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JOHN OLIVER M. TABLAZON

Category: Individual - Youth SOV Awardee FY: 2015

"Do a little bit of good wherever you are, it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the WORLD"

An advocate for youth empowerment, John Oliver Tablazon turns his nursing profession into a vocation as he leads the 15-man team of the Hearts and Brains Youth Volunteers (HABI) in doing volunteer work for the Indigenous People in South Cotabato.

Trekking hilly terrains and crossing almost 14 rivers to reach the far-flung communities of Saranggani, 25-year old Oliver finds joy and fulfillment in bringing healthcare and education to the homes of the B’laan tribes who have no access to basic social services. In 2014, Oliver initiated the Make Shift Dorm (Bahay Tuluyan) to provide shelter and study place where B’laan children can stay at weeknights during school days so that they will not walk for several hours especially during rainy season.

By synergizing his medical expertise and his passion for volunteer work, Oliver proves that a Filipino youth who shares his life with others can be the best among the equals.

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