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What does it take to be an outstanding Filipino American?

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What does it take to be an outstanding Filipino American?

Oscar-winning songwriter Bobby Lopez, fashion designer Josie Natori, and Columbia University Dean of Academic Affairs Sheila Coronel led the recipients of the highest honors at The Outstanding Filipino Americans in New York (TOFA) Awards 2014 held Carnegie Hall, Saturday. Coronel is an investigative journalist, and was founding executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) known for her work in exposing corruption under the Estrada presidency. Jason Tengco, a senior advisor at the White House told the people gathered there, “The glass and bamboo ceiling has to be broken for generations to come. The Filipino Americans remind us it’s not just about visibility but leadership roles.”

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