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METROBANK FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 2013 SEARCH FOR THE OUTSTANDING PHILIPPINE SOLDIERS (TOPS)

By: NAVAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE


navy pictures METROBANK FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 2013 SEARCH FOR  THE OUTSTANDING PHILIPPINE SOLDIERS (TOPS)

. Photo by: Metrobank Foundation, Inc.


navy pictures METROBANK FOUNDATION LAUNCHES 2013 SEARCH FOR  THE OUTSTANDING PHILIPPINE SOLDIERS (TOPS)

. Photo by: Metrobank Foundation, Inc.

As the national government continues to exert all efforts to ensure the success of the on-going peace process in Mindanao, the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI), Rotary Club of Makati Metro (RCMM) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) contribute its share through the search for the best and the brightest among the peace warriors of the country with the recent launching of the 2013 Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) at the AFP General Headquarters Conference Room Camp Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

Exactly a week after the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement, MBFI, RCMM, and the AFP have renewed and strengthened their established partnership to again celebrate the heroism of the gallant men and women of the AFP and honor the peace warriors who played significant roles in attaining peace and sustainable progress in Mindanao. The launch highlighted the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement by Mr. Aniceto M. Sobrepeña, MBFI President, VAdm Mateo M. Mayuga (ret) RCMM President, and Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa AFP, AFP Chief of Staff.

“We are here again to begin the search for the best and the brightest in military service and express our sincere gratitude to the AFP for being the agent of peace and development in nation building” said Mr. Sobrepeña.

AFP Chief of Staff General Jessie D. Dellosa AFP committed the support of the military organization to the annual Search and directed all AFP units to ensure wide dissemination of information about the Search and nominate their best soldiers. “My intent is to have our unit commanders and chief offices assist in the recognition of low-key but diligent soldiers whose quiet toil, dedication and commitment are not captured in write-ups and citations” Dellosa said.

TOPS is an annual recognition program for the members of the AFP that seek to honor and recognize their dedication, bravery, professionalism and sacrifices in the military service. It is open to all commissioned officers with a rank of Captain up to Colonel and enlisted personnel who have actively served the AFP for the last seven (7) years. Ten (10) winners will be chosen by a Final Board of Judges – four (4) of whom are commissioned officers and six (6) enlisted personnel. Each winner will receive a cash prize worth P 300,000 and a trophy courtesy of the Metrobank Foundation. For more info, visit www.mbfoundation.org.ph.
First photo shows AFP Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto M. Sobrepeña, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa AFP and Rotary Club Makati Metro president, VAdm Mateo M. Mayuga (ret) signing the Memorandum of Agreement at the launching of 2013 TOPS

Second photo Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto M. Sobrepeña (2nd from left) , AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa AFP (5th from left) and Rotary Club Makati Metro president, VAdm Mateo M. Mayuga (ret) (7th from left) presenting the signed Memorandum of Agreement commencing the 2013 Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers. Also joining them are (L-R) Metrobank Foundation Executive Director Mr. Nicanor L. Torres, Jr., PA Chief of Staff MGen Maximo G. Caro AFP, PN Vice Commander RAdm Edgar L. Abogado AFP, PAF CG LtGen Lauro Catalino G. dela Cruz AFP, The Deputy Chief of Staff LtGen Gregorio E. Macapagal AFP, TOPSOLDIERS President MGen Romeo DV. Poquiz AFP, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel J1 Commodore Philip L. Cacayan
The Metrobank Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metrobank Group, was established by its chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty in 1979. With the theme “Excel. Engage. Empower.” the Foundation has promoted a culture of excellence among Filipinos through its various programs, such as the Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), the Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE), the Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS), the Search for the Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS), the Metrobank Math Challenge (MMC), College Scholarship Program (CSP) and Excellence in Judiciary Program (EJP). It also supports social development projects through like-minded organizations that have sought to uplift the lives of the disadvantaged groups and marginalized sectors in the society. “Converging to Inspire Change!” serves as the battlecry of the Foundation this year. After 33 years, it shall continue to uphold values of excellence and champion its chosen stakeholders and the rest of our communities. It aims to strength ties with institutional partners in both public and private sectors such that there will always be a venue to further honor those who are able to reach their highest potential. Today, the Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to remain a leader in corporate social responsibility by initiating and supporting leading edge programs that uplift the lives of our people and inspire the best in the Filipinos.

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  Posted: Oct-25-2012
 

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