Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong, UA&P counsel and lecturer, has been accorded the 2011 Family Values Award.
This award, which is given by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recognizes the “honorable efforts of moral, upstanding community leaders who are striving to advance standards and values consistent with the said church’s position on the sanctity of the family.”
The Family Values Awards are presented annually to community leaders in Asia, Europe and the United States. Notable recipients include Australian Prime Minister John Howard MP, anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia policy maker Jack Snelling MP, and Fr. Thomas Rosica the National Director/CEO of World Youth Day (Canada).
For her pro bono work in Family Rights Advocacy, Atty. Imbong is likewise a recipient of the Fr. Paul B. Marx Pro-Life Award from Human Life International, and Blessed Pedro Calungsod Pro-Life Award from His Eminence, Ricardo Cardinal Vidal.
Aside from her work in academe, Atty. Imbong is the CBCP Legal Office’s Executive Secretary, consultant to the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Family and Life (ECFL) and the Office on Women. She is also a regular columnist for the CBCP Monitor. #
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