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4TH Anniversary Gala Night 2nd OVERSEAS FOREIGN WORKERS AWARDS NIGHT

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 ASTORIA MANOR, NY, USA 25-22 Astoria Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11102

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About Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc. Many years of observations and experiences among Filipino Organizations here and abroad, TUMFI was conceived and organized by a few community leaders whose goals and objectives are to make changes and practices. These leaders formulated their mission statements and created their organizational chart that would reflect the ideals and true process of democracy and entrepreneurship. Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc. has evolved to become one of the most active organizations in the Filipino American community here in the United States of America. It started in September 2011, it has worked to collaborate with other organizations and party to several medical, surgical and dental missions in the Philippines. It has distributed cash and relief goods and foods to those affected by calamities and conducted humanitarian and charitable works in the Philippines and here in the US. TUMFI also recognized and continue on recognizing the vital contribution of the Overseas Foreign Workers who continue to be the movers, supporters and donors to the indigents in the Philippines. Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc. will continue to collaborate with other organizations and to become a helping hand and feet to those who are in need of help.

The Overseas Foreign Workers Award The Most Outstanding Overseas Foreign Workers Award was launched in 2014 with the purpose of recognizing the people who were born outside the United States of America, excel in their fields of endeavor and has made vital contribution to their country of origin and the United States of America by their charitable and humanitarian works. In selecting the awardees, there is a nomination process, discussion by the awards committee, and selection of an individual per category. After which, the awards committee chairman will make proper endorsements to the executive board for final approval. Thus, the Most Outstanding Overseas Foreign Workers Awardees.

The Maharlika Award The Most Outstanding Overseas Foreign Workers Award was launched in 2014 with the purpose of recognizing the people who were born outside the United States of America, excel in their fields of endeavor and has made vital contribution to their country of origin and the United States of America by their charitable and humanitarian works. In selecting the awardees, there is a nomination process, discussion by the awards committee, and selection of an individual per category. After which, the awards committee chairman will make proper endorsements to the executive board for final approval. Thus, the Most Outstanding Overseas Foreign Workers Awardees. TEAM UNITED MAHARLIKA FOUNDATION INC. | 2nd OVERSEAS FOREIGN WORKERS AWARDS NIGHT| 2


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Rene Ballenas Founder/President

In September 2011, a small group of determined individuals have come together to form a political party for the Philippine Independence Day Council, Incorporated’s elections with the purpose of change for that organization and enhance collaboration with other organizations. That party was TEAM UNITED. The rest was history. Team United has evolved so much and as an organization that was starting, we did everything to make things happen and collaborate with so many organizations so we can unite and strengthen the Filipino-American community in this part of the globe. It has become a Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc., registered in the state of New York. This is our Fourth Anniversary Gala and we celebrate the people who had made vital contribution to their community. Last year we launched the search for Most Outstanding Overseas Foreign Workers Award to honor and celebrate people who were born outside the United States of America and have done charitable and humanitarian services here and in their homeland while excelling in their fields of endeavors. This year we are launching the Maharlika Award for individuals, couples and organizations that had done their humanitarian and charitable works to their community with no limit on their birthplaces. These are the “noble” people and organizations who had contributed to the welfare of those who are in need. These are those who have done so much for their fellow men regardless of their color, race and orientation. Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc., its officers and supporter salute this year’s awardees. We are proud of you and the whole world should be proud of all of you. My heartfelt and sincerest congratulations! God bless you and families.

Greg Agulan EVP/COO

First of all, I deeply thank you all for coming to honor these champions in the service to the community and applaud these individuals for their outstanding accomplishment in their chosen profession. On this occasion, I invite each of you to reflect deeply so we can fully recognize the enormous pride that these individuals have done to make us proud. They represent the millions of OFW (overseas foreign workers) who are working hard with sweat, tears and blood. Today we have to check ourselves if we have accomplished our mission of immigrating to this land which we call our second home. The first indication of whether we have accomplished our mission as OFW is by determining if we have more than what we need and begin to share these fruits of our labor to others beyond our families. If we aren’t able to make this measure, then we should strive to redefine our goals and purpose; ask ourselves why we left our country. Wasn’t it to achieve a better life? Those who successfully fulfilled the purpose of their journey and has continued to be closely connected to their original homeland are truly the champions. And some of these individuals are those whom we are honoring today. A hero is one who is living a sacrificial life. Sacrifice means a life of service. Only through life of service can we become true champions or modern day heroes. They represent the Modern heroes that is our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), simply because their tears, sweat and blood keep the Philippine economy afloat. The economic impact of money OFWs remittances is such that without it our First home economic capability will continuously dwindle in the face of global recession. Today we salute them as outstanding overseas foreign worker representing millions of OFWs around the world. Mabuhay ang OFWs and congratulations to all our honorees for tonight!

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Nida Cortez SVP/Corporate Secretary Chair Awards Committee

There are different perspectives for giving awards and recognition, common to others but to us it is SPECIAL because the recipients of the OFW and Maharlika Awards are extraordinary people for they are referred to as the “Heroes of the 21st Century.” As the chair of the Search for Awardees 2015, I am so impressed with their resumes. They possess strong leadership, management skill, dynamic communication from the top down and from the bottom up, and countless humanitarian services. These awardees have my admiration for what they have accomplished and for their commitment that lead to such accomplishments. We are celebrating some of the very qualities that make us human-our abilities to reason, to discover, to learn, to pass on knowledge and to make differences in the lives of so many here and abroad. I commend all of you present today for being an inspiration to one another. Your presence, support and effort are signs of encouragement, satisfaction and you have identified yourself as part of a group that will make things happen. To all our supporters and sponsors, I value your concepts of volunteerism and charity which are firmly rooted in our national heritage. I hope you will also regard the awards as symbols of our gratitude for illuminating the darkness of those individuals your programs have touched. The TUMFI, though how small it is has also shown concerns about purpose and people. Let’s celebrate our achievements! Mabuhay tayong lahat!

