October 25, 2017
Hon. Kevin Parker
21st District, New York
Dear Honorable Senator:
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it"- David W. Orr
Quite simply Senator Kevin Parker, we need more people like YOU!
Senator Parker I would like to express my deep gratitude for adding value and charm to the Global Official Dignitary Awards 2017. Each proclamation makes an incredible difference in each of our distinguished honorees this year.
What makes you a great leader Honorable Kevin Parker is your compassion and determination to help the people from not only the 21st district of Brooklyn but around the world. A rigorous battle you maintained with grace and resilience; the ineffable ability to overcome opposition and misfortunes and still, returning stronger than ever, for the sake of humanity.
Whilst this year’s G.O.D. awards recently concluded, preparations has already commenced for the 6th. Senator Kevin Parker, I have the great pleasure to announce that the 6th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize his excellency as Dignitary Man of USA . It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations next summer.
With love for humanity,
Princess Maria Amor Torres, DK, DD
Founder & President, We Care for Humanity
Creator & Chairman, G.O.D. Awards
October 24, 2017
Dear Distinguished Honorees, Presenters, Partners and friends:
We Care for Humanity (WCH) is a Non-Governmental Organization founded to heal and uplift the human spirit. The mission is not to glorify the humanitarian figure, but to multiply it. To flood the philanthropic world with agents of change for everlasting humanity.
I am deeply honored Lycamobile, Gnanam Foundation, Mana TV &TV5, Sant Nirankari Mission, African Women Solidarity for Development, USA-, China U.S. Business Association, Ladies of Rizal, Royal House of Baloi, CEO Club Network, Dubai, Malvern International, Unijay Limited and The Traveling Princess for giving us the opportunity to have an innovative platform at the center of peace: United Nations.
Without H.E. Rosalia Arteaga, H.E. Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka & Mr. Ben Lai (5th G.O.D. Awards Co-chairmen) supporting me while I pursue my wildest humanitarian dreams I would be nothing. Thank you, my endearing friends, that I am honored to call you my family.
Honorable Senator Kevin Parker thank you for reminding me humanity lies above eternity; sustained not by fame, but rather deed.
Thank you, honorable speakers and distinguished recipients of the Global Official Dignitary Awards for your wealth of insight and knowledge to provide solutions and empowerment catering to the formation of international agents of change for harmonious action:
His Majesty Dr. De Gbeze G. Ayontinma Tofa IX
His Majesty Dedjanlangni Agoli – Agbo
His Majesty Tossou Sozegnin Kinigbe Minanwankonou
Her Highness Princess Pulcherie Simpson
His Highness Prince Dah Djissa Houetchenou
Thank you for using your powerful voice to vibrate our souls and inspire a call to action. Thank you for your never-ending support and love from the soul of Benin.
His Excellency Vincente Fox Quesada
Thank you for reminding us that it is the magnitude of our individual commitment that allows universal values to prevail internationally.
His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh Ji
True wealth cannot be measured, it lies within a person morals character and actions, qualities that cannot be lost or broken.
H.H. Hajji Dedebaba Edmond Brahimaj
Thank you for enlightening us with your insight. You have a unique ability to inundate the soul with immense love and humbleness.
Ms. Prema Subskaran
Your organization is a paragon of the philanthropic world. Your kindness fueled with your insatiable hunger for change honed an amalgamation of talented skills at the Gnanam Foundation.
Mr. Nabil Karam
Your fiery compassion is contagious. Thank you for revealing the importance of how it only takes a micro gesture to cascade into something phenomenal to improve the world.
His Excellency Ponnala Lakshmaiah
You are a philanthropic powerhouse without fear or judgment as you served your entire career paving the way for the socially and economically challenged.
Ms. Janet Abobigu
Thank you for your insight on how to strengthen women on the foundation of democratic values, peace and empowerment were most remarkable.
Dr. Osei Kwame & Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong
Your call for us to be united against those who only seek to divide was moving and imperative for the ongoing fight for empowerment. Thank you for reminding us all.
His Excellency Kennedy Ohene Agyapong
Thank you for stressing how empowerment with education is a vital tool of untapped potential. Your assistance of education assistance and job creation has benefited numerous Ghanaians in family and communities for future generations.
Dr. Samuel Amo Tobbin
The greatest dreamers are those willing to face the most arduous obstacles to transform their dreams into a reality. Thank you for instilling hope to acid attack survivors making the dream for them to live again a reality.
Honorable Dr. Susan Musyoka
The many programs in Kenya you created to support local women & youth by enrichment programs such as electrical engineering training is beyond magical. Along with providing Food security, you inspired new innovative ways to reach out and empower women even in the poorest districts.
Mr. Thomas William
It was an honor to see the silent philanthropist give a boisterous speech filled with love and lessons raising the bar of humanitarian relief.
Honorable Ronald Cosalan
Thank you for empowering the indigenous people whose cultural roots is foundational to the Philippines.
His Excellency Abdulgani M. Macatoman
Thank you, my friend, for all you have done in the Philippines. Your successes in relief mission, equality, and eradication of poverty gave a unique perspective and ingenuity that we all strive for.
The most wonderful trait a humanitarian has is the spirit to help realize the potential of the fellow human.
To our undying Supporters, Presenters and VIP Guests (Mrs. Martha Fox, Princess Sirene Harakawa Ra', Mark Parra, Prof. Arben Sulejamani, and many more): you honored us with your presence. Your valuable time, efforts and contributions are unparalleled. You showed us time and again that WCH always has a friend in you.
To Pastor Frank Haye & The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir and Ms. Rachel Hippert, you blessed us with your gifts of talents, our gratitude for extending the magic of your voices to us.
To the G.O.D. Team: Joy Theriot, Dr. Shalu Keswani, Hector Sarinara, Jo Moran, Maureen Brindle, Sridhar Chillara, Princess Pulcherie Simpson, Jessie Miranda, Tia Lenae Mcdonald, Tony Taylor, Eve Harrison, the photographers, videographers, Protocol Officers and other committees, SNM volunteers, and to all who extended their helping hands: these words cannot truly express how much I appreciate each and every one of you. You all are an unstoppable force, with an endearing volition to change the world, and when together… magic happens.
Thank you all for coming and let us not forget the importance of impactful sustainability as we are collected here today.
Thank you all for answering the call.
With love for humanity,
Maria Amor Torres, DK, DD
Founder, We Care for Humanity
Creator & Chairman, G.O.D. Awards
Princess, The Royal House of Baloi
We Care for Humanity (WCH) convoked the much anticipated 5th Annual Global Official Dignitary Awards (G.O.D.) along with the 4th Annual WCH Humanitarian Summit last October 20-21, 2017 at the three landmarks of New York: the historical United Nations, the UN Millennium and the Marriott.
Throughout Humanitarian Summit 7 topics under the theme “Sustainable Humanitarianism Towards United Nations 2030 Agenda” was highlighted with a mission of improving international responsibility and unity for each sector.
The seven topics included: Human Rights, Eradication of Poverty, Women Empowerment, Education, Health, Peace, Green Environment.
According to the WCH founder, HRH Princess Maria Amor, “A perspective is stunted and skewed by a group that stems from one culture, one race or one gender. When people are brought together to solve problems in diverse groups, they bring different information, opinions, and perspectives. Simply put, in the presence of diversity we are more diligent and open-minded.”
The philosophy of Humanitarianism failing without diversity was a key theme during the ceremonies and highlighted by His Excellency President Vincente Fox 55th President of Mexico, during his closing remarks at the United Nations. “Uncertainty is only met with values, the human values we share with this community and the whole of the world community. Their values are not only shared by Princess Maria but it is her commitment and our commitment that these universal values prevail. There are many religions in this world but there is one single common denominator which is compassion, which is love for one another, which is brotherhood and which is building together this home.”
Speaker, Prof. Arben Sulejamani said, “I am Happy that I could shed light on the topic of Peace and Humanitarianism at the United Nations and talk about my country, Albania, the Land of Religious Harmony and a national example for the rest of the world.
The two-day celebration was facilitated by talented Master of Ceremonies; Actors-Jessie Miranda and Tony Taylor and Beauty Queen-Tia Lenae McDonald.
Performances were diverse with an enchanting set by Frank A. Haye and The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir, a solo Opera performance by Rachel Hippert and a native dance by Kinding Sindaw.
