Nominations Now Open for the 2nd Philippine Resilience Awards

June 28, 2024 Friday

MANILA, 28 June 2024 —Nominations for the 2nd Philippine Resilience Awards (PRA), an initiative that recognizes outstanding contributions to climate action and disaster resilience, are now open.

Under the theme “Kabataan at Kababaihan: Katatagan ng Bayan,” this year’s awards will honor both women champions and youth leaders from across the country.

Last year’s notable PRA awardees included Mayor Joy Belmonte of Quezon City; Director Alicia Ilaga from the Department of Agriculture; Undersecretary Maria Catalina Cabral of the Department of Public Works and Highways; Dr. Shirley Agrupis, University President of the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Ilocos Norte; Dr. Joy Mirasol, University President of the Bukidnon State University; and Maria Vicente Jalandoni, President of the Base Bahay Foundation, Inc. These women exemplified resilience and dedication to climate action and disaster risk reduction.

Following the success of last year’s awards, which highlighted the remarkable achievements of women champions, the PRA now broadens its scope to include the youth, to reflect the program's commitment to inclusivity and recognition of leaders across multiple sectors.

Women Resilience Champions showcase exceptional leadership in climate risk reduction, emphasizing their central role in resilience building. Youth Resilience Champions are young leaders committed to build resilient communities through science-based and evidence-informed risk and resilience governance.

“Together, under the banner of “Kabataan at Kababaihan: Katatagan ng Bayan,” let's move towards a more sustainable and resilient future. Join us in recognizing and empowering the champions leading the way in climate action,” said Senator Loren Legarda.

Initiated by the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, the PRA is supported by a distinguished group of partners: the Climate Change Commission, Philippine Commission on Women, National Resilience Council, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation, SM Prime, ARISE Philippines, and Women’s International Network on DRR - Philippines.

Qualified nominees are invited to submit their applications through the PRA nomination portal. The nomination period is open until July 31, 2024.

For more information on nomination guidelines, eligibility, and submission procedures, visit for Women Champions and for Youth Champions.