Bataan native and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Assistant Secretary Wilfredo Mallari is a recipient of the prestigious Gawad Filipino 2020 “Hero of the Year” Awards.
He exhibited sincere and dedicated services in the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, according to awards organizer.
Mallari was thinking of the general safety and health of his people not just himself. Prior to his appointment as DPWH Asec., he was Region 4 B or Mimaropa regional director where he retired last year.
“Yung welfare ng mga kasama, tao natin tinitignan natin hindi lang basta trabaho syempre kailangan din isipin sila”, he said.
“During pandemic ako ang regional director ng DPWH Region 4 B, lahat ng safety measures yung department order No. 39 issued by Sec. Villar at yung rules and guidelines ng IATF para sa kaligtasan ng mga workers, lahat yan ipinatupad natin”, he also said.
“Nung nag GCQ na, nag-open na tayo in-apply natin lahat yan, alcohol, facemask, wearing long sleeves at vitamin C, before they start with the project, dumaan muna sila sa Covid tests para safe sila”, he said.
Asked about the thrust of the DPWH, Mallari said, “In line with the program of President Duterte and Sec. Villar, early completion of the projects for physical and financial growth, so that our economy improves”.
Mallari is one of the carefully selected 100 Filipinos who made impact to humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic for this year 15th Gawad Filipino Heroes Award.
The annual event aims to recognize the excellence of exceptional Filipino individuals through their passion and work ethics that greatly affect the Philippine culture, tradition, and society for humane innovations.
This year awarding is a tribute to modern day heroes and outstanding frontliners such as health workers, public servants, law enforcers, journalists, organizations, and individuals who help Filipino citizens amidst the pandemic.