Bohol university confers honorary degree on departing US envoy Sung Kim

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Posted at Dec 17 2019 09:36 PM

Holy Name University officials confer an honorary doctorate on US Ambassador Sung Kim. Courtesy of US Embassy in Manila website

MANILA - A university in Bohol on Monday conferred an honorary degree on US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim "in recognition of his valuable contribution to the development of the province," the US embassy in Manila said.

Holy Name University President Fr. Francisco Estepa awarded the ambassador with the university’s honorary Doctorate of Management in Human Resources.

“I will depart the Philippines with the satisfaction that the work we have done together has changed individual lives and strengthened the bonds between us. I accept it on behalf of all of the Americans and Filipinos dedicated to the important work that we do together,” Kim said.

Kim will leave the Philippines to be the next US top envoy to Indonesia, after US President Donald Trump announced his intention to reassign the diplomat last July.