22 March-3 April, Philippines
Mami was awarded a “ Symbolic Key to Pasay City” by the Mayor Antonino G Calixto on 22 March and subsequently became an “Adopted Daughter of Pasay City”, honorary citizenship awarded to her in appreciation of the charity concert she gave at the Philam Life Theatre on 26 March, which has benefited the environmental projects in Pasay City, Philippines. The concert has also supported the work of Virlanie Foundation as the commission on the tickets sales has been donated to the Foundation to help the city’s street children.
She was also presented by Mr Eddie San Juan, uncle of President Benigno Aquino an old private photograph of the late President Cory Aquino on her 18th birthday with a personal message from Mr San Juan, in appreciation of Mami for performing in their country.
The Plaque of Appreciation presented by the Mayor reads;
“The Plaque of Appreciation Presented to Mami Shikimori With profound gratitude and appreciation for having chosen the environmental and eco-friendly projects of Pasay City as the beneficiary of her concert performance successfully staged on March 26, 2011 at the PhilamLife Auditorium, Manila, Philippines.
For this gesture of benevolence exemplified by an international musical artist of great renown, the local government officials and residents of Pasay City will always steadfastly hold her in high esteem and whole-heartedly regard her as an Adopted Daughter of our beloved City.
It is acknowledged, moreover, that as a gifted solo recitalist, her refined music unfailingly soothes the souls and touches the hearts of peoples across the world with the universal message of love, understanding and peace.”
March 25 2011 Maytor Antonio G. Calixto, Pasay City, Rep. Imelda C. Rubiano Lone district, Pasay City”