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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

African Dignitary Man of the Year Award by G.O.D. Awards Celebrated Triumphantly Nationwide in Kenya

Princess Maria Amor Torres, founder and president of We Care for humanity (WCH) and Chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity (G.O.D.) Awards arrived in Egypt two days ago from a successful official visit in Kenya. Torres was invited as the Chief Guest by Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF) to the national celebration of the “African Dignitary Man of the Year Award” which was conferred to Kenya’s former Vice President, His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka at the United Nations last August 19, 2016.

The local celebration which took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi last October 18, organized by Hon. Jonathan Mueke and Mr. Raphael Nzomo was attended by over 700 distinguished guests headed by Governor of Nairobi, Honorable Evans Kidero, Former Prime Minister Hon. Raila Odinga, Senate Minority Leader Hon. Moses Wetangula, Senators and Members of Parliament. In his award address, His Excellency Kalonzo said, “I dedicate this award to Kenya and Africa at large. The African Dignitary Man of the Year Award is one that should humble us all and remind us that we are placed on this earth to make a difference and leave a positive mark behind. Therefore let us all cast our stone towards making this place a better place for one another. I thank you all for making the night one to remember. May God continue to bless you all, and may we continue to invest in humanity. Good day to all.”

Princess Maria has delivered her Keynote Address:


His Excellency, Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Honorable Dr. Evans Kidero, Governor of Nairobi County, distinguished guests, a pleasant evening to all of you. I am over joyed to be invited to this beautiful country as your honoured guest to this very important ceremony. 

Before I continue, allow me to share something to you. Exactly 2 weeks ago, I lost to sickness the most important person in my life. I am referring to my mother. She was my hero, the wind beneath my wings. In the inside, I am still grieving and not ready to face the world yet. But here I am, standing before you, because my mother wouldn’t want me to miss this day, to recognize someone who himself is a very honourable man among many people, near and far from Kenya.

As the chairman of the Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards), we seek out leaders with passion and a lot of heart. We invite these leaders for their outstanding work within their country and/ or around the world as humanitarians to be invited to our annual gala at the United Nations and recognize their efforts. Today we are celebrating one leader in particular, The Honourable Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, who definitely deserves today’s “African Dignitary Man of the Year” award.

Allow me to highlight with you some of the notable achievements this successful leader is being recognized for. We can all agree that a leader can have many traits and qualities, but what stands out for me, is his PASSION.   Passionate to help the people of Kenya.  For example, launching an organization in 2005 called the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation (KMF), to sponsor education of brilliant students from needy backgrounds, and promote community development through the creation of a just, healthy, peaceful and democratic society. 

In the words of the great Nelson Mandela, who is also his friend.. – “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” You my dear friend have certainly done many impossible achievements. Such as leading peace dialogues in Sudan, which culminated in the birth of the South Sudan State as well as the Somalia peace initiative.

His Excellency has demonstrated DEDICATION as a leader to his people where he served for a five year term running from 2008 to 2013 as the immediate former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya. A total of 3 decades, he has over the years served in a number of key cabinet positions, including, that of Education, Foreign Affairs and Environment. 

As well to have been recognized, for your leadership and your INTEGRITY, his Excellency was appointed in 2013 as the Honorary Chairman of World Eminent Chinese Businessmen Association (WECBA), which is a China-based organization bringing together global business leaders and philanthropists.

Then in 2014 appointed by the Government of Cyprus as the Honorary Consul General for Cyprus in Kenya.

Let me tell you my own experience of His Excellency’s good heart. While in New York for the G.O.D. awards at the United Nations. He came to my aid. I was experiencing severe stomach pain right on the day of the big event. Luckily, his Excellency brought medicine with him from Kenya and without any fuzz,  he offered his help and he made sure, that I was all right to attend my own special event.  Again, an exemplary leader with a good heart who cares for the needs of others. I want to personally recognize you for your GENEROSITY as a respected friend.

It is with great pleasure that I stand here in person to celebrate and honour his Excellency for his many notable achievements as a leader and as a humanitarian of many good deeds. I truly believe the Honorable Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka will represent the people of Kenya with integrity, with dedication and with his heart of generosity. 

If you allow me Your Excellency, I would like to take this opportunity to mention a few of the overflowing congratulatory messages I received from your friends, your co-honorees at the 4th G.O.D. Awards.

First one was from His Highness Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah Al Saud, member of The Royal House of Saud and founder of the Saudi-America Exchange. He said, “My big congratulations to you, Your Excellency and most of all congratulations to the people of Kenya for having a great leader like you.”

Next message is from Dr. Binod Chaudhary, Chairman of Chaudhary Group, the only Billionaire of Nepal and conferred as The Man of Asia: “His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is known for his unparalleled leadership and passion to help his people. Just like his friends, the great Nelson Mandela and Kofi Annan, he is the Man of Africa. I feel privileged to have him as my co-honoree at the recent 4th GOD Awards at the United Nations.. just as Kenya is privileged to have him as a leader.”

