Vice Governor Maricar Zamora receives Gawad sa Kaunlaran Award

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) awarded the “Gawad sa Kaunlaran” medal to Honorable Maria Carmen S. Zamora, MNSA last September 17, 2019, during the 11th Re-activation Anniversary of the 701st Infantry (Kagitingan) Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army at Mati, Davao Oriental. 

The Vice-Governor was recognized for her meritorious and invaluable achievement in the pursuit of programs that helped create peaceful and conflict resilient communities in the province.

During her three terms as the District I Representative of Compostela Valley, she implemented her SMILE (Social Services, Medical Assistance, Infrastructure, Livelihood Opportunities, and Educational Programs) platform which opened opportunities for Comvalenyo’s to pursue a better life. Her pursuit of providing quality education and skills development led to the creation of the Compostela Valley State College, Educational Scholarship Grants, and TESDA Certified Employment and Skills Trainings.

The commander of the AFP Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom), Major General Felimon T. Santos Jr., pinned the medal to Vice-Governor Zamora.

More than the recognition and accolades, Vice Governor is continuously inspired to pursue her programs because of the improvements it has brought to the lives of her constituents.

The AFP’s Gawad sa Kaunlaran is the second to the highest distinction given to citizens and government officials in relation with socio-economic and other non-combat activities.

Other high-ranking military officials present were Brigadier General Henry Robinson, Assistant Division Commander of the 7th Infantry Division, 10th Infantry Division Commander Major General Jose Faustino, Jr., and 701st Brigade Commander Brigadier General Manuel Sequitin. —

Photo Caption:  Vice Governor Maria Carmen S. Zamora, MNSA receives her Gawad Kaunlaran Award from the AFP with Major General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Brigadier General Henry Robinson, Major General Jose Faustino Jr., Brigadier General Manuel Sequitin, and Governor Nelson Dayanghirang of Davao Oriental. (Gerne Boja – Private Secretary II Office of the Vice-Governor, Province of Compostela Valley, Philippines)

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