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Search for Outstanding Valencianon is on

by Jennifer Tilos

Dumaguete City (21 September) -- The municipality of Valencia launched this week the search for outstanding Valencianon awards that seeks to recognize and honor its citizens who have excelled in various fields of discipline and made great contributions to Filipino society.

"Now on its third year, the municipality decided to institutionalize the annual recognition of distinguished Valencianons as a way to celebrate the best in the town which has become the pillar of the society," Chair of the Search Committee and Vice Mayor Doro Olasiman said.

Nominees shall have demonstrated outstanding leadership in his field of endeavor and made outstanding contribution to society, said Olasiman.

The awarding ceremony is on Oct. 11, 2007. Deadline for submission of nomination is on September 28.

Part of the criteria are professional excellence and achievement, 30%; service and commitment to the community and society, 30%; leadership and pioneering zeal, 30%; and humble beginnings, a model, spiritually and morally upright citizen, 10%.

Nominations are open in the following fields of endeavor: art, literature and culture, entrepreneurship, environment, agriculture, health, community service, education, journalism, law, management and finance, medicine, public service, science and technology and sports.

Meanwhile, Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the Cabinet agreed to institute systems to enhance government performance and transparency, especially in priority programs and procurement processes.

"With P1.7 trillion in public investments planned, the President and the Cabinet want to make sure every centavo works for the people and beneficiary sectors," says Cabinet Secretary Ricardo Saludo. "That means transparency, efficiency and unrelenting drive in priority undertakings." (PIA) [top]

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