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Saturday, 07 February 2015 14:40

The annual search for the Local Achievers Award, one of the main highlights during the celebration of Dia de Zamboanga in February 26 is now on.

Aimed to confer honor and prestige to Zamboangueños who have attained exceptional achievements and victories in various fields of endeavours, the search covers the fields on sports, culture and arts, public service, City Government service, community service, investment promotion, tourism-oriented establishment and the highest award- Orgullo de Zamboanga Primiar.

Deadline for the submission of nominations will be on February 16, 2015. Nomination forms can be secured at the City Public Information Division under the Office of the City Mayor located at the City Hall annex building. For inquiries, call telephone numbers 990-1356.

Awarding ceremony—the 13th since it started in 2002 is scheduled on February 27 at 7pm at Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar.

The various fields included in the Top Achiever Awards and their criteria include Sports- individual or team for outstanding athletic performance in their respective sporting events in internationally or nationally recognized competitions; Culture & Arts (Performing and Visual Artists)- individual or group promoting Zamboanga’s culture through music, dances, paintings and literary works; Public Service- individual or group for dedication and exemplary service to the people of Zamboanga; City Government Service- an individual for extraordinary performance in the service of the City Government;

Community Service (Barangay/Civic groups)- for exemplary service rendered by an individual or group in the upliftment of a barangay; Investment Promotion- individual or group for promoting Zamboanga City as a sound investment area through their products; and Tourism Oriented Establishment- a tourism-oriented establishment for its major contributions to the promotion of the city through its outstanding delivery of service.

Orgullo de Zamboanga Premiar is the highest honor and is bestowed on a single individual in recognition of his/ her significant and meritorious contributions to the city.

There are also two award categories- the top local corporate taxpayer which is bestowed on a corporation for paying highest tax locally that directly benefits the city and the top local individual taxpayer which is conferred on an individual for paying highest tax locally and is based on the business taxes paid to the office of the City Treasurer.

Candidates may come from any field, including the academe, business and government. Those contributions must be documented and supported by several individuals who can personally attest to the importance of the candidate’s contribution. Nomination of this award may be made by any individual, group, organization or institution. —Sheila Covarrubias