PMA topnotcher, beauty queen among 3rd Cong Dadong Award recipients

LUBAO, Pampanga — Two Philippine Military Academy (PMA) graduates and a beauty queen were among the awardees of the 3rd Cong Dadong Awards for Outstanding Lubenians held last Friday, May 5.

Second Lt. Carlos Emmanuel M. Canlas is among the top 5 PMA graduates. Awarded with him were 2nd Lt. Ma. Semiona Sheika Balsamo and Camille Jensen Hiro, who won as 1st runner-up in the Miss Global International 2016.

Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Lubao Mayor Mylyn Pineda Cayabyab led the awarding ceremony of the 12 Outstanding Lubenians in different fields.

Among other awardees are Jonathan Matias Guzman, who died last July in a shooting incident in San Diego, California, once an SK Chairman (Post-Humous); Paul Renzo Velo ( Youth) won as Mr.Tourism International Philippines 2017; Gentleman of the Philippines); Amable R. Aguiluz V (Education)also a MOKA awardee 2016; Mercedes Arrastia Tuazon ( Government Service) MOKA Awardee 2016 and former Philippine Ambassador to the Vatican; Jose Paule Roman and Antonia Sampang Roman (Parenthood); Segundo Matias Jr. (Youth Service) also a Palanca Awardee for Literature; Maria Teresa Toloza MD (Arts and Culture) Dermatologist/Poet; Arvin Pangan (Sports) Sepak Takraw bound to SEA games; and Honorio Miguel ( Agriculture).

Cayabyab thanked Apung Dadong and his family particularly former President Arroyo for the unrelenting public service to Kapampangans and Lubenians.

The mayor also urged awardees to continue being an inspiration to every Lubenian.

“Kekayu ngan pung tanggap galal ngeni sana pu ituluy yu ing kayapan a gagawan yu at ituru kareng kekayung susunud a salin lahi para aliya mawala keti Lubao reng mayap a susuyu keng balen. Congratulations ngan pu kekayu,” Cayabyab said.