Quezon is the most lauded province in the country to date, announced Governor David C. Suarez in front of almost 3,000 Improvement Club Member (RIC), 4H Club Members and members of Farmers Associations during the commemoration of Maria Y. Orosa’s 120th birthday.
According to Gov. Suarez, the winning streak started when the Department of Interior and Local Government bestowed Quezon Province with the Seal of Good Housekeeping – an award given to government units with commendable governance, transparency and accountability. This was followed by recognition for the Department of Education for the province’s support towards the ‘Adopt-a-School’ Program, BaKas (Bayaning Likas) award from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for Quezon’s altruism towards neighboring areas during the onslaught of typhoons, accolade from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Mines and Geosciences for the province’s strict adhesion to the Philippine Mining Act, and the Outstanding Provincial Library of the Philippines award from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Library of the Philippines at Philippine Librarians’ Association Inc. for the Provincial Library of Quezon.
Like Maria Y. Orosa, Filipino food technologist, pharmaceutical chemist, humanitarian and war heroine, the people of Quezon are encouraged to follow her dynamism and continue leading in innovation. An outstanding province needs outstanding citizens. Orosa serves as a model Filipino, the very type of person the province and the country need more of in order to rise higher than the rest.
During the celebration of Orosa’s birthday, carabaos, milking cows, goats, swine, and farming tools were distributed by the Provincial Government to aid the farmers with their livelihood. (QUEZON PIO)