This year's awardees included: Dr. Nida P. Rodriguez, educational services; Mr. Ben M. Valente, medical/health related services; Hon. Joselito F. Piñol
, government/public service; Dr. Joyce J. Abugan, church based ministry/theological education; Mr. Peter Penrod V. Gape, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and people's organizations (PO); Mr. Rey D. Billena, business/entrepreneurship; Atty.
Hon. Joselito F. Piñol, newly elected Mayor of the Municipality of Mlang, finished high school here in 1979.
person with a big heart in public service, he has served Mlang in various capacities since his youth.