MANILA, March 16, 2016 – Davao Oriental Governor Corazon T. Nuñez-Malanyaon is among this year’s 29 Outstanding Filipino Achievers -- consisting of distinguished men and women, who have received the Medal of Distinction for Outstanding and Significant Achievements in the field of public service.
Ceremonies for the prestigious awards was held in Manila Hotel on Sunday, March 13 during the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence and Filipino Achiever 2016.
A joint undertaking of the Golden Globe Awards Council, National Data Research Examiner and Marketing Services Inc., Philippine Best Companies Inc., Sinag News Magazine and Sinag Foundation, Inc., the Golden Globe Annual Awards for Outstanding Filipino Achievers is conferred to individuals who have remarkable achievements worthy of commendation.
Governor Malanyaon joins other national personalities to include Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Senator Cynthia Villar, Public Attorney’s Office Chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta, and Congressman Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, among others in the roster of public service awardees.
She said she is deeply honored to have received this award and at the same time humbled to have been selected alongside prominent leaders of the country.
As a second-time Golden Globe awardee, Governor Malanyaon was chosen again by the council because of her staggering accomplishments and towering legacies that made Davao Oriental a leading province in the region in terms of local governance, agriculture, health, disaster rehabilitation, local revenue collection, peace and order and in addressing malnutrition prevalence rate reduction. Now on her last term, Governor Malanyaon has managed to promote ecotourism through world-class development landmarks in every town – Davao Oriental being endowed with natural, historical and cultural heritage.
Under Governor Malanyaon’s leadership, Davao Oriental’s poverty incidence reduced by 6.5%---the highest reduction in poverty incidence among the provinces in the Davao Region, consequently removing Davao Oriental from the list of ‘bottom poor provinces’ in the country. Through her strong governance, the province was transformed from its hapless state in 2007 to a more dynamic and progressive status, despite the setback caused by typhoon Pablo that hit its three towns in 2012.
Having been a recipient of various national awards in the past -- including Outstanding Governorship Award in 2013 and 2015, Gov. Malanyaon’s excellent performance as a local chief executive has not gone unnoticed by the top leaders of the country.
She is fondly referred to as the “Best Governor of the Republic of the Philippines” by Task Force Pablo Chair Sec. Jose Rene Almendras. Likewise, President Benigno S. Aquino III singled her out in his speeches in two occasions – the Annual Bulong Pulongan with Philippine journalists in December 2015 and during the New Year’s Vin d’ Honneur in Malacañan Palace before ambassadors, diplomats and high ranking government officials in January 2016 – for effectively steering the rehabilitation of typhoon Pablo-hit towns in Davao Oriental. (KLD DAVOR PIO)