CITY OF MALOLOS – As one of the annual activities of the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB), the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) announced that the nomination for the Gawad Dangal ng Lipi, the highest award given to sons and daughters of Bulacan who excel in their chosen careers and fields, is now open.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that this is one way of encouraging and inspiring more Bulakenyos to be productive and give back to the province.
“We keep on searching and we keep having more. Dahil patuloy tayong may pinararangalan, patuloy din ang nabibigyan natin ng inspirasyon at kaya tayo may nakikita dahil may mga Bulakenyong nagsisikap hindi dahil sa parangal kundi likas sa kanilang ang puso ang pagiging mahusay,” Alvarado said.
According to the PPDO, the Gawad Dangal ng Lipi awards has 13 categories such as public service, professional, community service, entrepreneur, education, Science and technology, arts and culture, trade and industry, health, agriculture, sports, Bulakenyo Expatriate and Tanging Bulakenyo.
The Tanging Bulakenyo is the highest award given by the PGB to a Bulakenyo which will be awarded to the nominee that excels in the categories stated above and with an outstanding performance and contribution to the society.
Arlene Pascual, head of the PPDO, the awards secretariat, stated that a nominee must be born or a citizen of Bulacan for five years; the parents of the nominee must be a Bulakenyo and if not, one of his/her parents must be a habitant in Bulacan for five years. If a nominee doesn’t have a blood of a Bulakenyo he/she must be a resident of the province for ten years and have unique achievements that contributed to the progress of the province.
In addition, the nominee should accomplish the Dangal ng Lipi Nomination Form and the sponsor (the one who will nominate) should mention the applicant’s background experience and other proofs of excellence and further requirements.
Pascual added that nominations must be submitted on or before June 30 with the original nomination form and two 2×2” pictures of the nominee.
For other inquiries, look for the PPDO located at the 3rd Floor Capitol Building, City of Malolos or contact Ms. Evelyn M. Perez or Engr. Randy H. Po at telephone numbers (044) 791-0901, 791-8176 to 77 or visit http://www.bulacan.gov.ph/dangalnglipi.
Gawad Dangal ng Lipi formerly known as Natatanging Bulakenyo Award started in 1974.