Celebrating Community Champions: 2023 Galing Pook Citizenship Awards Open for Submissions
Aug. 25, 2023

The Galing Pook Citizenship Awards is back, celebrating exceptional contributions in participatory local governance and community development! This prestigious awards program sheds light on the outstanding efforts of civil society organizations (CSOs), non-government organizations (NGOs), social enterprises, and private entities dedicated to shaping safe, sustainable, and smart (3S) communities. With a focus on empowering localities and driving positive change, these initiatives are at the forefront of community transformation.

Galing Pook Executive Director Georgina Ann Hernandez Yang shares, "It is our desire to strengthen local government and citizens' collaboration through the Citizenship Awards. We recognize that local governments will only succeed through active citizens that engage with them in pursuing positive results and impact, and people's participation and empowerment." 

“Through this year's Citizenship Awards, we look forward to learning more about the new and creative approaches of citizens' organizations in engaging local governments and grassroots communities. The search is open to all sectors, most especially among the youth who are creating positive waves in promoting good governance and sustainable development,” she adds.

How to Join

  1. Review the detailed 2023 Citizenship Awards Guidelines to ensure your eligibility and to understand the selection criteria: 2023 Citizenship Awards Guidelines
  2. Submit your entry through the online application form available at https://bit.ly/2023GPCitizenshipAwards on or before September 15, 2023.

A Legacy of Impact

The 2023 Galing Pook Citizenship Awards draws inspiration from remarkable awardees in 2015. Organizations like Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Governance, and Tagum People's Cooperative have proven that tangible change emerges from visionary local governance. To learn more about these inspiring stories, as well as to access the casebook and videos, please visit https://www.galingpook.org/blog/2023-galing-pook-citizenship-awards/

The 2023 Galing Pook Citizenship Awards is conducted in partnership with the Department of Health's Healthy Pilipinas Awards. Join us in celebrating the spirit of community transformation and excellence. Together, let's build a better future, one 3S community at a time.

For inquiries and more information, please contact galingpookawards@gmail.com

2023 Citizenship Awards Press Release