Service Beyond Excellence: Metrobank Foundation names this year's Outstanding Filipinos



metrobankawards1 Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto Sobrepeña (fifth from left) along with the Outstanding Filipinos 2019 awardees.

Aligned with Metrobank's "Meaningful Banking" campaign, Metrobank Foundation recently presented this year's roster of Outstanding Filipinos in the academe, military, and police sectors, comprising of four teachers, three soldiers, and three police officers. 

The Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino is a career-service award steered by the value of “Beyond Excellence" in which chosen awardees are recognized for their commitment to raising the bar of excellence in their respective fields. Their contributions speak of service beyond one's self and inspire their peers. Their service and community involvements have helped in shaping better communities and creating a lasting positive impact upon the people. 

The recipients of the 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino Award for Teachers are: Dorothy S. Tarol, Ph.D., Master Teacher II, Special Education-Integrated School for Exceptional Children (SPED-ISEC) in Iloilo City; Cristina B. Cristobal, Ph.D., Special Science Teacher 5, Philippine Science High School Main Campus in Quezon City; Ricardo T. Jose, Ph.D. Professor 12, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines Diliman; and Eva Maria C. Cutiongco-Dela Paz, M.D., Professor 10, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila.

The recipients of the 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino Award for Soldiers are: Master Sergeant Ramil A. Caporas PA, Team Supervisor, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, Army Support Command, Philippine Army, Camp Servillano Aquino in Tarlac City; Major Romulo G. Dimayuga II PN (M), Former Operations and Training Officer, Force Reconnaissance Group (formerly Marine Special Operations Group), Headquarters Philippine Marine Corps, Fort Bonifacio in Taguig; and Lieutenant Colonel John Paul D. Baldomar PA, Chief, Current Operations Branch, Internal Security Operations Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.

The recipients of the 2019 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino Award for Police Officers are: Police Chief Master Sergeant Marsha T. Agustin, RSW, Investigator, Women and Children Protection Center, Philippine National Police Headquarters, Camp Crame in Quezon City; Police Major Robert A. Reyes, Technical Support Officer, Counter Intelligence Task Force, Philippine National Police Headquarters, Camp Brigadier General Rafael T. Crame; and Police Colonel Edwin A. Quilates, Provincial Director, Batangas Police Provincial Office, Camp Miguel C. Malvar in Batangas City.

Each awardee will receive a cash prize of P1 million, a golden medallion, and “The Flame” trophy at the formal conferment ceremony set on September 4 at the Metrobank Plaza in Makati City as part of Metrobank’s 57th anniversary celebration.