ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT BE REMOVED FROM THE CONDITIONS OF RECEIVING THE AWARD
We, the undersigned, believe that merit, especially when achieved in an international environment, should be awarded independently of residential status. We find it inconsiderate that the award for the "Totus Tuus award for Education" should be made dependent on attendance of the award ceremony. We note that the award's committee is fully aware that Mrs. Flordeliza Lopez-Cattell is resident in Germany and hence, would find it extremely difficult to attend the ceremony.
We request therefore, that the attendance requirement be removed from the conditions of receiving the award.