With the clean and striking color of his uniform, Gerbe Cañacao is able to gain respect from the people around him and excel in his field of work.
His green chef uniform catches the attention of his students and enables him to teach them well. His dedication to teach his students and his passion to help them grow really show in his green uniform. He exerts efforts in training students to join his club, The Fruit and Vegetable Carving Club.
As a young professor, he immediately understands the needs and problems of his students. Aiming for a better community, he strives to encourage students and out-of-school youth to engage in activities with better organization such as serving God. Being an altar boy himself for almost 12 years, he strikes to make a difference.
He grew in a less privileged family with brothers who are outlaws. He persevered to change the judgment of the people in his community. He washed taxis, collected garbage for a peso, scrubbed and juiced coconuts, and sell them at the market, and many more just to fill his empty stomach. At grade 5, he was motivated to join and serve God at church and fortunately, he received a scholarship for college. He persevered to make a difference and motivate his family. He studied and finished college.
Now as a professor, he inspires his students to give importance to their studies. He organized a club for Hotel and Restaurant Management students that unleashes the artist within each of them. He started with 17 students last July 10, 2010 and now has over 100 plus members who he trains for free every Saturday.
Gerbe Canacao deserves the Ariel Kulay Pinoy Award for his colorful heart's passion to help and educate today's youth.
The beige uniform and dark brown pants that Ferdinand wears carries a corporate image and reminds him to extend significant services to the members of the Pag-IBIG Fund with professionalism.
His continuing fifteen years of service in disseminating information on the Fund's Housing Loan Programs have brought blessings to people. He is a noble person who embodies the ideals of loyalty and serves way beyond the call of duty--a true Filipino role model.
Myrna Macairan wears her uniform in a very unique way. She is not only a teacher to us but a hero of honesty, integrity and dedication in her chosen profession.
She has trained and coached the winning Performing Arts Team of Ernesto Rondon High School. She is the founder of the School Cooperative and a consistent volunteer of the Youth Bible Camp. She has a clean and honest heart. Her accidents brought forth the true color of her uniform.
Isang model government employee sa aming siyudad si Cerezo. Sa loob ng halos tatlong taon niyang pagtatrabaho bilang radio broadcaster, ipinakita niya sa mga mamamayan ng Marikina ang kanyang pagiging bukas sa mga oportunidad na magbahagi sa ibang tao. Sa pamamagitan ng isang ma-impormasyong programa niya sa radyo, naibabahagi niya ang kanyang talento at naisasalarawan ang mga kakaibang kwento ng buhay ng mga mamamayang Marikenyo.
Kapag naman dumadating sa aming lungsod ang mga hindi inaasahang sakuna, nagiging ”Voice of the City” si Cerezo sa pagbibigay ng mga mahahalagang impormasyon sa mga Marikenyo. Nagbibigay siya ng mga payo sa paghahanda at pag-iingat sa pamilya, at nagtuturo ng tama sa lahat ng oras. Hindi man siya makapunta sa mismong lugar ng sakuna, sa pagbibigay naman ng impormasyon gamit ang lokal na radyo ay nakakatulong siya. Napakahalaga niya sa aming bayan sa agad-agad na pag-aabiso sa mga tao. Siya rin ang nag-iisang Rubber Artist ng Marikina.
Sa pagiging isang lokal na radio broadcaster, binuhay niyang muli ang aming radyo. Nagawa niyang muling hikayatin ang publiko na makinig ng balita, talk shows at iba pa. Nahasa ang kanyang pagsasalita sa radyo kaya naman halos lahat ng tanggapan sa aming gobyerno ay palaging hinihiram si Cerezo na maging host o emcee. Madalas pa nga siyang sinasali sa mga meetings ng ilang opisina upang mag-isip ng mga kakaibang kontribusyon. Ika nga ay all around ang trabaho niya. Halos hindi siya makitaan ng kapaguran.
Muli din niyang binuhay ang turismo sa pagiging simpleng artist niya dito sa Marikina. Madalas siyang iniimbita sa ibang lugar upang magbigay ng libreng seminar sa mga kabataan. Advocacy niya kasi ang pangalagaan ang kalikasan at mag-recycle. Pinapakita din niya na may pera sa mga basura, at tinuturuan niya ang mga kabataan na maging creative at maparaan sa lahat ng oras.
Nararapat siyang maparangalan dahil siya ay masipag, maasahan, at isa siyang magandang halimbawa sa mga kabataan.
Wearing his uniform with pride for 23 years denotes Norman Segunla’s eagerness to serve and respond to any disasters. His official fire suits as a Fire Officer 1 has enabled him to give more help to his countrymen.
He and his group responded to fire disasters in La Carlota in 1979 and 1980. They helped in a plane crash in Bacolod City. He also helped flood victims in the city and in nearby towns and cities.
His bravery reflects a true makabayan. He serves his countrymen without thinking of any compensation in return of his service.
A teacher for more than 12 years now, Sir Manny has been inspiring all his students. Even though he is now the National Capital Region president and Luzon vice president of the Secondary Schools Paper Advisers Association, he still stays very humble and respectful--a total package of being a man of service. His learners in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) do not only see him as a teacher, but also a big brother, a best friend and a great parent to them.
