Search for Outstanding Citizens of Baguio 2014 launched

BAGUIO CITY, (PNA) –- The Baguio City government on Thursday once again launched the annual Search for Outstanding Citizens of Baguio (SOCOB) 2014 who will be recognized in a simple program on Baguio Day come September 1.

The SOCOB was institutionalized through city ordinance 37 of 2008.

Through Administrative Order 087, recently signed by Baguio City mayor Mauricio Domogan, lawyer Edilberto Tenefrancia will chair the committee of judges for the SOCOB 2014-2015 with members Dr. Priscilla Macansantos, Dr. Elma Donaal, Dr. Divina Bautista and Dr. Julie Cabato.

The city search committee will accept screened nominees for the SOCOB 2014-2015 and will interview and validate submitted supporting documents by the nominees for the said search.

In the order, nominees will be judged based on the leadership qualities, community involvement for not less than 10 years specifically on the impact of involvement to the community and sustainability, personal traits such as community perception of the nominee/integrity and relationship with the people he/she works with or the people/community where nominees’ activities are being undertaken; family relationship/background, and interview.

The judging committee will submit to the mayor all nominations to the SOCOB to allow scrutiny of the same whether or not the nominees are deserving to receive the recognition.