THE Ayala Foundation Inc. – Youth Leadership Development Unit once again bagged the highest honors at the recently concluded 2010 Philippine Quill awards. This year, the unit once again brought home the coveted “2010 Philippine Quill – Award of Excellence” for its 12th National Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC 2010).
The Philippine Quill Awards are presented annually by the International Association of Business Communicators – Philippine Chapter. The country’s Quill Awards is the “country’s most prestigious and relevant award for business communications.” Internationally, the Quill Awards are the “mark of global distinction and represent the highest level of professional acknowledgment within business communication today.”
Among the awards given by the Philippine Quill, the “Award of Excellence” is the highest possible award an organization may receive.
With hundreds of entries from various organizations, only 19 coveted “Award of Excellence” awards were handed out. For the Communication Management Division under the category of multi-audience division, the AYLC 2010 congress was duly recognized.
“The Philippine Quill Awards recognizes best practices and the highest level of achievement by communicators by thought leadership, technical skills, and sustainable solutions in their successful programs,” read the award.
This will be second time for the Ayala Young Leaders program to have received the “Award of Excellence” by the Philippine Quill Awards Program. Over the years, the program has received numerous awards of merit by the organization. The Ayala Young Leaders Program won an “Award of Excellence” in 2007 for AYLC 2007, and two awards of merit in 2007 and 2008.
“It is an honor to have been recognized for our work in AYLC. The AYLC program has been at the forefront of promoting servant leadership to young leaders since 1999 and speaks strongly of Ayala’s leadership values and the Ayala group’s commitment to national development. We are proud that the spirit and message of AYLC continues and that many recognize its relevance and value for our country,” said Joseph Anthony M. Quesada, manager of the Youth Leadership Development Unit.