The Metrobank Corporation began searching for prominent Filipinos at a ceremonial launch event at the PNP (Philippine National Police) Multipurpose Center, Camp General Rafael T. Karami in Quezon City.
They were joined by representatives from collaboration partners Savings Bank of the Philippines (PSBank), Rotary Club of New Manila East (RNME) and Rotary Club of Makati Metro (RCMM) along with officials from the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). ) and Metrobank, Inc. (MBFI).
In a statement, the aforementioned annual Excellence Recognition Program honors exemplary Filipino teachers, soldiers and police officers whose contributions to their professional service and communities are worthy of emulation.
Those selected consisting of four teachers, three soldiers, and three police officers in September 2023 will be awarded a cash prize of one million pesos each, a gold medal, and a “torch” trophy.
The statement said that the winners embody the meaning of “beyond excellence” to provide service beyond the call of duty and thus influence their peers and their sectors.
The launch was attended by Undersecretary of State Gloria Jomil Mercado, AFP Inspector General Lieutenant General William Gonzalez, Chief of Police of the Philippine National Police General Rodolfo Azorin Jr., and MBFI President Aniceto Sobrepina.
They were joined by PSBank Senior Vice President and Treasurer Perfecto Ramon DiMaioga Jr., RCMM Chairman Miguel Leogardo and RCME President Claro Lorenzo Pardi.
Through a nomination-based process, people eligible to join must have at least 10 years of service with at least a “very satisfactory” rating in the past decade. Retirees must have at least three years of service.
All qualified candidates must have shown good moral character and must not be guilty of any civil or criminal administrative case.
Teachers in the primary, secondary or alternative education system must have a full teaching load and must have a master’s degree while higher education and postgraduate teachers must have a Ph.D.
Those in management positions, including Area Alternative Learning System Coordinators, must undertake a minimum of 6 hours or 6 units per week during the academic year they are joining.
For AFP staff, qualified commissioned officers (captain to colonel) must have completed a bachelor’s degree while enlisted personnel (corporal to chief sergeant major) must have a high school diploma.
Among the PNP personnel, senior NCOs (police lieutenant colonel to police colonel), field NCOs (police lieutenant to police major rank) and NCOs (police corporal to police executive sergeant major) must have a bachelor’s degree.
The deadline for submitting nominations is January 13, 2023.