CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando thanked the 14 modern-day heroes who were recognized by the Provincial Government of Bulacan through Gawad Dangal ng Lipi held yesterday at The Pavilion in Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center here for their invaluable legacy.
“Salamat po sa inyong legasiya, sa ating mahigpit na pagtutulungan, ang ating kultura ng kahusayan ay mananatiling matibay na bigkis ng pagkakaisa at inspirasyon ng ating mga kalalawigan sa patuloy na pangangarap ng magandang buhay,” Fernado said.
Fernando added that DNL is one of the most anticipated and important events in the weeklong celebration of Singkaban Festival where families and friends reunite to share the pride and celebrate the remarkable achievements of the sons and daughters of the province.
The People’s Governor led the conferment to the following Outstanding Bulakenyos: Director Wilfredo M. Cruz from Calumpit (Agriculture); Dr. Ace C. Lagman from Baliwag (Education); Earl Patrick D.L. Forlales of San Rafael (Science and Technology); Jose Espineli “Joonee” Gamboa of the City of Malolos (Arts and Culture-Performance); Oliver C. Marquez of Calumpit (Arts and Culture-Visual Arts); Mika Aireen M. Reyes of Pulilan (Sports); Atty. Pacifico G. Eusebio, Jr. of Pulilan (Entrepreneur); Engr. Gloria S. Correa of San Ildefonso (Trade and Industry); Atty. Antonio A. Ligon of San Miguel (Community Service); Mahistrado Maryann Corpuz-Manalac of Baliwag (Professional); Yolanda D. Abaca of San Miguel (Bulakenyo Expatriate); Dr. Jose Raymundo R. Carlos of the City of Malolos (Health); Lt. Gen. Felimon T. Santos, Jr. of San Rafael (Public Service in the field of Military Service); and Chairman Michael G. Aguinaldo of Bulakan (Government Service).
In his speech on behalf of the other 13 awardees, COA Chairman Michael G. Aguinaldo said that they are glad and honored for being recognized by the PGB and encouraged public servants to always put the best interest of the public, showcase professionalism, and love the country just like what is stated in “Panunumpa ng Lingkod Bayan”.
“Hindi lang pag-iisip na sakripisyo ang pagsilbi sa gobyerno. Hindi siya sakripisyo. Isa siyang pribilehiyo at dapat ipagkapuri natin ang pagsisilbing ito, ang paglilingkod sa bayan,” Aguinaldo said.
According to the Provincial Planning and Development Office, Gawad DNL secretariat, the nominees underwent a thorough screening and selection processes to ensure that deserving nominees will receive the recognition.
Gawad DNL awards program is part of the culminating activities of Singkaban Festival 2019 with the theme “Sining at Kalinangang Bulakenyo, Dangal ng Filipino”.