Rick Respicio SVP/CFO

I am honored to be with you today in celebrating Team United’s Fourth Year Anniversary. Four years ago, Team United celebrated its first anniversary. Since then, Team United has grown and matured into an effective organization fulfilling its mission and purpose each year. The team responds to the unending health care needs of people in the Philippines who have virtually no medical resources by providing medical missions to the hardest hit regions of the Philippines. We also created Charities for Calamities, to provide relief for calamity-stricken areas in the Philippines and around the world. Its mission is to help severely stricken areas caused by natural disasters. Being the 12th most populous nation in the world with 98 million people, the Philippines rank in the top five countries in the world for natural disasters, therefore, it has suffered several major disasters and Team United is always there to provide assistance and relief. As part of the Filipino-American community, we also take part in Filipino-American events and give our support to help them in their cause. Finally, we create various fundraising events in the Tri-State Area to reach our goals and to make our projects a success. I am also excited in recognizing the contribution of Overseas Foreign Workers who excel in their fields of endeavor and has made vital contributions to their country of origin and in the United States by their charitable and humanitarian works as we present them with the Award for the Most Outstanding Foreign Worker for 2015 and also with the inauguration of the Maharlika Award which is being awarded for the first time this year for individuals, couples or organizations who do not stop to display the capacity to help to those who are in need of help the most. I am thrilled as we honor these outstanding and noble individuals. Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your contributions and continued support. Without you, all of this would not have been possible.

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Cynthia Ballenas SVP/Human Resources 2015 Ball Chair

Ria Serrano SVP Operations

As chairman of this year’s celebration, it is with great enthusiasm to welcome you to Team United Maharlika Foundation’s 4th Anniversary Gala. TUMFI is a family that works together and love to be of service to others as shown with the great humanitarian outreaches this organization has already done.

I am thrilled to welcome each and everyone one of you who have given up your Sunday afternoon to join us on this occasion as Team United Maharlika Foundation Inc. celebrate its 4th year anniversary. Same big thanks as well to those who have continuously supported our projects throughout the years so that our organization can fulfill its advocacies.

This reminds of the parable of the star fish.

For the past 3 years, we have raised funds through entertainment events and Christmas carol singing in order to have immediate funds that can readily be deployed for townships stricken with calamities.

One day an old man was walking along the beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked, he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir.” The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?” The boy picked a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “It made a difference to that one.” So many of us lose sight of the fact that WE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS. IT ALL STARTS WITH ONE. NEVER UNDERESTIMATE WHAT YOU CAN DO. We all have the power within us. When we all help ONE life, collectively, as a team, WE CAN change the world. I urge you to pick your starfish, and begin to make a difference. It all starts with THE POWER OF ONE, and the Power of NOW.

Last year, we introduced our first OFW awards as an additional event to celebrate and recognize outstanding individuals in the community. It is very encouraging to see how many individuals go out of their way on top of their regular day job to help other people and this is what the Overseas Foreign Worker’s Award is about. It is truly an admirable nature. While we continuously raised funds throughout the year, the proceeds from last year's events went towards the February 2015 medical mission in La Castellana. This incoming year will be an exciting one for me as I join my colleagues in Team United's for their medical mission in Iloilo. This will be my first ever medical mission and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with these selfless individuals who comprise the Team United Maharlika Foundation Inc. Thank you once again for joinining us today and we look forward to meeting you again for our future events.

Congratulations to all the officers and members of TUMFI and to all the awardees and our supporters, thank you all for throwing as many starfishes as you did, back to the ocean, through your incredible contribution.

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RENE BALLENAS

GREG AGULAN

NIDA CORTEZ

PRESIDENT/ CEO

SVP/ COO

SVP/CORP SECRETARY

WILSON CABRERA VP/CHIEF OF STAFF

CYNTHIA BALLENAS

RIA SERRANO

SVP/CHIEF HR OFFICER

SVP/OPERATIONS

ARIEL AGGABAO VP OF COMMUNICATIONS

ELENA BAHIAN VP/HUMAN RESOURCES

ALLAH ARCANGEL VP OF FINANCIAL PLANNING

JAMELLAH CABRERA VP/ASST TREASURER

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RICK RESPICIO SVP/CFO

FELIX VINLUAN SVP/CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL

ELTON LUGAY SVP/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

KAY HABANA VP OF SPECIAL PROJECS

BONG ALVAREZ VP/FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

MERLYN LOJA VP OF FINANCE


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2nd OFW and Ambassador of Goodwill Awards Programme Parade of Colors Processional March National Anthems Invocation Welcome Address

Officers and Members of TUMFI Miss Gail Banawis (Star Spangled Banner & Lupang Hinirang) Bishop Gregorio Agulan Mrs. Cynthia Ballenas Ball Chair & VP for Human Resources

Presidential Message

Mr. Rene Ballenas President TUMFI

Presentation of the Ambassador of Goodwill

Ms. Maritess Pabalan 2015 Ambassador of Goodwill

Pinning of Sash of Honor Awarding of Plaque of Recognition Awarding of Bouquet of Flowers Presentation of Outstanding Foreign Workers Set I

Set II

Awardees Ms. Joy Abraham Mr. Marvin Cardonigara Ms. Lisa Galon Ms. Mia Sia Kadava Mr. Rodrigo Mariano Ms. Teresita Rodriguez

Categories Nursing Education Caregiving Entrepreneur Military Service Advocacy

Presenters Mr. Jose & Mrs. Carmen Marquez Atty. Felix & Mrs. Joann Vinluan Mrs. Linda Castro Engr. Levi & Mrs. Willyfreda Tejada Mr. Rene Mejia Mr. Donald & Mrs. Leah Frain

Ms. Linda Roodal Ms. Grace Balidserri Dr. Zenaida Santos Ms. Gilda Stiefel Mr. Zahid Syed Arch. Jess Tomelden

