RIYADH: Three Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Saudi Arabia have been chosen as 2009 Bagong Bayani (New Hero) awardees in various fields by the Philippine-based Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc. (BBFI) headed by Capt. Gregorio S. Oca.
The three winners are: Robert Ramos from Riyadh, and Murry F. Demdam and Dioscoro Ayag, Jr., from Alkhobar.
They went home to the Philippines to receive their awards from President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at Malacanang Palace on Thursday.
Ramos received the 2009 Bagong Bayani Award for Most Outstanding Employee for his series of promotions at the Al-Babtain Contracting where he is a field operations manager. “He was also very active in the Filipino community,” said Labor Attaché Rustico de la Fuente, who is being cross-posted to Guam. Demdam, who is connected with the M.A. Al-Kawari Est., also received the 2009 Bagong Bayani Award for Most Outstanding Employee.
“He significantly contributed to the operations of his company,” said Labor Attaché Des Dicang of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office — Eastern Region Operations (POLO-ERO).
Ayag, who was with the JAL Company, received the 2009 Bagong Bayani Award for Culture and Arts for his active involvement in the Filipino community, especially to his compatriots from Bohol province. Ayag returned to the Philippines to set up his company.
The awards, which are given to OFWs worldwide, is given every two years to Filipino migrant workers who have distinguished themselves in rendering public service and have contributed significantly to their respective companies.
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