JIANGXI, CHINA - Ms. Lilian Albarico, of Dimataling, Zamboanga Del Sur received the Tengwengge Friendship Award, highest honorary award for foreign expatriates in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, People's Republic of China.

Ms. Albarico was recognized for her contribution in the field of education. She is the only woman among the eight awardees this year. She is the first Filipino recipient of the award.

" The one that really pushed me to bring my students to help is that it will always make you feel good at the end of the day that you did something for other people,

Ms. Albarico said in an interview with Nanchang Television.

Ms. Albarico currently works as a teacher at Nova Scotia Program, Sino-Canadian Department, Nanchang No. 2 High School, Nanchang City. The award recognizes foreign expatriates for their expertise in their fields of profession as well as their contribution to the social development of the city.

The Tengwengge Pavillion Friendship Award was established by the Nanchang City Municipal Government in 2005 and awarded bi-annually to Nanchang-based expatriates in recognition of their accomplishments and social and cultural contribution to the City.

She arrived in Nanchang City in 2009 and has been teaching Chemistry, Physics and Math at No. 2. Nanchang High School for the past eight years.

This award is a testament of the Filipinos' capacity to excel in their chosen profession as well as their good working habits, resilience and adaptability wherever they may be. END

Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs