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By Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc.
March 12, 2013

CEBU CITY – The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) bagged an “Anvil Award of Merit for public relations tools - Publications, Special Publications” for the 5th RAFI Triennial Awards book.

RAFI was among the 142 private and public institutions and companies awarded during the 48th Anvil Awards at Makati Shangri-La last March 6.

RAFI Anvil award
Amaya Aboitiz (center), deputy director for operations of RAFI, represented the Foundation together with (left) Hannah Marie Aranas, communications assistant for tri-media, and (right) Haidee Emmie Palapar, communications officer, during the 48th Anvil Awards.

The 5th RAFI Triennial Awards book is a compilation of stories featuring the top 10 – five for the Individual category and five for the Institutional category – finalist of the fifth run of the awards program.

The book is a documentation of inspiring stories of hope of people and institutions "going the extra mile" for positive change, as well as best practices in community development.

The articles written for the special publication provided an in-depth narration of the works of the finalists – what motivated them to undertake community development work, what they do for their communities and their impact, what strategies they implemented, what challenges they faced, and how they addressed them.

The publication of the book was also to acknowledge the finalists' efforts and affirm their contribution to create positive change in their respective localities in the Visayas and Mindanao.

The book also sought to show appreciation and continue inspiring people who were in many ways involved in the search process.

The RAFI Triennial Awards is conferred every three years to honor those men, women, and organizations, who, through their efforts and selfless commitment bring about change in the lives of the less-privileged in various groups and communities in the Philippines.

RAFI is now accepting nominations for the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards for the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual and the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution.

On-line nomination forms can be accessed through RAFI’s website at

Nominations are also accepted from government agencies, non-government organizations, people’s organizations, civil society, academe, and the business sector. Self-nomination is discouraged.

The Anvil Awards is given yearly by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines in recognition of outstanding public relations programs and tools designed and implemented in the past year. In its 48th run, Anvil gathered 396 entries nationwide, surpassing last year's count of 283.