He is a former personnel manager in a private company but later decided to devote himself to teaching in a public school in 2000. Since then, he has been working like a superman, handling the English and Filipino publications, journalism, ALS, Red Cross Youth, Boy Scouting, YMCA Club and the Art Class. A workaholic, he really deserved the awards he received as one of the 10 Most Outstanding Teachers of Quezon City in 2005 and 2006.
He brings colors to other people’s lives. He is a good husband to his wife and a good provider to his two kids. Sir Manny still finds time in teaching out-of-school youth and adults for the ALS in his community. He is also among the working committee members of E-Net Philippines in their ALS advocacy in the country without any compensation. Everybody knows that education is the key to success but not all are given the chance to go to school. This is the reason why he decided to become an Instructional Manager of ALS. He later became District ALS coordinator.
“For me, teaching ALS learners adds life’s vitality. I feel happier and contented just to see every person smiling because I give new hope,” he said.
He is also an active Greenpeace supporter, giving part of his salary for his environmental advocacies. He always encourages me as a part-time writer to write more on environmental issues especially on climate change.
Truly, he has a lot of talents that he shares with other people. He is a living hero and a perfect model for the Ariel Kulay Pinoy Awards.
In blue and white, Dr. Anton Mari Lim wears his uniform with the spirit of sincerity, integrity, trust and honesty. With love, compassion, joy and unselfish giving, he strives to make a difference and improve the lives of people through charity, education and medicine.
Through the Tzu Chi Foundation Zamboanga Liaison Office, he has organized medical and surgical missions for the poor. He believes that by giving them access to free treatment, he doesn't just help only one person but their whole families because he helps in rebuilding their lives and restoring their hope.
During typhoon Sendong, aside from distributing relief goods, he also created a group called Sending Sendong Kids Back to School and tapped different organizations to distribute school supplies to serve about 23,000 kids who were affected by the typhoon in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan. He wants the kids to immediately go back to school because he believes that education is one way to fight poverty. He inspires people to help others in their own little way so we can all have a better place to live in.
Alfredo Vitan is a good policeman. He is a police inspector but his title has never stopped him to do the duties and responsibilities of a true policeman. You may see him in the street under the sun, doing the job that the police under his supervision should be doing. Gumigising siya ng maaga at umuuwi ng gabi na. Sabi nga niya, ang mga pulis daw ay 24 hours on call. Minsan nagseselos pa ako dahil puro na lang siya trabaho pero ang sabi niya, "Eto ang pinang-aral at pinangtaguyod ko sa inyo kaya dapat ko lang mahalin ang trabaho ko."
Ganyan siya kapropesyonal na kahit anong okasyon, pumapasok pa rin siya. Pero hindi niya nakakalimutan ang magsimba. Ilang beses na ring nalagay sa bingit ng kamatayan ang buhay niya dahil sa trabaho pero lagi niyang sinasabi na malakas ang kapit niya sa itaas, kay God, at hindi siya pababayaan nito.
As of now, my father only has less than a month to report because he will already turn 56 and will retire. But he still doesn’t stop in doing his responsibilities.
As a father, he has taught us to be humble. "Magtanim ka ng mabuti sa kapwa mo at mabuti rin ang aanihin mo." ‘Yan ang madalas niyang sabihin sa amin. Maybe for other drivers and traffic violators, he is a bad guy. But he is just doing his job. Kahit sino magsabi--driver, vendor, street sweeper o kahit kapwa pulis--isa lang lagi ang sinasabi nila, "Ah si Kap, mabait ‘yan. Swerte kayo sa tatay niyo." And that makes me a proud daughter.
Sa tatlong dekada niya sa serbisyo, taas noo kong ipinagmamalaki na ang bawat kinakain namin ay galing sa kanyang sipag at tiyaga.
Mark Alvin Lagria’s camouflage uniform symbolizes his patriotism and bravery. He helps and serves when situation calls for it. He knows how to adjust wherever he is situated, and how to get along with the people he works with. He never shows the emotion of giving up, and remains a positive thinker.
He wants us to be never afraid to speak for what is right, and have no self-intentions. He never uses the power of his uniform to degrade someone for he always puts himself in other people’s shoes.
He participates in tree planting, coastal clean-ups, advocacy run, bloodletting and gift-giving activities. He is also involved in relief operations in the Negros province. It is already his nature to help those who are in need. He is a generous uncle, a role model to his siblings, a good son to his parents, and a man who is willing to give anything for the welfare of his subordinates.
He is hardworking, responsible and willing to serve his country. He is someone who molds individuals to become future leaders.
Aurelio Bendanillo loves and respects his uniform so much that he always keeps it clean. Being an officer and a gentleman, he makes sure that he is always presentable so that his subordinates will follow and respect him.
He introduced extended livelihood programs to five barangays in Agusan province and in South Cotabato. He also spearheaded a search and rescue operation in Lanao del Sur in 1999.
He is a recipient of three military merit medals and 11 military commendation medals. I look up to him as a perfect father and a model soldier because despite life’s hardships, he was never tempted to do inappropriate deeds.