February 10, 2018
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF CAGAYAN, SET TO LAUNCH 2nd “DANGAL NG LAHING CAGAYANO” AWARDS THIS YEAR
After the successful staging of the 1st “Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano” Awards during the Aggao Nac Cagayan festivities last year, the Provincial Government of Cagayan is set to unveil the 2nd series of the prestigious accolade.
The Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano aims to recognize outstanding, exemplary and distinguished Cagayanos who have made a name not only in the province, but also in the national and international arena.
Governor Manuel N. Mamba led the awarding of six (6) “Gintong Medalya” award and three (3) “Natatanging Cagayano” recognition last June 2017.
Last year, the awards were the highlight of the province’s founding anniversary, adding more meaning and significance to the celebration.
The Governor emphasized the significance of this award to the local government and to the whole province of Cagayan. He said that the “Dangal” awards embody the greatness of a Cagayano, whose perseverance, dedication, service and noble values are his pride to the whole nation and to the whole world.
“Cagayanos are making waves around the globe. We have Cagayanos who made big contributions in various fields. It is only apt and appropriate to give recognition to these individuals who bring pride and honor to the province. They are role models and inspirations to every Cagayano and their unwavering contributions to the society are worth emulating,” the Governor said.
“Through these awards, we instill a sense of pride among us and we also encourage Cagayanos to contribute to the community in their own ways. No matter how miniscule or how gigantic these are, they send ripples to the ends of the province, thereby inspiring others to do great in their respective fields.”
Six (6) individuals were awarded with the “Gintong Medalya” recognition for their contributions in various fields: Jun Epifanio Pagalilauan (Arts), Robert Samoy Sac (Science, Technology and Engineering), Dr. Ronald P. Guzman (Education and Public Service), MGen Paul Talay Atal (Military Service) Leomar Aday (Agriculture and Fisheries), and Miguel B. Decena (Business and Entrepreneurship).
Meanwhile, three (3) prominent individuals were chosen as “Natatanging Cagayano” awardees. They were Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang, Presiding Justice of the Sandiganbayan; Engr. Danilo D. Tamayo, President and CEO of DDT Konstract, Inc.; and Secretary Arthur Planta Tugade, Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
The first awardees of the “Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano 2017,” in both “Natatanging Cagayano” and “Gintong Medalya Award” were adjudged and chosen through a rigid screening by an esteemed board of judges.
Atty. Mabel-Villarica Mamba, the first lady of the province of Cagayan is the advocate of the “Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano” award.
According to Atty. Villarica-Mamba, the 2nd Dangal ng Cagayano Awards will be a venue to showcase the world-class integrity and greatness of Cagayanos to the country and to the whole world.
“The Cagayanos have been recognized in many fields. It only shows that Cagayan is a bastion of reputable talents that have contributed to the province’s growth, honor and glory. We look forward to this year’s Dangal ng Lahing Cagayano awards,” she said.