"We are young / So let's set the world on fire / We can burn brighter / Than the sun" – American band Fun. was spot on in describing the youth’s passion to burn bright. As they strive to stand out, the young are unafraid to try different things - from edgy clothes and flashy hairstyles, to extreme sports and adventures.

Five young ladies and gentlemen, however, showed how standing out can take a more meaningful level. Hailed as the faces of the Nokia Asha 501 Power Standouts campaign, they were honoured for pursuing their passions, and in so doing, changing other people’s lives.

For her part, Lian Melegrito steered the University of the Philippines Pep Squad to championships, by leading them in long days of rigorous training. It was then a sweet victory not just for herself or for her team, but the entire UP community as well.

Nokia Asha 501, Lian Melegrito

Finally, being able to do what she loves and inspire others at the same time makes Michele Gumabao thankful for her volleyball career. Bagging the finals MVP trophy in the UAAP Women’s Volleyball is simply a cherry on top. With every spike and serve of the volleyball, Michele inspires others to relentlessly pursue their interests.

Nokia Asha 501, Michele Gumabao

Emmanuel Bagual, stepped up to advocate children’s welfare, and founded the MY Rights (Mind Your Rights) youth program. MY Rights soon earned him a nomination for Nobel Peace Prize for children’s rights.

Nokia Asha 501, Emmanuel Bagual

He makes people smile, laugh or cry, and sometimes, even breaks their hearts – theater actor Fredison Lo entertains the audience through his performances and makes sure he does not leave the stage without touching their hearts. For Fredison, theater is a venue for educating and inspiring people, and transporting them to the places in their dreams.

Nokia Asha 501, Fredison Lo

Finally, scholar Charls Katipunan holds the mantra "Believe that you can and you will" in his heart, as he tries to overcome life’s hurdles. Amid a sea of books and schoolwork, he gets by with the unwavering support of his family and the fervent hope to finish his studies and uplift his loved ones from poverty.

Nokia Asha 501, Charls Katipunan

Lian, Michelle, Emmanuel, Fredison, and Charls all make good use of their passion and strengths to stand out among the rest, embodying the vigor that the youth has always shown when they commit to a vision.

As they go about chasing their dreams, the youth can find their perfect partner in the Nokia Asha 501 which bears the hallmark of Nokia’s smartphone innovation. Looking sleek but fun in its colorful, vibrant shells, the dual-SIM Nokia Asha 501 snugly fits in the palm of one’s hand. In addition, it comes with the proprietary Fastlane feature that allows users to view their activities in just one swipe.

With enough belief in yourself and an unwavering passion to achieve your goals, TP Friends, you too can become a Pinoy Youth Power Standout! And with a Nokia Asha 501 in your hand to help you with your everyday tasks, being an inspiring example to other young Filipinos will always be at arm's reach.

Nokia Asha 501

Nokia Asha 501 flaunts a 3-inch TFT display protected by scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. The smartphone lite runs the Finnish company's Touch Asha operating system, which is not only made to be smoothly navigated using finger swipes but also allows users to easily connect to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. It also features a super fast Xpress browser and a removable Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery delivering up to a whopping 1152 hours of Standby time, Talk time of up to 17 hours, Music play of up to 56 hours -- so you can focus on your craft without being distracted by annoying "low battery" notifications midway through the day.

Nokia Asha 501

The handset sports swappable or interchangeable back cases in vibrant and youthful hues, namely, Cyan, Yellow, White, Bright Red, Bright Green, and Black. Choose the color that represents you, your passion and your personality.

Nokia Asha 501

Nokia Asha 501 currently sells for only Php 4,490 in the Philippines -- making it very accessible to young consumers. But now, I'm giving you the chance to own a unit for free! TP Friends, join our Nokia Asha TP Power Standouts Rafflecopter giveaway promo. Simply accomplish the tasks shown in the widget to accumulate points. The contest will run until November 8, 2013 and we will announce the sole winner on November 15, 2013.