Home Management Ms. Rose Palma Arts & Poetry Miss Gail Banawis Medicine Drs. Emilio & Fely Quines Religion/Nursing Western Union Government Consul General Mario Deleon & Dr. Dolly Rivera Architecture Miss Gail Banawis

TUMFI Maharlika Awardees 2015 Presenters APAFI (Represented by Mr. Bayani Lapena) Miss Francis Capistrano Association of Pangasinenses in America Foundation, Inc Mr. Roberto & Mrs. Teresa Denosta Arch. Jesse Tomelden Mr. John Gadia Joeveney Macabeo Mrs. Michelle Rosario Liang Ms. Flynda Esmas Miss April Talangbayan Mr. James Zourzoukis Ms. Reina Villalbeto Response Response Inspirational Message Closing Remarks

Mr. Zahid Syed Mr. Zahid Syed Hon. Mario L. de Leon, Jr. Ms. Nida M. Cortez Awards Chair & VP in Administration

Drawing of Auction Intermission Numbers Emcees Program Director

Ms. Elena Bahain & Ms. Merlyn Loja Ms. Leila Cicco, Miss April Talangbayan, Miss Gail Banawis Mr. Ariel Aggabao & Ms. Ria Serrano Ms. Ria Serrano & Ms. Joyce Andes-David

~Intermission and Dances in between programs~

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Maria Theresa Pabalan is a daughter of the late Jose Pabalan Sr. She is a nurse by profession. She was awarded last year in Geriatric nursing care by Team United Maharlika Foundation. She is an officer of Elmhurst Queens of heart Lions Club. Marites live a simple life and focus to her job and mingle with few selected friends until a special mentor came to her life. She was inspired by her GENEROSITY, TOUGHNESS and KINDNESS. She called her as her idol and mentor. She always take her advise to be generous and stay focus, thank you Mrs. Nena Smith for always there for me. Marites loves people that give her an inspiration to do things beneficial to the community. Now, she have been involved in different charitable cause ,Firstly, Mrs.Philippine American Glambassador in 2013, which is donated through PHHOSO, A PORTABLE TOILET, a Humanitarian Mission in Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro for Street kids like cash for medicine and food. Secondly, she's a reigning Mrs. Poinsettia Ambassador of Goodwill 2014, presently donated half dozen of Artesian wells in her hometown in Tandag Surigao Del Sur. She said it is always a good feeling to help and she will continue helping others to the best of her ability. May God bless us always and help us to continue to guide us to fulfill our destiny. Mabuhay tayong lahat.

Maritess Pabalan

2015 AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL

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Joy Abraham Nursing The profession nursing does not only require skills but a lot more of compassion. The lives of countless patients are on the hands of a nurse an individual who provides comfort, compassion and connection during day or night shifts. This individual is Mrs. Joy Chavez Abraham who immigrated to United States on January 17, 1988 and the wife of a loving husband Mr. Frederick Abraham and the lovely mother of Michelle and Mark who are happily residing at Bellrose, New York. Her contribution to the Philippines are so noteworthy such as conducting annual medical and dental missions including feeding and clothing drive for the past five years, donated playground equipment to Escalante City, donated computers and books th East Negros Academy in Taboso, and donated fifty five toilet bowls and bags of cement in Taboso. Mrs. Abraham has received numerous awards. Among these are: National Filipino American Achiever 2012 by the NAFA, Appreciation Awards from the municipality of Taboso and from the Philippine Army, Excellence Awards from the PAFCOM, Philippine American Lions Club and Philippine Hearts and Hopes Inc. She is a member of the New York City Medical Reserve Corporation which recognizes her outstanding service during hurricane Sandy.

Marvin Cadornigara Education Teaching is the noblest profession because teachers are born and made and one of the best in this profession is Mr. Marvin Cardonigara who migrated in the USA on September 27, 2004. What the Dept. of Education in the Phil. lost is what the DOE in USA gained. The list of his merits , honors and certificates of accomplishments and recognition is so tremendous that we could only mention a few of them. Marvin is an awardee to the 2015 Blackboard Awards for Excellence in Education by the New York Family Magazine and Manhattan Media, recipient of the 2014 Excellence in School Technology Award by the New York City Department of Education, Ulirang Guro Award by the United Federation of FilipinoAmerican Educators and many more. His contributions to his country of origin and to USA are equally long. To mention a few, Marvin has served as resource speaker during the First Digital Educators' Summit on Digital Learning and 21st Century Skills by the Dept. of Education Region IV. He has served as facilitator for the Relief Campaign and contributor on environmental issues to the Panay News. He has a lot of contributions to the Department of Education in New York City which make us so proud of him as an educator, an innovator, a change agent and a "loco parenti". Mr. Cadornigara is not only an excellent educator but he is a perfect husband of Dr. Noreen Villalobos and the loving father of Andrea Rosanelle. The Cardonigaras reside at Queens Village, New York.

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Liza Galon Caregiving Coming to United States for a greener pasture is one of the main reasons why we stay here no matter what. But it does not come in silver platter one has to work harder for it, especially if there are some left at home with the high hopes and great necessity for help or support. One experiences disappointments, homesickness, loneliness and hopelessness but with prayers and positive attitudes the survival of existence makes it easier. Liza came to the USA leaving an ailing husband and five children. Two years later her husband died and never had a chance to go back home for the wake for immigration reason. So she became a single mother and the tasks of providing education, house and food for her children were in her hands. She worked 24/7 as a nanny, the job that's available and of course not of her choice and sent every single penny to her children. It is good that there is the dignity of labor here. Way back in the Philippines, Liza involved in the construction and insurance business a lucrative way of earning money. At present all of her children are successful in their chosen profession. This awardee believes in the saying that what goes around comes around and through her involvement as officer of different organizations and as beauty titles holder she is able to fulfill her motto doing community works and distributing relief goods to the victims of natural calamities in the Philippines. Her being a beauty queen of different entities is a way for her to do humanitarian and charitable acts for the needy people here and abroad.

