Nominations now open for the 1st Dakilang Barangay Health Workers Awards

October 23, 2012 Leave a comment


The 1st Dakilang BHW Awards is the first awards program to give honor and  well-deserved recognition to the public service and community volunteerism given by our Philippine public health volunteers known commonly as Barangay Health Workers (BHWs).

Health volunteers, or BHWs, are the frontliners in primary health care services in any Philippine locality. They are often volunteers in community health centers that operate under the guidance of the Local Health Board (LHB) in accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Health (DOH). However, over the years, many of these hardworking BHWs are often under-recognized and not given the due recognition that they deserve for all the hard work and services that they render to their communities.

The Dakilang BHW Awards program seeks to provide due recognition to outstanding BHWs based in Metro Manila who have at least five years of active experience. The awards program is organized jointly by the Ateneo de Manila University-School of Government, the Kaya Natin! Movement of Good Governance and Ethical Leadership and the Office of Senator Teofisto Guingona III.

Nominees will undergo a screening process from which up to ten (10) finalists will be awarded a trophy and cash prize from the organizers in an awarding ceremony to be held in February 2013.

Any Filipino citizen or organization can nominate a BHW who is currently working in their community in Metro Manila using the application kit that can be found on They may also send an email to or call (02) 990-3282.

Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2012.


Job Opening at the Ateneo School of Government and Kaya Natin! Movement

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Job Opening: Program Officer for Public Health and Governance

The Ateneo School of Government and Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership together with its partner corporations and government agencies will be implementing a public health and governance program aimed at documenting the best practices of local government units in public health and at the same time awarding outstanding local government units that have performed well in the field of public health. 

As such, we are currently looking for a full-time Program Officer that will help in organizing, implementing and coordinating the aforementioned program. Aside from this, the person will also be in charge of preparing regular reports to the partners. 

Minimum requirements are as follows:

> A. College graduate 
> B. Must have good leadership and organization skills
> C. Must be willing to travel to different parts of the country
> D. Must have good communication skills
> E. Must be a team-player 
> F. Fresh graduates with substantial leadership experience are welcome to apply

Interested applicants may send their latest comprehensive resume with picture to on or before October 19,2012 (Friday).

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Ateneo and Kaya Natin! launch free R18 Concert for Voters Education

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment


The Ateneo School of Government, Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership and the Office of Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan would like to invite every young Filipino aged between 18-30 years old to R18: Kaya Natin Kung Kakayanin Mo Rin – A Free Voter’s Education Concert this coming September 28, 2012 (Friday), 6pm onwards at Amoranto Theatre, Roces Avenue, Quezon City. The event aims to encourage first time voters to register for the upcoming 2013 elections as well as encourage them to vote for the right leaders for our country. Deadline for voters registration is this coming October 31,2013. 
The concert will feature top bands such as 6Cyclemind, Never the Strangers, Peryodiko, Circa, Flying Ipis and Join the Club. 
To avail of the free tickets to this event, please email a scanned copy of your proof of voters registration to or you can also call the Kaya Natin! office at (02) 433-1440 or (02) 990-3282. Hurry! Slots are limited!
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Job Opening at AHON Foundation

July 15, 2012 Leave a comment
Job Opening – Program Officer for Marketing and Resource Mobilization

AHON (Acts of Hope for the Nation) Foundation, the corporate social responsibility initiative of Filway Marketing, Inc., is a non-stock, non-profit organization with a mission of promoting quality basic education by developing public elementary school libraries all over the Philippines. To date, the foundation has helped develop more than 50 libraries all over the country that are currently benefitting more than 100,000 students.

We are currently looking for a full-time Program Officer whose main functions will be to assist the Executive Director in implementing projects relating to our resource mobilization and marketing programs.

Job Description:

As the Marketing and Resource Mobilization officer, you will be in charge of:

  1. Creating awareness for the foundation (maintaining website, brainstorming creative ads, establishing connections and partnerships with other individuals/ groups)
  2. Ensuring positive public relations and high brand equity of AHON Foundation
  3. Organizing innovative fund-raising events, activities and projects throughout the year
  4. Establishing and maintaining good relationships with the donor database
  5. Developing grant proposals for the foundation
  6. Assist in the recruitment and management of volunteers/human resources

Minimum Requirements

  1. Graduate of a reputable college or university;  fresh graduates may apply (majors in business, marketing, communications, psychology, IT-related courses, development studies, preferred)
  2. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Filipino; & good interpersonal skills
  3. Must be proficient in basic computer skills (documents, spreadsheets, presentations/ publication tools) & some background experience in managing blogs, websites, etc.
  4. Must be organized, efficient and systematic in maintaining project documentation materials/files and correspondence
  5. Must be flexible and willing to travel
  6. Must be able to work with minimal supervision while producing quality and timely results
  7. Must be willing to learn, be creative & analytical, and open to new ideas
  8. Must possess the belief, conviction or commitment in working towards positive changes in our Philippine public school educational system
Interested applicants can send a formal application letter and their latest resume/CV with picture on or before July 31,2012 at . 

