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Grace Alumnus Wins Two CMMA Awards


Wilson Lee Flores (Batch '83 of GCHS) won not just one, but two awards in this year's Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) held on October 24, 2005 at the Romulo Theater of RCBC Plaza in Makati . For 2005, he won the CMMA in the “Best Opinion Column” category for his essays on social/political issues and in the “Best Entertaiment Column” category for his perceptive film reviews with high moral principles and cultural merits. In the previous years, he also won two CMMA awards for “Best Business Column” and one CMMA award for “Best Opinion Column.” He set the highest recorded number of CMMA awards ever won by a single person in the long history of this most prestigious journalism excellence awards.

While in Grace, Wilson Lee Flores was the Feature Editor of the student publication “Grace Journal” and had been a finalist winner at the Metro Manila Secondary Schools Journalism Competition where he was chosen to represent the school. When he was in fourth year, he bagged ‘first place' in the General Information and Bible contests.

A strong believer in using the pen as an instrument for social, moral, cultural and other reforms, Wilson Lee Flores is also a winner of three Palanca Literary awards, author of five books, and a columnist for the Philippine Star. He is the director of “Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas” (UMPIL). He was the founding President of Ateneo's multi-awarded “Celadon” (the Filipino-Chinese students' organization) and was Managing Editor of the Ateneo's “Guidon,” the College newspaper.

On September 11 to 21 this year, he was among the 100 Outstanding Young Overseas Chinese Leaders from 28 countries invited by the Chinese government to Beijing , Jiangxi province and Guangdong province, for economic/cultural tour and meetings with top government officials.

Wilson Lee Flores is President of Anvil Business Club, the organization of young Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs. He is in the real estate business, and has been active as a top real estate broker since he started in 1995.

According to him, he first learned to love writing at Grace Christian High School . He used to borrow a lot of books from the school library.