TAYO 13 National Finals Week

The culminating event of the Ten Accomplished Youth Orgs

Dear National Finalists,

This toolkit will help you prepare everything that you need for the National Finals. Please make sure that you submit all requirements and comply with all deadlines.


Step 1: The TAYO Week will be on January 17-21, 2016. You are required to send one (1) youth representative* (below 30 years old) to be in Manila to represent your organization during the TAYO Week. Representatives must be able to attend all of the prepared activities for the week. Should there be any conflict with the schedule, we recommend that another representative be designated by your organization.

At this point, you may already download all necessary files from this toolkit (invitation letters, PPT template, excuse letters, Itinerary of travel, etc.). All download links are listed below. Once you have determined the representative of your group, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Have your representative fill-out the online Personal Data Sheet (PDS) on/before 4PM of December 15, 2015 (Tuesday). You may NOT change the representative after December 15. Upon completion of the online form, send a text message to 0917-898-8296 the following: Organization and Name of Representative. You should receive a reply from TAYO via SMS. After you receive the reply, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3: Have the representative download and fill-out the Itinerary of Travel and waiver and consent. You can edit the forms via Adobe Reader or Nitro Pro (PDF), save it with your information, and send it back to tayo.secretariat@gmail.com not later than 4PM of December 15, 2015 (Tuesday). Proceed to Step 4.

For LUZON and NCR representatives: We shall reimburse your transportation expenses (bus/taxi fare/others) when you get to Manila. Only public transportation expenses (or equivalent of that) will be reimbursed. Make sure that you keep all your receipts. Lost receipts will not be reimbursed.

For Visayas and Mindanao representatives: Please note that we shall be providing your plane tickets going to Manila. We will secure this once you have sent your itinerary of travel. We will send your e-tickets through email when they are ready. Just leave the plane fare blank when you submit your itinerary of travel. Make sure that you keep all your receipts. Lost receipts will not be reimbursed.

The Itinerary of Travel may be accomplished. All of the finalists will be billeted at the TAYO 13 official residence, Diamond Hotel located along Roxas Blvd., Manila near Ramon Magsaysay Building.

Step 4: Submit the accomplished PowerPoint presentation that you will be using during the National Judging. Make sure that you use photos with excellent quality. You only have 5 minutes to present during the Judging. You may download the template through the link below. The said template must be strictly followed by your organization. The Secretariat reserves the right to edit the contents of the PowerPoint presentation if it exceeds the slides limit in the template. You can find additional instructions at the ‘notes’ section of the template’s 1st slide. Send the presentation to the Secretariat via tayo.secretariat@gmail.com using the following as subject: Name of Organization: TAYO 12 NATIONALS PPT. All PowerPoint presentations must be submitted on/before 4PM of December 18, 2015 (Friday).

Upon submission of your PPT, send a text message to 0917-898-8296 the following: PPT: Organization and Name of Representative. You should receive a reply from TAYO via SMS. After you receive the reply, proceed to Step 5.

Step 5: Each organization is allowed to have up to five (5) members of your organization to witness and provide moral support to your official representative during the day of the National Judging on January 18, 2015 and up to ten (10) members of your organization to attend the National Awarding (final date to be confirmed). Fill-out the online Guest List on/before 4PM of December 18, 2015.

Step 6: On January 8, 2016, visit the TAYO Facebook Page and check which Coaching Team you belong with. During the National Coaching, you will be assigned under a Coach. Your Coach will help you on your presentation, on your delivery, and on your messaging. Each Coach is given the option to bring in previous TAYO winners and finalists to help out during the sessions. Virtual or online coaching sessions will begin immediately after Coaching Teams are announced. On January 9, 2016, all teams will convene for a final coaching session.

Step 7: A week before January 17, make sure that you have submitted all your requirements; make sure that your plane tickets have been sent by the TAYO Secretariat; and that everything you need are already in order.

Step 8: Attend the National Finals.

Should you have any questions or inquiries, reply to this email or send us a text message.


*Org representatives for the TAYO Week must be below 30 years old and have not presented during the TAYO week before. Please note that representatives must participate in all the activities of the national finals and hence, should be present at all times.