In a world where remarkable achievements often go unnoticed, the Southeast Asian Achievement Awards (SEAAA) stands as a beacon of recognition, celebrating individuals who have made significant contributions across Southeast Asia. Among this year's distinguished honorees, two exceptional Cordillerans have earned their well-deserved place in the spotlight, reinforcing that the Cordilleras are a source of inspiration and accomplishment.
Recognizing Remarkable Achievements
SEAAA is a platform that honors and celebrates the outstanding journeys of individuals who have made a lasting mark in various fields across Southeast Asia. In this year's lineup, you'll find influential figures who have made a lasting impact, including Vice President Sarah Duterte, Senators Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa, Bong Go, and Miguel Zubiri, as well as beloved TV hosts Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto, and Joey de Leon, talented actresses Lovi Poe and Carla Abellana, iconic actor Coco Martin, and esteemed journalists Atom Araullo and Jessica Soho.
Kimberly Joy Cuaresma Alicudo: A Dynamic Entrepreneur and Humanitarian Advocate
One of the Cordillerans who has received well-deserved recognition at SEAAA is Kimberly Joy Cuaresma Alicudo, hailing from the city of Tabuk in Kalinga. Kimberly currently serves as a loan officer at a multipurpose cooperative, where she has made a significant impact through her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to humanitarian advocacy. Her accolade, the "Dynamic Entrepreneur and Humanitarian Advocate of the Year," showcases the timeless nature of her achievements.
Despite her impressive accomplishments, Kimberly remains humble and expresses her gratitude, saying, "I'm honored, and it's still hard to believe that I'm one of the awardees."
Jomar Durdal: A Remarkable Public Servant
Jomar Durdal, the Executive Assistant to Mayor Jaedicke Rhoss Dagadag of Tanudan, is another outstanding Cordilleran being recognized at SEAAA. He has received numerous accolades, including being cited as "Asia's Most Exceptional Executive Assistant and Dedicated Public Servant of the Year" by the Asia Pacific Luminare Awards, and "Gintong Parangal Most Dedicated and Exemplary Executive Assistant in the Philippines."
Durdal conveyed his gratitude to the Tanudan community and to Mayor Dagadag for their unwavering support, which played a huge role in this milestone. He emphasized, "This award is not just for me, but it is for every Tanudan. I hope to set an example for everyone out there, especially the youth, for them to follow their dreams, keep learning, and keep serving the community."
In a world filled with stories of challenges and adversity, the SEAAA Awards shine a light on the unsung heroes and visionaries of Southeast Asia. While their names may grace the awards, the inspiration they offer belongs to us all. The recognition of Kimberly, Jomar, and other remarkable individuals at SEAAA reminds us that extraordinary achievements are attainable, no matter where one comes from.
As we celebrate these exceptional Cordillerans, we are reminded that their potential knows no bounds, and they are ready to shine on the world stage, now and in the years to come. Their stories inspire us to pursue our dreams, embrace lifelong learning, and continue serving our communities. In a world filled with challenges, they are beacons of hope and motivation, showing us that dedication and passion can make a lasting impact.