Metrobank Foundation bestows PEACE recognition on AFP

Published February 24, 2019, 5:26 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Francis Wakefield 

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was bestowed the Partner in Empowerment, Advocacy, and Commitment to Excellence (PEACE) recognition by the Metrobank Foundation Inc. during its 40th Anniversary at the Le Pavillion, Pasay City on Friday, February 22.

File photo of AFP Chief of staff and former Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen Benjamin Madrigal. (Keith Bacongco / FILE / MANILA BULLETIN)
File photo of AFP Chief of staff and former Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lt. Gen Benjamin Madrigal. (Keith Bacongco / FILE / MANILA BULLETIN)

AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. received the “Kapit-Bisig” trophy for AFP’s PEACE recognition from the board members of Metrobank Foundation during the event.

Metrobank Foundation bestowed the PEACE recognition to 40 select partner institutions whose commitment in uplifting the lives of the least in society and in recognizing the best of the Filipinos mirrors that of the Foundation.

The roster of the 2019 PEACE honorees consists of institutions from national government agencies, non-government and socio-civic organizations, diplomatic missions, media, business, and the academe.

Metrobank Foundation also recognized 40 exceptional men and women who have set a worthy example for every Filipino to emulate, called the Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES).

The 2019 ACES awardees included the following current and former AFP officers: Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr. (Ret), former AFP chief of staff and 2007 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Maj. Gen. Alexander Balutan (Ret), 2011 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Lt. Gen. Raul Del Rosario (Ret), 2011 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Lt. Gen. Danilo Pamonag (Ret), 2015 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Commodore Alberto Carlos, Naval Combat Engineering Brigade Commander and 2014 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Rear Admiral Erick Kagaoan, Philippine Navy Chief-of-Naval Staff and 2012 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Major General Cirilito Sobejana, Philippine Army 6th Infantry Division Commander and 1995 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Colonel Giemel Espino PAF, 2005 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Brig. Gen. Custodio Parcon Jr., Acting The Inspector General of AFP and 1994 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Chief Master Sergeant Nelson Mercado PAF, 2011 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; Col. Hernanie Songano PN (M), 2005 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier; and Col. Romeo Brawner, Jr. PA, 2013 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Soldier.
The board members of Metrobank Foundation presented the SPIRAL medallion to ACES awardees.

 
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