National Thank You Day Awards 2009

November 24th, 2009 by Dianne Peña

Thankful people gathered to celebrate the second National Thank You day at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall last November 20, 2009.

As a prelude to the excitement and anticipation of the results of the 1st National Thank You Day Awards, Toblerone revealed the winners of the Spread the Sweetness of Gratitude Photo Competition:

Remi Ann Sta. Cruz’s ‘My Best Playmate Ever
Jordana Quedding’s ‘Walang Iwanan’
Pat Lorico’s ‘Smooch & Pooch’

This year’s National Thank You Day aims for the Filipino people to go a step further than just asking to say thank you more often– by giving them a chance to vote and nominate their favorites through the website (www.thankyoudayphilippines.com) for about 2 months ago. From the nominees which were:
People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao fresh from his victory from Miguel Cotto
the late Francis M, who was part of the first National Thank You Day with daughter Maxene Magalona
Dolphy, Comedy King
Daniel Razon, broadcaster and public servant
Efren Peñaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year (2009)
former President Cory Aquino, one of the greatest leaders of all time for her fight for freedom and democracy

People casted their votes for someone whose talent, leadership, and vision has made them proud to be a Filipino and most thankful of.

The First National Thank You day award goes to…….

*Drum roll*

PHILIPPINES-AQUINO/

Former President CORAZON C. AQUINO

Well, she really deserved it. No words to express how Filipinos are thankful for her great deeds for our country.

The award was accepted by her daughter, Ms. Viel Aquino-Dee.

Yes, believe it or not, I was star struck. I didn’t expect anybody from the Aquino family to be present there. Being the photographer, I was the one who took this photo:

My bro, Jeric with Ms. Viel Aquino-Dee.

—For those who wants the National Thank You Day to be “officialized” (if there’s such a word. LOL) please sign up in this petition here.

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2 Responses to “National Thank You Day Awards 2009”

  1. Ray Says:

    Thank you for blogging about toblerone spread the sweetness of gratitude! help us spread the sweetness again by allowing me to invite you and your readers to Toblerone Pilipinas website: http://www.toblerone.com.ph Spread the Sweetness! 🙂

  2. patjobsdotph Says:

    Tita Cory can be described as woman with very humble nature, that people from the philippines loves her and esteemed her so much. Her legacy will almost always be in each filipino’s core!

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