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SP Fetes 2 Outstanding Dagupeños, Confers 2 Posthumous Citations

With strict observance of health and safety protocols, VICE MAYOR DEAN BRYAN KUA led the Sanggunian Panglunsod in the formal recognition of two outstanding Dagupenos whose recent accomplishments gave honor and pride to the city, in simple ceremonies at the River Grove, De Venecia Extension Highway on August 10.

With more than 600 entries who competed for the chance to be called the best of the best in the 14th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards that honors excellent stories and photos that are published, aired or broadcast in print, radio, Sunday Punch lensman Wilfredo “Willie” Lomibao, was commended for copping the Tobacco Photo of Year, entitled “Ocean of Gold Leaves”, also published in the same weekly paper, which depicts a farmer drying tobacco leaves in Alcala, Pangasinan.

Airis Danielle and Harris Matthew, children of newly promoted Police Brigadier General Harris Fama of the Philippine National Police received the recognition for his well-deserved promotion given his stellar record of solving problems and running after illegal gambling operators, drug personalities and other criminal elements in his long-checkered career. General Fama, currently an executive officer of the PNP Directorate for Police-Community Relations, is a member of the Class 1990 Philippine National Police Academy and Class 228 of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Meanwhile, Lydia Uson and Rizalino Jr., widow and son, respectively, of the late assistant secretary Rizalino “Bobby” Uson Sr, received the body’s expression of sympathy for Mr. Uson, whose long and distinguished career spans for more than 35 years, rising from the ranks in the city government, starting as a clerk-typist in 1977.

In a separate location, Vice Mayor Kua and Councilor Dennis Canto presented to Dr. Diana Exconde Ydia, a posthumous citation for the late Dr. Perla Santos-Ocampo, National Scientist, in recognition of her pioneering contributions to the government’s public health policy. She is widely renowned as a scientist in the field of pediatrics, as medical educator, leader and mentor, institution-builder and advocate for better health of the Filipino people particularly the children.

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