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Tobog Youth Org

     I have been a member of the TYO (Tobog Youth Organization) since 2009. TYO is  a non-profit and non-government organization in Tobog, Oas, Albay who serves its community and the neighboring barangays and towns. TYO was recognized as one of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization in 2016 by the TAYO Foundation and the National Youth Commission awarded at the Malacañang Palace on January 21, 2016.
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       In May of 1998, Ma. Elena Realosa founded the Exclusive Youth organization (E.Y.O) Tobog, Oas, Albay. “Malyn” or “MM” began looking for youths in the barangay who will best fit as an officer. She first asked her friends and classmates back in elementary until her search began to grow into a group. While engaging and nurturing the youth, Ms. Malyn discovered that there was a need for the youth to better understand the development of the community, as well as involve them in this growth in a positive direction. On the same year, they decided to use the name of the barangay as a better option. Here it is, the Tobog Youth Organization (T.Y.O). Today, T.Y.O is about “Rebuilding the bridge among youths in the community” working with the resident leaders collaboratively to share their knowledge of leadership, working with other established groups to teach the youth financial economics, conflict resolution, peer mediation, nutrition, physical fitness, education and most importantly learning values of God. Our goals are to empower themselves and to develop positive leadership skills by grasping a holistic approach to building self-esteem and self-respect and have the youth embrace the concept of community and all that this entails such as pride, honor and a caring and giving spirit towards your fellow neighbor

       As of April 2000, Tobog Youth Organization through the executive leadership of Ma. Elena Realosa, at the same time she was also the President of the Tobog Church Choir, the first election for T.Y.O happened. Ms. Rica Red was elected as the first T.Y.O president. Despite the hardships of a newly organized organization, the officers strived to hold on to their pledge duties and responsibilities. The T.Y.O logo was created followed by initiating the use of I.D.

        Re-election of T.Y.O officers happened in May 2000 was attended by many of youths in the barangay. Mr. Derrick R. Ravago was elected as the new president. In his leadership, to be able to initiate its mission, its goals, the officers tried different fund raising activities like “Pa-Bingo sa Barangay”, and through solicitations we bagged our first project of donating mono block chairs in the Tobog Chapel. A tree planting activity aimed to support Clean and Green Act in the barangay was also done along the roadside of Ilawod going to Brgy. San Agustin. Also in this year, the KABATAAN NIGHTS were born. It is a gathering of youth in celebration of Valentine’s Day in the month of February. A “Pabeli” in local definitions has marked as one of the happiest occasion.

       In 2000, the T.Y.O founder Ma. Elena Realosa waved her farewell in a tragic accident causing her death. The Tobog Youth Organization felt her loss. Her outstanding dedication to the organization and her passion of giving services to the community makes her a genuine role model for the youth. Her kind heart and brilliant mind is the key why the T.Y.O was established. MM’s ability to access a situation, develop a plan and implement a solution while utilizing the tools given has proven to be successful in sustaining a higher quality of life. By establishing this T.Y.O has produce Barangay Tobog of emerging young leaders.

      April 12, 2009, Sunday, the T.Y.O was re-organized. Aiming to change and continue the spirit of activism in giving service to the community as what the T.Y.O pioneers have started. The meeting was witnessed by T.Y.O advisers, Ms. Ara Ricasio, Ms. Noami Romero and Mr. Derrick Ravago. Batches of bright and talented youths are invited to fill the set of officers.

        Re-organizing T.Y.O is changing some of its policies and project implementation. The officers will be divided into five (5) committees with respective chairman including the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and auditor.

       T.Y.O mission is to embrace and empower the youth in community based programs that has a high sustainable quality of life giving Barangay Tobog a legacy of successful emerging young leaders.

       T.Y.O vision is to effectively enhance and empower youth in our community by giving them the ability to develop a nurturing and collaborative working relationship with the community leaders.

       We have a wide range of advocacies like environment, culture, sports, education and the like.

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