RAFI launches the fifth triennial awards

The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) has launched the 5th Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Triennial Awards for the Visayas and Mindanao at Casa Gorordo Museum, Parian, Cebu City on December 3, 2009.

RAFI Triennial Awards trophy

RAFI Triennial Awards Trophy

This starts the acceptance of nominations for the award’s two categories, the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual and the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution.

Anyone can nominate individuals or institutions by filling out and submitting a short nomination form at all 2GO offices in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Nomination form can also be downloaded from the RAFI website. The deadline of nomination is on July 16, 2010.

The RAFI Triennial Awards recognizes individuals and institutions who have committed themselves to build a more humane, equitable and caring society. It honors those who become instrument in changing the lives of the less-privileged, reflect the philanthropic, humanitarian and holistic ideals and values of the RAFI founders, Don Ramon Aboitiz and his son Don Eduardo Aboitiz.

Roberto E. Aboitiz, in his message, lamented on the recent events in Maguindanao but was very optimistic by saying, despite the apathy and indifference of some people, we have lot of good work taking place in our country. Roberto E. Aboitiz is the president of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation.

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Walk against breast cancer and Pink for October

More Filipino women are at risk. According to Philippine Breast Cancer Network (PBCN), the Philippines has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia and is considered to have the 9th highest incidence rate in the world.

A good friend and fellow member of Cebu Bloggers Society, Clarence, blogged about Moon walk: A walk against breast cancer. I was fascinated and it started a good online talk.

The walk against breast cancer will be on October 3, 2009 (starts at 5:30 PM) from Cebu Business Park grounds to Cebu IT Park. This walk for a cause is organized by the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (RAFI) through the Eduardo J. Aboitiz Cancer Center (EJACC).

Moon walk: A walk against breast cancer is just one of many activities this month. October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Similar activity called We Walk As One – Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer 2009 spearheaded by Avon (a cosmetic company) will be held on October 4. Quennie Sanchez Bronce wrote about this in The Freeman. In another news article in Sun.Star Cebu, Avon’s anti-breast cancer campaign in Cebu, We Walk As One will benefit Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) and other select hospital in Cebu province.

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