Search for outstanding women leaders open

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BAGUIO CITY- Nominations for the Outstanding Women Leaders (OWLs) award is open up to 5PM, Feb. 07, 2020 at the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) as agreed upon during the steering committee meeting last week.

Screening, interview and final document assessment is conducted by OWL member-judges up to Feb. 25, with announcement of awardees tentatively set on March 8, International Women’s Day celebration at the PFVR gym.

According to OWLs officer Imelda Bisnar, the deadline date is final, and “to-follow” submissions are not allowed. Nominations for posthumous awards are not accepted,. Bisnar added.



The nominee should be a woman leader, able to inspire, influence, guide others in accomplishing programs for the welfare and development of Baguio City; with a significant role in the upliftment and empowerment of women, the requirements state.

A role model to others with a good reputation, credibility and respectability, not been convicted nor a current respondent of any administrative or criminal offense, the nominee must or have been a Baguio resident for 10 years, though not necessarily continuously.

A program/project, organization, firm, agency or branch that benefited the city and citizenry must have been founded, led or established by the nominee.

Currently serving politicians or political candidates during an election year could not be nominated for the OWLs award, the requirements state.

Any individual or group of individuals or legal age and Baguio residents may nominate, including organizations civil society groups, government offices down to the Barangay level with extensive knowledge of the performance, attributes and accomplishments of the nominee.

OWL nominees should accomplish and submit acknowledgement and profile form, with signature of nominee and nominator; clear passport size ID photo (taken within the last six months), clippings, photographs, certificate, other references and supporting documents.

Proof of education, certification of work history, accomplishments such as research paper, published book/s, project or any creative output, community involvement, awards received, affiliations, volunteer organizations must be attached to the nomination.

Prosecutor’s Office or updated National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance must accompany the nomination including a duly notarized nominee self-certification that she has no pending or never been found guilty or convicted of any administrative or criminal offense at the time of nomination.

All documents are submitted in a long folder to City Social Welfare and Development Officer Betty Fangasan on or before the set deadline.

Self-nomination is allowed and nomination forms are available at the OCSWD, upper Session road.

By Julie Fianza
Photo by: Armando Bolislis


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