The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Makati Metro announce the winners of 2009 Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS). The Search for TOPS is an annual project of the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. and the Rotary Club of Makati Metro. It aims to honor excellence among the men and women in the military as an expression of the civilian sector’s appreciation and gratitude for the soldiers’ selfless acts of gallantry in preserving the nation’s sovereignty.
The awardees are commissioned officers and enlisted personnel from the three branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as from the Technical Services.
The outstanding soldiers from the Philippine Army are Lieutenant Colonel Lope C. Dagoy, Staff Sergeant Fidel C. Delara, and Master Sergeant Romeo H. Jandugan; while those from the Philippine Navy are Colonel Romeo T. Tanalgo, Data Processor 2nd Class (Staff Sergeant) Reynor S. Calzado and Technical Sergeant Ramon B. Cabeguin. The winners from the Philippine Air Force are Colonel Restituto F. Padilla, Jr., Staff Sergeant Blas C. Austria and Technical Sergeant Salvador S. Buenaobra, Jr.; while Colonel Pedro G. Herrera-Davila of the Judge Advocate General Service is the awardee for the Technical Services category. (PIA)