Press Release
September 30, 2017


In recognition of his achievements as a public servant, leader, lawmaker, lawyer and as an advocate of humanitarianism, a prestigious Singapore-based organization will confer the designation of Honorary Fellow to Senator Richard J. Gordon today (Saturday).

The Royal Institution, Singapore will confer the honor, the highest and most prestigious lifetime award from the Royal Institution in recognition of his contributions and achievements as an outstanding public administrator, leader, lawyer, policy maker, philanthropist, among others.

Gordon will also be conferred the Doctor Fellow award which will authorize him to use the letters "FDr" before his name.

Royal Institution, Singapore is a global, multidisciplinary, professional membership and accrediting institution that aims to level the playing field and be the premier platform for smarter and more effective global networking, connecting education, business, commerce and industries and facilitating collaboration, innovation and perpetual learning for more opportunities, benefits, privileges, global recognition and status.

Gordon was nominated by BGen. Alejandro Escano and Dr. Alexander C. Mercado.

This will not be the first time for Gordon to get recognition for his leadership. . His effectiveness as a leader and a mover of people has been recognized and heralded through the various awards he has received - Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), the Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL), the University of the Philippines' Most Outstanding Alumnus in Public Service, and three years later, its Most Distinguished Alumnus, the highest award that could be bestowed by the UP Law Alumni Association.

More recently, Dick Gordon was also awarded the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency's Lifetime National Volunteer Achievement Award, the sole recipient of the award in 2015.

Gordon's achievements in the 48 years that he has been active in the Philippine Red Cross has also been recognized, having been awarded the three highest awards from the Red Cross, namely the Aurora Aragon Quezon Medal, the Silver Humanitarian Service Cross Award and the Gold Humanitarian Service Cross Award. Dick Gordon was also a recipient of the Japanese Red Cross Gold Humanitarian Award. He also received recognition from various foreign media such as Asiaweek's Twenty Great Asians of the Future and Asahi Shimbun's 50 Young Leaders of Asia, among others.

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