JULY 2017

Compiled and Edited By Grace Garcia


IL CPA Society awards accountant for leadership

CHICAGO– The Illinois CPA Society awarded Stella Marie B. Santos, Managing Partner and co-founder of Adelfia LLC, a public accounting firm in Chicago, with the Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award. Santos was recognized for her leadership and commitment to fostering a culture of diversity within her profession on June 7 at the Illinois CPA Society’s annual Leadership Recognition Dinner in Chicago. She has 25 years of experience include earning CPA credentials in Illinois, Indiana and in the Philippines. She graduated Cum Laude from the UP and achieved the 12th highest score on the country’s CPA exam, according to the IL CPA press release biodata.

above pIC: CPA Stella Marie B. Santos. (contributed photo)

“For me, one of the cornerstones of advancing diversity in our profession is to promote an open-minded spirit in ourselves, workplace, and organizations,” said Santos. “To be open-minded is to accept the uniqueness within each of us and strive to work with the best one can offer.”

The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 24,500 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Its mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections.

First ever Pinay chosen to run as UK Green Party candidate

Filipina Carmen Legarda was on the roster as one of the candidates to represent The Green Party of England and Wales in the Hendon constituency, according to an Inquirer News report.

Legarda is the first Filipina woman to run in the UK Parliament’s general election. She lost on June 8 to Matthew Offord-a Conservative, who garnerd 2,5078 votes to her 578 votes.

LEft pic: Carmen Legarda is interviewed. (Contributed Photo)

She is a native of Sampaloc. Her employment history includes working with international organizations such as Save the Children, The British Council, and The Methodist Church, the report stated.




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