigative Reporter of the Year

 a)  The nominee’s body of work, as represented by at least three (3) articles/reports published, streamed or broadcast in 2009 and 2010, is considered as having contributed to the uncovering of information resulting in policy or institutional reforms, or investigations aimed at protecting good governance, free enterprise, social justice, national welfare and the public good;

 b)     Must possess integrity, social responsibility, craftsmanship and is recognized for his/her highly professional character;

 c)      Nominees must submit five (5) sets of hardcopy of their works. For streamed or broadcast works, submit five (5) sets in CD or DVD format.

Opinion Writer of the Year

 a)     The nominee’s body of work, as represented by at least three (3) articles or columns published in 2009 and 2010, is considered as having contributed to society’s formation of perspectives and informed judgment on socio-political, economic, cultural and global developments as they relate to Filipino aspirations;

 b)     Must be an op-ed journalist whose opinion pieces appear regularly in newspapers of national or regional circulation, and must possess social responsibility and personal integrity, and recognized for his/her highly professional character;

 c)      Nominees must submit five (5) sets of hardcopy of their works.

Photojournalist of the Year

The categories have to be defined:

       a)      SPOT NEWS

- courage in coverage

- newsworthy

- impact on the public


- human interest photo

- shows creativity, originality, technical photographic excellence


- outside the Philippines

- courage in coverage

- spot news or issue reporting

      d)     SPORT

- captures the emotion and drama of sports

- shows action or feature imagery in the sporting arena

     e)     ENVIRONMENT

- focus on the natural world

- could show pristine environment or destruction and damage or neglect of a natural resources impact of natural disaster


- up to 12 images of a news or feature story with at least one of them already published

    g)    PORTRAIT

- highlights a unique aspect of the character and personality of a public figure, celebrity or elected official 

Special Citation for New Media Approaches

a)     The nominee’s work or body of work in 2009-2010, published or streamed in the World Wide Web, is considered innovative and may have served an instrumental or significant role in society’s formation of perspectives and informed judgments on socio-political, economic, cultural and global developments as they relate to Filipino aspirations.

 b)     Nominees must submit five (5) sets of their work in CD or DVD format.


The Hall of Fame Awards was initiated in rotary Year 2002-2003 during the Award’s 21st Edition. It was during the Journalism 2002 when the induction of the first batch of 12 of the Philippine’s most respected news analysts and opinion writers.

In establishing the Hall of Fame, RCM also seeks to encourage and give recognition to the younger generation of editorial writers/columnists to and broadcast journalist to carry on the tradition of uncompromising, probing, and enlightened analysis of national issues.

Winners who have been honored by Rotary Club of Manila at least (3) times in the past will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.


  1. Rotary Club of Manila Secretariat shall handle all inquiries in relation to the Competition, including such nominations as may be endorsed by members of the Rotary Club of Manila and concerned citizens.
  2. The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication Foundation, Inc. shall receive all nomination and materials from the nominees. It will confirm the qualifications of the nominees, based on the awards guidelines and criteria. Nominations and supporting materials receive by the Rotary Club of Manila should be forwarded to U.P. College of Mass Communication Foundation, Inc.
  3. The Rotary Club of Manila Screening Committee shall work with the U.P. College of Mass Communication Foundation, Inc. (UP-CMCFI) in pre-screening the competition entries and determining that all the requirements are fulfilled. The U.P. College of Mass Communication Foundation, Inc. will turnover to the Rotary Club of Manila Screening Committee the nominees with complete documentation.


  1. The Screening Committee will review and evaluate the nominations and draw up the shortlist/s of candidates on the basis – Content and Relevance, Competence and Craftsmanship, Professionalism and Integrity and Social Responsibility.The journalistic materials of Journalism 2010 Award will be based on Rotary Club of Manila’s advocacies.
  2. All materials to be submitted should be in 5 sets for the members of the Board of Judges.

The decisions of the Board of Judges are final.





Last Day for acceptance of nominations

March 26, 2011

Pre-Screening/Document Screening of nominations by CMCFI

March 28 to April 08, 2011

Submit screened nominations and documents to the RCM Secretariat for review

April 11 to April 19, 2011

Screening Committee submits shortlist to the Board of Judges

April 25, 2011

Final Review by Board of Judges

April 26 to May 11, 2011

Board of Judges Final List of Awardees

May 12, 2011

Presentation of Awards

May 19, 2011


Benevolence, Unity, Integrity, Leadership, Development, Service Above Self




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