12 September 2011 – Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, on behalf of the Philippine Government, received the Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastian Elcano award given to the Government of the Philippines in recognition of the country´s important role in the expeditions of Magallanes and Sebastian El Cano, during the awarding ceremonies held on 7 September 2011 at Sanlucar de Barrameda, Cadiz, Spain.
In photos L-R: The President of Fundación Eduardo Lobato Dominguez, Mr. Eduardo Dominguez Lobato; Ambassador of Chile to Spain, H.E. Sergio Romero Pizarro; Mayor of Sanlucar de Barrameda, Hon. Irene Garcia Macias; Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas, and the President of Círculo de Artesanos, Mr. Enrique Román.
The authors of the award are the Fundación Eduardo Dominguez Lobato and the Circulo de Artesanos.
The Fernando de Magallanes and Juan Sebastian Elcano award gives recognition to the countries, cities and people who played significant roles in the first circumnavigation of the world. In 2010, the first edition of the award, Sabrosa, Portugal and Getaria, Spain were the recipients of the award in recognition of the respective birth places of the two navigators.
For this year, the Fundación Eduardo Dominguez Lobato and Circulo de Artesanos have chosen the Philippines and Chile as the recipients of the award in recognition of the roles of the countries in the expeditions of Magallanes and Sebastian El Cano