Faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences of Camarines Norte State College Main Campus were awarded Outstanding Young Women Professionals of Daet at the Daet Heritage Center on June 21, 2019.

CAS Student Services and Development Coordinator, Rhodaviv V. Avila; and Sociology Department Chairperson, Ria P. Morales received the award in recognition of their “exemplary performances and success in their career that inspire women to continue to strive for the best and achieve excellence,” says Corazon Y. Bacerdo, Municipal Councilor and Chairperson for the Committee on Women, Children and Family. Further she says that the award was supposed to have been given in March in time for the International Women’s Month but because of the election ban, the ceremony was postponed until the later half of June 2019.

The award is in view of Municipal Ordinance No. 172-2009, authored by Councilor Bacerdo, which honors not just career women in Daet who exhibits the qualities of a pillar in the community; but also recognizes individuals who have triumphantly set a mark in their field by honoring them as “Dangal ng Daet”.

During the awarding ceremony, six other women from the fields of veterinary medicine, local governance, law enforcement, health, and education were conferred Outstanding Young Women Professionals namely: Rachel Monique P. Ajero, SB Corazon Y. Bacerdo, Emerlyn P. Dormitorio, Jasmin Abad-Ignacio, Engr. Julie Fe B. Pato, and Cherrie De Luna Salcedo. While Roxette Raya Y. Tanzo, National Girl Scouts 2017 Awardee; Maria Flora T. Pandes, Asst. Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Camarines Norte; and Arnulfo M. Balane, Assistant Regional Director of DepEd Region II were hailed as Dangal ng Daet 2019.

Mayor Benito S. Ochoa was present during the ceremony along with the family and friends of the awardees.

In their acceptance speeches, Avila and Morales both commended the local government unit of Daet for their efforts towards gender equality, and promoting quality education. They thanked their family, friends, and students for inspiring them and giving them the strength to pursue positive action and be instruments towards the betterment of the community as instructors of Camarines Norte State College. Moreover, they expressed much gratitude towards their College Dean, Dr. Josefina Socorro F. Tondo, who recommended them for the award and, says Ms. Avila, “for being the voice of encouragement that continues to push us towards reaching the fullest of our potentials.”


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