TOWNS Awards accepting 2019 Nominees

The Asian Institute of Management Center’s Fuller Hall buzzed with the rarefied presence of past TOWNS awardees with the launch of the 2019 triennial search for The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service by the TOWNS Foundation announced by its chair, Dr. Esperenza A. Icasas-Cabral, a 1986 TOWNS awardee for medicine.

The event was ushered in by a well-attended, very animated event  TOWNS TALK@AIM:  “Weaponizing the Internet for Social Media Change and Progress,” with past winners Cecilia “Ces” Orena- Drilon (2004 awardee for journalism)  as anchor and Maria P. Ressa(2007 awardee for broadcast journalism)  as keynote speaker, and  discussants Theresa “Gang” Badoy- Capati (2010 awardee  for Education), with communication legal eagles Dean John Paolo Villasorand Microsoft’s Cyril Pama.

Part of TOWNS’ AWARDEES at the TOWNS TALK@AIM RECENTLY. Front row seated from left, Maria Ressa - 2007 for Broadcast Journalism; Cecilia “Cheche” Lim-Lazaro - 1989 Broadcast journalism; Laura David - 2101 for Oceanography; Cristina “Nina” Lim-Yuson, PhD- 1992 for Education; Therese “Gang” Badoy 2010 - Education; and Lilian F. Patena - 1998 Agriculture (Plant Tissue Culture).  2nd row  from left, Ma. Rosa “Bing” Carreon - 1989 business. Evelyn R. Singson - 1981 Business; June Caridad Lopez -1989 - Psychiatry; Ma. Nieves R. Confessor - 1992 Government Service; Elsa Payumo - 1977 Tourism; and Cecilia “Ces” Orena-Drilon - 2004 Journalism.  Last row from left, Teresita Ang See 1992 - Cultural Integration; Lorna P. Kapunan - 1995 Law; Yolanda V. Ong - 1995 Communications; Imelda Virginia G. Villar, PhD. - 1989 Education; Amelia “Mel” C. Alonzo - 1992 Government Service; Corazon “Cora” P. CLaudio - 1989 Science Technology; Catherine Vistro-Yu - 2007 Education; Ma. Antonette J. Menez - 2001 Science; Virginia Cuevas -1992 Agriculture and Eleonor Pinugu - 2013 Education. (Photo by Mandy Navaser

Part of TOWNS’ AWARDEES at the TOWNS TALK@AIM RECENTLY. Front row seated from left, Maria Ressa - 2007 for Broadcast Journalism; Cecilia “Cheche” Lim-Lazaro - 1989 Broadcast journalism; Laura David - 2101 for Oceanography; Cristina “Nina” Lim-Yuson, PhD- 1992 for Education; Therese “Gang” Badoy 2010 - Education; and Lilian F. Patena - 1998 Agriculture (Plant Tissue Culture).

2nd row from left, Ma. Rosa “Bing” Carreon - 1989 business. Evelyn R. Singson - 1981 Business; June Caridad Lopez -1989 - Psychiatry; Ma. Nieves R. Confessor - 1992 Government Service; Elsa Payumo - 1977 Tourism; and Cecilia “Ces” Orena-Drilon - 2004 Journalism.

Last row from left, Teresita Ang See 1992 - Cultural Integration; Lorna P. Kapunan - 1995 Law; Yolanda V. Ong - 1995 Communications; Imelda Virginia G. Villar, PhD. - 1989 Education; Amelia “Mel” C. Alonzo - 1992 Government Service; Corazon “Cora” P. CLaudio - 1989 Science Technology; Catherine Vistro-Yu - 2007 Education; Ma. Antonette J. Menez - 2001 Science; Virginia Cuevas -1992 Agriculture and Eleonor Pinugu - 2013 Education. (Photo by Mandy Navaser

Nominations are now open to Filipino women, Any person or organization may nominate one or more women who meet the following criteria: At least 21 years but not more than 50 years by Oct. 31, 2019. A Filipino citizen, she must be distinguished in her field of specialization or advocacy. Committed to the promotion of the wellbeing and upliftment of the people and community she serves; she must also posses a pioneering spirit and has achieved success despite challenges attendant to new endeavors. In short, a TOWNS award candidate must be dignified, respectable, articulate and self-confident.

For more details please call 0939 932 2395 or email to townsfoundationinc@gmail.com, or visit https://www.facebook.com/townsfoundationinc. 

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