Momi Shares: 20 Happiest Pinoy Finalists shortlisted, P1M tax-free Awaits Grand Winner
The Cebuana Lhuillier Search for the Happiest Pinoy is trimmed down to 20 finalists. One from the 10 finalists will bring home P1 million in cash prizes. This year’s search is the biggest so far, garnering close to 800,000 applications from various localities nationwide.
10 Category Winners
10 category winners will come from the 20 finalists. These 10 will represent the employees, entrepreneurs, lingkod bayan, manggagawang Pinoy, overseas Filipino workers. persons with disabilities, professionals, senior citizens, youth, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Each will receive P50,000 in cash prizes.
The 10 category winners will each go through a panel interview to determine this year’s Happiest Pinoy grand winner. The grand winner will take home P1,000,000 tax-free.
An Advocacy Program
This bi-annual Search for the Happiest Pinoy is an advocacy program of Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest microfinancial services company. The vision of the search is to celebrate the Filipino values of resilience, hope, and tenacity.
Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier finds Filipinos are one of the most resilient people in the world. He describes them as having the ability to face “life’s challenges facing life’s challenges with optimism, faith, and a can-do attitude. And Lhuillier believes that such traits must be recognized and encouraged at all times.
The Unique Filipino Spirit
“It is only fitting that we reach the final stages of the search this month – to coincide with the International Day of Happiness on March 20, as declared by the United Nations to recognize happiness as a “fundamental human goal.” Similarly, we at Cebuana Lhuillier believe that an inclusive and well-balanced approach to economic growth is a means to promote the happiness and well-being of every person,” Lhuillier adds.
The Search for the Happiest Pinoy received recognition from the 48th Anvil Awards, International Business Awards, Panata Awards Philippine Quill Awards, and the Golden Bridge Awards.