• Awardee, The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM), Manila, 1999
  • Sole Nominee from the Philippines, The Outstanding People of the World (TOP), Sapporo, Japan, 2000
  • Nominee, The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) and Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Awards, Manila, 2001
  • Awardee, Bayaning Pilipino, 2001
  • Adopted Member, Philippine Military Academy - Class 83

said to be the first and so far still the only Muslim to be given this distinction by the PMA

  1. Featured during Tehran International Trade Fair, a major international event in Tehran, Iran since the time of the Shah

  2. Cited in various write-ups, articles and publications, to name some:
  • Book of Asia (Jalan-jalan), by Ms. Marites Vitug, 1997
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Business Week
  • Far Eastern Economic Review
  • Chiquita Brands (Cincinnati, USA) company Magazine
  • CIDA/USAID/British Embassy Bulletins
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Philippine Star
  1. Eisenhower Fellow 2005 (Multi-Nation Program)

  2. Featured during the IFC Global Conference in Bangkok, Thailand