Melie Sia-Kadava Entreneurship Melie Sia-Kadava, fondly known as "Mei" among her friends and colleagues, is a mother of five children, a typical half- bred Chinese from her father, Filipina from her mother who came to United States in November 2004. Mei carries with her, the "World Class Talent of a Filipino." A pharmacist by profession, with master Degrees in Special Education and School Psychology, an accomplished Financial Business Entrepreneur and a compassionate service-oriented individual volunteering her free time to serving the Filipino -American community alike. These are evident in her record of achievements from the first year of her endeavor in the US, up to the present. Her exemplary performance in service and expertise were varied; where she is highly respected and among them are Business Entrepreneurship, Education and Community Services. Mei as an awardee for entrepreneurship has the following excellent records. She serves as the Founding Partner and Chief- Executive-Officer (CEO), overseeing the efficient implementation of its corporate mission of making a significant contribution to the community, through its service of helping individuals, families and business achieve their financial goals and dreams. She is contracted and appointed by at least five huge financial marketing organizations and their more than 20 financial service providers, as a "Trusted Professional" to carry, provide and represent services on their behalf. She serves as the Chief Operations- Consultant (COC) supervising the over-all management and operations, while serving as the Editor-in-Chief of any featured article/ topic of Power Up Your Mindset, Info (PYMS) On-Line Magazine Issues. She occupied several positions in the World Financial Group (WFG) as Marketing Director, Rising Star Producer, Team Cham the pion, and received several awards for excellence in these positions. Mrs. Kadava is the proud recipient of the 2015 Excellence Award for Community Service by the Migrants Heritage Commission, Inc. in Washington DC. By being officer and facilitator in different business entities she has rendered her community services by sharing her specialties in business. As an educator and as a pharmacist she held several positions and numerous awards were granted to her.

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Rodrigo Mariano Military Service Mr. Rodrigo Mariano was born on April 28, 1938 in Asingan, Pangasinan. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1958 and retired from his 21 years of service with the rank as Chief Petty Officer. In 1982 he started his civilian career in the Federal government with the Office of Shipbuilding in Groton, CT. where he led a team of validators for the accuracy of nuclear submarine. He worked as Quality Assurance Auditor Inspector with the task of ensuring shipbuilding adherence to the specification and design in the construction. He retired from the federal government as a Quality Specialist in ship building in October 2004 after serving for 23 years. “Manong Rudy� to many of his friends received numerous awards as a military man like Sailor of the Month and US Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation and Performance Awards as Supervisor in Shipbuilding. He was awarded by the Order of the Knights of Rizal, Medal of Recognition, Outstanding Pangasinense by the APAFI and Hermano Mayor by the Our Lady of Manaoag Society in America and many more. Being president of various community organizations and Commander of the Order of Rizal and an officer of the APAFI, he had done voluntary and charitable activities which benefit the underprivileged people here and abroad especially in his hometown, Asingan, Pangasinan. What he learned and specialized while in the navy he used it in his civilian career so he excelled in all endeavors in addition to being a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of New Haven, CT. USA. No matter what skills Mr. Mariano has to his glamorous and beautiful wife, Mrs. Miligrina Mariano, he is a perfect husband, to his three charming children, he is the most understanding dad and to his amazing two grandchildren, he is the best man on earth. Now who is Mr. Rodrigo Mariano, an engineer, a military man or a businessman? Whatever it is he is an awardee one of the Most Outstanding Foreign Workers 2015.

Therese R. Rodriguez Advocacy Ms. Therese R. Rodriguez, also known as Therese has been the CEO of the Asian Pacific Islanders Coalition on HIV/ Aids since 1997 from a very small office to what it is today. She served in numerous government and nongovernment committees such as the: Ending Aids Epidemic in New York Tasks Force appointed by Gov. Coumo on Oct. 6, 2014, member of the New York State Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and also appointed by Mayor Bloomberg as member of the Commission for Runaway and Homeless LGRT Youth. Through many years of community advocacy, she gained extensive legal and policy advocacy experiences. From 1973-1988 she was the co-coordinator of the Campaign for Democracy and Independence in the Philippines. She was the Representative of Katipunan News Magazine. She served on the board of Directors of the Committee for Justice for the Guce Family and helped overturn the conviction of the parents against child abuse. She was the East Director of the Committee for Justice for Domingo and Perez, two Filipino Americans who were murdered by spy agents of Marcos. She served as a member of the New York Coordinator for the Defense Committee on charges of two Filipino- American nurses murdering 11 patients as well as a criminal negligence charge filed by thr US navy against Dr. Alona. All charges in these cases were reversed and gained substantial financial reward. Her greatest contribution to the Philippine government was when she served as the community liaison and office administrator of the Phil. Commission on Good Governance which task was the recovery of the Marcos assets in the USA. Therese has received numerous awards, merits and honors. Among these are: she was one of the recipients of Joy Lumawig celebrated One Hundred Outstanding Women in the Philippines which included Presidents Corazon Aquino and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. In a book, she was cited as an achiever rising above the peculiar difficulties and circumstances of her time by championing the civil rights of Filipinos in the United States. Ms. Rodriguez was born and raised in the Philippines where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Business Administration degrees from St. Therese College. She really deserves the award as Outstanding Oversees Filipino in Advocacy.

