|WHEREAS, there is a need to
encourage and rekindle the virtues of heroism and courage
characteristic of the Filipino race;
WHEREAS, individuals who have shown heroism and courage beyond
expectations shall serve as good models for the citizenry;
WHEREAS. an extraordinary act of heroism and courage was demonstrated
by a 12-year old boy named Sajid Bulig who lost his life in order to
save other children from drowning during the Bocaue, Bulacan Tragedy of
2 July 1993;
WHEREAS, it is fitting to establish an award for heroism in honor of
Sajid Bulig to give tribute to Filipinos who performed extreme acts of
selflessness and sacrifice.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FIDEL V. RAMOS, President of the Republic of the
Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by law, do hereby
Section 1. Creation of the Award. — The Sajid Bulig
Presidential Award for Heroism is hereby established.
Sec. 2. Objectives of the Awards. — The primary
objective of the Sajid Bulig Presidential Award, herein referred to as
the Award, is to accord official recognition to an individual who has
demonstrated exemplary courage in the service of humanity, even at the
cost of his/her life. Specifically, the Award seeks to:
Confer distinct recognition to an individual who risked his/her life in
the service of the community, nation and humanity;
individuals for exemplary deeds, outstanding feats or acts of heroism;
exemplars of the virtues of courage, selflessness, gallantry, bravery,
and patriotism worthy of emulation by all Filipinos.
Sec. 3. Constitution of National, Regional and
Provincial Screening Committees. — Screening Committees at the national
regional and provincial levels are organized with the following
composition functions and responsibilities:
Secretary, Department of the Interior and Local Government
Members — National President, League of
National President, League of Cities
National President, League of Municipalities
National President, Liga ng mga Barangay
Undersecretary for Peace and Order, DILG
Undersecretary for Local Government, DILG
One (1) private sector representative/NGO partner
The National Screening Committee
shall undertake the following:
Initiate and coordinate necessary activities for the successful
implementation of the Award;
b. Select the
private sector representative/NGO partner of the National Awards
c. Set policy
guidelines, mechanics and criteria for the selection of the awardee;
regional nominees in accordance with the prescribed criteria;
to the President a possible awardee;
f. Plan and
implement appropriate awarding ceremonies; and
funding for operational expenses and prizes.
Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) of the Department of the
Interior and Local Government shall serve as the National Secretariat
for the National Screening Committee and shall be the lead in the
administration of the Award.
Regional Screening Committee
— DILG Regional Director
Members — PNP Regional Director
NAPOLCOM Regional Director
Representative, League of Provinces
Representative, League of Cities
Representative, League of Municipalities
Representative, Liga ng mga Barangay
One ( 1 ) private sector/NGO partner
Regional Screening Committee shall undertake the following:
Initiate and coordinate necessary activities for the implementation of
the Award in the region; and
The DILG Regional Office shall
serve as the Secretariat for the Regional Screening Committee.
Provincial Screening Committee
select, and nominate to the National Screening Committee a candidate
awardee from cities or from the Provincial Screening Committee.
— Provincial Local Government Operations
Members — President, Provincial
Chapter, League of
President, Provincial Chapter, Liga ng mga
President, Panlalawigang Pederasyon ng
President, Provincial Federation of
One ( 1 ) private sector/NGO partner
The Provincial Screening
Committee shall undertake the following:
a. Initiate and
coordinate necessary activities for the implementation of the Award in
support of the municipalities and barangays within the province in the
search for modern-day heroes; and
select and nominate to the Regional Screening Committee a candidate
awardee of the province.
The DILG Provincial Office shall serve as the Secretariat for the
Provincial Screening Committee.
Sec. 4. Activation of Committees. — The screening
committees herein established shall be convened whenever necessary.
Sec. 5. Funding. — Funding sources for operations
of the committees and for prizes shall be identified by the National
Sec. 6. Awards and Prizes. The Sajid Bulig
Presidential Awardee shall receive a special Plaque of Commendation and
other prizes as may be determined by the National Screening Committee.
Sec. 7. Conferment of the Award. — The President
shall confer the Award to a selected Awardee. The Award may be
conferred posthumously, on behalf of the deceased Awardee, to his/her
legal heir or nearest of kin.
Sec. 8. Effectivity. — This Executive Order shall
take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila,
this 22nd day of January, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and