Aboitiz-supported scholars receive recognition for excellence
This is a press release from Aboitiz Foundation:
MANILA, Philippines - Two college scholars supported by the Aboitiz Foundation, the social development arm of the Aboitiz Group, ended 2015 with flying colors, having received academic honors for their strong commitment and passion to excel in their respective academic fields.
Adriel Gamier Sanchez, a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering graduate, summa cum laude from the University of San Jose Recoletos, was hailed as one of last year’s Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) at a ceremony in Malacañang.
“We should not focus more on our achievements in life, but on our character, because recognitions may be forgotten, but the values and the principles that you stand for will surely remain in the hearts of people,” remarked Sanchez.
Sanchez was supported by the Aboitiz Foundation together with Visayan Electric Co., Inc. (VECO), the country’s second-largest privately-owned utility.
Aside from this recognition, Sanchez, together with his classmates, was also the winner of a P200,000 grant from the 1st Aboitiz Corporate Social Responsibility Proposal-Making Competition. He used this to found the Panlambo Bakeshop, which sustains and nourishes 200 families in Cambinocot, Cebu City.
In addition to Sanchez, Aboitiz scholar Armand Henzkel Canoy, a summa cum laude graduate of the Cebu Institute of Technology-University, was recently cited for an academic accomplishment. Canoy topped the November 2015 Civil Engineer Licensure Examination, besting 3,934 other exam passers across the country.
“We are proud of our Aboitiz scholars and their achievements because we truly believe in their capability to succeed. Through them, we are further inspired to continue with our various education initiatives as we advance our efforts to help improve our country’s educational system,” said Sonny Carpio, Aboitiz Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
The Aboitiz Group currently supports a total of 2,610 scholars nationwide, with the Aboitiz Foundation alone supporting 330 scholars in Metro Manila and 1,575 scholars in Cebu. This year, 39 Aboitiz scholars graduated from college, 23 with Latin honors.
In the last 28 years, over 27,000 Filipino students have benefitted from the Aboitiz Foundation’s scholarship and financial programs. – Rappler.com