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Grace Baldiserri Arts & Poetry

Erlinda Roodal Home Management The most trusted individual in household services is the one who manages your home. She/ He holds the keys to the whole property, knows the time of when you leave and come home, knows every detail of your closet, finds every little things at home and your secrets become not secret anymore. Linda has been doing this job for a length of time, receives good pay, works on her space and enjoys every moment of it. She has spare time to have fun with her friends and dancing instructor as her number one hobby is ballroom dancing. She has supported her family by this job and residing comfortably in her nice house in Jamaica. She arrived in United States on April 7, 1972. Being a beauty queen of the Filipino Social Club, and the president of Philippine Children’s Assistance Program, Linda has the opportunity to partner with the Department of Tourism to advocate the program, "It's More Fun in the Philippines". She promoted the tourist spots in the Philippines to friends in USA who want to have their vacation in the Philippines. She sponsored charitable projects while she went to the Philippines such as the Mother Theresa's Orphanage in Manila, Immaculate Conception Academy in Manila, Chosen Children's Village in Cavite, St. Rafael Church in Bicol, Brgy. Binauahan Day- Care Center in Bicol, Brgy. Puro Day- Care Center in Bicol, St. Peter's Church in Laguna, St. Francis Subdivison in Laguna, Brgy San Antonio in Laguna, Pangil Ele. School in Laguna, Kalunasan Elem. School in Cebu and Brgy. Luna in Isabela. Now she has an additional to her resume as the Outstanding Foreign Worker in Home Management.

Grace is an educator, writer, community organizer, and artist. She has a master’s degree in Education, major in Guidance Counseling at St. Louis University, Baguio City. She taught at St. Theresa’s College, Quezon City; worked as Media Specialist in the Department of Public Information;Editor, Department of Labor of the Philippines.She was a radio anchor of DWBL’s “Tinig Mamamayan”and DZRB’s “Kabalikat”. Her achievements in the U.S. include: The first Filipino fundraiser for Covenant House International in New York; Editor’s Choice Award in Poetry (2004); among Who’s Who in International Poetry (2006) U.S. Poetry Ambassador (2007). The first Filipino to read her poetry at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC and the first Filipina to read her poems at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She is one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the United States in 2007. Fulfilling her commitment to share her talent, she reads her poetry in libraries, schools, consulates, fundraising events in Washington, DC, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. She is active in hosting programs for Filipino-American organizations in Pennsylvania,New Jersey and New York. A freelance writer, motivational speaker and events coordinator, Grace is Marketing Executive at Philippine Fiesta in America. Her advocacy includes street kids, abused women and girls, and immigration reforms. Her co-workers said: “Grace is an outstanding human being and whomever she interacts with witnesses intelligence, sensitivity and grace all operating in one person.” Grace gets strength and inspiration from Giovanni, Giuseppe and Gino- her dearly beloved sons.

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Zenaida Espino Santos Medicine

Dr. Zeny declares that she lives by the Hippocratic oath to “the best of my ability and judgment tempered by compassion, integrity and professionalism". Graduating from the University of Santo Tomas, she took and passed the medical licensure examinations, Dr. Zeny then came to United States and married Mr. Benjamin H. Santos a registered nurse and a holder of BS-HCM. In 1978 she relocated to New York for her residency. A decade later, she went into private practice establishing the United Medical Clinic with a branch in Jackson Heights and another in Jamaica. In volunteer community service, as in business, Dr. Zeny works alongside husband Ben, thus her activities run parallel to his. In the Lions Club, she garnered the Lion of the Year Award, the Progressive Melvin Jones Award and the Knights of the Blind Award. The South Ozone Park Empire City Medical and Corona Lions Club bestowed her The Health Professional of the Year Award. She has been the treasurer of the Aces of Queens (Jackson Heights) Lions Club of which she served as President in 2006-2007. In 20she became a Founding Fellow of Lions District 20-K1. As everybody knows the Lions Club are more on humanitarian, and charitable missions for the less fortunate, the homeless and the needy residents here and abroad of which Dr. Zeny has been the advocate for the projects that support the mission and goals. It is unquestionable about the greatest contribution of Dr. Zeny not only as a doctor, a business woman but as an officer of the Lions Club but also as the 2010 Grand Marshal with Mr. Ben Santos, of the PIDCI, the organization that sponsored the biggest celebration of Philippine Independence outside the Philippines. Dr. Zenaida Espino Santos, we salute you.

Gilda Legaspi Steifel Religion

A woman who is Jack of all trades and master of everything is Mrs. Gilda Legaspi Steifel. She is a licensed real estate agent in Connecticut, a business entrepreneur, a licensed practical nurse and a devoted mother of equally handsome Michael and Alexander, and the lovely wife of a charming husband Mike Steifel for 22 years now and an amazing deaconess in the Norwich Assembly of God. Gilda deserves the award as a religious worker as she is an epitome of the real Christian values, a role model for her strong faith in God and her unselfish devotion to mankind and humble ways in life. Her successes in all endeavors including her personal and business lives rooted by her strong morality, character and compassion guided by her belief by the Ultimate Power. Gilda served as the Missionettes Ministry in the Norwich Assembly of God Church feeding the homeless in downtown Norwich, member of the Helping Hands Ministry of the same church, organizing fund- raising projects for Love for Life and to benefit the Dr. Jesus Datu Medical Center in Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines. Aside from these projects and contribution, Gilda has been the president of the New England Filipino American,Inc. since 2011 up to the present of which she has numbers of humanitarian and charitable projects here and abroad. Because she is endowed with the beauty and charm of a true Filipina, she has garnered beauty titles sponsored by different entities with in the Tri- state area giving opportunities to support the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the events. Her hard works in all these aspects paid her off by the number of awards, merits and appreciation she has received but the most priceless are the blessings, guidance, good health, perfect family sincere kapuso and kapamilya endowed by her Almighty God as everything she does centers on her creator. Gilda left the Philippines in April 1993, she is 49 years old and she lives with her family in 136 Holy Hill Drive, Uncasville, CT.

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Jesse B. Tomelden Architecture

Zahid Syed Government Service

Sahid Syed is a well-respected community leader and a former local Union and Government official, who for the past twenty years has been actively involved in civic, community, political, labor, and human rights issues on Long Island and New York City. He is the founder and the Chairman of the South Asian-American Political Action Committee Long Island (SAPAC) which proactively helps the South -Asian community be integrated into the mainstream American society.

