Nominations are open for the highest award conferred by the Province of Quezon to its outstanding citizens – the Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan (QMK) 2017.
Seeking Quezonians who best embody the virtues and qualities of Former President Manuel L. Quezon, the annual search aims to recognize distinctive children of the province regardless of his/her status, religion, class, or creed. This time-honored event also strives to encourage the public to emulate the footsteps of the awardees and play an active role in building a better society.
There are two categories under the QMK awards program: first is the Gintong Medalya ng Karangalan (also known as the “Life Achievement Award”) – given to only one individual, not necessarily every year; and second is the Medalya ng Karangalan (also known as the “Special Achievement Award”) – given to not more than 10 individuals.
Conceptualized and institutionalized by virtue of Provincial Board Resolution No. 612 dated August 5, 1970, the conferment of awards is held every August 19, the birth anniversary of the late President Quezon. The deadline for submission of nomination ends on June 15, 2017.
Nomination forms are available at the QMK secretariat at the Quezon Provincial Gender and Development Office, or can be downloaded at www.quezon.gov.ph. For further inquiries contact the following numbers: (042) 373-7175.