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Top teachers, soldiers, cops honored

The Senate yesterday adopted three resolutions honoring the country’s top teachers, military personnel and police officers who were given recognition by a private institution for their selfless dedication to service and commitment to excellence.

These are Sen. Cynthia Villar’s Senate Resolutions No. 101, which is a consolidated version of resolution nos. 106 and 121 filed by Senators Panfilo Lacson and Nancy Binay, congratulating the awardees of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) search for Outstanding Filipinos.

The search for the Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS) is an annual program undertaken by the MBFI, Rotary Club of New Manila East, and PSBank that gives recognition to the men and women in the Philippine National Police (PNP) who have excelled in protecting and serving the people by exemplifying professionalism, competence, dedication, and integrity.

COPS awardees include Police Chief Inspector Ryan Manongdo, Police Superintendent Jemuel Siason, Police Senior Superintendent Susan Jalla; Police Superintendent Mario Rariza, Jr., Police Officer 2 Fatima Peñones Lanuza, Police Officer 3 Nida Gregas, Senior Police Officer 1 Mhay Rubio, Senior Police Officer 2 Jeffrey Ojao, Senior Police Officer 3 Hamidhan Tebbeng, and Senior Police Officer 3 Ezrael Lantingan.

MBFI’s Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT) has honored 346 outstanding teachers in the country for the last 32 years. The winners of this year’s SOT are Winona Diola of Muntinlupa City; Rujealyn Cancino of Lingayen, Pangasinan; Josephine Chonie Obseñares of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte; Arnol Rosales of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro; Dr. Roy Basa of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; Nelson Agoyaoy of Caloocan City; Ma. Regaele Olarte of Muntinlupa City; Dr. Katherine Faith Bustos of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Dr. Ernelea Cao of Quezon City, and Mark Anthony Torres of Iligan City.

The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) are Lieutenant Colonel Eliglen Villaflor, Technical Sergeants Danilo Ramos and Bernardo Tacbas from the Philippine Army; Lieutenant Wilfredo Manalang, Jr., Staff Sergeant Albert Eleazar, and Intelligence Specialist Chief Fernando Parcon from the Philippine Navy; Lieutenant Colonel Oliver Bañaria, Master Sergeant Abel Idusma, Technical Sergeant Andersen Avellana from the Philippine Air Force and Colonel Jocelyn Turla from the Technical Administrative Services. (Hannah L. Torregoza)