A man without roots is a man without a face. For one’s roots to one’s motherland are aprecious source of nourishment for one’s existence, identity and purpose. The Global Bayaning Pilipino Awards was organized to give patriotism – and the spirit of bayanihan – a face.
To honor Filipinos residing in the United States of America, Canada, Italy, Great Britain, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong with Filipino ancestry who continue to remember their roots through selfless public service for their less-fortunate Filipino brothers and sisters.
Canadian Finalists at Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Global Bayaning Pilipino Awards in Redwood City, California. (L-R) ABS-CBN Canada Marketing Manager Rosary Escaño, Consolacion “Mama Ching” Quejas of Kalayaan Cultural Community Centre, Kat Estacio of KAPISANAN, Judy Montenegro of KCCC, ABS-CBN Canada Managing Director Marco Amoranto, Tomas “Tatay Tom” Avendaño of Multicultural Helping House Society, and Fr. Nilo Tanalega of UGAT Foundation. Photo courtesy of Judy Montenegro/KCCC.
Read post from Canadian winner KAPISANAN from Ontario about the event.