Friday, January 16, 2009

Filipino student to attend Obama's inauguration

Still on US President-elect Obama’s historic inauguration, a 19-year-old college freshman is one of two Filipinos to be invited to Obama’s inauguration and he just can’t believe his luck.

Paul Michael Pilares Cruz’s invitation arrived by mail from the Congressional Youth Leadership Council Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that has secured seats for students from around the globe.


He and another Filipina attended the Global Youth Leadership Conference when they were high school seniors in June 2007 in Washington and New York, making them eligible to be invited to the Jan. 20 inauguration.

International students will hear speeches by former Vice President Al Gore and former Secretary of State Collin Powell and attend an inaugural ball, according to the organizers during the Jan. 17-21 University Presidential Inauguration Conference.

7 comments:

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Nancy said...

I've watched this news aired in ABS-CBN... this must take us Filipinos some pride!

GAGAY said...

yeah! ive watched this also...

happy tuesday, anyway! take care!

gagay

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Nanaybelen said...

Yap it was a news in Channel 7

GAGAY said...
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GAGAY said...

dropping by!

gagay

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