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Bulacan fetes outstanding Bulakenyo through Gawad Dangal ng Lipi
By: PPAO
Friday, 07 September 2012
CITY OF MALOLOS – More than the festivity of the flourishing cultural heritage of the province, the Provincial Government of Bulacan will honor this year’s outstanding Bulakenyos through Gawad Dangal ng Lipi on September 15, 2012, 6pm at the The Pavillion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that the annual search is one of the highlights of the Singkaban Festival celebration that recognizes today’s modern heroes and outstanding sons and daughters of the province who excel in their fields of expertise such as public service, professional, community service, entrepreneur, education, science and technology, arts and culture, trade and industry, health, agriculture, sports and Bulakenyo Expatriate.

Moreover, the highest award, which is the Tanging Bulakenyo, will be given to a Bulakenyo who excels in any of the awards categories stated above and with an outstanding performance and contribution to the society.

“Ito ay para sa mga Bulakenyo na nakapaglingkod o kasalukuyang naglilingkod sa pamahalaan. Gayundin ang mga pribadong mamamayan at ang mga naging tanyag na Bulakenyo sa loob at labas ng bansa,” said Alvarado.

The governor also said that each awardee will bring home a medal and a plaque.

Meanwhile, all nominees underwent an arduous selection and screening processes.

Among the previous awardees were Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, former president Corazon Aquino, Virgilio Almario, Joey de Leon, Richard Gomez, Dolphy, Regine Velasquez, Cheche Lazaro, Arnold Clavio, Shirley Halili-Cruz, and Arnel T. Papa.

The selection and conferment of the outstanding Bulakenyo started in 1974, known as the Natatanging Bulakenyo Award. ###

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