Bataan native and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Assistant Secretary Wilfredo Mallari is awarded 2021 Gawad Filipino Outstanding Public Servant of the Year (Dangal ng Bayang Filipino).
He was also Gawad Filipino awardee for the past two years.
He exhibited “sincere and dedicated services”, according to the awards organizer.
Prior to his current post, he was the Region 4B or Mimaropa regional director when he retired in 2020.
Mallari literally rose from the ranks starting as engineering aide at DPWH in 1975.
The annual event aims to recognize the excellence of exceptional Filipino individuals through the passion and work ethic that greatly affect the Philippine culture, tradition, and society for humane innovations.