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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Businessman sponsors grand prize for essay contest on Philippine Sea

Guam-based Filipino-American businessman Emelio Uy, vice president of National Office Supply, has donated $1,250 (Php 50,000) as the college category first prize for the historical essay contest on the West Philippine Sea.

National Office Supply has stores on Saipan in the CNMI and Guam.

In a text message to Uy by Loida Nicolas Lewis, national chairperson of the USP4GG, states: “Dear Mr. Uy, thank you very much for your generous donation on the essay contest chaired by Dr. Celia Lamkin. Your grant is already bearing fruit because the response from students is heartwarming. God bless you and your loved ones.”

A retired educator in the CNMI who wants to be anonymous is the sponsor for the college category third prize of $300 (Php 12,000).

Other donors and advertisers in the CNMI and Guam are Ronald P. Lamkin, Dr. Celia B. Lamkin, Cargo Express (Saipan) Inc., Nhitz Manalo, Barny’s Pizza, Island Florals, Marianas Bible Fellowship Center, Inc., Agape International Mission School, Fanny dela Rosa, YCO Corp., Canton Restaurant, Venus Beauty Shop, Blue Magic Flower Shop (Guam), Laguna Association of Guam, Manglona Realty, UP Alumni Association of Guam, and the Filipino Community of Guam. Off-island donors and advertisers include The Lewis College Foundation (Philippines), Nimfa Gomez (USA), National Federation of Filipino Americans USA, Yoly Tubalinal (Chicago), and Geraldine Nieva (Australia).

“I would like to thank the donors and advertiserswho have helped and supported this great cause. However, we still need assistance for the prizes and certificates of the winners of the essay contest. We are kindly asking the community to support this great endeavor,” said Lamkin, chairperson of the US Pinoys for Good Governance Marianas chapter.

US Pinoys for Good Governance, headed by national chairwoman Loida Nicolas Lewis, president Rodel Rodis, and legal counsel/spokesman Ted Laguatan, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization based in New York.

For more information, call Lamkin at 288-1714 or email her at celia.lamkin@yahoo.com. (PR)

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