Guanlao gets Most Outstanding Congressman Award

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

STA. RITA -- Butil Farmers Party Representatives Agapito Guanlao was awarded as among the seven Outstanding Congressmen for 2013 by the Superbrands Marketing International (SMI) for his contributions to the country’s agriculture sector.

Guanlao was presented the award at the Grand Ballroom of the Mandarin Hotel in Makati City last December 11 by SMI, an award-giving body tasked to celebrate the success of brands worldwide.

"Without our legislators, the private and public sectors cannot survive today’s innovations, global developments and best practices. On the agenda is to place center-stage our ‘Outstanding Congressmen’ who are responsible for our economic and national development," SMI said.

Guanlao is the first among the awardees. He was elected to the 16th Congress representing the Butil Farmers Party. His main task is to advocate for the transformation of the various concerns of the marginalized farmers and fisher folk into legislative initiatives.

He is currently the chairman of the Special Committee on Food Security as well as the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability. He graduated from the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation in 1979 and the University of Asia and the Pacific with a degree in Strategic Business Economics Program.

Guanlao said the award serves as his inspiration to strive more in helping the marginalized sector of farmers in the country.

Other awardees included Palawan 3rd district Representative Douglas Hagedorn, Anak Mindanao Party Representative Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, Mabate 3rd district Representative Scott Davies Lanete, Oriental Mindoro 1st District Representative Doy Leachon, San Jose del Monte Lone District Representative Arturo Robes and Buhay Party Representative Irwin Tieng.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on December 15, 2013.

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