Sunday, November 22, 2009

Corazon Aquino is 1st National Thank You Day Awardee

In the recent 1st National Thank You Day Awards held last Friday, Nov.20, 2009 in Mall of Asia (MOA), the late former president Corazon C. Aqunio was declared the 1st National Thank You Day Awardee.

More fondly called as Tita Cory, first female Philippine president Cory Aquino bested other nominees such as the late master rapper Francis Magalona, comedy king Dolphy, CNN Hero of the Year 2009 Efren Penaflorida, World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, and husband Ninoy Aquino himself, among others.

Viel Aquino-Dee receives the award in behalf of Pres. Corazon Aquino
“The National Thank You Day Award honors individuals whose talent, leadership and vision in their respective fields not only brought recognition to our country but touched our lives and made us grateful for being Filipino,” says Carlo Licuanan, Kraft Foods-Philippines senior brand manager
All nominees must have had an impact in the lives of Filipinos in different aspects such as social, economic, or political. 50% of the judging criteria was determined by the National Thank You Day Council while the other half, by online votes since early September. View full mechanics here.

Daughter Viel Aquino-Dee received the award and plaque of recognition in behalf of their mother. She was thankful for the recognition and appreciation of the Filipino people for the legacy the former president has left behind.

Pres. Cory Aquino passed away August 01 of this year which left the public mourning for its great loss. She is most remembered for leading the restoration of democracy back in the Philippines through the 1986 EDSA People Power revolution.
In conjunction with the awards was an online photo contest organized by Kraft Foods through the site

The following were the top 3 winners:
Remi Ann Sta. Cruz’s ‘My best playmate ever’ photo shows how we should not forget to thank those who are closest to us.
Pat Laroco’s ‘Smooch and Pooch’ shows us how family can mean a lot of different things, but there are always ways to show how much we appreciate them.
Jordana Queddeng’s ‘Walang Iwanan’ shows the closeness of siblings and their appreciation for each other.
*More Photos Here

The Thank You Day Awards was hosted by Mo Twister and Maxene Magallona. True Faith also entertained the crowd. Congratulations to all the winners of the online photo contest and a big Thank You to former president Corazon C. Aquino.

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