DA Bicol Regional Executive Director Rodel P. Tornilla received the Dangal ng Bayang Filipino award as Outstanding Public Servant of the Year during the 16th GAWAD FILIPINO AWARDS held on December 27, 2021 at the Aberdeen Court, Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon City.

RED Tornilla personally received the prestigious award from Dr. Danilo B. Mangahas, CEO and President Gawad Filipino.“

The Gawad Filipino envisions to establish a royal heritage, not only as a monument in trophies, but also to intensify internationalization and provide world-class breed of personalities and organizations thru their heroism during the pandemic time.

The Gawad Filipino aims to recognize an individual’s excellence as demonstrated in passion and work ethics that greatly caused an impact on Phil. Cultures, tradition, and society for humane innovations.”The 16th Gawad Filipino Awards’ theme was “Filipinos in times of struggle, uplifting the nation through humane pursuits. (RAFIS 5)