Deadline for 2017 Metrobank outstanding Filipinos extended

THE Metrobank Foundation Inc. (MBFI) announced the extension of the deadline for submission of nominations to the search for the 2017 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos.

Nominations will now be accepted until April 7.

Ten awardees -- four teachers, three soldiers, and three police officers -- will be recognized this year for their service above and beyond the call of duty.

Awardees will be selected under the following component Search programs Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT) in partnership with the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education; The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (Tops) in partnership with the Rotary Club of Makati Metro and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP); and Country’s Outstanding Police Officers in Service (Cops) in partnership with the Rotary Club of New Manila East, PSBank, and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Qualified for the search are teachers, soldiers, and police officers who have a minimum of 10 years in service, with at least “very satisfactory” ratings in the last 10 years. Those who are set to retire must have at least three remaining years of service.

Qualified elementary and secondary teachers must have completed academic requirements for a Master’s degree while Higher Education teachers must have a doctorate degree.

Qualified AFP commissioned officers (Captain to Colonel) must have completed a Bachelor’s degree, while AFP enlisted personnel (Corporal to Chief Master Sergeant) must have completed a high school degree.

PNP commissioned officers (Police Inspector to Police Senior Superintendent) and non-commissioned officers (PO2 to SPO4) must have completed a Bachelor’s degree.

Nominees must have exhibited good moral character and must not have been charged guilty in any administrative or criminal case.

The 10 awardees will be honored during Metrobank’s 54th anniversary celebration in September. Each of them will receive one P1 million cash, a trophy, and a medallion.

The 2017 awardees will also be conferred the title “2017 Metrobank Foundation Fellows in Public Service” and will be given the opportunity to share their best practices through lectures across the country.

Online nomination forms can be accessed through the Facebook page “Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos.” Printable copies of the nomination forms can also be downloaded via the MBFI website ( to be submitted to the nearest Metrobank branch in your area.

For further inquiries, call telephone numbers (02) 898-8898, (02) 898-8757, (02) 945-7006 or mobile numbers 0956-873-4684 or 0933-522-4186. Look for Dyan Tee or Neury Chan (SOT), Hero Hernandez (Cops), and Third Salang (Tops). Inquiries may also be sent via email to (PR)

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