Sponsors included: Lycamobile, Gnanam Foundation, Mana TV and TV5, Sant Nirankari Mission, African Women Solidarity for Development, USA, China U.S. Business Association, Ladies of Rizal, Royal House of Baloi, CEO Club Network, Dubai, Unijay Limited and The Traveling Princess.
This leads to the second WCH’s hallmark event of the year: The Global Official Dignitary Awards at the UN Millennium. The Proceeding commenced By Princess Maria Amor underscored the significance of the award ceremony: “The goal of the Global Official Dignitary awards is not just to glorify but to multiply! To flood the humanitarian world, before climate change does. To spark international agents of change for harmonious action with a collective of wisdom. Thank you all for coming and let us not forget the importance of impactful sustainability as we are collected here today”
Honorees this year included:
Honoree Samuel Amo Tobbin thru his representative sister, Ms. Mary Tobbin, also demonstrated compassion that evening and donated 10,000 USD to We Care for Humanity to fund its “Water for Humanity” project in Kenya.
Along with astonishments, New York Senator, Honorable Kevin S. Parker awarded all honorees with Proclamations while Co-Chair H.E. Kalonzo Musyoka and H.E. Rosalia Arteaga issued Certificates of Recognition to the esteemed awardees, partners and hardworking volunteers.
The Humanitarian Gala convened at the Marriot Hotel. Although everyone was dressed to impressed it was not forgotten that humanity is bestowed with the instruments, store, and intellect that has prospered great civilizations, forged innovations and cultured art since history began. Those qualities that have burgeoned an era where we now live in a global community, but as easily as technology has united us, we are sobered in the wake of revolution and change.
In the midst of terrorism, poverty and social inequality the most profound hallmark; helping each other in times of both tranquility and calamity.
It is apparent We Care for Humanity will continue to assemble some of the most brilliant, amicable people of this world to serve as a think tank to strive together to help each other and to protect Earth for future generations.
The G.O.D. Awards is expected to hold regional awards in Asia, Africa, Middle-East, Latin America and Europe in 2018.
Five Time Guinness World Book Of Records Holder for Model Cars and Dioramas, Billy Karam is 5th GOD Awards Humanitarian Sports Icon of the Year
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its 2017 HUMANITARIAN SPORTS ICON AWARD Honoree in the illustrious personality of Mr. Nabil Karam, President of Municipality of Rabieh.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "Hopelessness, and isolation are byproducts of societal inequality and lack of opportunity. The spirit that we are born with, the force that motivates us all to seek empowerment, is imprisoned and drained in a battle to support oneself and our family because of inequality and exclusions. We must use our voices to trumpet the stifled dreams and aspirations of our family and community, and let it reverb undisturbed by the test of time, once when we begin to help each other.
While the solution is simple, it requires passionate leaders like yourself, Billy Karam to spark such profound change. I have once heard a story about your trials and tribulations during the Lebanese Civil War in which you were kidnapped and everything was taken. However, when back home you made a diorama of a boat found in the garage which was the starting stone on fueling your path and success. We all have an opportunity to help our brothers and sisters in need in so many other ways. From empowering foster children, to improving early childhood education as well as promoting the growth of a vivacious community through sports, arts and humanities you have been fervently pushing forward for the sake of humanity.
Nabil Billy Karam, I have the great pleasure to announce that the 5th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize his excellency with the 2017 HUMANITARIAN SPORTS ICON Award. It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations ."
ABOUT NABIL "BILLY" KARAM"
The Fifth Annual Global Official Dignitary Awards would be held in the Fall briefly after the UN General Assembly. As per tradition, we are aspiring to hold it at the United Nations, collectively we will find innovative ways for the world to fight nuances of injustice halting progression while honoring the timeless philanthropic position.
Without our fervent Partners, (Lycamobile, ManaTV/TV5, Sant Nirankari Mission, SREI Foundation and China-US Business Association), there is no way our words can reverb throughout the halls of the United Nations and broadcasted globally to those dreamers that are willing to let the stories, morals and lessons from our distinguished honorees metabolize to shape a better tomorrow, for the sake of our only home…Earth.
We thank our esteemed 5th G.O.D. Awards Co-Chairmen/Judges ( H.E. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka- Former Vice President of Kenya, H.E. Rosalia Arteaga Serrano, Former President of Ecuador, Mr. Subaskaran Alirajah, Chairman of Lycamobile and Mr. Ben Lai, President of China-US Business Association) whose innovative contribution has been paramount to help We Care for Humanity provide the unfortunate with the tools to support themselves and inspire others.
I, the founder of We Care for Humanity, Maria Amor Torres hope the Global Official Dignitary (G.O.D) Awards not only help uplift oneself, but to see one own future in others, regardless of their gender, race or background. Exclusions and stereotype’s limit the future of humanity suppressing the potential that every person has. Therefore, when we have found our purpose and have become empowered, we must continue to empower those around us. The intrinsic philanthropic prowess that we all possess coupled with the fervent strive for change is what distinguishes the typical person from you reading this, a bonafied humanitarian.
Presenting the PARTIAL LIST OF 2017 HONOREES:
Eminent Politician, Ken Agyapong Receives Lifetime Achievement on Philanthropy and Public Service Award from 5th GOD Awards
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ON PHILANTHROPY and PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD Honoree in the illustrious personality of Honorable Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament of Ghana.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "Success is the survival of an adventurous maze. A meandering journey that one hopes, with much effort, will brew prosperity. Your Excellency’s indomitable perseverance in life’s twists and bends is laudable. The ability to execute of ideas, while being creative, taking risks, and with the vigor of enjoying life is nothing to overlook. You are no stranger to the qualities needed for success, as well as rectifying disparities for other to flourish as well.
You dedicated your life to become a politician to innovatively create opportunities and strengthen communities. The prelude of a great philanthropic leader is the discovery of true courage. A trait that cannot be measured by the absence of fear or heaps of victory but rather the urging to always try again amongst adversity. You lifted the people of Ghana by providing educational Assistance to pupils and students, mothers and children, job creation for numerous Ghanaians, School Building projects in Ghana and other countless contributions. Regardless of triumph or despair, it is the unwithering desire that is molded by the consensus to always try again for the sake of humanity.
Honorable Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, I have the great pleasure to announce that the G.O.D. Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize His Excellency with LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT ON PHILANTHROPY AND PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD. It is our strong belief that your
accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations, New York."
ABOUT KENNEDY AGYAPONG
Agyapong Ohene Kennedy is a Ghanaian businessman, farmer and a politician born at Assin Domprem in the Central Region of Ghana on June 16, 1960. He holds a minority seat in parliament as member of the New Patriotic Party NPP, representing the Assin North in the Central region.
The Assin Domprem boy began schooling trying to catch up with his peers at age 16. He was in Form 1 at 11 year at Adisadel College in 1976. Having closed the door on Adisadel College, he proceeded to Winneba Secondary School then on to Fordham University.
Today, Adisadel College is proud to have awarded him thrice during the school's 100th anniversary - a program he says Owula Mongotey was missing in action.
He holds a General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Level which he obtained in 1983. He furthered to the Fordham University New York, USA.
He later worked at the Assin Farms as a Managing Director. He worked at the Super Care Group of Companies, He worked at the Hollywood Shopping Center, and He is currently the Member of Parliament for the Assin North constituency from January 2001 till date.
Agyapong is married with 14 children
One of Ghana's Tycoons, Dr. Samuel "Amo" Tobbin Conferred as 5th GOD Awards Humanitarian Icon of Africa
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its HUMANITARIAN ICON OF AFRICA in the illustrious personality of Dr. Samuel "Amo"Tobbin, Chairman of Tobinco Group of Companies and Samuel Tobbin Foundation.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "Humility is a curious prerequisite for any philanthropist. Without humility, successful people tend to lose their path and overindulge of their misguided fruits of success. Consequently, failure is what propel great leaps forward to teach a valuable lesson. To understand that compassion and faith are not signs of weakness and despair, but tools to help realize the potential of helping a fellow person. These are the qualities that composes a standard that is needed to elevate humanity.
The most wonderful trait a humanitarian has is the spirit to help realize the potential of the fellow human. Mr. Samuel Tobbin you have crossed the road of success and while strengthening Tobinco Group of Companies you have innovatively created opportunities and empowered communities with the Tobinco Foundation. In a thanksgiving speech, you stated Use Dialogue Not Violence, your intrinsic philanthropic prowess is what distinguishes the typical businessman from you, a bonafied humanitarian. From helping children with scholarships, to empowering widows to be active agents of change in Ghana. It is even clearer that your humility and selflessness has brought happier lives for the children, women and widows of Ghana and a better future for all of humanity.
