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10/07/2009: Invitation for Nominees in the 2009 Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma Foundation Award

10 JULY 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Embassy of the Philippines wishes to announce that the Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma Foundation is inviting all eligible Filipinos to join the 2009 Justice Cecilia Munoz Palma Foundation Award.  This project is open to those who have demonstrated exceptional performance in the legal profession through outstanding commitment to the rule of law, improvement of the legal system and innovations in legal practice.  Nominees should exemplify advocacy for social justice, human rights, peace and nation-building, good governance and humanitarian works.  Parties who work in the justice system, government agencies and the public sector including development, non-government, socio-civic, volunteer and faith-based organizations are most welcome to join.

Deadline for nominations is on July 31, 2009.  The winner will receive cash, trophy and a grant to the awardees’ project or institution to help further its cause.  The Awarding Ceremony will be on November 22, 2009.  Nomination guidelines and application form are available at www.justicepalmafoundation.org.  For further information, please call 632-482-2744/632-376-6388 or email justicepalmafoundation@gmail.com. END.