CITY OF MALOLOS – Former Governor of Bulacan Roberto “Obet” Pagdanganan is one of the 12 Most Outstanding Bulakenyos who were given recognition by the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Gawad Dangal ng Lipi 2022 held at One Grand Pavilion Events Place, Blas Ople Diversion Road, Brgy. Bulihan in this city yesterday.
Pagdanganan from Calumpit town won for being outstanding in the field of Public Service. Other awardees include Yolanda C. Riguer of Angat (Agriculture); Marciano E. Par, Jr. of Norzagaray (Bulakenyo Expatriate); Romeo L. Dela Rosa, SFRIM, FRIEdr of Plaridel (Education); Darlyn L. Calderon of Pulilan (Entrepreneur); Jessie Khing D.G. Lacuna, Oly of Pulilan (Sports); Dr. Julius Caesar V. Sicat of San Ildefonso (Science and Technology); Romeo A. De Jesus, CPA from City of San Jose Del Monte (Community Service); Demetrio L. Bajet, Jr. of Pulilan (Trade and Industry); Rehente Raul C. Pagdanganan of Calumpit (Health); Atty. Rustico T. De Belen of Doña Remedios Trinidad (Professional); and Dr. Jaime B. Veneracion of San Ildefonso (Arts and Culture).
Governor Daniel R. Fernando thanked the new batch of modern-day heroes for their invaluable contribution to the community and country.
“All of you have answered the call to bring honor and change to our beloved province and I am a witness of your sacrifice, thus on behalf of the Bulakenyos, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much Bulakenyos. Ito ay selebrasyon ng ating tagumpay at nagkakaisang sagisag ng kahusayan ng ating lahing iniluwal mula po sa makulay at mayamang sining ng ating lalawigan,” Fernando said.
Meanwhile, a certificate of tribute was presented to the family of former DNL awardee Lydia De Vega-Mercado, fastest woman in Asia, who passed away last month. She was cited as one of the greatest Filipino sports icons who brought great honor and pride to the province. ###