An educator-entrepreneur and a billiards player lead the 11 awardees of The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) 2022 who were chosen from a field of more than 70 nominees.
The list was later reduced to 21 finalists after a “rigorous pre-selection process.”
The 2022 TOWNS awardees are: Ani Rosa Almario, from the field of education and entrepreneurship; Rubilen Amit, sports; Dr. Pia D. Bagamasbad; Molecular Biology; Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho, medicine/public health; Dr. Erika Fille Legara ,data science; Keisha Alena Mayuga, transport planning; Ana Patricia Non, community service; Anna Oposa del Rosario, marine ecology conservation; Patricia Marie Ranada, investigative journalism; Georgina Romero, women empowerment through ICT; and Dr. Aletta Yniguez, marine science.
The panel of judges was headed by Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and included: Rogelio Singson, president, Management Association of the Philippines; Dr. Eugenio Jose Ramos, President and CEO, Medical City); Fortunato de la Pena, former Department of Science and Technology Secretary); Senen Bacani former Secretary, Department of Agriculture; Atty. Lilia de Lima former Director General of PEZA and TOWNS Search chair; Dr. Esperanza Cabral, former Secretary of Health and TOWNS Search co-chair; and broadcaster Ces Orena Drilon,TOWNS president.
TOWNS awards are given only every three years. The 2022 Awards Night will be held on October 25, 2022.