Sobrepena said 10Filipino exemplars,four teachers, three soldiers and three police officers, will be recognized this year for their initiatives and concrete contributions to the development of their sectors and communities.
He said the awardees will be honored during Metrobank's 56thanniversary celebration in September and each of them will receiveP1 million cash prize, a trophy, and a gold medallion.
"Through the Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Filipinos, we want to further highlight the overall contributions, inspiring stories of gallantry, innovations and sacrifices of modern day heroes and heighten general public's appreciation of these professions and the institutions they represent,"the bank president said.
Under the search, teachers, soldiers, and police officers who are eligible to join must have a minimum of 10 years of service with at least "very satisfactory" rating in the last 10 years of service to their profession.
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 Master's Degree while Higher Education teachers must have a doctorate degree.
For qualified AFP commissioned officers(Captain to Colonel), theymust 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(Police Officer 2 to Senior Police Officer 4)must have completed a Bachelor's Degree.
Nomination forms and detailed guidelines are now available via the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Facebook page.
Deadline for nominations to be sent to the MBFI Secretariat ison01 March 2018.
For further inquiries, you may call telephone numbers (02) 898-8898, (02) 857-8757, (02) 945-7006 or mobile numbers 0956-873-4684, 0925-830-3717, and 0933-522-4186. Look for Kristal Todcor (teachers), Third Salang (soldiers), and Beni Benipayo (police officers). You may also send inquiries via email email@example.com. Nomination forms can also be accessed throughwww.mbfoundation.org.ph.
The search is held in partnership with the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education; Rotary Club of Makati Metro and the Armed Forces of the Philippines; Rotary Club of New Manila East, Philippine Savings Bank, and the Philippine National Police. (Press Release/ALM/PIA-2)