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Armed Forces of the Philippines chief receives "QMK" award

MANILA, Aug. 18 (PNA) - Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa was awarded the "Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan" (QMK), Quezon province's highest honor, during ceremonies at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena City on Friday. 

Joining Dellosa in receiving the prestigious honor was Brig. Gen. Nestor Amador Anonuevo, the deputy chief of staff for operations. 

Col. Arnulfo Burgos, Jr., AFP spokesperson, said both officers were awarded the QMK for their exceptional and meritorious achievements for government service in the military. 

“I’m grateful and honored to be awarded this coveted medal, even more as I receive this from my fellow Quezonians who represent one of the country’s most distinguished statesmen and source of national pride, President Manuel L. Quezon,” Dellosa said. 

This year’s QMK awardees also include Maria Rhodora Perpetua Isabedra Fresnedi and Antonio Fleta for business corporate; Judge Rodoldo Obnamia Jr. for judiciary; photographer George Tapan and Rev. Msgr. Ramon Tiama for culture and arts; Engr. Renato Maza for agriculture; Atty. Manuel Barcelona Jr. for law; and Buenaventura Luces for education. 

Dellosa is a member of the Philippine Military Academy "Matapat" Class of 1979. 

He was born in Bacon, Sorsogon, grew up in Lucena City, Quezon. 

His distinguished military career showcases his high standard of performance and standing leadership, which yielded many successes in his tour of duty both in garrison and in the frontlines. 

Dellosa is a recipient of numerous awards topped by Distinguished Service Star, two Wounded Personnel Medal, two Gold Cross Medal, thirty nine Military Merit Medal, six Bronze Cross Medal, Long Service Medal, Marksmanship Badge Expert,Outstanding Achievement Medal and the coveted PMA Alumni Association Incorporated Outstanding Achievement Award for Military Operations. 

The "QMK" is the highest award given by the Province of Quezon to its model citizens for their outstanding achievements, which greatly contributed to the advancement of interest and welfare development of the province and its people. 

It aims to recognize the exemplary contributions of Quezonians who best exemplify the sterling qualities and virtues of the late President Manuel L. Quezon, regardless of class, creed, and religion. 

The search for "QMK" awardees also hopes to inspire the public to contribute to the building of a just, humane, and better society to every Filipino. 

It is given annually on Aug. 19, the birth anniversary of the deceased president. 

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Philippine News Agency | August 18, 2012 | Article Link

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