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2 Negrenses to get award

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Two Negrenses will receive the Outstanding Oriental Negrense Award for Excellence on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Sidlakang Negros Village to culminate the two week-long celebration of Buglasan Festival.

The prestigious annual award will honor Judge Rafael Cresencio Tan Jr. and Dr. William Torillo Torres as the awardees engaged in the fields of government/public service and science and technology, respectively. {{more}}

They are also recognized for their outstanding achievements, professionalism, exemplary leadership and dedication to the public service.

With a remarkable performance as a public officer and a trial court judge, Cresencio Tan had resolved 96.31 percent of all pending criminal cases and 98.66 percent of civil cases in his court as the Municipal Trial Court Judge in Sibulan, Negros Oriental from 1999 to 2005.

During his stint in Sibulan, he received the Presidential Jose A. Reyes Award for Excellence as Outstanding Municipal Trial Court Judge of 2002; and Integrated Bar of the Philippines Negros Oriental Chapter’s Outstanding Service Award on May 23, 2003.

Lately, Judge Tan accepted The Manila Times Dr. Jose P. Rizal Award for Excellence in public service in Manila.

Meanwhile, Dr. William Torres had a gigantic role in the development of the Philippine Internet industry by being the first Filipino to obtain a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Sciences degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1971.

Dr. Torres led the campaign to connect the Philippines to the global Internet making him the “Father of Philippine Internet.” He was the principal author of the National Information Technology Plan.

He co-founded and was President of Mosaic Communications, Inc. (Moscom), the largest Philippine internet service provider.

With all his endeavors, Dr. Torres have been awarded in Information Technology commitments in various capacities as president, board member, university professor, director, consultant or expert for various government or private concerns, such as the National Steel Corp., the Development Academy of the Philippines, the prestigious regional Asia Productivity Organization, and others.

For five years, the outstanding award search has honored the achievements of Oriental Negrense leadership and contribution to the community that reflect more involvement in professional excellence, service and commitment in the field of endeavors. (PIA/JCT)

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