MANILA, Philippines – The British Embassy of Manila has named Rappler’s Managing Editor Glenda Gloria as one of the 8 United Kingdom Education Ambassadors.
The awards mark the contribution education makes to the Philippine-UK relationship, and are conferred to recognize their contributions to their chosen field.
Gloria, who was a British Chevening Scholar with a master’s degree in political sociology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, is joined by 7 other Filipino alumni from UK universities.
- Juliet Sio-Aguilar
- Nassreena Sampaco-Baddiri
- Danilo Concepcion
- Amifaith Fider
- Beiatriz Latay
- Elcid Pangilinan
- Michael Toledo
The ambassadors come from a wide range of sectors such as journalism, academe, business, and the judiciary.
Asif Ahmad, British Ambassador to the Philippines, said education lies “at the heart” of the partnership of the UK and the Philippines, evident through the “scientific exchanges, attendance at UK universities or British School in Manila, and those who take part in the Chevening Scholarship Programme.”
“Education is a global currency,” he explained. “It brings people together, builds understanding and creates prosperity.”
The 8 UK Education Ambassadors will be formally awarded and presented at the Great Ball on October 25. The awarding part of celebrations marking the Philippine-British Friendship Day. – Rappler.com