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Saturday, 06 February 2016 11:33

By Jasmine Mohammadsali

Nominations for the annual Local Achievers Award are now open.

With the objective of conferring honor and recognition to Zamboangueños with exceptional achievements and victories in various fields of endeavor, the Local Achievers Award is one of the most anticipated activities set to highlight the Dia de Zamboanga on February 26.

Deadline for the submission of nominations will be on February 17, 2016. Nomination forms are available at the City Public Information Division – City Mayor’s Office located at 2F City Hall Annex building. For inquiries, call telephone numbers 990-1356.

Winners will be announced on the Local Achievers Night on February 25 at Centro Latino as part of the Dia de Zamboanga activities.

The award categories include the sports category for outstanding individual or team performance in international and national sport competitions; the culture and arts category (performing and visual artists) for individual or group promoting Zamboanga’s culture through dance, music, paintings, and literary works; the public service category for an individual or a group who demonstrate dedication and exemplary service to the people of Zamboanga; the City Government service category for extraordinary performance of an individual in the service of the City Government.

Meanwhile, the community service category is for an individual or group who rendered exemplary service for the upliftment of a barangay; the investment promotion category is for an individual or group who promoted Zamboanga City as a sound investment area through their products; the tourism-oriented establishment category for tourism-oriented establishments with major contributions to the promotion of the City through outstanding delivery of service.

The highest award, Orgullo de ZamboangaPremiar, is the an honor bestowed on a single individual in recognition of his/ her significant and meritorious contributions to the city.

Additionally, two award categories – the top local corporate taxpayer and the top local individual taxpayer are bestowed to a corporation and an individual for paying the highest tax locally, respectively, and are based on the business taxes paid to the office of the City Treasurer’.— Jasmine Mohammadsali