Your Excellency Samuel Tobbin, I have the great pleasure to announce that the 5th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize His Excellency as HUMANITARIAN ICON OF AFRICA. It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations, New York."
About Dr. Samuel "Amo" Tobbin:
Mr. Samuel Amo Tobbin, Executive Chairman of TPL has over 20 years experience in managing business. He is the Executive Chairman of The Tobinco Group Of Companies which includes: Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Banking, Insurance, FM station and many more.
He has previously solely grown Tobinco Company Limited in General merchandises. As a business strategist and an entrepreneur, Samuel Amo Tobbin has been the engine which is growing his company from strength to strength.
He has undergone an extensive training in Finance, Management and Strategic Planning with hands on experience to run his business efficiently. He was recently nominated for an Honorary Doctorate Degree from a University in Denmark for his experience in Business Management and Strategy.
In 2008 Tobinco Pharmacy was honoured by the Ghana Private & Dental Association for the most TRUSTED brand – ALAXIN August 2011. Mr. Samuel Amo Tobbin was adjudged the marketing man of the year, 2010. Popular anti-malaria drug, ‘Lonart,’ produced by Tobinco Pharmaceuticals, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Ghana, was adjudged The Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) product of the Year, 2014.
He has a passion for the vulnerable and the needy in society. Some of his Social Responsibility Projects include: Provision of one thousand five hundred (1,500) Health Insurance Cards for women and children in Accra, The building and furnishing of an ultra – modern office complex for The Ghana Police Service at Kotobabi District in the Greater Accra Region and Instituted a scheme that pays monthly stipend to about two hundred (200) widows in the Church of Pentecost and many others.
He is a family man married to Mrs. Mercy Tobbin with 3 lovely children.
Ghana's Prominent Entrepreneur, Ms. Janet Abobigu Conferred with Women Empowerment Icon by 5th GOD Awards
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ICON AWARD in the illustrious personality of Ms. Janet Abobigu, Founder of Unijay Company Limited based in Kumasi, Ghana.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back." ―Malala Yousafzai
True power is an entity that is unmeasurable, but has the capability of great change. When love exist in all levels of society is had the potential to be the greatest unifier and spiritual denominator for the soul of humanity. It is the moral compass that perpetually navigates us through the darkest of our days and transcends what our physical means cannot. It allows people regardless of sex and race to become active partners of humanitarian action.
Humanitarians unite and take initiative for the sake of the individual, people and world. Mrs. Janet Abobigu, your philanthropic leadership for the Ghanaian people and multiple altruistic contributions is no stranger at We Care for Humanity. Empowering women and girls of Kumasi by donating industrial sewing machines, gas cookers Lacoste T-shirts and yearly donations is amicable. Your Excellence’s contributions to your nation and the world has contributed to the countless battles for creating a framework for gender quality, so women can also be cultivators of change.
Your Excellency Janet Abobigu I have the great pleasure to announce that the 5th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize Her Excellency with WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ICON AWARD. It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations, New York."
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its DISTINGUISHED WOMAN OF THE YEAR in the illustrious personality of Ms. Prema Subaskaran, Co-Founder of Gnanam Foundation and Chairman of LycaHealth.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "Humility is a curious prerequisite for any philanthropist. Without humility, successful people tend to lose their path and overindulge of their misguided fruits of success. Consequently, we gain wisdom and humility more readily through our failures. The most frightening concern with failing is knowing it is a battle. A rigorous battle to maintain resilience; the ineffable ability to overcome opposition and misfortunes and still, returning stronger than ever, for the sake of humanity. To succeed In Life you must know that the same sun that melts the wax, hardens the clay.
The most wonderful trait a humanitarian has is the spirit to help realize the potential of the fellow human. Ms. Prema Subaskaran, you have crossed the road of success and while strengthening the Gnanam Organization you have innovatively created opportunities and empowered communities. Your intrinsic philanthropic prowess is what distinguishes the typical businesswoman from you, a bonified humanitarian. What makes you a great leader is having the humility and compassion to manifest your dreams into a goal without malevolence or greed that benefits the greater good of the people.
Ms. Prema Subaskaran, I have the great pleasure to announce that the 5th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize Her Excellency as the DISTINGUISHED WOMAN OF THE YEAR. It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations, New York."
About Ms. Prema Subaskaran:
Mrs Prema Subaskaran is the Chairperson and of LycaHealth. She is also a Director of a number of companies within the Lyca Group. With a degree bio-medical sciences, Prema is an entrepreneur with a passion for philanthropic, medical & community projects that are designed to support the most vulnerable people and communities across the world.
In addition to her position at LycaHealth, Prema is also a trustee of the Gnanam Foundation which is the charity arm of the Lyca Group founded by her husband and chairman, Subaskaran Allirajah. Her vision for the Foundation is to develop the skills of under-privileged and the vulnerable people to give them access to opportunities that would otherwise be unattainable.
Lycahealth is a new, customer-centric healthcare venture that brings top consultants to all its clinics specialising in a comprehensive array of medical conditions. These specialities range from cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, gynaecology, gastroenterology, general surgery and orthopaedics to physiotherapy, sports medicine, chest medicine, sleep disorders, ENT and more. Additionally, LycaHealth offers access to the best MRI and low radiation CT scanners, digital X-ray, ultrasound, and more including routine investigations.
All patient healthcare records are accessible by both the patient and their clinicians anywhere in the world. Operating an “Apple store” type experience, patient’s satisfaction is paramount. Lycahealth is accredited by all private insurers.
Pride of Bangsamoro, Abdulgani Macatoman is 5th GOD Awards Asian Humanitarian Businessman of The Year
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its ASIAN HUMANITARIAN BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR in the illustrious personality of Mr. Abdulgani Macatoman, Founder & President of Global Empire International Group of Companies and Chairman at Foreign Chamber Council of the Philippines.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "The act of exchanging is the simplest yet purest way people remain prosperous. It has introduced us to different cultures since Mesopotamia nestled between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It teaches us humility and selflessness when we share our successes with others so that they may also stride towards it.
Abdulgani Macatoman., your successes in commerce has exchanged Filipino products and imported our culture throughout the world. It is even clearer that your humility and selflessness has brought happier lives for our children and a better future for all of humanity.
Your Excellency Abdulgani Macatoman, I have the great pleasure to announce that the 5th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize his excellency as ASIAN HUMANITARIAN BUSINESSMAN OF THE YEAR . It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations, New York."
About Abdulgani Macatoman:
Abdulgani M. Macatoman is the Chairman of Foreign Chamber Council of the Philippines (FCCP) and President & CEO of Global Empire International Group of Companies, GMM Construction and Builders Corp., and Principal Global Energy Resources LTD.; He is also the Vice President of Powerhouse International Builders & Development Corp.
He served as the Senior Adviser to the President of Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC-DMC) and as a Consultant in the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC), and Office of the Chief of Philippine National Police (PNP-CHIEF). He is also a Certified Public Private Partnership (PPP) Consultant. He was Executive Officer in Department of Education (DepEd). He was designated as the Economic Bureau Chief of the Malay World Conference (DUNYA MALAYU) Malaysia.
Mr. Macatoman earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration BSBA Major in Accountancy (1991), Bachelor of Laws LLB (1995), and Master of Business Administration MBA (1999) at UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST, Claro M. Recto Manila and completed a Certificate course under the full-year Diploma Program in Real Estate Management (2013) from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
Over the years, Mr. Macatoman has received numerous awards and citations for his outstanding contributions as an EXECUTIVE, BUSINESSMAN, CONSULTANT and a PUBLIC SERVANT. He is one of the Awardees of 8 most Influential Filipinos of 2012 by the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS), one of the Best Dressed Men of the Philippines, and among the 10 Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (2012). Mr. Macatoman has been an awardee in Global Muslim Entrepreneurial Leader and Speaker at the 3rd Int'l Festival of Muslim Entrepreneurial Leaders on the topic "Chambers of Commerce Role in Business Development in the Phils & the Rest of the World" which was held last Feb.20-21, 2016 at Tehran, Iran. Winning the award over 17 Muslim countries making Phils. a world class entrepreneur.
Mr. Macatoman has been one of the Speakers of several prestigious international and local conferences. He discussed how our global economy today has become more functionally integrated and interdependent in the recent Organization of the Islamic Conference Malaysia (OIC-Malaysia). He has also deliberated on the global economy in Polynesian World Conference, KL Convergence, CACCI Conference, and World Economic Forum in Manila, Philippines and Auckland, New Zealand.
