The search for the next batch of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos commences as Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) launched the 2022 Award thru a virtual event on November 5, 2021. The annual excellence recognition program honors exemplary Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers whose contributions in their professional service and respective communities are worthy of emulation.
Ten Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos composed of four teachers, three soldiers, and three police officers will be awarded with a cash prize of P1 million each (net of tax), a golden medallion, and “The Flame.”
The awardees embody the meaning of “Beyond Excellence” for rendering service above and beyond their call of duty thereby influencing their peers and sectors. Their accomplishments and community involvements have helped shape a better society as well as created a lasting positive impact upon the people.
“Comprising the majority of the Philippine bureaucracy, these three sectors proved to be very essential especially in this time of the pandemic,” said Metrobank Foundation President Aniceto Sobrepeña. “Despite the challenges of holding online classes, teachers spark hope and joy in the hearts of the learners by injecting various innovations; ensuring that online classes foster a conducive learning environment. Moreover, soldiers and police officers hold the line to ensure public health and safety despite knowing that their own health is at risk.”
The successful launch was supported by the heads of program partners, namely Department of Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones; Commissioner J. Prospero De Vera III, chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education; General Jose C. Faustino, Jr., Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, the former chief of the Philippine National Police; Rotary Club of Makati Metro President Jasper Chua; Rotary Club of New Manila East President Michael Ryan Dela Cruz; and Philippine Savings Bank President Jose Vicente Alde.
The award invites all Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers who possess these basic eligibility requirements: (1) at least 10 years in service with at least 3 years remaining; (2) at least a very satisfactory performance rating in the past 10 years; (3) good moral character and never have been adjudged guilty of any administrative, criminal, or civil case.
Moreover, basic education teachers must have completed their academic requirements; while higher education teachers must at least have a doctorate degree, master’s degree, Juris Doctor degree, or the like. Soldiers with rank of captain to colonel must have completed a bachelor’s degree; while those with rank of corporal to chief master sergeant must have completed at least a high school diploma. Lastly, police officers with rank of police corporal to police colonel must have at least a bachelor’s degree.
The deadline for the submission of nominations is on December 31, 2021.To know more about the Award and access the nomination forms, please visit the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Facebook page or the Metrobank Foundation website (www.mbfoundation.org.ph).
To date, the Metrobank Foundation has honored a total of 685 teachers, soldiers, and police officers since 1985. (PR)