SOCOB launch outstanding citizens search

SOCOB launch outstanding citizens search

The Society of Outstanding Citizens of Baguio launched the Search for Outstanding Citizens of Baguio 2022 during the flag raising ceremonies at City Hall March 14.

SOCOB president Dr. Elma Dona-al said the submission of nominations for this year’s search is from March 15 to June 17; validation of nominations, June 20 to July 29; while judging is slated from August 1 to 19.

Winners will be announced and awarded on September 1 as a highlight of the Baguio Day Celebration.

She said nominees should have brought honor and prestige to the City of Baguio through their sustained contributions and achievements in local, regional, national or international undertakings, and should serve as a role model to the rest of Baguio’s constituency.

She added that nominees should be residents of Baguio for at least 10 years even if not continuous as long as he/she regularly comes home or keeps in contact with the city; a nominee should also have an NBI clearance. 

Dona-al said the categories for this year’s search are Community Service, Culture and Arts, Business, and Professional Service. 

Criteria for Community Service include community involvement for 80%and character for 20%; while that of Culture and Arts are artist involvement (80%) and character for 20 percent.

Meanwhile, criteria for Business are management and growth of business for 30%; impact of business on the city’s development (30 %); outreach/CSR (10%); number of years in operation (5%); number of employees (5%); and character for 20 percent.

Professional Service criteria are programs/projects or service impact for 30%; sustainability (10%); novelty (10%); partnership/networking (10%); performance of work (20%); and character for 20 percent.

Nomination forms can be obtained and submitted to the Philippine Information Agency regional office under Helen Tibaldo and Samantha Hamada of the City Mayor’s Office at City Hall. – Gaby B. Keith