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Jordanian conferred with distinguished Philippines award

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Jordanian Issa Mohammad Ahmed (center) honored with a presidential award from the Philippines. (Photo: Philippines Embassy)
AMMAN — Issa Mohammad Ahmed, a Jordanian national who serves as a translator at the Philippine Embassy in Amman, was conferred with a Presidential Award from the Republic of the Philippines at the awarding ceremony on June 29, according to an embassy statement.اضافة اعلان

The award was bestowed upon the Jordanian at the Manila Marriott Hotel.

“Ahmed was recognized for his exceptional contribution in promoting the interests and safeguarding the rights of Filipino nationals in Jordan,” the embassy said.

It said Ahmed has been with the Philippine Embassy since 2012, practically providing 24/7 service to distressed Filipinos by assisting Embassy officials and the Embassy lawyer in handling over 100 legal cases involving Filipinos in the Kingdom.

He also coordinates with Jordanian authorities to come up with effective and speedy resolution of these cases. “Ahmed is also instrumental in the repatriation of over 1,100 Filipino workers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020,” the statement said.

Ahmed is a recipient of the Kaanibng Bayan Award (Partner of the Nation) – one of the four distinct categories of the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (PAFIOO).

The said award is conferred to foreign individuals and organizations for their significant contribution to Philippine progress and development, or in advancing the cause or promoting the interests of overseas Filipino communities.


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