Friday, August 24, 2012

Dellosa Joins Ranks of Outstanding Quezonians

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Dellosa Joins Ranks of Outstanding Quezonians

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CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City – The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), General Jessie D. Dellosa was awarded the “Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan” (QMK), the highest award given to outstanding citizens of Quezon Province, yesterday at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City.

He was joined by fellow military officer, Brig. Gen. Nestor Amador Anonuevo, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, J3. They were awarded for their exceptional and meritorious achievements for government service in the military.
This year’s QMK awardees also include Maria Rhodora Perpetua Isabedra Fresnedi and Antonio Fleta for business corporate; Judge Rodoldo Obnamia Jr. for judiciary; photographer George Tapan and Rev. Msgr. Ramon Tiama for culture and arts; Engineer Renato Maza for agriculture; Lawyer Manuel Barcelona Jr. for law practice; and Buenaventura Luces for education.

General Dellosa is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Matapat Class of 1979. He was born in Bacon, Sorsogon, grew up in Lucena City, Quezon. His distinguished military career showcases his high standard of performance  and standing leadership, which yielded many successes in his tour of duty both in garrison and in the frontlines. He is a recipient of numerous awards topped by Distinguished Service Star, two Wounded Personnel Medal, two Gold Cross Medal, thirty nine Military Merit Medal, six Bronze Cross Medal, Long Service Medal, Marksmanship Badge Expert,Outstanding Achievement Medal and the coveted PMA Alumni Association Incorporated Outstanding Achievement Award for Military Operations.

The QMK is the highest award given by the Province of Quezon to its model citizens for their outstanding achievements, which greatly contributed to the advancement of interest and welfare development of the province and its people. It aims to recognize the exemplary contributions of Quezonians who best exemplify the sterling qualities and virtues of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, regardless of class, creed, and religion.

The search for QMK Awardees also hopes to inspire the public to contribute to the building of a just, humane, and better society to every Filipino. It is usually given annually on August 19, the birth anniversary of the late President Manuel L. Quezon.

Just recently, General Dellosa received the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) Presidential Award for the AFP’s disaster and relief efforts to support victims of the Typhoon Sendong that hit Northern Mindanao last year.

Dellosa received the award last July at the General Headquarters Canopy Area, here. PMA President, Oscar D. Tinio cited the AFP for its active partnership and participation with the association in carrying out emergency medical relief activities in Cagayan de Oro City, Iligan City, and Dumaguete City, for the victims of typhoon Sendong.

“I’m grateful and honored to be awarded this coveted medal, even more as I receive this from my fellow Quezonians who represent one of the country’s most distinguished statesmen and source of national pride, President Manuel L. Quezon,” Dellosa said.

“In return to this honorable gesture, as the Chief of Staff of your Armed Forces, I will make sure that the legacy left by President Quezon will remain burning in my heart. Together with my fellow awardees, we will continue to strive to be living inspirations and source of national pride not only for our fellow Quezonians, but for the whole Filipino nation as well.

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