AMERICAN THEATRE SENIOR EDITOR RANDY GENER WAS CONFERRED

PAMANA NG PILIPINO (“LEGACY OF THE FILIPINO NATION”)

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD ON DECEMBER 14, 2010

NEW YORK CITY:  Randy Gener was conferred with the 2010 PAMANA NG PILIPINO (Legacy of the Filipino Nation) Presidential Award by the President of the Philippines in a ceremony to be held on December 14, 2010.

The Pamana Ng Pilipino Presidential Award is conferred “on Filipinos overseas, who, in exemplifying the talent and industry of the Filipino, have brought the country honor and recognition through excellence, dedication and distinction in the pursuit of their work and the advancement of their profession. They have displayed social consciousness in terms of manifesting strong community spirit, or leading and actively participating in projects and activities for the common good,” says the Commission on Filipino Overseas, which administers the Awards.

Gener joined seven Filipino organizations, one foreign group, three foreigners and 13 Filipinos who were the recipients of the 2010 Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas. The recipients came from United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, Germany and Canada.

The Presidential Awards is a biennial awards system which was institutionalized through Executive Order 498 signed by former President Corazon C. Aquino in 1991. The Awards recognize the achievements and significant contributions of Filipino individuals and organizations overseas to communities here and abroad. It is also a part of the activities in celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day this December.