Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Presidential Lingkod Bayan awarding ceremony


For my various contributions to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the country as a whole, I was conferred the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award by my Commander-in-Chief, H.E. President Benigno S Aquino III. The awarding was held at the Rizal Hall of Malacanan Palace on September 19, 2012 at around 10:00am. (Malacanang Photo)

RTVM footage of the awarding ceremony.

These are the awardees of the Civil Service Commission's highest award category, the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award.

 President Aquino delivered an inspiring speech, telling the story about public servants who made the difference in their respective organizations. (RTVM Youtube video)

After the awarding ceremony, we proceeded to Manila Hotel for the Testimonial Lunch. BGen Romeo 'Romy' Tanalgo of the Philippine Marine Corps led the invocation.

Souvenir photo with my avid fans. (Photo by Carlo Claudio)

My son was proud to be with me during this momentous occasion. My friend, Carlo Claudio, is a consistent attendee during my awarding rites since 2009. (Photo by Evelyn Cabunoc)

Photo opportunity with CSC's Director Liza Agamata and Congressman Leopoldo Bataoil. 2006 Dangal ng Bayan awardee, Major Jo-ar Herrera (rightmost), joined us. (Photo by Carlo Claudio)

The other awardee from the military is Marine officer Brigadier General Romeo Tanalgo. (Photo by Carlo Claudio) 

OWWA's Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) team members were cited for their heroic actions during the repatration of thousands of OFWs from war-torn Libya. To my right is Mr Naz Mustapha, a native of Basilan. (Photo by Carlo Claudio)

The obvious star among the awardees is Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, the undisputed 'Star for all seasons'. Aside from being an award-winning actress, she is also an outstanding public servant. (Photo by Carlo Claudio)

 I was waiting for my turn to enjoy our sumptuous buffet lunch when Mario Dumaual requested me to share my thoughts about the award. (Photo by Carlo Claudio)

You can watch the video report by following this link:               

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