Be part of a Global Institution! Be part of the Asia Society!

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Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

January 4, 2012 Leave a comment

The Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership recently received a copy of the summarized Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth of Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. So far, only Justice Carpio and Sereno have voluntarily given Kaya Natin! copies of their SALN. We have not received any reply as of the moment from Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. We sent a letter to all the Supreme Court Justices requesting for a copy of their latest SALN for public disclosure last December 19, 2011.

Here is a copy of the letter of reply from Justice Sereno together with her latest SALN:

Letter of Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Official Summarized SALN of SC Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

Elections and Sendong

December 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Elections and Sendong

by: Harvey S. Keh

The Manila Times

Our newest batch of Kaya Natin! Champions of Good Governance and Ethical Leadership

The Kaya Natin! Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership (KN), a national movement initially convened by the Ateneo de Manila University-School of Government in 2008 recently welcomed five new Champions of Good Governance into its fold. The movement counts Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, former Pampanga Gov. Among Ed Panlilio and Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Government Service, Grace Padaca as among its founders. Aside from them, other Champions of Good Governance currently include Senator Teofisto “TG” Guingona III, Quezon City 3rd district Rep. Bolet Banal, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, Jr., AKBAYAN Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, Alicia, Isabela Mayor Jeng Reyes and former San Isidro, Nueva Ecija Mayor Sonia Lorenzo, who is also the current Executive Director of the Union of Local Authorities ofthe Philippines (ULAP). There are currently 27 KN Champions who come from different areas all over the Philippines.

New champions of good governance

The newly inducted Champions of Good Governance include current Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurung of Quezon City, Rep. Erin Tañada of Quezon, Councilor Aura Landar of Passi City, Ilo-Ilo, Councilor April Dayap of Davao City and Brgy. Captain Caesar Marquez of Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Belmonte-Alimurung was cited for her accomplishments in the promotion of local tourism and the effective implementation of livelihood programs for women from depressed communities in Quezon City. Tanada was cited for his continued fight for transparency and public accountability by being one of the main proponents of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Landar and Dayap were both cited for their programs that help promote access to quality basic education among the youth in their communities. As the first barangay captain to be inducted as a KN Champion, Marquez was cited for transforming his barangay into one of the most child-friendly barangays in Metro Manila. All KN Champions were selected based on their proven ability to practice effective, ethical and empowering leadership.

Padaca visits University of Cebu

These new batch of KN Champions will now take part in the movement’s Caravan of Good Governance that aims to share inspiring their inspiring leadership stories to colleges and universities all over the country. Recently, Padaca through the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty and Freedom visited the University of Cebu where she encouraged student leaders of the school to become active agents in promoting transparency and public accountability among their local government officials. At the same time, Padaca reminded them of the enormous power the youth can have especially in electing better government leaders for our country.

Elections and Sendong

The massive destruction and loss of lives that typhoon Sendong has left in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan serves again as a grim reminder that we should never take our environment for granted. Many environment experts have already predicted that if illegal logging and deforestation activities continue all throughout our country, we will experience more tragedies such as this. It is very important for our government officials led by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sec. Ramon Paje to immediately penalize and punish private businessmen as well as government officials that have perpetuated these acts. Unless we see people behind bars, we will see more these brazen acts of destroying our environment for one’s self interest.

As ordinary citizens especially those that have witnessed and experienced the effects illegal logging and illegal mining activities in their communities, this should also serve as a lesson to take our elections more seriously so that we will be able to elect better government leaders who will protect the environment and promote the common good. We should also take part in activities, institutions and organizations that promote voters education and will ensure clean, fair and honest elections so that we can finally have government leaders who will not use their power and position to enrich themselves and their families.

Start the New Year right with Success Source

What better way to start and kick off the New Year than with a series of inspiring talks filled with important lessons of success from notable young leaders of our country. The Asia Society Philippines will be holding Success Source: New Ways to Succeed series, a series of talks for students and young professionals that aims to shed light on the different aspects of success through the young and successful Filipino leaders of today’s generation. It aims to inspire participants to come up with their own innovative ways to success. With the fast paced development and progress of today’s global community, there are always new ways to discover to succeed. Starting January 2012, we will be having 3 separate sessions focusing on the different aspects of success specifically business and finance, education and travel.

Those who would like to register and take part in these interesting talks should contact Migel Estoque at (02) 752-4374 or you can send an email to