Mr. Macatoman is a member of the following associations: Iinvest Forum (Co-founder), Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA), Philippine Real Estate Festival (PREF), Philippine Contractor's Association(PCA), National Press Club(NPC), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Founding Member of Foreign Chamber Council of the Philippines(FCCP), and Partner with all Foreign Chambers of Commerce and Associations in the Philippines as their representative during the 45th Asian Development Bank(ADB) Board of Governors annual meeting held in Manila, Philippines May 2-5, 2012. He is the representative of the Foreign Chamber Council of the Philippines (FCCP) during the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia held in Manila, Philippines May 21-23, 2014. He has been instrumental in improving trade relations between Philippines and countries like Turkey, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, India, Singapore, Finland, New Zealand, Guam, U.S.A, South Korea, Indonesia, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Iran, Uzbakistan, Egypt, Australia, germany, and others.
He has traveled 59 Countries and most of his Friends and Relatives fondly called him Gani.
Business Mogul Thomas William is Conferred with Middle-East Business & Philanthropy Award by 5th GOD Awards
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its 2017 MIDDLE-EAST BUSINESS & PHILANTHROPY AWARDS in the eminence person of Mr. Thomas William, Co-Founder of Perfect Industries, Dubai.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "Humility is a curious prerequisite for any philanthropist. Without humility, successful people tend to lose their path and overindulge of their misguided fruits of success. Consequently, failure is what propel great leaps forward to teach a valuable lesson. To understand that compassion and faith are not signs of weakness and despair, but tools to help realize the potential of helping a fellow person. These are the qualities that composes a standard that is needed to elevate humanity.
The most wonderful trait a humanitarian has is the spirit to help realize the potential of the fellow human. Mr. Thomas William you have crossed the road of success and while strengthening Perfect Industries you have innovatively created opportunities and empowered communities. Your intrinsic philanthropic prowess is what distinguishes the typical businessman from you, a bonafied humanitarian. It is even clearer that your humility and selflessness has brought happier lives for the children and underprivileged people of India and elsewhere.
Mr. Thomas William, I have the great pleasure to announce that the 5th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize you with 2017 MIDDLE-EAST BUSINESS & PHILANTHROPY AWARD. It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of talents should be shared with at the United Nations in New York."
About Mr. Thomas William:
The man behind the Perfect Industries Group is none other than its founder and Managing Director Mr. Thomas William. A great & firm believer & follower of his own ethics, values, crafts and principles. He moves selectively & meticulously on pre-fixed, preset, well-planned & defined path ensuring hundred percent achievements.
He was born to a business man Mr. Selvaraj and a school headmistress Mrs. Sebastine in April 06, 1970 at Thevaram in Tamil Nadu, India. His family relocated to Chennai where he commenced his education. After completing his Civil Engineering in AMIE, he launched his vision on overseas career. Later he completed his MBA from Cyprus University.
After being employed for a shorter period in U.A.E, he was not able to limit himself to a circle. Foresightedness & vision in part of his character & habit and then embarking at once upon it, is his strength to succeed. He is the master of an agile personality. He launched his maiden company- Perfect Industries LLC in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1997. It was the flagship of the Perfect Industries Group and encouraged with the rapid progress and growths, zeal and ambitions for prospects, he diversified into Coil Coating plants, Civil Contracting, Stainless steel Process Equipments, and Turnkey projects.
In 2010, he launches yet another company, mother of all companies, M/s Perfect Polymers that is manufacturing chemicals. Not confining to the Middle East limits, he launched the steel fabrication company, M/s Perfect International Fabricators Pvt Ltd in the State of Tamil Nadu. Upon commencement, in few years the company turnover had increased to the figure of multi crores and was appreciated by BHEL. Perfect Industries Group is a multifaceted group with annual turnover of over USD 260 million.The Group now comprises of nineteen companies with operations in six countries, exporting products and services to nine nations. Thomas William, Managing Director in the core, established offices in U.A.E, Kuwait, Italy, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and India.
He helped the organization to adopt a working- culture of ceremonial standard where sense of frolics and enjoyments has strong presence. Recently, he was facilitated by Sharjah Chamber of Commerce for being one of best 50 exporting companies in Sharjah. He is far away from fancy & frills. Simplicity is his character.
Nourished and nurtured with donar genes, he very much enjoys in extending generous help to genuine with due care that others do not come to know of it. With such kind of greatness in character, he makes himself stronger when at work, polite when dealings with workers. He is part of many charity programs conducted by NGOs and regional Churches. He has his own trust established in his birthplace in Thevaram, Tamil Nadu for the welfare the locals.
His varied experience gave him an opportunity to work with underprivileged women, children and people without sight. He has keen interest in working towards upliftment of women and Children. His varied experiences in career and personal life have enabled him to empathize with people from various sectors. In Tsunami aftermath in 2004, he silently contributed and co-ordinated the relief works without any advertisement. He is assisting the poor by providing jobs to the educated and unemployed youth in the deprived community in his group of organizations by furnishing free on-jobs training for the 1st year and then absorbing them into mainstream.
He shares margin of his fortune with workers, contributes hefty to social associations and actively participates in community services.
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces its 2017 LATIN MAN OF AMERICA in the eminence person of His Excellency Vicente Fox Quesada, the 55th President of Mexico.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "From growing up on ranch in Guanajuato to becoming the leader of a colorfully diverse, richly cultured and persevering nation, you have always had the heart and concern of your people as a priority. Perhaps it is in your humble and tangible origins that has transformed your love of humanity into a greater and positive lasting impact in our world. An unwavering drive to elevate not only yourself, but the entire country of Mexico. Your compassion for change and transparency honed an amalgamation of skills that are needed to run a government and become what is defined leader.
Leadership, a profound position where true intentions would be revealed by action. What makes you a great leader is having the compassion and determination to manifest your dreams into a goal without malevolence or greed. A rigorous battle to maintain resilience; the ineffable ability to overcome opposition and misfortunes and still, returning stronger than ever, for the sake of fellow paisanos.
Your Excellency, it is your personable and amiable style, your gracious and warming charisma, your numerous endeavors whilst leading the Mexican Nation and your magnanimous efforts in youth education, peace, and leadership advocacy that I have the pleasure to announce that the 5th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize His Excellency, Vicente Fox Quesada, as the 2017 DIGNITARY MAN OF LATIN AMERICA. It is our strong belief that your accomplishments and distinct caliber of intrinsic leadership should be shared with and celebrated before the global audience at the United Nations".
H.E. VICENTE FOX BIOGRAPHY:
Vicente Fox, in full Vicente Fox Quesada (born July 2, 1942, Mexico City, Mexico), Mexican businessman and politician who was president of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. His term in office marked the end of 71 years of uninterrupted rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
Fox, the second of nine children, was raised on a 1,100-acre (445-hectare) ranch in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. He earned a degree in business administration from the Ibero-American University in Mexico City and later became a route supervisor for the Mexican unit of the Coca-Cola Company. After a series of promotions, he served as the company’s chief executive in Mexico and then head of its Latin American operations. In 1979, however, he resigned and returned to Guanajuato.
As Mexico’s economy struggled in the 1980s, Fox became convinced that the country needed new leadership, and he turned to politics. He joined the National Action Party (PAN) in 1987 and the following year was elected to the national Chamber of Deputies. After losing a controversial gubernatorial election in Guanajuato in 1991, he ran again and was elected in 1995. In 2000 Fox ran for president on a platform that focused on ending government corruption and improving the economy. At the polls he easily defeated PRI candidate Francisco Labastida Ochoa, and on December 1, 2000, he succeeded Ernesto Zedillo as president of Mexico.
Fox focused his early efforts on improving trade relations with the United States, calming civil unrest in such areas as Chiapas, and reducing corruption, crime, and drug trafficking. In 2001 his administration introduced constitutional reforms that strengthened the rights of Mexico’s indigenous peoples. Although the measures were ratified by the necessary number of Mexican states, seven other states—including Chiapas, where more than half the indigenous population lives—rejected them. Advocates for indigenous rights objected to amendments that required indigenous peoples to act in accordance with the constitution and that reduced their autonomy in some spheres. Leaders of the Zapatista National Liberation Army in Chiapas—who had made constitutional reform a condition of their return to peace talks—also opposed the new law. In economic affairs, Fox’s proposals, particularly his plans to increase taxes as part of sweeping reforms to stabilize the Mexican economy and banking system, met fierce resistance in the Mexican legislature, where the PAN lacked a majority.