Last one from Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Khil Raj Regmi, conferred as Asia’s Dignitary Man of the Year, His Excellency Khil Raj Regmi: “Leader to a leader, I have high respect for Dr. Kalonzo for he possessed the heart and mind of a brilliant leader and humanitarian spirit of a great person, which make a perfect combination to lead a country.”

Before I end my speech, I would like to say to His Excellency that you can always count on me and We Care for Humanity, in your advocacies to eradicate poverty, to promote peace and green environment, to empower women and children, and to support your vision to have a FREE Corruption government.

You are without a doubt the “African Dignitary Man" not just of this year but of countless years! Congratulations and thank you. "

Friday, October 14, 2016

Princess Maria Amor, Guest of Honor as Africa Celebrates Kalonzo’s Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year Award in Kenya

Two months ago, Kenyan Immediate Former Vice President, His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka was summoned to the United Nations, New York to receive humanitarian award from We Care for Humanity(WCH) in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Benin to the United Nations.  The award, "Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year" under the platform, the Global Officials of Dignitary(G.O.D.) Awards was conferred to Kalonzo on the basis of his unequivocal contribution to humanity through his organization the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation.  Previous title holder of the award in 2015 was Zambia’s founding President, His Excellency Kenneth David Kaunda. 

His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Her
Highness Princess Maria Amor
Her Highness Princess Maria Amor Torres, Foreign Minister and Protocol Officer of the Royal House of Baloi, the Founder and President of WCH and the Creator and Chairman of the G.O.D. Awards is invited as Guest of Honor in the big celebration of Kalonzo’s award in Kenya “Africa Celebrates Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year, His Excellency Dr. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka”. The black-tie affair is said to be held on August 18, 2016 in Nairobi. “I have so much respect and admiration to His Excellency Kalonzo as a leader and as a humanitarian. We are honored at the G.O.D. Awards to have conferred the Africa’s Dignitary Man of the Year which he truly deserves”, said Maria Amor.

WCH Publicity Ambassador, Benjamin
Soprano, Rachel Hippert
The Princess has also invited American-soprano Rachel Hippert to share her talent among the elite guests of the event. Rachel was one of the world class performers of the recent 4th G.O.D. Awards at the United Nations.

While in Nairobi, the Princess will be visiting public schools and depressed communities to be coordinated by WCH Publicity Ambassador in Kenya, Benjamin Musunza.
Photo of huge Billboard of the event in Kenya

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Erlinda Carasco Torres, Unsung Hero Gone Too Soon

Mrs. Erlinda C. Torres (1945-2016)
Manila, Philippines, October 9, 2016-  We Care for Humanity (WCH)’s founder and president, Princess Maria Amor Torres painfully announced the passing of her mother, Mrs. Erlinda Carasco Torres, an unsung hero, gone too soon. Mrs. Torres joined her creator last October 3, 2016 due to complications over long term diabetes and kidney failure. She was brought to her final resting place at Forest Lawn, Rodriguez, Rizal on October 8, 2016.

Erlinda was known to many as a notable kind woman and a charismatic person with compassionate heart. She was called “Tia Ely” by those who look up to her, by her colleagues at work and friends who loved her cooking.

Princess Maria Amor, Tatay and Nanay (father and mother)
“Nanay (Mama) was the very first humanitarian I had ever known. We were not rich but I remember when we were young, my mother always had food for the homeless, always ready to help to relatives and friends in need”, said Princess Maria Amor. “Because of Nanay, I am what I am today, making a change, helping humanity. She was my inspiration for putting up the now internationally acclaimed NGO- We Care for Humanity, helping women and children in many countries and giving humanitarian awards to the greatest humanitarians of the world including heads of states, dignitaries, and kings and queens. I may not had been able to honor her alongside other humanitarians when she was alive but Nanay was my hero and would always stay my hero forever. She inculcated in my mind to always stay humble and true in helping people, and to never ever let corruption gets into my organization.”, she continues.

Erlinda or Ely was survived by her husband- Reynaldo Torres; her daughters- Maria Amor, Tina T. Ayungao and Rizaline T. Pascual; son- Ferdinand Torres; grandchildren- Krishna Lou, Niles Kim, Andy, Christian, Samantha, Reynalin, Kianna, Kurt, King and Kairos; sister- Esterlita Olavario and brother- Eduardo Carasco.  

Ely with husband Reny
Ely’s children have the same thing to say about their mother, “Nanay was the greatest mother in the world, she loved us unconditionally, we couldn’t have asked for more. She was the most loving, patient and understanding human being and she was always there for us. How we wished she lived longer so we could show her more how much we love her deeply.”

“To my beloved, sweet, beautiful Nanay, you are engraved in my heart forever. I love you so much", parting words from her eldest daughter, Amor.