I’m proud to announce to you that I was recently honored to receive the Pinoy Reporter Tagumpay Award. This is the third year of the awards but the first year that they have made an award for the top contributor to the Filipino American community in Washington State. I was nominated by Rey Pascua, the president of the Filipino-American Community of the Yakima Valley.
I was interviewed by the Pinoy Reporter and shortly thereafter notified that I would be given the award. Those attending from the Yakima Valley were Rey Pascua, Tom and Lorena Silva and Geoff and Dori Baker. The Tagumpay Foundation’s mission is to celebrate and promote Filipino American achievement, heritage and contribution in the Pacific Northwest.
I want to thank everyone at the Pinoy Reporter and the entire Filipino community for this great honor. It is truly humbling to be nominated for this award, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Washington’s Filipino community.