Hailed from Pangasinan, born, raised and acquired early education in Lingayen. Architect Jesse Tomelden obtained both his B.S. in Fine Arts and B.S. in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas. For twelve years in the Philippines he was affiliated with several architectural firms preparing landscape designs for parks, supervised the development of national parks all of these are still existing now.

Mr. Syed made history by being the first ever Asian American to be appointed as the Chairman/ Commissioner of the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights which is dedicated to improving the relations and insuring equality of opportunity in Nassau County. The Commissioner has several positions such as Co-chairman of the Nassau County Anti-Bias Crime Task Force, Board Member of the Community Advisory Board of Nassau University Medical Center, Nassau County Executive Asian- American Advisory Board, the Nassau County Jail Advisory Committee, the Nassau County Holocaust Memorial Center, the North Shore Children and Family Guidance Center, and Vice chair for the Hofstra University Diversity Banquet.

Here in USA he had worked in several firms involving planning, designing and drafting in major government projects like the Port Newark Marine Terminal, Coney Island Water Pollution Control Plant Project, North River Water Pollution Control Plant, New York State Thruway, nine Bridges Rehabilitation project including the Tri-Borough Bridge and upgrading the Amawalk Water Filtration Plant. His accomplishments related to his job are so enormous that even he is already retired some firms and private individuals still seek his specialty as an architect that he is now designing the construction of a resort and children's park in Camiguin Island

His community services have been too extensive and noteworthy. Among these are: Asian- American Heritage Month celebration, Leadership Breakfast, After party , organized seminars for English as a Second Language, computer literacy, health education and awareness on immigration issues. He lobbied for the increase of wages and benefits for the working class especially the limousine drivers throughout NYS Attorney General’s offices.

To his fellow Pangasinenses, he is always considered an asset to their organizations because he is so unselfish when it comes to charitable and humanitarian reasons. He contributes to the best of his ability, supports financially, morally and socially any project he gets involved in, he promotes awareness to arts and beautiful spots in Pangasinan by supporting small artists to do their craft in order to become professional in their work. Jess as he is fondly called by his friends, has a very positive outlook in life, and has strong faith in God.

Mr. Syed accomplishments are so evident that he received countless awards and recognitions from the United States Senate, Governor's Office, Mayor's Office, New York State Assembly, Nassau County, Union Officials, School Offices, Media Organizations and civic organizations. And today from a Filipino- American organization he is recognized as the Most Outstanding Foreign Worker in Government Service.

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Thirty one years of existence originally called Pangasinan Association in USA, but assumed the name APAFI three years ago, when Nida Cortez a retired special education teacher became the president. Changes have been made, young faces from different walks of life became officers and members, projects have been lined up ready for implementation, fund raising events were planned carefully and financial condition improved with accurate transparency. Relief goods were sent to victims of calamities. The medical and dental mission is now on its fourth year with Mr. Bayani Lapena as the president expanding it to the distribution of medical hygiene facilities for day care centers and next year surgical will be done at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City. Mr. Lapena continues the platform of Nida, maintaining the positive atmosphere and outlook of all members and outlook of all members and officers, more networking and outreaching not only to the members but to different organizations here and abroad. Membership has increased tremendously and younger generation of Pangasinenses are ready to assume the leadership as the older officers are about to retire. Four years under Cortez and Lapena's administration has been a reality, an inspiration and a contribution to mankind as APAFI has already served about 15, 000 Pangasinenses through the medical and dental missions and 15 Day Care Centers have been helped by donating school supplies, water basins dental hygiene facilities and instructional materials. Their motto “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress and working together is a success.' has been an inspiration to them.

One of the global problems we are facing now is the rapid increase of obese people. The reasons are so varied but the principal one is people are not conscious of what exercise can do or physical activities must not be ignored all the time or the lack of personnel to lead them. One of the awardees is an expertise of physical activities which are needed to make a difference in the lives of those who are in need. James Zourzoukis is a holder of Bachelor of Arts in Community Parks and Recreation from Kean University and graduated as Cum Laude Honors in 2000. He joined the NJ Physical Therapy Assistant Program in Union County College. He has work experiences as YMCA Swim Instructor. Pool Manager, Recreation Center Director and Parks and Recreation Specialist. He holds certifications as professional rescuer, certified pool operator, lifeguard, and personal trainer. James, during his off time from his job, gathers young boys and coaches them in swimming, basketball and other outdoor activities. He also encourages elderly to do some jogging around the neighborhood and manages some camping projects during summer time. If there will be more James then obesity will not be a problem anymore.

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Roberto and Teresa Denosta have been quite the busy couple despite the fact that their children have left their nests almost a decade ago. The dynamic duo have been involved with spreading knowledge of health care based on practices by the Seventh-Day Adventist church, as well as organizing various community and outreach events. Roberto graduated from Central Philippine University while Teresa is an Alumni of AUP. She is also currently serving as the President of the EASNAC New York Chapter. The couple are very passionate about being able to organize an annual health expo held in Ocean City, NJ under the Philippine Consulate in which many people have benefited from free health care services and consultations. They have also facilitated a health expo in local areas such as the PAFCOM Independence Parade in Lion Park, Jersey City and at Fiesta in Meadowlands, Secaucus, NJ. They have been instrumental in coordinating the AUP Alumni to join the Philippine Independence Day parade held in New York City. Recently, they participated in the Medical Mission in La Castellana Negros OCC, along with their esteemed colleague, Rene Ballenas. The duo has no plans of stopping with their activities. It is what they are passionate about and are very happy just to be able to assist with each events success.