There was significant progress early in Fox’s term toward bilateral cooperation with the United States on drug trafficking and illegal immigration, but the U.S. administration was skeptical of Fox’s calls for open borders with the United States and for the protection of the rights of undocumented Mexican workers (Fox was later criticized for statements perceived as encouraging illegal immigration). At the same time, Fox’s opponents faulted him for aligning Mexico too closely with the United States, a sentiment reflected in the vote of the Mexican Senate in 2002 to block a planned visit by Fox to the United States. The PAN’s lack of a majority in the Mexican legislature hampered Fox’s ability to secure enactment of his reform proposals. Although Fox’s personal popularity remained high, there was disillusionment with the slow pace of reforms, and farmers staged widespread protests over the perceived failure of the Mexican government to address agricultural inequities caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement. As a result, in the 2003 legislative elections the PAN suffered major losses to the PRI, further eroding Fox’s ability to push through his reforms. In 2004 Fox’s wife, Martha Sahagún de Fox, briefly considered seeking the Mexican presidency (Fox was constitutionally ineligible for a second term), but her potential candidacy aroused considerable hostility in the public as well as among political leaders. In 2006 Fox left office, succeeded by Felipe Calderón of the PAN.
Supreme Spiritual Icon of the Year Award by 5th G.O.D. is Conferred to Sant Nirankari Mission's Late Baba Hardev Ji
The 5th G.O.D. Awards announces 2017 SUPREME SPIRITUAL ICON OF THE YEAR in the person of His Holiness, the late Baba Hardev Singh Ji, the 4th Satguru of Sant Nirankari Mission.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards declares: "Love is the greatest unifier and spiritual denominator for the soul of humanity. It is the moral compass that perpetually navigates us through the darkest of our days and transcends what our physical means cannot. For the greater portion of our lives, we struggle to find our wealth but a wealth that is greater than our brief existences is found in the accomplishments we make in life, in bettering ourselves and the ones around us. And while the future may be cast in shadow, faith is what keeps up moving forward when what lies ahead is unforeseeable.
The incredibly wonderful trait each individual has is the spirit to help realize the potential of the fellow human. His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh’s contributions to world has irrefutably won countless battles and will forever provide humanity a source of direction when needed.
The late Guru Baba Hardev Singh may no longer be with us but to live in hearts, we leave behind is not to die- Thomas Campbell. His Holiness Baba Hardev Singh’s compassion and love for humanity is embedded in our hearts and fellow Niranakri’s worldwide. I have the tremendous honor to declare that the G.O.D. Awards Committee have reached a unanimous decision to recognize His Excellency as 2017 SUPREME SPIRITUAL ICON OF THE YEAR. It is our strong belief that his accomplishments and distinct caliber of talent should be shared with and forever remembered before the global audience at the United Nations this 2017."
Baba Hardev's Biography:
Baba Hardev Singh Ji was born on February 23, 1954 in Delhi in the family of Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji and Rajmata Kulwant Kaur Ji. As a child, Hardev was very fortunate to have worldly as well as spiritual blessings of his parents and also the then Satguru Baba Avtar Singh Ji and Jagatmata Budhwanti Ji as his grandparents.
With the growth of child Hardev, grew his thoughtfulness and sobriety. He saw every object and observed every event with due curiosity but used to keep silent. Respect and regards for elders and the trait of humility could be noticed in him from the very childhood. Interest in congregations and listening to discourses of Satguru also became conspicuous in him. The kind and pure hearted child Hardev was never found spendthrift and emotional.
Baba Hardev Singh Ji received his elementary education at home. Thereafter, he studied ats Rosary Public School, Delhi. In 1963, he was sent to the Yadvendra Public School, Patiala, a boarding school and an institution of national fame, from where he passed the high school examination in 1969. His co-operative and compassionate nature made him popular with the teachers and the fellow-students alike. His school education was equally supplemented and cemented with spiritual touch received through the letters of his affectionate mother, Rajmata Kulwant Kaur Ji. During his stay in the school, he also developed keen interest in mountaineering. This hobby added the trait of patience and perseverance in his life. He was never found tired or worried. He was also very skilful in vehicle driving, horse-riding and took keen interest in photography.
On completion of his school education at Patiala, Baba Hardev Singh Ji returned to Delhi and started further education under Delhi University and also took keen interest in the socio-spiritual activities of the Mission. He became very regular in congregations (Satsang) and service to others (Sewa). His humility earned him the name 'Bhola Ji'. In 1971, He joined the Nirankari Sewa Dal as its primary member and enjoyed himself serving in cotton Khaki (brown) uniform. He organized "Youth Forum" in 1975, which focused on promoting truthful and simple living, service with devotion and love, refraining from incurring undue expenses and practicing prohibition.
On the eve of the 28th Annual Nirankari Sant Samagam in Delhi, on November 14 in 1975, Baba Hardev Singh Ji was married in a simple ceremony to Savinder Ji, daughter of devoted saints Shri Gurumukh Singh Ji and Smt. Madan Ji of Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh. Born on January 12, 1957, Savinder Ji was well educated and duty conscious.
Baba Hardev Singh Ji became the spiritual mentor of the Mission when its Spiritual Master and a crusader for unity, peace and truth Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji had fallen to the bullets of some fanatic elements on April 24, 1980.
Immediately after the cremation of the mortal remains of Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji at the electric crematorium in Delhi on April 27, 1980, Young Hardev was greeted and hailed as the Head of the Mission and everybody present witnessed the Satguru already manifested in Him.
Baba Hardev Singh Ji, who was known for his calm nature, addressed the devotees as a perfect Spiritual Master. He said "Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji's martyrdom is the will of God. Perceptions differ from people to people. The ignorant say that it may lead to bloodshed but the devotees believe that being a supreme sacrifice, it shall usher in peace and harmony." He ruled out even the remotest thought of vengeance saying that 'it would go contrary to what Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji lived and sacrificed his life for'. He exhorted devotees to carry on His message of compassion, goodwill, love, truth and peace and pray for the welfare of one and all.
The result was quite instantaneous and healthy. The devotees remained non-violent even in the face of serious provocations from fanatics. And when the day (24th April) came in 1981, Baba Ji ordained it to be observed as Manav Ekta Divas (Human Unity Day) and not as Martyrdom Day. The first holy discourse by Baba Hardev Singh Ji had far greater and much deeper significance and from the message contained therein, one could understand his vision of peace for the time to come. He gave call to His devotees to continue to spread the message of love and peace and pray for the goodwill of all.
Two of the recent appointees of We Care for Humanity and G.O.D. Awards in West Africa are making waves of successes in procuring honorees and sponsors in Ghana. Mr. Tariq Al-Farah, holding a title as WCH Coordinator and Mr. Farouk Al-Wahab, the WCH and G.O.D. Awards Exclusive Agent and Diplomatic Consultant in West Africa have recently met up with illustrious personalities in Ghana such as His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, King of Ashanti Kingdom, H.E. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong Member of Parliament of Ghana, H.E. Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong, CEO of Special Ice Ltd., and H.E. Dr. Osei Kwame, CEO of Despite Group of Companies. The four notable figures are nominated for awards at the upcoming 5th G.O.D. Awards which will be held at the United Nations in New York in August 2-4, 2017.
"We, at the G.O.D. Awards welcome the 2 new members of the family, Mr. Al-Farah and Mr. Al-Wahab. We are grateful for their hardwork, professionalism and dedication in extending the vision and mission of We Care for Humanity and the G.O.D. Awards in West Africa.", said by Her Highness Princess Maria Amor, Founder and President of WCH and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards.
The Global Officials of Dignity Awards, an international humanitarian awards which aims to bridge the gap of power and influence to the peace and welfare of the human race by honoring the “Greatest Humanitarians of the World”. Among the past distinguished honorees were : the Founding President of Zambia- H.E. Kenneth Kaunda, 10th President of Bangladesh- H.E. Hussain Muhammad Ershad, 10th President of Croatia- H.E. Stjepan Mesic, Former President of Ecuador- H.E. Rosalia Arteaga, Former Vice President of Kenya- H.E. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, US Senator-Hon. Diane Feinstein and many more world leaders and prominent figures who have improved the world through their loud boisterous voices and immense compassion.
