The Ramon V. del Rosario Awards is made possible by collaborative efforts of various organizations who aim to provide the right recognition to key players of building our nation. Inspired by the legacy of RVR himself, our partners have put forth tremendous efforts from the selection process up to the last details leading to the awarding event.
JCI Manila is the first and premier leadership development organization in the Philippines and in Asia.
JCI Manila is an association formed to develop the leadership abilities of young men, aged 18 to 40, through community service activities. In JCI, one learns to interact proficiently with fellow members, many of whom assume high positions in government and business. It is also in JCI that many learn how to speak well in public, conduct meetings, motivate peers, campaign effectively, communicate ideas skillfully, deal with all sorts of people, and organize a gamut of worthy projects that would benefit the community at large. Membership in JCI Manila is open to everyone, regardless of nationality or creed, for as long as he belongs to the 18-36 age bracket (inclusive) and possesses good moral character.
JCI Manila was formed primarily to fill the need to properly channel the energies and idealism of the Filipino youth into an organization that undertakes activities and projects that would eventually rebound to benefit the community as a whole. The Chamber's very first project, the cleaning up of the City of Manila from the debris of World War Il, immediately propelled the JCI Manila into national prominence that not only attracted scions from prominent families all over the country to join, but also made the organization a major player in government policy-making.
Throughout its sixty-four years of existence, JCI Manila could boast of the fact that it has developed a long roster of successful business and government leaders who have assumed positions of importance in the Philippine society. Of course, being the first JCI organization in Asia, it has carried the distinction of organizing the nucleus of the Philippine Jaycees with its first twelve chapters in the country on February 11, 1949. The Jaycee chapters in Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Indonesia all started with JCI Manila.
Moreover, as a leadership organization devoted to community service, JCI Manila started many projects that until now create positive change.