What is the award all about?
Actually, it is not merely an award. It is more than an award for I was commissioned as Major in the Reserve Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine Army.
Who granted the award and what agency or institution?
It was for the pursuance of Circular No. 4, series of 2010 and Section 40 of the National Defense , as amended , and in conjunction with Republic Act Number 7077, from the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines by the The President himself, he commissioned me as Major through the Secretary of National Defense, Jessie D. Dellosa.
When and where did you receive the award?
The Letter from the Office of the President was dated December 20, 2012 yet we did the rites last March 3, 2013 at the Teachers Conference Center, Batangas City
What are the qualifications to receive the award and how you were chosen to be the recipient of the award? I really didn't knew their standards in commissioning citizens. What happened was I was being recruit by the 17th Infantry Division few years past. At first I was not that enthusiastic in joining the Infantry for I was always being preoccupied by my duties as the Barangay Chairman. But with their outrageous insistence, I gave it a try. For 2 years or less, as they have seen my character and academic qualifications, and of course, my selfless and honest service to my barangay for 14 years, they required me to render them proofs of my worth in writing. The Infantry, as I did knew, made series of personality and character check to validate my being. After tremendous series of investigation, I was commissioned as Major, a rank which fits my credentials.
How many received the same award?
They commisioned for of us. One from Isabela, The other one is from Davao, and another from Cavite. Of course, I was lucky to be one among those 4 majors, from our humble home, Batangas.
What happened after the award was granted to you? What...
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