Fast food chain Jollibee has revealed the list of 15 families who will vie for top honors in the 6th Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) to be conferred in October.
JFVA is the company’s annual program that brings together the most exemplary Filipino families that made a difference in their communities through their chosen advocacies.
Three families from Metro Manila, five from North Luzon, two from South Luzon, two from Visayas, one from Mindanao, and two families based overseas comprise this year’s finalists. They bested more than 300 entries received and evaluated by a screening committee and the 2016 JFVA board of judges led by its two-time chairman, Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino.
Joining Senator Aquino in the panel are fellow veteran JFVA judge and Mowelfund trustee and president, Boots Anson-Rodrigo; columnist, TV host and first-time JFVA judge Suzi Entrata-Abrera; children’s advocate and columnist Audrey Tan-Zubiri; ANC news anchor Edric Mendoza; international speaker, columnist and author Francis Kong; Coca-Cola Philippines Public Affairs and Communications director Atty. Adel Tamano; parenting and relationship consultant Ma. Isabel Dionisio; Jollibee Global chief marketing officer Francis Flores; Jollibee Group Foundation vice president Belen Rillo; and Jollibee Philippines Human Resources head George Wang III.
Vying for the JFVA are the Arquiza family (Camarines Norte), Basa family (Roxas City), Bumacas family (Nueva Ecija), Cabading family (Zamboanga City), Caballero family (Negros Oriental), Cabalza family (Tuguegarao City), Canoy family (Quezon City), Castañeda family (Quezon City), Enverga family (Lucena City), David family (Bataan), Sison family (Baguio City), Sola family (Quezon City) and Vizcocho family (Benguet).
The two OFW finalists are the San Gabriel-Eng family (San Francisco, California) and the Par family (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia).
The winning families will be recognized during the JFVA Gabi Ng Parangal Para Sa Pamilyang Pilipino to be held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on October 7.
The top six, consisting of five model families and one OFW family, will all receive a cash prize of P300,000, a trophy designed by renowned sculptor Michael Cacnio, and P10,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates.