THE Local Achievers award, an annual search for exemplary Zamboangueños, is now accepting nominations, City Hall information officer Belen Sheila Covarrubias said.

She said the Local Achievers award, a highlight of the Dia de Zamboanga celebrations, is a recognition conferred to Zamboangueños with exceptional achievements and victories in the field of art and culture, sports, community service, and other endeavors.

Covarrubias said nomination forms are available in the City Public Information Division at City Hall Annex, and the deadline for submission of nominations and supporting documents will be on February 17.

The winners will be announced during the Achievers’ Night 2017 which will be held together with the Zamboanga Film Festival Awards Night on February 24 at Centro Latino, the information officer said.

Covarrubias said the award categories under the Achievers Award are the sports, the culture and arts, public service, city government service, the community service, investment promotion, tourism-oriented establishment, academe and the highest award, Orgullo de Zamboanga Premiar.

She added the top local corporate taxpayer and the top local individual taxpayer are also included in the search. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)