SIX individuals received plaudits from the Filipino-Chinese Community for their significant contributions to the aspirations of the community and the City of Baguio during the Spring Festival Dinner Awards Night held February 6 at the Hotel Supreme.
Awarded during the program attended by Honorable Zhou Youbin, head of post of the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Laoag City, Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Mrs. Sol Go; Baguio City Jail Female Dormitory Warden Chief Inspector April Rose Ayangwa for government service; Engineer Felino Lagman for community service; Rizaldy Comanda for photo journalism; Engineer Marc Janssen Pe for business management; Roland Wong for community service; and Mark Jefferson Ng for public relations.
Ayangwa was a Dangal ng Bayan awardee of the Civil Service Commission in 2017 and was one of the Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio also on the same year.
Under her leadership, the (female dorm) has been elevated to the Red Orchid Award Hall of Fame by the Department of Health for being a “Smoke-Free Facility” and also recognized in 2018 at the best Regional Program Implementer by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-National Headquarters.
Lagman, an Outstanding Citizen of Baguio awardee in the field of civil engineering, was cited for his contribution as a builder who completed buildings for religious purposes of priests and nuns and for the community.
Aside from being the founding chair of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, he is also a member and past president of the Baguio Pines City Lions Club and member of the YMCA Baguio and the city’s zoning board that recommends policies on zoning.
Comanda is a photojournalist of the Manila Bulletin and correspondent of the Amianan Balita Ngayon who received various awards including the Journalism Leadership Award from BARP Foundation and top finishes in various photography contests.
He also served as photography lecturer and is currently a barangay kagawad of AZCKO barangay, a post he has held since 1989.
Pe is a civil engineer and is currently the assistant vice president for operations of the Shopping Center Management Corporation.
He has been a member of the Spring Festival Executive Committee for the past eight years and of the Baguio Fil-Chinese Community that fosters closer ties among the city’s various sectors.
Wong is the owner of the iconic Luisa’s Café and an active member of the Rotary Club of Summer Capital.
“In his own low-key way, Mr. Wong has also donated his time, talent and treasure to many activities of the Baguio Fil-Chinese Association in fostering closer ties and cooperation among the various sectors in Baguio thus earning the title of ‘Coordinator Par Excellence’,” the association noted.
Ng is also an active member of the association who is also involved in various clubs like the Baguio City Host Lions Club, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio and the Baguio Chinese Baptist Church.
The selection committee is headed by committee on awards chair William Ang and co-chair City Administrator Carlos Canilao. (PR)