Fil-Am honored for promoting sustainable solutions to crime, drugs, corruption in PH
LOS ANGELES — Jorge “Jerry” Perez de Tagle, national chairman of The Way to Happiness Philippines Foundation, flew in from Manila, August 3, to receive the Bayanihan Spirit Award for his work to improve Philippine society.
The award was presented at the 17thAnnual Filipinotown Neighborhood Council Festival, where he was also recognized by US Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell.
Perez de Tagle has spent the last several years working with the Philippine National Police, the Department of National Defense, local governments, churches, and community organizations to tackle the problems of crime, drugs, and corruption.
He has trained thousands within the ranks of these organizations to spread commonsense values among their members and into the community. The focal point of the program centers around The Way to Happiness, a commonsense guide to ethics and values.
The nonreligious and nonpolitical book includes 21 key principles that address these urgent problems. These include: not taking harmful drugs, not doing anything illegal, treating others as you would like to be treated, and taking care of the environment.
Perez de Tagle also spoke about his project at the Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce Southbay Networking meeting on August 6, and showed how these same programs can be used locally to help the 350,000 Filipinos living in Los Angeles.
Jorge “Jerry” Perez de Tagle, lives in the US and the Philippines, is an author and change management consultant for the private and public sector. He taught at Syracuse University, New Yort and has his PhD in Social Change, Honoris Causa and is a PhD Candidate in Organization Development. He was one of the 10 Outstanding Entrepreneurs in 2009 and is now the National Chairman of The Way to Happiness Philippines Foundation, and is the Vice President for Global Outreach & International Relations with the US Federation of Philippines American Chambers of Commerce and is a columnist for Inquirer.net. He can be reached at Viber 1-310-962-4808, [email protected]
For information in Los Angeles, contact The Way to Happiness Foundation International, [email protected]or 818-254-0600, and speak to Executive Director Joni Ginsberg.
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