PA3i recently graced the cocktail reception for recipients of the prestigious Australia Endeavor Awards for 2012 held on 30 January 2012 at the Manila Peninsula in Makati. Hosted by the Australian Embassy Public Affairs Section led by Ms Mariel Eduarte, the event presented the awardees who will pursue academic and non-academic courses in various Australian universities, educational and vocational institutes.
Sixteen (16) out of the thirty (30) awardees from the Philippines for the year were presented by incoming Australian Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Mr. Bill Tweddell to attendees comprised of prominent educators and lawmakers including Senator Edgardo J. Angara, Congresswoman Ang Ping, CSC Commissioner Fernandez-Mendoza, UP System President Alfred Pascual, and PABC Chairman Albert Garcia, among others. PA3i trustees and officers who graced the event were National President Arvin Yana, Trustees Raffy Romero, Carmel Ulanday, and Johnny Ramos, National Secretariat Executive Director Mina Magno and Admin Officer Connie Josue, and Adviser Popoy Magno.
One of the lucky awardees presented was Peter Paul C. Lim, a medical doctor who will pursue a PhD degree in Medical Science at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. He sees the scholarship grant as a blessing and an opportunity to equip himself with knowledge and skills to bring back to our country and help in its development and advancement. Such a great perspective to have, Peter makes all of us, fellow-Filipinos, proud!
To the recipients of the Endeavor 2012 Award, congratulations, good luck in your studies, and bon voyage!