By Michael Aaron Gomez
The Ateneo de Davao is proud to honor this year’s recipients of the University Awards.
The Drs. Jess and Trining de la Paz Award is conferred on Talikala, Inc., a non-government organization freeing Davao City’s prostituted women and girls from exploitation. Receiving the Archbishop Clovis Thibault Award is the Missionaries of Charity, a congregation of sisters that serves the poor and the sick in the margins of the city. The Fr. Theodore Daigler Award for Mindanao Culture and Arts is given to Ms. Tita Lacambra-Ayala, esteemed poet and visual artist who has helped shape contemporary Davao literature and arts chiefly through the Road Map series. This year’s conferee of the honorary doctorate honoris causa will be announced on a separate date.
These awards and honors will be presented to the awardees during the University’s annual commencement exercises on 7 April 2018. The call for nominations for the 2019 Ateneo de Davao University Awards will be released in June 2018.