Assistant Professor Joselito G. Florendo of the UP Virata School of Business received the Dangal ng Bayan Award from President Rodrigo R. Duterte during the Outstanding Government Workers Awards Rites held on 19 December 2016 at the Malacañan Palace. The Outstanding Public Officials and Employees Award or the Dangal ng Bayan (DnB) is conferred to an individual for performance of an extraordinary act or public service and consistent demonstration of exemplary ethical behavior on the basis of his/her observance of the eight norms of behavior provided under Republic Act No. 6713, otherwise known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.” The Civil Service Commission manages the government’s Honor Awards Program every year.
Prof. Florendo is the Vice President for Planning and Finance of the University of the Philippines. His award citation reads:
For his devotion to public service, using his financial acumen to boost the state university's resources and help attain prosperity. As Vice President for Planning and Finance, he made possible improvements of the university's financial status so that it can continue to be a leader in higher education and to fulfill its social responsibilities. He chose to also share his expertise on financial literacy to the ordinary Filipino -- the prison inmates, small store owners, midwives, mothers, business process outsourcing employees, and overseas Filipino workers so they can effectively manage their finances.