Sangyaw Awards honors outstanding groups, individuals who give significant contributions to Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY – “Sangyaw Awards is a way of giving back to Taclobanons the contribution that they have given and shared making the city more progressive,” this was stressed by Teofila Brosas, chairman of the Sangyaw Awards committee.
Brosas added further: “They have done something which made Tacloban well-known, progressive, in terms of economic development or in terms of showing the potential of Taclobanons which lead Taclobanons to be known nationwide even in the international community.”
“It is important that we recognized them in terms of their contribution to the city of Tacloban.”
Awards were given in different categories.
Awards for professional excellence were given to SPO4 Rogelio Alba (outstanding policeman), PCI Santi Noel Matira (outstanding police officer), Aldim Roda and Nazarena Aguirre (outstanding teachers), Dr. Vicente Ramo (outstanding senior citizens), Roberto Navigante (model employee of the year), and Dante Varona (model job order worker of the city government).
The student and youth leadership award was shared by Trina Marie Candiza of ADFC and Dave Guino of LNHS; environment-friendly barangays award was shared by Barangays 88, 92, 103-A, 85, 51-A and 17. Model Family was awarded to Jose Sagdullas Family.
Special citations for meritorious performance was awarded to NIA Chorale, Lucky Twins Dance Duo, and Zero Gravity Dance Group. Patron of the arts went to Otitte Aurora Meinhardt.
Special Sangyaw citations on everyday heriosm was awarded to Tacloban Rescue Unit, Filipino- Chinese Chamber of Commerce Fire Volunteer Brigade, TOMECO, and Limpyo Tacloban X-Men.
Awards of recognition with high commendation as partner in Tacloban”s progress and development was awarded to Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.
Nominations are sent in as to the validity of credentials. Two final meeting screening were set, first to segregate the nominees and second for the Sangyaw Awards selection board to choose the qualified nominees for the awards.
The Sangyaw Awards selection board was composed of five members representing different sector among them are Dr. Elvira Galapon-Casal (Sangyaw Foundation and non-government sector also the chairman of the board, Miranda Varon (banking committee), Rev. Fr. Amadeo Alvero (religious group) and Lourdes C. Anido (civic organizations).
Also honored in the event were the top twenty taxpayers.
The awards were handed by Mayor Alfred Romualdez, Councilor Cristina Romualdez and Dr. Galapon-Casal.
The awarding ceremony was held on June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Balyuan Amphitheater.
Brosas hopes that the Taclobanons “be encouraged to look out for people who are worthy of being recognized by the city.”
“We can extend our hands to their nominees so that by next year we can also have new set of awardees for the Sangyaw Awards.”, she added. (KERSEY A. BADOCDOC, LNU Intern)
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