Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Global Pinoy Heroes Unveiled

The Commission of Filipinos Overseas , in partnership with Toblerone, the “thank you” Chocolate are making its mission to acknowledge the efforts of the modern day Filipino Heroes through a special event dubbed as “Thank You Global Pinoy Awards Night” hled at Seventh High Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 

This tribute event is where a number of identified OFWs who are making a difference in the lives of not just their families but also in the lives of other people of other countries where a Global-Pinoy display an exemplary best practices in their own field of expertise thus bringing great impact in the lives of people around them. 

OFWs as they are right now are already our Country’s heroes by their dollar remittances which amount to an average national revenue of 20 Billion dollars a year. But beyond their contributions to the economy of the country, these OFWs are extending more of what they are expected as workers in another land. 

This year, there were 10 ten Global Pinoys are recognized, including Reynaldo Lachica, a power plant Chemist in London, who pushes for academic excellence through the Annual Ulirang Kabataan Awards that was held in Paco, Manila. Dennis Laforteza, the head Chef of US President Barrack Obama; and Francis Padua Papica, a lawyer in San Francisco who spearheaded a foundation helping young Bicolanos pursue their education, to name a few. 

Since all of the awardees are currently living in different parts of the globe, the awards were given to the member of their families instead. The awards were a plaque of appreciation and huge size of Toblerone each.

Photos courtesy of Orange MagazineTV. com

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