An education student from the University of the East (UE) named Dara Mae Tuazon received a humanitarian award during the first-ever The One Philippines Humanitarian Awards given by the Rotary Club International at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City last May 2.
Aside from the accolade, the 19-year-old college student was given a grant for PHP 1.5 million, as well as another PHP 250, 000, to further support her humanitarian advocacy.
The other winners were Dr. Roel Cagape, a medical practitioner residing in Mindanao, and Chad Stamatelaky, an artist working with forsaken children. For their prizes, they were each given grants of PHP 500,000.
Upon receiving the glass trophy, Dara Mae Tuazon walked towards the stage wearing a dark blue colored Filipinana gown.
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Moreover, the “Bangketa Teacher” will also represent the Philippines in the upcoming One International Humanitarian Awards happening in Hong Kong. The prize at stake is PHP 5 million (USD 100, 000). In fact, there were more than 30 winners and PHP 104 million (USD 2 million) were given by the One International Humanitarian Award.
On the other hand, The One Philippines was founded by a business mogul from Hong Kong and a member of the Rotary International named David Harilela.
Based on a long statement from her Facebook page, she revealed the reason for her inspiration.
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Netizens immediately reacted to her well-deserved accomplishment! Read what they had to say below!
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