DUBAI, UAE- We Care for Humanity (WCH) founder and G.O.D. Awards Chairman, Maria Amor Torres arrives in Dubai to speak at the CEO Clubs Network of UAE.
Torres is scheduled to make a presentation regarding the upcoming 5th Annual Global Officials of Dignity Awards and 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit at the world’s largest business networking club on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. “I am extremely grateful to the CEO Clubs Network especially to the president, Mr. Tariq Nizami, for giving me an opportunity to introduce WCH’s flagship events to their distinguished members. The G.O.D. Awards prides itself with prestigious background; being held at the United Nations annually and high profile honorees from the highest echelon of world leaders, royalty, corporate executives and celebrities. Therefore, we feel confident that G.O.D. is worth sharing to the CEO’s of UAE”.
CEO Clubs UAE is a chapter of CEO Clubs Network the World Largest Business Networking Club, an over three decade old by invitation only membership organization. It creates a nurturing environment for CEOs dedicated to improving the quality and profitability of their enterprises through shared experience and personal growth.
Veteran Journalist and Ambassadorial Bet for KSA Conferred As Filipino Media Icon of the 4th G.O.D. Awards
We Care for Humanity (WCH), a US based non-profit organization advocating Education, Health, Human Rights, Peace, Empowerment, Eradication of Poverty and Green Environment announces the awarding of Filipino Media Icon Award under its annual flagship event, the 4th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards in Manila, Philippines. The recipient is none other than Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago, a distinguished Filipino who was one of the pillars in contriving the new history of the Philippines.
Tago is being honored for his humanitarian works and his 25 years of responsible and altruistic reporting for Arab News which brought numerous benefits to his fellow Filipinos abroad especially in the Middle-East.
The said awarding is slated on October 29, 2016 at Cherry Bloosom Hotel, Ermita Manila and will be attended by a few government officials, family and close friends. The VIP’s expected to come are Honorable Secretary Abdullah "Dabs" Mama-o, Presidential Adviser on OFWS Affairs and Muslim Concerns, Honorable Japar B. Dimaampao, Associate Justice of Court of Appeals and many more.
Princess Maria Amor Torres, founder and chairman of WCH and the G.O.D. Awards is expected to arrive to Manila on October 29 from her successful trips to Kenya and Egypt to personally award the long overdue recognition to Dr. Tago. “Dr. Tago uses the power of media to do good, like saving a man’s life from death row or help the people’s president gets elected. He is without a doubt deserving of the Filipino Media Icon Award", said the princess.
Here is one important testimony from a man whose life was saved partly because of Dr. Tago:
“A blessed day to everyone. I am Dondon Lanuza. Perhaps you can still remember my sad experience when I was imprisoned for 13 years in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. I cannot relate the whole story because it is a long one. During those times, I felt so hopeless that the only things that kept me sane were my strong faith in prayers and some kind-hearted persons around me. One of them was Dr. Abdul Hannan M. Tago, who played a vital role in my freedom. He spent so much time doing so many things to ensure my release – writing and sending volumes of letters, translating my parents’ letters to Arabic, travelling, even personally approaching Princes to help gather funds for the needed bloodmoney, among others. He was one of the first persons to know when I would be actually set free. To all of his help, I and my family will always be grateful. I personally experienced how he spent his time, money and effort to assist us in our times of need. He works with sincerity, compassion, perseverance and dedication. These are traits of a leader needed in our Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia. If given the chance to be our Ambassador, I know that our OFW’s will be in good hands for they have someone highly qualified and experienced to attend to their needs. I can personally attest to that. Thank you and God bless Dondon Lanuza ex-OFW on Deathrow.
More about Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago:
Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago is the first Filipino multilingual journalist, political analyst and a top-notch media consultant with deep insight into Arabic culture and Middle East affairs. He has been working in Saudi Arabia for the last 25 years plus 9 years study in Cairo Egypt.
He obtained his BA in Arabic literature, with a major in Mass Communications and Public Relations from Al-Azhar University (Egypt) and MA in Political Science from Arab League Institution - Cairo (Egypt).
On September 12, 2012, he was awarded the title, “Doctor of Humanity AUGP Ambassador of Goodwill of Peace, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” with the approval of the AUGP Board of Directors, Founder and Chairman Most Rev. Dr. Madhu Krishan.
He is currently the Senior Vice-President for International Relations and Cooperation with the rank of Goodwill Ambassador to Saudi Arabia for SPMUDA International.
He is the Founder President of the Integrated Mindanao Economic Forum (IMEF) based in Riyadh. Abdul Hannan was also nominated as the Philippine Ambassador to Riyadh in 2010 for his role in cementing Saudi-Philippine relations.
He worked, from 1992-2016 with Arab News, the leading newspaper in the Middle East, as a senior staff writer. In this capacity, he was invited by many Saudi Arabia’s friendly countries in Middle East, Asia and Europe, as a member of the media team from the Arab and Gulf countries.
He was the lone Arabic-speaking Filipino journalist among the Arab media representatives. Hannan’s fluency in Arabic has provided him with a medium through he has won friends (including top Saudi businessmen) and influenced people like Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, to cite an outstanding example of his high-voltage connection. Through his initiative, Prince Alwaleed International Foundation has donated $500,000.00 to various educational institutions in Mindanao for the misfortune and underprivileged students.
Furthermore, Abdul Hannan is the only Filipino journalist who can write in chaste Arabic. He was, in fact, a regular contributor to leading Arabic newspapers in the Middle East. His articles appear in leading publications like Al-Sharq Al-Awsat and Al-Eqtisadiah frequently, besides other Arabic newspapers. He appeared on Saudi TV both in Arabic Channel and the English service (Channel 2), where he dwelt on current issues in Saudi Arabia.
It is no mean achievement that Abdul Hannan has been selected as one of the guest speakers at the 2nd Annual Saudi Broadcasting Forum which was held in Riyadh on 29-30 September, 2012.
Abdul Hannan has 35 years’ experience under his belt in the Middle East, of which eight years were devoted to academic studies in Cairo, and 21 years in Saudi Arabia. He worked with Saudi government’s stocks regulator, Capital Market Authority (CMA), and the Saudi Stock Market in its Media and Investment Awareness Department for two years. He was tasked by the CMA to organize the joint CMA/Euromoney/SAMA and SAGIA Economic Forum on "Building the Future" held in Riyadh in 2006.
As a Filipino journalist, Abdul Hannan has also leveraged his media resources to champion the cause of his compatriots in distress. Accordingly, he coordinated with SPMUDA, an international NGO with presence in 193 countries, in mobilizing the support of print media and social networking sites for Dondon Lanuza's case, the OFW on death row based in Dammam Saudi Arabia has came to light again after publishing it in Arab News on August 31, that followed his personal letter in Arabic to HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for possible assistance.
Lanuza was freed in September this year and now already in his hometown as a freeman. That move was followed with strong appeal by SPMUDA to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz for his Majesty’s possible intervention.
Hannan highlighted the plight of 52-year-old Salmos, who had met with an electrical accident while at work in 2010, who lives alone with no family support in Jeddah or any job to sustain him during his crisis.
Thanks to Hannan’s initiative, Salmos’ plight caught the attention of Human Rights associations when his photo appeared on major social networks, including various channels in the Philippines.
Abdul Hannan has also been in the forefront of other initiatives requiring media intervention. In one such case, he highlighted the plight of 19 OFWs in the Al-Jouf Province (northern part of Saudi Arabia).
Milestones his career as a journalist
• Tasked to produce the historic visit of Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to Saudi Arabia on Jan 19-20 this year to produce an 11- page special supplement on his visit. It was a print media record unprecedented in terms of media coverage for such a high profile event at the international level.
• Most Influential Filipino in the Gulf and Media’s Filipino Custodians
• A Dubai-based magazine “Illustrado” has chosen him in its 2015 special issue among the top 100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf with a title “Media’s Filipino Custodians” (http://www.illustradolife.com/most-influential-filipinos-in-the-gulf-abdul-hannan-tago-medias-filipino-custodians)
• Author of the ‘Arabic Future and its Importance for winning Arab hearts’, a book in Arabic language brought out by King Abdullah International Center for Arabic Language.
• Saudi media representative:
Thanks to his Arabic academic background and professional experience in a leading English daily in Saudi Arabia, he often represents not only his paper but also the Saudi media in high profile regional and international conferences on political and economic issues as well as on tourism.
Recently he was invited by the Kazakhstan government, making him the only media representative from Saudi Arabia to cover the country’s presidential election.
