Speaker Martin Romualdez on Monday hailed the 2023 Metrobank Foundation’s Ten Outstanding Filipinos as modern-day heroes and thanked them for their courage, integrity, patriotism, and dedication to duty in serving the nation.
In his message during the presentation of the awardees held at the House of Representatives, Romualdez said the awardees “exemplify the best of our nation.”
“The Metrobank Foundation has always been at the forefront of recognizing brilliance in public service. Today’s event is a reflection of their belief that heroes reside amongst us. They might not wear capes, but they shine brightly with courage, integrity, patriotism, and dedication,” he said.
Addressing the four educators among the awardees, Romualdez said their influence shapes generations, ensuring they understand the essence of being Filipino, love for our country, and the responsibility to be stewards of our nation’s destiny.
He likewise lauded the brave soldiers and dedicated police officers who were chosen for this year’s awards.
“The risks you take and the sacrifices you make are reflections of your unwavering commitment to the Filipino people. In the quiet moments of your service lie the loud echoes of heroism,” Romualdez said.
Beyond the cash prize, trophy, and gold medallion given to the awardees, Romualdez said their true worth lies in the lives they have touched, the futures they have shaped, and the peace they have secured for us.
“Your journeys serve as compelling examples, urging us all to strive for greatness in service,” he said.
The House earlier adopted a resolution to congratulate and commend the 2023 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino Awards recipients for their unwavering commitment and exceptional contributions to public service.