Angeles City — The City Government of Angeles has recognized exemplary citizens of this city during the second Pamana: Pagmaragul at Matenakang Anak ning Angeles Awards Night held last April 12 at Best Western Hotel in Barangay Balibago here.
Pamana is the highest award given by the local government to living or departed, individuals or institutions, or to those who may not be Angeles by birth or by life-long residency but have made a great impact on the growth and development of the city.
The awardees include Michael Raymon Pangilinan for his promotion and preservation of Kapampangan Language and indigenous script; Philp Torres, a budding designer who gave birth to haute couture which he named Pidayit; Froilan Gonzales, an international couturier and proprietor of House of R.T. Paras in Quezon City; Felisa Gomez Jocson, an educator who established the pioneering vocational school in the 1950s, the Jocson Fashion School; Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, DD, JCD, who led hundreds of volunteers in Sagip Sapang Balen (a pro to clean up creeks through several barangays in Angeles City); the late Dr. Romeo Taruc, the only child of Hukbalahap Supremo Luis Taruc and father to Miss Tourism World Intercontinental 2019 Ma. Francesca Taruc.
Also awarded under the socio-civic category are Junior Chamber International Angeles City Culiat (JCI – Culiat) who has been working closely with Angeles City Government in several community programs; and Angeles Filipino – Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. who continuously support families and communities through local and foreign tie-ups.
In his speech, Mayor Ed Pamintuan said the ‘Pamana awards celebrate the successes and accomplishments of these people who may have humble origins and have lived ordinary lives and yet touched the hearts and left a mark in the lives of every Angeleño’.
“Inga mana tamu karing kekatamung pipumpupunan, ya mu rin ing kekatamung ipamana karing daratang pang suli a maging Angeleno,” Pamintuan highlighted.
The first Pamana Awards was held in 2014 at Grand Palazzo as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Cityhood of Angeles City.
The event was hosted by ‘Teacher ng Bayan’, radio broadcaster and environmentalist Cecile Yumul and Angeles City Information Officer Archie Reyes.