Peace and Humanity advocate:
Recently he was appointed as CEO of a Mindanao-based NGO for peace, “Bangsamoro International Solidarity Conference” (BISC).
He recently created a Riyadh-based Filipino Expatriates Council for Justice and Peace or Fil Expats Council.
The council serves as a consultative body of all peace-loving Filipinos in Saudi Arabia through their organizations which primary advocacy is the promotion of peace and order in Saudi Arabia considered to be Filipinos second home.
It also fosters solidarity with the Saudis, and promote Filipino Muslim-Christian brotherhood. A task force Counterpart or partner of the Philippine Embassy in disseminating relevant information affecting OFW’s especially during crisis management and other contingency measures.
African Dignitary Man of the Year Award by G.O.D. Awards Celebrated Triumphantly Nationwide in Kenya
Princess Maria Amor Torres, founder and president of We Care for humanity (WCH) and Chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards arrived in Egypt two days ago from a successful official visit in Kenya. Torres was invited as the Chief Guest by Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF) to the national celebration of the “African Dignitary Man of the Year Award” which was conferred to Kenya’s former Vice President, His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka at the United Nations last August 19, 2016.
The local celebration which took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi last October 18, organized by Hon. Jonathan Mueke and Mr. Raphael Nzomo was attended by over 700 distinguished guests headed by Governor of Nairobi, Honorable Evans Kidero, Former Prime Minister Hon. Raila Odinga, Senate Minority Leader Hon. Moses Wetangula, Senators and Members of Parliament. In his award address, His Excellency Kalonzo said, “I dedicate this award to Kenya and Africa at large. The African Dignitary Man of the Year Award is one that should humble us all and remind us that we are placed on this earth to make a difference and leave a positive mark behind. Therefore let us all cast our stone towards making this place a better place for one another. I thank you all for making the night one to remember. May God continue to bless you all, and may we continue to invest in humanity. Good day to all.”
Princess Maria has delivered her Keynote Address:
His Excellency, Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Honorable Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor of Nairobi County, distinguished guests, a pleasant evening to all of you. I am over joyed to be invited to this beautiful country as your honoured guest to this very important ceremony.
Before I continue, allow me to share something to you. Exactly 2 weeks ago, I lost to sickness the most important person in my life. I am referring to my mother. She was my hero, the wind beneath my wings. In the inside, I am still grieving and not ready to face the world yet. But here I am, standing before you, because my mother wouldn’t want me to miss this day, to recognize someone who himself is a very honourable man among many people, near and far from Kenya.
As the chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards), we seek out leaders with passion and a lot of heart. We invite these leaders for their outstanding work within their country and/ or around the world as humanitarians to be invited to our annual gala at the United Nations and recognize their efforts. Today we are celebrating one leader in particular, The Honourable Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, who definitely deserves today’s “African Dignitary Man of the Year” award.
Allow me to highlight with you some of the notable achievements this successful leader is being recognized for. We can all agree that a leader can have many traits and qualities, but what stands out for me, is his PASSION. Passionate to help the people of Kenya. For example, launching an organization in 2005 called the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF), to sponsor education of brilliant students from needy backgrounds, and promote community development through the creation of a just, healthy, peaceful and democratic society.
In the words of the great Nelson Mandela, who is also his friend.. – “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” You my dear friend have certainly done many impossible achievements. Such as leading peace dialogues in Sudan, which culminated in the birth of the South Sudan State as well as the Somalia peace initiative.
His Excellency has demonstrated DEDICATION as a leader to his people where he served for a five year term running from 2008 to 2013 as the immediate former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya. A total of 3 decades, he has over the years served in a number of key cabinet positions, including, that of Education, Foreign Affairs and Environment.
As well to have been recognized, for your leadership and your INTEGRITY, his Excellency was appointed in 2013 as the Honorary Chairman of World Eminent Chinese Businessmen Association (WECBA), which is a China-based organization bringing together global business leaders and philanthropists.
Then in 2014 appointed by the Government of Cyprus as the Honorary Consul General for Cyprus in Kenya.
Let me tell you my own experience of His Excellency’s good heart. While in New York for the G.O.D. awards at the United Nations. He came to my aid. I was experiencing severe stomach pain right on the day of the big event. Luckily, his Excellency brought medicine with him from Kenya and without any fuzz, he offered his help and he made sure, that I was all right to attend my own special event. Again, an exemplary leader with a good heart who cares for the needs of others. I want to personally recognize you for your GENEROSITY as a respected friend.
It is with great pleasure that I stand here in person to celebrate and honour his Excellency for his many notable achievements as a leader and as a humanitarian of many good deeds. I truly believe the Honorable Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka will represent the people of Kenya with integrity, with dedication and with his heart of generosity.
If you allow me Your Excellency, I would like to take this opportunity to mention a few of the overflowing congratulatory messages I received from your friends, your co-honorees at the 4th G.O.D. Awards.
First one was from His Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah Al Saud, member of The Royal House of Saud and founder of the Saudi-America Exchange. He said, “My big congratulations to you, Your Excellency and most of all congratulations to the people of Kenya for having a great leader like you.”
Next message is from Dr. Binod Chaudhary, Chairman of Chaudhary Group, the only Billionaire of Nepal and conferred as The Man of Asia: “His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is known for his unparalleled leadership and passion to help his people. Just like his friends, the great Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan, he is the Man of Africa. I feel privileged to have him as my co-honoree at the recent 4th GOD Awards at the United Nations.. just as Kenya is privileged to have him as a leader.”
Last one from Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Khil Raj Regmi, conferred as Asia’s Dignitary Man of the Year, His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi: “Leader to a leader, I have high respect for Dr. Kalonzo for he possessed the heart and mind of a brilliant leader and humanitarian spirit of a great person, which make a perfect combination to lead a country.”
Before I end my speech, I would like to say to His Excellency that you can always count on me and We Care for Humanity, in your advocacies to eradicate poverty, to promote peace and green environment, to empower women and children, and to support your vision to have a FREE Corruption government.
You are without a doubt the “African Dignitary Man" not just of this year but of countless years! Congratulations and thank you. "
We Care for Humanity(WCH), non-profit organization 501(c)(3), based in California, with its headquarters in 18743 S. Pioneer St. Artesia, California 90701 is hereby announcing its NON-AFFILIATION to Mr. Nguyen Huu Chanh aka Tony Nguyen and Mr. Newt Nguyen.
The said persons have no further tie-ups nor business relations or whatsoever with any of WCH officers, members, programs and especially its founder and president, Maria Amor Torres.
The said persons tie-ups with WCH Flagship event, the Global Officials of Dignity Awards in 2013 and 2014 as honorees were REVOKED last August 2015.
We Care for Humanity (WCH) is partnering with New York based televisions, ManaTV and TV5 to cover the three-day event 4th Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards and 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit slated on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Mana TV is the first telugu global internet channel based out of USA and focuses on Indian Telugu NRIs globally. It focuses mainly on NRI events, NRI community issues, Tollywood entertainment for NRIs, Local community news.
TV5 is one of the leading media company and a Satellite Telugu News Channel presently being telecasted in India. The “5” in “TV5” is derived from the 5 viz.,basic amenities HEALTH, FOOD, EDUCATION, CLOTHING AND HOUSING which are the most important basic requirements for any human being. TV5 obtained the latest state of the art technology. Key Features include: 24 hour news coverage, 30 Special Bulletins, Direct link from all 23 Districts in the state, more than 500 exclusive special reporters, 8 DSNG Vans to give Live presentations from every remote place in the state, 6 Metro Bureau's, Global Network with an exclusive offshore offices in USA to cover NRI news. It is the first regional channel to have dedicated bulletins for each district in the state. It is also the first regional channel to have a Virtual Studio and a Global Network.
Both ManaTV and TV5 are both being managed by Mr. Sridhar Chillara, 4th G.O.D. Awards Media Icon of the Year.
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announced Dr. Binod Chaudhary as the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards' Asian Man of the Year.
Binod is a Nepalese businessman, industrialist and philanthropist. He is the current chairman of Chaudhary Group (CG), a conglomerate that consists of nearly 100 companies. He is also the first, and only, Nepali billionaire as listed by Forbes.
"I have known Mr. Binod Chaudhary for a while and I am a witness to his endless philanthropic work around the world. What is great about him is he keeps reinventing and progressing in business as well as in philanthropy. His legacy is evident through his family, friends and global advocacies", proudly said by Princess Maria Amor. "We are very honored to confer the Asian Man of the Year to Binod Chaudhary, a true global icon for universal humanitarianism", she continues.
