October 29, 2016

First Filipina UK official receives award in London

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  • In a report published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Cynthia Barker received the “Community Award” in the 16th Anniversary British Community Honours Awards ceremony at the House of Lords, Westminster in central London on October 21, 2016.


    Photo by Melissa Alcantara grabbed from Philippine Daily Inquirer

    Barker is England’s first Filipina UK town and borough councillor. The prestigious award is endorsed by Her Majesty the Queen to recognize the outstanding contributions and services of minority communities to the British society.

    She said in a statement that “in the Filipino community, there are so many who do so much. But they’re very quiet. We need to start reaching out to them and I want to inspire them. I want this to be a regular venue for our community every year.”

    Barker hopes to inspire the Filipino community through this award that they also deserve an award for all the hard work they do.

    She also does volunteer work for different charities and community organizations and serves as the chair of outreach and community affairs Committee at the Filipino Women’s Association.

    Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer, British Community Honours Awards


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