Datu Bago Award now open for nominations
THE search for the new set of Datu Bago awardees is on to recognize outstanding individuals who have significant contributions in the development of Davao City.
Marina B. Ruivivar of Datu Bago Awardees Association yesterday said during the weekly forum at The Annex of SM City Davao that they already have a total of 156 awardees since it started in 1969.
This year, they only received one nominee, thus, they are encouraging the public to nominate if they know someone who pass the qualification and submit the needed requirements.
“The search bestows honor upon an individual who has contributed to the development of the City of Davao with exemplary competence and dedication and who best serves as a model of excellence and as an inspiration to the residents of Davao,” she said.
The search is held annually initiated by the
Datu Bago Awardees Organization in partnership with the city government of Davao. The awarding usually takes place during the celebration of Araw ng Dabaw wherein the final listing will be based on the approval of the city mayor.
Ruivivar added that it is open to persons of any nationality, living or deceased, born in Davao City or have been residents in Davao City for at least 10 years. The living nominee must accept the nomination. JCR (For full story visit www.sunstar.com.ph/davao/)
WOOD STORE. A woman buying wood at a shop along Leon Garcia Street is assisted by two men in choosing the best.