Alumni Update May 30 – June 5, 2022
Outstanding Sillimanian Awardee (OSA), Miguel C. Braganza II, was recently named by the Hiraya Foundation for Filipino-American Heritage Preservation, Inc. last May, 30, 2022, as one of the qualifying winners of the 1st Gawad Alab ng Lahi – Parangal sa Natatanging Ambag ng Isang Indibidwal (Award for the Outstanding Contribution of an Individual). Braganza is being cited for organizing Tanghalang Pilipino for Filipino-Americans residing in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, which is the first of an array of endeavors to set up platforms to discover, develop and display Filipino talents in the arts.
Other qualifying winners announced together with Braganza were: Leo Felix M. Jurado, PhD, RN; Geraldine Acuña Sunshine, JD, MPP and Mayor Arvin Amatorio.
The Hiraya Foundation for Filipino-American Heritage Preservation, Inc. expressed through their official Facebook page, that this year’s batch of qualifying winners, “have ushered in great advancements for the betterment of the lives of our U.S.-based kababayans—in the field of the arts, health, public service, and employment. We salute you for having unshakable faith in our people.” The details on the grand awards ceremony will be announced at a later date.
The Hiraya Foundation for Filipino-American Heritage Preservation, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to supporting communities in the preservation of cultural heritage, tradition, history, language, and craft. Outstanding Sillimanian Awardee, Dr. Dely P. Go, has recently been chosen as president-elect of the foundation.