[Event] Nominations for the Macli-ing Dulag Award for River Initiatives is now open! – SIPM

Nominations for the Macli-ing Dulag Award for River Initiatives is now open!

1. What is the Macli-ing Dulag Award for River Initiatives?

The Macli-ing Dulag Award for River Initiatives (MDARI) was conceptualized to honor individuals and organizations for their exemplary dedication to programs, projects and initiatives that impact the preservation, protection and/or rehabilitation of Philippine Rivers.

MDARI aims to inspire the Filipino people to value and care for our environment, most especially rivers, the blood vessels of our homeland.

MDARI is named after Macli-ing Dulag, a respected tribal chieftain or pangat of the Cordillera’s Butbut tribe, who defended their ancestral lands and the Chico River against invasive development that did not consider its ill effects to the people and the environment. Macli-ing articulated the fight for Chico River and fought to the last of his breath when he was murdered in April 24, 1980. His death inspired thousands of Kalingas to broaden the struggle into a mass movement in the Cordilleras.

In recognizing the invaluable efforts of individuals and organizations, the Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement is honoring the memory of Macli-ing Dulag, a true environmental hero and promoting the preservation, protection and rehabilitation of our river systems.

2. Who is qualified to nominate?

Any Filipino public or private institutions may nominate candidates for any of the two award categories.
3. Who can be nominated?

There will be two award categories:
a. Individual Category – any Filipino individuals who have engaged in exemplary work in protecting and/or rehabilitating rivers in the country. Posthumous nominations are accepted.

b. Group/Organization Category – any Filipino organization, public or private, based in the Philippines, who have engaged in exemplary work in protecting and/or rehabilitating rivers in the country.
4. Selection Process

a. Call for Nominations – A public call for nominations will be deployed starting December 2011.

b. Submission of Nominations – The nominator must submit a letter of nomination, completely filled- up nomination form, two seconding letters by individuals or entities most familiar with the work of the nominee, a three-page narrative on why the nominee should be considered, and all supporting materials as stated in the nomination form. Nominations may be submitted in English or Filipino. At the end of the Nomination Period, all nomination entries are collected and submitted to the Selection Committee. Deadline for the submission of entries is on January 30, 2012.

c. Screening – The nominations will first be screened for compliance to nomination requirements and those that did comply or with incomplete attachments will be screened out. The Selection Committee will keep all nominations in confidence.

d. Short-listing – After the initial screening, nominations will be short-listed based on the scope and reach of the initiative, the length of time that the initiative operated and the impact of the initiative.

e. Final Selection – The Selection Committee is composed of the SiPM Board. They will choose the awardees from the shortlist through a majority vote. There will be one awardee for each category. The Selection Committee might decide not to award a certain category if there are no deserving nominees. The Selection Committee’s decision is final and without appeal. The awardees and their nominators will then be informed of being selected as the year’s Macli-ing Dulag Awardees after the awardees have been finalized.

f. Awarding Ceremony – An Awarding Ceremony will be held on March 14, 2012. The Awardees will receive a trophy, certificate and prize money. They will also be featured in the Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement Yearly Publication.

5. Submission of Entries and Deadline
Entry Forms may be downloaded from the Sagip ilog Pilipinas Movement website at http://www.philippinerivers.com and may be submitted online at sagip_ilogpilipinas@ymail.com together with other attachments and other supporting documents required in the form. Nominations may also be sent through courier to the office of Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement, Unit 302, CRM Bldg. II, 116 Kamias Road, corner Kasing-kasing St., East Kamias, Quezon City. Deadline for submission of entries is on midnight of January 30, 2012.

6. Prize
The MDARI Awardee for the individual category will receive a trophy, certificate, cash prize worth P50,000.00 and gifts in kind.The MDARI Awardee for the organizational category will receive a trophy, certificate, cash prize worth P100,000.00 and gifts in kind.

Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement-SiPM
Unit 302 CRM Bldg. 2
116 Kamias Road corner Kasing-kasing
Quezon City 1102
Telefax: (632) 434 33 26
Cellphone: 0923.469.1452
Email: sagip_ilogpilipinas@ymail.com
Website: http://www.philippinerivers.com

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