The Aboitiz Toastmasters Club (ATMC) was cited as one of the country’s best-performing Toastmasters clubs as it was awarded with this year’s coveted Toastmasters Presidents Distinguished Club (PDC) Award.
The award, which was given this year to only 15 out of 159 clubs in the Philippines in Puerto Princesa, Palawan last May 2, 2015. This is given to a Toastmasters Club that successfully completed at least 9 out of 10 club goals in the Distinguished Club Program in Toastmasters International.
Rogie Abala (AEV iCSD), ATMC President, was also honored with a Triple Crown Award as he successfully completed 3 norms (Competent Leader, Advanced Leader Bronze and Advance Communicator Bronze) in a year. He joins 35 other Triple Crown Awardees in the Philippines (out of 6,796 members).
“I am very proud of my fellow members and officers for helping the club achieve the Aboitiz Toastmasters Club bags prestigious national awards coveted PDC Award. Achieving the PDC is a mere manifestation of our club’s effort. But, what really matters the most is our journey, our journey on how we embraced the challenges, how we influence members to deliver their speeches and accept leadership roles and our journey together in becoming better speakers and better leaders,” Abala said.
In addition to Abala, other ATMC members who received awards were:
- Kim Villacrucis (AboitizLand HR)— Advanced Leader Bronze
- Bengie Bayer (AboitizLand Tax)— Competent Communicator and Competent Leader
- Joanna Abay (AEV LEX)—Competent Communicator
- Rhesel Joan Ranis (AP Distribution Unit Accounting)–Competent Communicator
- Eulimae Galera (AEV Accounting)— Competent Communicator