Chaudhary will be honored at the 4th G.O.D. Awards and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
MORE ABOUT DR. BINOD K. CHAUDHARY:
Binod K. Chaudhary is the Chairman of CG Corp Global, a multi dimensional conglomerate with a portfolio of over 100 businesses spread over 30 countries with a 10,000-strong staff. Some of the major businesses of the group are present in the US, Africa, Dubai, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, Nepal and China.
He has controlling shares in Nabil, the largest private-sector bank in Nepal, and numerous hotel investments, joint ventures and brands worldwide (such as Taj, Alila, Fern, Radisson and the ultimate wellness destination The Farm at San Benito).
He is a global player in FMCG and is the man behind WaiWai, the iconic brand from CG, which has earned him the sobriquet Noodle King. Thanks to WaiWai, he has 2% shares of the world's noodles market.
His other business interests include energy, infrastructure, realty, telecom and education among the 15 business verticals he runs within CG.
Some of his core strengths are his vision for the future, an unshakable commitment to work, high adaptability and an ability to lead his team through turbulent times. Contrary to popular perception, he has proved that an entrepreneur can build business in challenging environments and still emerge successful. He is the only Billionaire listed by Forbes from the Himalayan republic of Nepal.
He is an avid trekker and a fitness enthusiast.
Below are some of the important positions held by Mr. Binod K. Chaudhary:
• Member of Constituent Assembly, Nepal (April 2008-April 2012)
• President Emeritus of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI)
• President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI) (1993-1995)
• Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal (April 2000)
• World Economic Forum’s Global Leader for Tomorrow (1995)
• Member of World Presidents Organization (WPO/YPO) since 2005
• Recipient of Honorary Doctorate from His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Founder, the Art of Living Foundation) on behalf of Sri Sri University
UN Veteran, Amir Dossal Receives Lifetime Achievement on Global Philanthropy at the 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announced UN Veteran, Amir Dossal as the recipient of the 4th G.O.D. Awards' Lifetime Achievement on Global Philanthropy.
Amir is a 25-year veteran of the United Nations, and served as Executive Director of the UN Office for Partnerships until September 2010, which he established in 1998 to manage the $1 billion gift by media mogul Ted Turner. He is an accomplished diplomat, with a deep understanding of global diplomacy as well as extensive experience in managing technical assistance projects in emerging markets.
"We couldn't be more excited having Mr. Amir Dossal as one this year's honorees. Amir has a long track record of global philanthropy and his works are evident not only in the United Nations but at the grassroots level internationally", said Princess Maria.
Amir will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT AMIR DOSSAL:
Amir Dossal is Founder and President of the Global Partnerships Forum – a not-for-profit knowledge platform to provide change makers with tools to build innovative partnerships to address economic and social challenges. Amir is co-founder of the Pearl Initiative, and Ocean Sanctuary Alliance. He is also a Commissioner of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Pioneering Partnerships and Global Outreach
Amir Dossal works globally across sectors, including education, environment, finance, health, media, technology, as well as peace, security & human rights. Amir has worked with sustained commitment toward an overarching vision of uniting public and private energies for social progress. By nature, a social entrepreneur and innovator, his work is an endeavour to bond the power of the private sector, government, and civil society; in order that together, they may better serve the greater good.
Awards and Recognition
2010 Humanitarian Award
Partnerships to End Poverty and World Hunger. In 2010, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco appointed Amir as Ambassador for Peace and Sport. In 2015, Amir and his son, Zecki received the Humanitarian Innovation Award for intergenerational partnerships. In 2016, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales bestowed Amir with their 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award, for his work in uniting public and private organizations to address the world’s economic and social challenges.
Amir is a UK Chartered Accountant (FCA) and has lived and worked in five continents. He serves on the board of several non-profits and regularly undertakes speaking engagements and frequently serves as moderator for high-level panels, engaging Heads of States and Ministers.
Amir is married to Tas, and they have one son, Zecki.
Frank A. Haye and the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir Performing at the 4th G.O.D. Awards and Concert for Humanity
Princess Maria Amor, founder and President of We Care for Humanity (WCH) and Creator of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards announced the participation of The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir (BIC), an ensemble committed to bringing people together through artistic expression at the coming grand event at the 4th G.O.D. Awards at the United Nations.
The BIC will be performing at the Concert for Humanity on August 18, 6pm and at the 4th G.O.D. Awards Ceremony and on August 19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
ABOUT FRANK A. HAYE & THE BROOKLYN INTERDENOMINATIONAL CHOIR
The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir (BIC) is an ensemble committed to bringing people together through artistic expression. Members are encouraged to appreciate and celebrate the diverse cultures which make our world great. Founder Frank A. Haye, conductor, choral director, flutist, composer, and producer, states "BIC is a group of performing ambassadors that will spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through song in the tri-state area, as well as throughout the United States and abroad.” BIC records and ministers in different venues, including churches, temples, festivals, concert halls, clubs, street fairs and private functions. All members of BIC receive world-class musical training and opportunities to fellowship with artists from diverse ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. Our motto is simple: “One Great City, One Great Choir to the Glory of God".
Contemporary, anthemic, and traditional songs are included in BIC’s musical repertoire. Community outreach has included classes in fitness (Zumba), Vocal Performance, Music Theory, Ear Training, Master Classes, and private music lessons. BIC has sung for worship services, interfaith gatherings, concerts, community events, international festivals, philanthropic groups, yoga festivals, fraternal associations, and artistic organizations such as Celebrate Brooklyn!, the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. In addition, BIC performed at HBO Studios in televised shows for CBS, NBC, TBN and HBO.
First place honors were awarded to BIC in the 2011 Lift Every Voice Gospel Competition. BIC sang at the Barclays Center’s September 2013 Back to School Bash. In April 2014, BIC received second place honors in the International Verona Choral Competition, Italy. BIC journeyed to Cairo, Egypt at the invitation of the US State Department in September 2014 to spread the gospel and the message of peace at the Samaa International Festival of Peace. At the invitation of the New York Philharmonic, BIC shared the stage in the June 2015 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Concerts in the Parks Series in Prospect Park. The Brooklyn Academy of Music requested that BIC return to the stage as the featured artist in their Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. in January 2016. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams recognized BIC in his Clergy Appreciation Breakfast in May 2016. To God be the glory! Haye states, “We believe the power of music transcends our cultural, political, financial, and religious differences to expose that which we truly share: faith, hope, and love.”
Re-Awarding Asia's Dignitary Man of the Year to Former Prime Minister of Nepal at the 4th G.O.D. Awards
Princess Maria Amor, founder and president of We Care for Humanity (WCH) announce the re-awarding of Asia's Dignitary Man of the Year to His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi, former Prime Minister and former Chief Justice of Nepal at the 4th G.O.D. Awards in new york.
Regmi who didn't make it to last year's event due to some political issue assured We Care for Humanity that he is attending this year's ceremony on August 17-19, 2016 and that he is inclined to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit.
According to Mr. Rajendra Pandey, former Press Coordinator of Nepal Prime Minister who will be traveling with Regmi said that while in New York, Mr. Regmi plans to visit other dignitaries and diplomats including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
"We are extremely excited that finally, His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi is able to make it to New York and will recieve the much awaited award in person. Although we celebrated his award last year, it is nothing compare to having his presence as a symbol of unity and hope to humanity", happily said Princess Maria.
Regmi will be honored at the 4th Global Officials of Dignity Awards(G.O.D. Awards) and scheduled to speak at the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit on August 17-19, 2016 at the Delegates Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Both flagship events are organized by We Care for Humanity and its philanthropic partners: SREI Foundation, J & B Medical Company, HWPL and China-US Business Association.
About H.E. Khil Raj Regmi:
Khil Raj Regmi was de facto Prime Minister of Nepal from 2013 to 2014. Regmi has served as Chief Justice of Nepal since May 2011, having been appointed by President Ram Baran Yadav after the expiry of the term of his predecessor, Chief Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha. In early 2013, the main political parties agreed to install Regmi as chairman of cabinet on a short-term basis, to oversee elections. He was sworn in on 14 March 2013 by President Yadav.
He was awarded "Asia’s Dignitary Man of the Year" at the We Care for Humanity's 3rd Global Officials of Dignity Awards, which was held at UN Millennium Hotel in August 2015.
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