DOT To Award Pinoy Cab Driver In New York For Honesty The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently announced its plan to award Nestor Ortiz Sulpico for an act of
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, Aug 20, 2004
DOT To Award Pinoy Cab Driver In New York For Honesty
The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently announced its plan to award Nestor Ortiz Sulpico for an act of honesty emulating Galing ng Pilipino, which has brought the Philippines once again in the limelight of good deeds.
"In this difficult time we rarely hear of people doing an act of honesty when faced with temptation. Nestor Sulpico of Iloilo has brought pride to our country by returning the backpack containing black pearls worth $70,000 (P3.93M) to its rightful owner," Tourism Secretary Roberto Pagdanganan said "His act has brought fame to our country benefiting even our overseas workers abroad."
Nestor Sulpico, 46, of Leganes Iloilo was featured in the New York Daily News, the sixth biggest daily in the US for his heroism. All other media quickly picked up his story worldwide - from CNN and BBC, to the Filipino Channel of ABS-CBN - turning Sulpico into an overnight celebrity.
Sulpico is a true illustration of a Filipino who is selfless and has a good and honest heart, which encapsulates the Department of Tourism's Ganda ng Pilipinas, Galing ng Pilipino campaign.
Pagdanganan will hand over the first GP2 award to Sulpico during his stay in the country together with Patricia Evangelista, winner of the Public Speaking Competition held in London, England, Alex Pagulayan, World Pool Champion, and Dottie Ardina, US kids' Golf world champion among others.
As a guest of the DOT, Sulpico will go on tour to Corregidor, Pagsanjan and Tagaytay. He will be visiting his family in Iloilo, also. Pagdanganan will present Sulpico in a press conference on Wednesday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. at the DOT Auditorium.
Media Release: August 17, 2004
Debbie C. Gallano - PRO Philippine Tourism Office · 447 Sutter Street, Suite 507 · San Francisco · CA · 94108
T: 415-956-4060 · F: 415-956-2093 · E-mail: debcgall@... · Website: www.wowphilippines.com.ph
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