TAYTAY, Rizal, June 26 (PIA) — Seven outstanding Rizaleños have been awarded the Gawad Rizal by incoming Rizal Gov. Rebecca “Nini” Ynares and the editorial board of Rizaleño Sulo, a local magazine.
The awarding ceremony coincided with the 152nd birth anniversary of our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal last June 19.
This year’s Gawad Rizal awardees were Angono Mayor Gerardo “Gerry” Calderon for Public Management; Juan Sumulong Memorial School Systems Director, Ms. Liwayway Sanvictores for Education; Juan M. Barredo for Business; Teresa Mayor Rodel N. Dela Cruz for Environment; Nickson L. Nimeno for Sports and Youth; Dr. Rodelfo C. Rabanal for Medicine; and Mr. Martiniano F. Tambongco for Cooperative.
The awardees were recognized for their success in their chosen field of endeavor and their significant contribution in the upliftment of the lives of the Rizaleños.
The Gawad Rizal aims to highlight the various traits of Dr. Rizal and to inspire young and old of the task of nation building. Another highlight of the affair was the launching of the Rizal Binhi Awards directed to the Rizaleño youth who will be our leaders of tomorrow.
Dr.William S. Co, Chairman of ICCT Colleges and honorable Consul to the Republic of Namibia gave his message of hope and action to the annual affair.
“We laud the efforts of this organization for recognizing the achievements of these people. To our awardees, your lives are true reflections of the aspirations and dreams of Dr. Rizal for our nation ,” Gov. Ynares remarked.