Nationwide search is on for outstanding Filcom leader in Thailand


BANGKOK, Thailand – The search for the most exemplary Filcom leader from all across Thailand officially kicked-off last month, August 1, 2017 as the Filipino Community Leaders’ Congress (FCLC) Secretariat officially announced through a formal letter to different Filipino organizations and in social media that nominations for the ‘Most Outstanding Community Leader’ has begun.

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“The award aims to recognize an expat’s exemplary contribution to the Filipino communities and/or other communities in Thailand,” said Mr. Marlon Sipe, FCLC General Secretary, in an interview with  Pinoy Legacy. This recognition is also a way to magnify the “Bayanihan spirit” of the Filipinos in the kingdom, and the qualities that mirror responsible citizenship, outstanding character, and leadership,” he added.

To be awarded during the gala dinner of the 3rd Filipino Community Leaders’ Congress on October 19 at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University Sports Complex in Bangkok, the ‘Most Outstanding Community Leader’ awardee will be selected according to these three main criteria: character, service and leadership.

The candidate for the award must be a Filipino citizen or Filipino by blood who holds a valid Thai working visa, permit, passport and has been residing and working in Thailand legally for at least 3 years. The nominee may be engaged in the following areas but not limited to:  language teaching, science and industry, community development, business and entrepreneurship, missionary work, among other fields of work.

The winner will be selected by distinguished board of Judges to be presided by the FCLC General Secretary Mr. Marlon Sipe, with members: representatives from the FCLC Consultants, a member from the FCLC Executive Committee, a member from the host organization, a member of the secretariat representatives, and a member of the academe.

Aside from the honor bestowed through the ‘Most Outstanding Community Leader’ plaque of recognition, the winner will also receive a cash prize from the FCLC Secretariat.

Individuals and organizations may nominate an outstanding leader until September 30, 2017.

Official nomination forms may be obtained by sending an e-mail request to the

For more information about the award and the 3rd Filipino Community Leaders’ Congress, please visit its facebook page.

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