BAGUIO CITY — Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Tuesday inducted into office the new set of officers of the Society of Outstanding Citizens of Baguio (SOCOB), the city government’s partner in searching for and screening residents of the city who will be given the city’s Outstanding Citizen Award.
Domogan, in his message, said the SOCOB plays an important part in the city’s search for outstanding citizens. He urged the group to continue improving the system to be able to reach all qualified citizens in order to recognize their contribution to the development of Baguio.
He said, “Let us become a model in this world. Let us continue to do our share and inspire other people of Baguio to become outstanding citizens of the city.”
Dr. Reynaldo Bautista, SOCOB’s first chairman when the group was formed over 10 years ago, said “we should try to raise the bar of our search. We hope we will continue to be able to choose outstanding members of Baguio who will be the model for our young people.”
The SOCOB is an organization of former Outstanding Citizens of Baguio awardees, which is given the primary task of annually searching for people who have given invaluable contributions to the city.
Domogan and Rep. Mark Go are themselves members of the group, being recipients of the award in the past.
SOCOB is now led by former Baguio City National High School principal and now Baguio Central University vice president for students affairs Dr. Elma Donaal as chairman; former councilor Atty. Lulu Tabanda as vice chairman; Dr. Rachel Bugtong, secretary; Marlene de Castro, treasurer; Dr. Amparo Rimas, auditor with Dr. Reynaldo Bautista, Rebecca Domogan, Peter Ng and Dr. Sonia Daoas as members of the Board. PNA-northboundasia.com