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Search for 2024 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Begins

Photo shows (left to right) Metrobank Foundation executive vice president Philip Francisco Dy, Rotary Club of New Manila East president Marlon Mañaol, PSBank senior vice president Perfecto Ramon Dimayuga, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Romeo Brawner Jr., Metrobank Foundation president Aniceto Sobrepeña, Department of Education OIC undersecretary Wilfredo E Cabral, NAPOLCOM vice chairperson and executive officer Alberto Bernardo, and Rotary Club of Makati Metro president LTGEN Raul Del Rosario PAF (Ret)

The search for the next batch of Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos begins as officials from the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) gather in a ceremonial launch on November 24, 2023 at the AFP General Headquarters Canopy in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Representatives from program implementing partners Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), Rotary Club of Makati Metro (RCMM), and Rotary Club of New Manila East (RCNME) joined them.

The annual excellence recognition program honors exemplary Filipino teachers, soldiers, and police officers whose contributions in their professional service and respective communities are worthy of emulation.
Ten Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos composed of four (4) teachers, three (3) soldiers, and three (3) police officers will be awarded on September 2024 with a cash prize of PhP 1 million each (net of tax), a golden medallion, and “The Flame” trophy.

The awardees embody the essence of theme, “Beyond Excellence,” for rendering service over and beyond their call of duty, positively influencing their peers and sectors. Their accomplishments and community involvements have helped shape a better society as well as created a lasting positive impact upon the people.

Present during the launch were AFP chief of staff General Romeo Brawner Jr. PA, DepEd OIC-Undersecretary Wilfredo E. Cabral, National Police Commission vice chairperson and executive officer Alberto Bernardo, and MBFI president Aniceto Sobrepeña.

MBFI president Aniceto Sobrepeña giving his welcoming remarks

“We provide Outstanding Filipinos with a platform for their voices to be heard across the nation and open avenues for cooperation between like-minded individuals and groups. We trust that with each person they inspire to act, we press closer and closer towards the attainment of our common goals for the nation,” shared MBFI president Sobrepeña in his welcome remarks.

The launch was also joined by PSBank senior vice president and treasurer Perfecto Ramon Dimayuga, Jr., RCMM president Lieutenant General Raul Del Rosario PAF and RCNME president Marlon Mañaol.

Through an open nomination process, 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 ten (10) years. Those who are set to retire must have at least three (3) remaining years of service. All eligible nominees must have exhibited good moral character and must not have been charged guilty in any administrative civil or criminal case.

Teachers in the elementary, secondary or alternative learning system must have full teaching load and must have a Master’s degree, or completed academic requirements for a Master’s degree, while tertiary and graduate school teachers must have attained a Doctorate degree. Those carrying administrative positions, including district alternative learning system coordinators, may also join, provided they carry a minimum of 6 hours (or 6 units) per week teaching load within the school year they are joining.

Eligible AFP commissioned officers (Captain to Colonel for Philippine Army / Philippine Air Force) (Lieutenant to Captain for Philippine Navy) must have completed a bachelor’s degree, while AFP enlisted personnel (Corporal to Chief Master Sergeant for PA/PAF) (Seaman First Class to Master Chief Petty Officer for PN) must have completed at least a high school degree. Lastly, senior commissioned officers (Police Lieutenant Colonel to Police Colonel), field grade commissioned officers (Police Lieutenant to Police Major) and non-commissioned officers (Police Corporal to Police Executive Master Sergeant) must have completed a Bachelor’s degree.

The deadline for the submission of nominations is on January 19, 2024. To know more about the Award and access the nomination forms, visit the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos Facebook page ( or the Metrobank Foundation website ( For further inquiries, email the secretariat at [email protected] or call at (02) 8 898 8757 or (02) 7255 1612, or contact Kristine Nuyda (09190628114) for teachers, Reginald Baticulon (09190628127) for soldiers, and Kristal Batino (09190628128) for police officers.

To date, the Metrobank Foundation has honored a total of 705 teachers, soldiers, and police officers since 1985.

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