On April 19th, the United Federation of Fil-Am Educators (UNIFFIED) Inc. celebrated its first founding anniversary by recognizing the exemplary service of teachers in an awarding ceremony held at the NYU Palladium in Manhattan.
More than 150 educators received awards in four different categories: Special Awards, Gawad Lampara, Gawad Lingkod, and Gawad Sinagtala. This year’s recipient of the Gawad Lampara Awards is PACCAL Founder Linda Mayo.
Special awards recipients were Marietta Geraldino, Aristides Uy, Pancho Bernaldez, Ronie Mataquel, and Marvin Cadornigara.
Present during the awarding ceremony were Ambassador Mario de Leon Jr., Madame Eleonor de Leon, and the three Makilala TV hosts – Cristina DC Pastor, Jen Furer, and Rachelle Ocampo.
The Inflection Point congratulates the officers and members of the UNIFFIED, led by its indefatigable Founding Chair, Lumen Castaneda, President Ronnie Mataquel, and NY Chapter Chair Jonathan Demol.