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U.S. Embassy Press & Photo Releases 2009

Photo: 2009 Ninoy Aquino Fellows

February 6, 2009

Maryann M. Arnado (second from left) and Mary Anne Francis B. Toral (second from right) received the 2009 Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Fellowships for Professional Development in Public Service and Journalism, respectively, during yesterday’s ceremony officiated by U.S. Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney (right) and Mrs. Corazon A. Aquino (left) at the Manila Peninsula, Makati City. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department in memory of the late Ninoy Aquino, the awards are given to Filipinos who have shown courage and commitment to truth in journalism and public service.  The awardees will participate in a study tour of the U.S. to meet professionals in their fields and learn about U.S. institutions and culture.