Sabay-sabay tayong bumangon! Let’s lift each other up by giving recognition to our local heroes who have gone above and beyond to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic
In celebration of its 13th-Year Anniversary, social enterprise personal care brand Human Nature Philippines aims to give back to the community by shining a light on individuals and groups that share its advocacy of being Pro-Philippines, Pro-Poor and Pro-Environment, and have given self-sacrifical efforts to make the country a better place, all while navigating through a global pandemic.
Amidst the challenges of the previous year, Human Nature leaves no one behind through fair living wages, a no-firing policy, safety-net provisions for its employees and food for poor communities. Through campaigns like the Bangon Awards, they seek to encourage other businesses to likewise use their profits and policies to uplift lives.
It’s time to celebrate modern-day heroes: Those who have risen to help others rise. Those who inspire us with their faith and perseverance. Those who tend the spark of courage we all still hold in our hearts, fanning them into flame.
Nominate pro-Philippines, pro-poor and pro-environment individuals and groups, pandemic heroes and inspiring influencers and advocates in the Philippines!
The Bangon Awards will be recognizing a total of 10 individuals/groups in a series of categories:
MAJOR CATEGORIES (groups or individuals):
PRO-PHILIPPINES – Modern-Day Heroes: Groups or individuals who bring our nation positive recognition worldwide. They excel in business, the arts, sciences, sports, media, or whatever field they are in and champion Filipino values such as bayanihan and pakikipagkapwa.
PRO-POOR – Heart of Service: Groups or individuals who help empower the poor to rise from poverty with sustainable programs or innovations that bridge gaps in mindsets, behaviors, skills, socio-economic structures and systems.
PRO-ENVIRONMENT – Sustainability Stewards: Groups or individuals who promote achievable, inclusive, compassionate and progressive sustainability through modeling and practical solutions that inspire others to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Pandemic Heroes (groups or individuals): We accept individual or group nominations for frontliners in these sectors
Education: Teachers and education workers who persevere in teaching and ensuring that learning continues for the youth
Natural, Nanay! A discerning mother who advocates for a healthy, natural, sustainable lifestyle not just for her own home but for others’ households as well
Man of Integrity: He is a man with strength of character, someone who does not compromise on his values and who influences others to stand up for what’s true and right.
Youth Got Heart: A young influencer who promotes good values in their spheres of influence through their wordsHealthcare: Medical workers who courageously treat and serve the sick and advocate for their care and welfare
- Economy: Workers who continue to create, provide and deliver essential and excellent goods and services for the public
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.
SPECIAL AWARDS (individual):
P-Beauty Influencer: A Pinay influencer who advocates for valuing and caring for our natural, God-given beauty and loving the skin we’re in, actions, and public example
In the spirit of fairness and nonpartisanship, Bangon Awards will not be qualifying government official candidates for 2022 elections, network celebrities, and major celebrity influencers.
The winners will be determined by a set of judges who embody the 3 P’s: Miss Universe 2010 4th Runner-Up Venus Raj, Save Philippine Seas Chief Mermaid Anna Oposa, CCF Bangon Tayo Lead Pastor, Danilo Urquico, and Human Nature Co-Founders Dylan Wilk, Anna Meloto-Wilk, and Camille Meloto-Rodriguez.
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.
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%).
All nominees must be located/based in the Philippines, Filipino citizens (or led by a Filipino and composed mostly of Filipinos if a group), and must embody the values of the category they were nominated for during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020-2021).Nominations for the Bangon Awards can be made at https://bit.ly/BangonNominate. Nominations are set to close on November 5, 2021.
The winners will be announced at a special virtual e-vent on November 27 at 5:30PM, to be streamed live on Human Nature’s Official Facebook page.
About Human Nature
Human Nature is the Philippines’ largest brand of genuinely natural, affordable personal care, cosmetics and home care products. Founded in 2008 by Dylan Wilk, Anna Meloto-Wilk, and Camille Meloto, Human Nature’s products are made in the Philippines and free from harmful chemicals. Operated by social enterprise Gandang Kalikasan Inc. (GKI), Human Nature is driven by the core philosophies of being pro-Philippines, pro-poor and pro-environment. In 2012, Human Nature was recognized by the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation as a Champion for Social Entrepreneurship.
To learn more about Human Nature and its advocacies, visit www.humanheartnature.com
This is a press release distributed by Human Nature