You can't judge a book by its own cover, this phrase refers to Mr. John Gadia, “a small but terrible� young man whose passion and hobbies combine together make him a man of action. His experiences during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo which destroyed their house gave him the inspiration to hold and organize fundraising events to help the victims of natural calamities. He hosted concerts to raise funds for the victims of typhoons Ondoy in 2009, Sendong in 2011 and the Yolanda/ Haiyan in the Visayas Region. He also organized a feeding program for the volunteers who helped 2012 during the attack of typhoon Sandy. Little John, as he is fondly called, strongly believes on giving back some of the blessings he has to his fellow kababayans by helping newly arrived Filipinos in America get jobs so they can later support their family way back home and in return these individuals show their gratitude to him by supporting his charitable projects. For more of his goals and missions in life see him on Facebook with his F.A.T.H.E.R

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Do you believe in miracles? If not then you must know this individual, Miss April Talangbayan. She was born in November 10 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, barely alive. The doctor transported her by helicopter to a more equipped hospital, stayed there for a period of time supported by her family with the greatest passion and dedication especially her siblings and dad who are in the medical fields. The Talangbayans are believers in the power of prayers and their friends as well including her in their prayers on their trips to holy places. April got well and gradually grew up as a very gorgeous lady with so many talents defeating all odds that her doctors could not believe her achievements. From a very frail and sickly girl she became a sprinter for the school's tract team, qualified to join the deep water swim team. Her thirst to know the Philippine culture satisfies her when she became a member of the Philippine Dance Company, her favorite one is the Singkil Royal Dance. She attended the Russian Ballet School and became a solo performer. The concert of the Galway and Rampal inspired her to be a flutist. April is not only an ordinary performer but a perfect one and was able to transform herself into an extraordinary achiever in all her endeavors. Miss Talangbayan divides her honorarium as the co-owner of a medical clinic and as Physician Assistant in Philadelphia to different charities here and abroad. Her time is also well allocated to her job and to the music ministry of her church.

. When Michelle was young and just came over to America to join her parents, she has been already a church goer and active in the church, leading the younger generation in church activities. She participated in events sponsored by the San Lorenzo Ruiz Group to raise funds for projects in St Francis de Sales Church and several parishes in the Philippines, the Child Missionaries in Manila, the Quezon Institute and financing some missionaries aside from her greatly involvement in her mother's project, the Perpetual Help at the Holy Child Jesus. Now Michelle is a young mother of three, the wife of David Liang and becoming a great achiever in her line of specialty. She is a dynamic, people-person business professional with unique talents in formulating ideas, sparking interest, and seamless execution. She is keen on organization, detail and time management, versatile, solution- driven and also focused as a mentor or as a team player. Her strong relationship enables her to maintain cohesion and attain desired outcomes. She has occupied different positions such as: Senior Associate, Program Manager at the MERCER, New York, Assistant Vice President, Global Project Quality Manager of the MARSH, New York, and Operations Manager of the Princeton Review, Inc. New York and Accounts Receivables Manager at the Saint David School, New York City. Mrs. Liang has BA and MA in Economics magna cum Laude from the City University of New York and has been affiliated in different business entities. Michelle represents the younger generation of the Filipino-Americans. Hopefully she will also contributes to the Filipino- American organizations especially the APAFI where she belongs, who is in dire need of a leader like her, financially and morally. Team United Maharlika Foundation, Inc. likewise TEAM UNITED MAHARLIKA FOUNDATION INC. | 2nd OVERSEAS FOREIGN WORKERS AWARDS NIGHT| 20


RONIE MATAQUEL - Education ROSALIE PALMA - House Manager MARITES PABALAN - Geriatric Nursing CARMEN MARQUEZ, RN – Nursing ELTON LUGAY – Journalism MIGUEL BRAGANZA - Arts & Entertainment NY STATE SEN. GUSTAVO RIVERA - Gov't Affairs ENGR. LEVI TEJADA - Engineering RICHARD HOLSMAN, DPT - Rehab/Med JOSEPH & MARICEL CHENG - Entrepreneurship DR. BEN SALES, MD - Medicine MSGR. OSCAR AQUINO, JCD - Law INVITATION Mrs. Cynthia Ballenas Ms. Kay Habana Mr. Elton Lugay Ms. Nida Cortez SELECTION OF AWARDEES Ms. Nida Cortez Mr. Elton Lugay Ms . Lett Dayao REGISTRATION Ms. Nida Cortez Mrs. Zita Lapena Miss Mila de Castro Ms. Bing Edio Mrs. Medy Hidalgo

PROGRAM & JOURNAL Ms. Ria Serrano Ms. Ariel Aggabao Mrs. Joyce Andes-David Ms. Kay Habana

Chair

AWARDS & PLAQUES Mr. Rene Ballenas Mr. Rick Respicio Mr. Elton Lugay

Chair

Chair

DECORATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY Mr. Greg Agulan Mrs. Joyce Andes-David Mr. Arman David Ms. Nida Cortez Mrs. Merlyn Loja AUCTION & FUNDRAISER Mrs. Elena Bahian Mrs. Merlyn Loja

PHOTOGRAPHY & MEDIA Mrs. Joyce Andes-David Mr. Arman David BALL CHAIR OVERALL CHAIR COORDINATOR

Mrs. Cynthia Ballenas Mr. Rene Ballenas Ms. Nida Cortez

RECEPTION LINE Mr. Elton Lugay & Ms. Nida Cortez Mr. Rene & Mrs. Cynthia Ballenas Mr. Ariel Aggabao & Ms. Ria Serrano Bishop Greg & Mrs. Yuka Agulan Mr. Arman David & Mrs. Joyce Andes-David

Mr Rudy Bahian & Mrs. Elena Bahian

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2015 Ambassador of Goodwill TEAM UNITED MAHARLIKA FOUNDATION INC.

