On Saturday, 21 May 2016, Philippine Ambassador to Singapore attended the talk “Because Words Matter”, organized by the UP Alumni Association of Singapore (UPAAS) at the Singapore Management University (SMU) Labs. The talk featured Dr. Danica Salazar, consultant editor for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). During the talk, Dr. Salazar shared his expertise on the process that went through the Philippine English that were added to the OED in 2015 and and Singapore English words to be added in 2016. Examples, of Philippine English words that are now in the OED include, barong, pan de sal, pulutan, among others. The event was free although donations were accepted for the UPAAS Scholarship Fund.