Outstanding Pangasinenses honoured at ASNA Awards 2012

Asna Awards is a award giving body that recognize incomparable Pangasinenses who excels  on their field of expertise.

On its third year six outstanding Pangasinenses was awarded as the ASNA and Balitok Awardee. The awarding ceremonies was held last April 11, 2012 at the ever elegant  Sison Auditorium.

Balitok Award was the highest recognition in ASNA was given to Hilarion Henares of Sta. Barbara and Gabriel Singson.

Gabriel Singson
Hilarion Henares  

Hilarion Henares Jr. awardee for National Economic Development. Henares is a descendant of Don Daniel Maramba (governor of the province from 1916 to 1922). He is an economist, educator, businessman and writer.

Gabriel Singson awardee for Business (Banking and Finance) Singson is a lawyer and the former governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). 

Other awardees are Ermin Garcia, Jr. (Journalism) of Dagupan City, a journalist and publisher of Sunday Punch, a local newspaper; Jose Datuin (Visual Arts) of Dagupan City, an international sculptor and artist; Ambassador Amadeo Perez, Jr. (Government Service – Public  Administration) of Urdaneta City, former mayor of the city, congressman at the fifth district and the current chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO). General Jose Magno (Military Service) of Pozorrubio town, a retired general. 

“Asna” is an ancient term for ‘asin’ (salt) which the province’s name was derived.

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