Making its headway as impetus towards giving happiness to the people, Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s leading micro financial company, kicked off its third “Search for the Happiest Pinoy”, this time, with a wide scope, new special awards, and bigger cash prizes.
A P1-million tax-free cash prize awaits for the grand winner of this year’s Search for the Happiest Pinoy while nine runners-up will receive P50,000.
Aside from cash prizes, Cebuana Lhuillier will also give special prizes to the chosen Happiest Student and Happiest Overseas Filipino Worker.
“Through this Search for the Happiest Pinoy, we want to recognize the happiest Filipino who is able to overcome life’s challenges and still chosen to become optimistic,” said Jonathan Batangan, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) General Manager. “In this way, we are bringing the models that may inspire other Filipinos’ lives to positively impact lives with their positive outlook in life.”
This year’s search is set out to target more than 50,000 nominees worldwide.
Cebuana Lhuillier’s staffs, officials, invited media and bloggers pose during the photo opportunity of the launching of the Search for the Happiest Pinoy 2014.
Nomination to the Search
The search is open to public. Everyone, especially OFWs, who has life-inspiring stories, can join the competition.
You can be nominated as long as you are a Filipino, 18 years old and above with good moral character.
The nominees will be screened by the Happiest Pinoy Board of Judges composed of CNN 2009 Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida, Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Maria Leonor Robredo, McCann-Erickson Chairman Emeritus Emily Abrera, Assistant Secretary Anne Corominas, CLIS General Manager Jonathan Batangan, Happiest Pinoy grand winners Winston Maxino and Rommel Arellano, inspirational speaker and corporate trainer Francis Kong, and broadcast journalist Luchi Cruz-Valdez.
Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.happiest-pinoy.com and are available in any of Cebuana Lhuillier’s store branches.
Accomplished nomination forms can be mailed together with supporting documents to: Search for the Happiest Pinoy Secretariat, PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies, Inc., 2/F Annex 2, PJL Corporate Centre, 1782 N. Garcia cor. Candelaria Sts., Makati City 1209.
Scanned copies of the accomplished nomination forms and supporting documents can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline of the nomination entries is until March 31, 2015.
The search has been awarded to two deserving individuals who were Winston Maxino, a corporate executive who was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a degenerative and incurable bone disease, was declared the first Happiest Pinoy grand winner in 2010; and Rommel Arellano, a guidance counselor who was afflicted with polio at age 1, was declared Happiest Pinoy in 2012.
The Search for the Happiest Pinoy was started in 2009, and bested more than 13,000 nominees nationwide last 2012.