Friday, April 10, 2009

11 outstanding citizens of Aklan to be honored
BY BOY RYAN B. ZABAL / Panay News

KALIBO, Aklan – The province of Aklan pays tribute to 11 outstanding citizens who shine in their chosen fields and for their invaluable contributions to the development of Aklan.
A retired military officer, a businessman, a senior diplomat, three lawyers, two doctors, two engineers and a nurse make up this year's batch of individual awardees highlighting the celebration of Aklan’s 53rd founding anniversary on April 25.
The awardees are:

- Retired Lt. General Pedro Ike Ibarreta Inserto (Military) of Malinao, Aklan, a graduate of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1974 (Marangal) and former AFP deputy chief of staff
- Chief Engr. Jonathan Rogando Salvador (Science and Technology) of New Washington, Aklan, former chief engineer of a bulk carrier vessel, M/V Trimnes, and builder of all steel light craft transport LCT Mighty Sailor
- Atty. Remo Tabuena Alindato (Labor Law Practice) of Numancia, Aklan
- Ellen Bongabong Dioso (Nursing) of Kalibo, Aklan, two-time president of Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan (PNAM) established to foster professional development and mutual support of its members
- Teodorico Tumbocon Haresco, Jr. (Business) of Ibajay, Aklan, one of the Philippine’s leading businessmen responsible for conceptualizing and implementing the President’s Bridge Program
- Engr. Marcial Huerbana Arac (Government Service) of Numancia, Aklan, former District Engineer of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental. He served the government for 45 years.
- Atty. Alberto Reyes Quimpo (Public Service) of Kalibo, Aklan, Commissioner of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)
- Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for International Economic Affairs Edsel T. Custodio (Foreign Service) of Makato, Aklan

- Dr. Nilda Buyoc Tambong (Medicine) of Kalibo, Aklan, current vice mayor of the capital town of Kalibo
- Dr. Lolito Sta. Maria Tumbocon (Posthumous) of Ibajay, Aklan, medical director of The Doctors' Hospital, Inc. in Bacolod City
- Atty. Amelia Acevedo Menez-Zafra (Posthumous-Religion) of Kalibo, Aklan, an active member of the pro-life advocacy and a dedicated member of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines' Women Desk, Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas Episcopal Commission on the Laity and the Marriage Encounter.
The Search Committee is composed of former Aklan Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Reinalda I. Magdaluyo, Rev. Fr. Jose Gualberto I. Villasis of Aklan Catholic College, Dr. Gabriel Delfin of Northwestern Visayan Colleges Institute of Public Policy Studies, Provincial Administrator Atty. Diego M. Luces, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Engr. Roger M. Esto, Museo it Akean curator Sumra Dela Cruz-Rojo, and Aklan Press Club president Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente.

6 comments:

alexander said...

Is Matt Monroe Jr. going to handout the awards?

Anonymous said...

con ara cia, tsong?

Anonymous said...

Another unfortunate charade of misfits mixed with the truly golden. It is ironic that one awardee is honored in the same stage with another who is diametrically identified on the other end of the corruption yardstick. What a waste.

Anonymous said...

you're right on that! it's a pity how people in the government, both in past and present esp the politicians, were able to fool the public ...
why matt monroe jr? is there nobody in the province who can rightfully hand the awards?

Anonymous said...

in fairness, i think most of them deserve to be recognized for their contributions.
i happen to know engr. arac and truly we can not just ignore his performance and contributions as a public servant. even to his retirement he still is an advocate of righteousness and advancement of his community and he continues to be an idol to his children and family.
whatever ... let us give the young aklanons something to look up to.

Anonymous said...

hi!
can i request for any contact information of atty. remo alindato? he's a family friend, and we lost contact with him many years ago...anyone please lend a hand...thanks so much! you can email some info at imaah_magistrado@hotmail.com