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Jaycee and Insular Life Award the 2009 Outstanding Filipinos
Written by Loren   
Friday, 01 January 2010

JCI Senate Philippines and The Insular Life Assurance Co., Ltd. recently award their winners for the 2009 Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) awards.

Given below are the names of the awardees in their respective field:

  1. Teotimo M. Aganon, Ph.D. for Science and Technology - distinguished himself a scientist, research and development administrator, socio-civic leader, and educator. He contributed greatly to the growth of pest management technology, particularly in rodent control and locust containment in central Luzon.
  2. Senen C. Bacani for Agriculture - began his career at the Dole Group of Companies where he rose from the ranks to become the first non-American General Manager of two Dole companies, first in Costa Rica (1978), and in the Philippines (1983). After his government stint, he returned to his passion of uplifting the plight of marginalized farmers and fisher folks.
  3. Arturo C. Cunanan Jr., M.D. for Public Health - dedicated himself to the cure, care and reintegration of Culion inhabitants into mainstream society. He is responsible for strengthening the leprosy control program in Culion by implementing the Multiple Drug Therapy (MDT) method, a World Health Organization-recommended treatment modality.
  4. Lydia B. Echauz, Ph. D. for Education - described as exemplifying the new breed of university presidents - professionally qualified, organizationally active, and nationally engaged. One of her most significant achievements is in solving the disparity between industry needs and qualifications of graduates, through re-designing academic programs and bringing about linkages in schools where she has served.
  5. Oscar M. Lopez for Business - has proved his commitment to his family's heritage, his Filipino roots, and his community with his guiding principle: To survive, any business or corporation must be useful to the society it serves. Using his hands-on on management style, he spearheaded the establishment of the Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. The foundation now serves as the umbrella group for all of the companies' corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The 2009 TOFIL awarding ceremony will be held on December 11, 2009 at the Insular Life Auditorium at the Insular Life Corporate Centre in Alabang.

Awardees will receive different kinds of acknowledgment in relation to the contribution they made in their respective fileds. [via mb.com.ph]


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