Senate to decide next month whether to honor Nobel laureate Ressa with medal

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Philippine Star

Bella Perez-Rubio – October 11, 2021 | 4:31pm MANILA, Philippines — The Senate will decide in November whether to confer the chamber’s highest recognition — established to award Filipino recipients of five prestigious awards, including the Nobel Prize — to journalist Maria Ressa, the country’s first Nobel Peace Prize winner. The Philippine Senate Medal of Excellence was established by lawmakers in September for “deserving Filipinos for setting the highest standards of excellence, nationalism, and virtue that their fellow countrymen can aspire for.” The resolution that created the …

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