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More Power to Rene and Cynthia Ballenas

From Cleoty De Dios and Medardo M. Yap. MD FACULTY OF AMERICAN CERTIFIED SURGEONS

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Association of Pangasinenses in America Foundation, Inc. 68 Minnehaha Blvd., Lake Hiawatha, NJ. 07034 Tel. no. 973-335-3123 ~ Email: bayanilapena@optonline.net Officers – 2014 – 2016 President: Bayani Lapena Exec. V.P.: Engr. Jess Torio V.P. Budget: Rudy Mariano V.P. Projects: Willyfreda Tejada V.P. Membership: Nelly Alino Recdg. Sec.: Rosalyn Cantoria Correspondence Secretary: Irma Barlaan Treasurer: Linda Castro Co-Treasurer: Zita Lapena Auditors: Carmen Malanum Alma Sta. Maria Bus. Managers: Zenaida Jimenez, Rosalie Palma, Amy Bulatao Event Coordinator: Loubella Calicdan PR Officers: Jamellah Cabrera, Zenaida Santos Media Coordinator: Eduardo Estil Representatives (By Town): Aguilar: Tessie Seguritan Alaminos City: Aline Bautista Asingan: Mila Mariano Bayambang: Dominador Casingal Binalonan: Carmen Marquez Bolinao: Mila De Castro Bugallon: Lina Castro Calasiao: Lea Bungalso Dasol: Pete Bonus Dagupan City: Alex De Guzman Infanta: Menchie Pulido Lingayen: Willie Reyes Mabini: Jun Castro MalasiquI: Isidra Landrau Manaoag: Glenny Suyat Mangaldan: Roman Gonzales Mangatarem: Odesse Esteban Mapandan: Nolyta De Vera Pozorrubio: Erie Agustin, MD. Rosales: Corazon Cortez San Carlos City: Rudy Aquino Sta. Barbara: Zenaida Fontanilla Sual: Claudine Belmonte Urbiztondo: Agnes Mendoza Villasis: Bong Basconcillo Board of Directors: COB: Nida M. Cortez Raul Calicdan, MD. Teofila Santos, MD. Leonidas Pulido, MD. Linda Torio, MD. Board of Advisers: Ernesto Tagle Rexie Dator Tagle Ricardo Santos, MD. Alejandro Alino, MD. Eucharistico Suyat, MD. Arch. Jess Tomelden Legal: John Rosario, Esq. Felix Vinluan, Esq. Spiritual: Msgr. Oscar A. Aquino, JCD Honorary Adviser: Hon. Mario L. De Leon, Jr.

Congratulations and Best Wishes To the Outstanding Foreign Workers and Maharlika Awardees From The Officers & Members of APAFI

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Our Lady of Manaoag Society in America 315 E 106 Street 18-E New York, NY 10029

The officers and members of the OLMSA wish to congratulate

The Outstanding Foreign Worker Awardees And the Maharlika Awardees 2015 for your exemplary achievements here and in your country of origin. May your tribe increase for you are the 21st Century Heroes!

Mabuhay Kayo! GREETING FROM

NIDA M. CORTEZ PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

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More Power!!

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Greetings!! 4th Anniversary Gala Night

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More Power… “Sama-sama tayong magtulungan…” -Linda Roodal Mrs. Philippines-USA 2007

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Congratulations Team United

on your

4th Anniversary Celebration

Chelle Lhuillier

Miss LGBT Philippines - USA , 2015 PACAL and TOFA Awardee

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Greetings!! 4th Anniversary Gala Night

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Romulo Luz & Ms. Luchie Vivas

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Ms. Cherique Loyola Po & Dr. Boy Yuvienco

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Greetings!!

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Ms. Elaine Ficarra 2015 Miss PAFCOM

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Congratulations!! James Zourzoukis

2015 MAHARLIKA AWARDEE

4th Anniversary Gala Night

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CONGRATULATIONS TEAM UNITED MAHARLIKA FOUNDATION INC.

Upcoming Events Annual Dinner Ball - Nov 21, 2015 at Leonard's, Great Neck, NY - 1-6 pm Christmas Party - Dec. 12, 2015 at Mt. Carmel Church Auditorium, Patchogue, NY - 4-9 pm Annual Simbang Gabi - Dec. 24, 2015 at Mt.Carmel Church, Patchogue, NY 8pm

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Maritess Pabalan From: MEL BANAL

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Western Union honors twenty-five Filipino migrants as Heroes for Better MANILA, Philippines, August 31, 2015 – After months of searching for Filipino migrants who have made a positive impact in the community, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, announced today the top 25 Filipino migrants who are living proof that Filipino migrants are indeed our modern day heroes. Western Union wishes to recognize the heroic efforts of Filipino migrants, especially during Filipino Heroes Day, and affirm their invaluable contribution to their families, communities and the country. The migrants did not just send money back home; they have also given pride to the Filipino community with their successful missions. “The Heroes for Better campaign celebrates the lives of migrant Filipinos, their work and their personal advocacies because they were the ones who were courageous enough to run after their dreams and in fact, they even took it further by fulfilling other people’s dreams,” shares Patricia Riingen, Senior Vice President, South East Asia & Oceania, Western Union. “The campaign does not just recognize and tell their stories; it also provides a platform to inspire others to pay it forward.” Present in last Monday’s Heroes for Better press conference were three heroes – Nilo Beltran, founder of the Skills Caravan – a non-profit organization which provides free technical skills workshops to jail inmates, out of school youth and unemployed members of underprivileged communities in the Philippines; Edmond Corpuz, founder of the “Black Pencil” advocacy project which helped bring school supplies to 1,200 school children in rural areas; and Nestor Puno, a missionary who teaches a small school in Japan for Filipino and Filipino-Japanese children who cannot enter regular schools due to their residency status. “I guess it holds true for all of us, that it started with an issue that has affected us and it simply compelled us to take action. It’s not that we wanted to change the world, we just wanted to help in our own way,” says Nestor Puno. “This recognition given to us by Western Union inspires us to continue and even extend the reach of our advocacies, involve more people, and hopefully influence other migrants to start their own missions too,” adds Nilo Beltran. Learn more about inspiring stories of the top 25 Filipino migrants by visiting wuheroesforbetter.org. About Western Union The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of June 30, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to millions of bank accounts. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visitwww.westernunion.com. ###

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