MANILA -- 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 prominent 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 percent