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The RVR Award for Nation Building aims to shine the spotlight on notable individuals who have made a positive impact in the country. This annual prestigious awards is given to those who are established leaders, displays entrepreneurial spirit, embodies a passion to make lives better, and has a commitment to nation building.


The RAMON V. DEL ROSARIO SR, AWARD FOR NATION BUILDING is a project of Junior Chamber International Manila (formerly, Manila Jaycees, Inc.), in cooperation with the Asian Institute of Management’s Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, with the purpose of recognizing individuals who best exemplify outstanding corporate citizenship and have an underlying passion for nation-building. These achievements should be manifested through a keen focus in performing activities considered within the ambit of CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, all of which were passions, traits and characteristics exemplified by the late Ambassador.

This annual award hopes to recognize men and women who have proven themselves worthy of honor and emulation, and should demonstrate such outstanding traits as Entrepreneurial Spirit, National or Global Impact, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility.

The award is named in honor of Junior Chamber International Manila’s founding president and the acknowledged "Father of Philippine Modern Industry." With its grand launch in September 2009, it aims to be the premier awards program of Junior Chamber International Manila, as it celebrates six decades of providing development opportunities for young people to create positive change within their communities.



The brass trophy designed and sculpted by Juan Sajid Imao shows a unique edifice comprised of stylized blocks to depict Ambassador Ramon del Rosario l's successful work in nation-building despite the obstacles.

The differently angled sides symbolize the many facets and exemplary achievements of RVR-as a successful leader with integrity, an inspiring nation-builder, a dedicated civic leader, and a simple and honorable man who believes that "great accomplishments will come without compromise to one's ideals and principles." The base is made of a combination of cement and resin fiber mat to symbolize RVR's significant role in laying a strong foundation for the rise of Philippine industry.

Upon closer look, one will discover that the trophy components form Ambassador del Rosario’s initials on all sides. This is also to symbolize that by seeing differently from other entrepreneurs, RVR was able to pursue a vision that has positively changed the course of the Philippine Industry.

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