It is no easy feat to be recognized for one’s work in enhancing the image of the overseas Filipinos and migrants. Achieving one is already a great accomplishment but bagging two in the same year is a proof of one’s ability to excel!
Such is the feat which Gracia Amor has achieved and which she was notified one after another within a span of a few days in the past week. First is the ‘Outstanding OFW and Balikbayan Reputation Award’ (OBRA) representing the Filipino Blogger Category bestowed on her by the Ex-link Management and Marketing Services Corporation and second is as ‘Winner for the Interactive Media Award,’ one of the second Migration Advocacy and Media Awards chosen by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO).
Awarding Ceremony for the first will be held on December 7, 2012 at SM Mega Mall, Mega Trade Hall 2 & 3, Stage Area and the second will be at SSS Magsaysay Hall in Quezon City on December 18, 2012.
Gracia is the Founder and current President of the Filipino Bloggers in Kuwait (FBK). She blogs through her ‘Diary ni Gracia’ (Click here to visit her blog) and has been openly encouraging Filipinos to use the modern Information Technology to reach out to others through writing or what has been popularly known as blogging.
“I am passionate about motivating, boosting one’s morale of any age or specific setting and so I continue to explore developing in that field. . . Writing has been part of me since I was in high school, but it is only in recent years that I have been pursuing it because I found out that my knowledge and experience are invaluable in this age of information and rapidly changing technology. . . Discovering that God has granted me an excellent writing knowledge, I feel obliged to enhance it in the months and years to come, especially on Spirituality, OFW, Love, Leadership and Management issues”.
In the short time that I have known Gracia – discovered her through Facebook a few months ago this year – she has encouraged me to make serious of my writing talent through the creation of a blog or website under my own domain name. Had it not been for her, I would have not been into this blogging thing. Although a veteran writer (been writing since 1982), I never had been that serious in acquiring my very own site.
I join the rest of the members of the Filipino Bloggers in Kuwait in expressing our elation with these two awards she has achieved. Congratulations Gracia! We are very proud of you!