MANILA, Philippines—Social enterprise Human Nature, in partnership with Robinsons Supermarket, announces official finalists per category of the first-ever Bangon Awards. Human Nature is aimed at recognizing Filipino heroes who courageously rose above obstacles to help others rise amid the global pandemic.
Judges for the six Major Categories (Pro-Philippines, Pro-Poor, Pro-Environment, Pandemic Hero for Education, Healthcare, Economy) and four Special Awards (Youth Got Heart, Man of Integrity, Natural Nanay, P-Beauty Influencer) are Human Nature co-founders Anna Meloto-Wilk, Dylan Wilk, and Camille Meloto-Rodriguez, along with Miss Universe 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj, Save Philippine Seas Anna Oposa, and CCF Pastor Danny Urquico.
The assessment will be based on the positive change, contribution, and impact the individuals/groups have made in their various fields/careers/communities (80%) and online public votes (20%).
The chosen finalists per category are as follows:
Prizes for each Major Awards recipient include PHP20,000 worth of Human Nature products, PHP20,000 worth of Human Nature products to be given to the major awardee’s chosen beneficiary, and PHP10,000 worth of gift certificates from Robinsons Supermarket as well as an award certificate and a commemorative item of appreciation.
Prizes for each Special Awards recipient include PHP15,000 worth of Human Nature products, PHP15,000 worth of Human Nature products to the special awardee’s chosen beneficiary as well as an award certificate and a commemorative item of appreciation.
Human Nature has championed nation-building for almost 13 years through its pro-Philippines, Pro-Poor and Pro-Environment social enterprise philosophy. Even in the midst of the pandemic when people are going hungry and poverty is on the rise, Human Nature leaves no one behind through living wages, a no-firing policy, providing safety nets for our employees and food for poor communities. Through Bangon Awards, the social enterprise seeks to encourage other businesses to likewise use their profits and policies to uplift lives.
Vote for your chosen hero by following the link to the Bangon Awards 2021 page. Voting will close on November 21, 2021.
The winners will be announced at a virtual e-vent on Saturday November 27 at 5.30-7pm PHT to be streamed live on Human Nature’s Official Facebook page.