Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando in his letter to Paguia said, “… kayo po ay nahirang upang gawaran ng karangalang Dangal ng Lipi sa larangan ng Agrikultura para sa taong 2023. Ito ang pinakamataas na karangalan na pinagkakaloob ng Pamahalaaang Panlalawigan ng Bulacan ginagawad sa mga may dugong Bulakenyo na naging katangi-tangi sa larangang kanilang ginagalawan”.
The awarding will be held at Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center on September 15. In nearly 3 decades in service, Paguia has held numerous posts in BPSU including in the latter part of his academic career as Vice President for Research and Extension. He has attended many international and national leadership and agriculture research conferences. He has been invited as resource speakers in various national conventions regarding research and extension. He was project leader of many agriculture research and extension projects. He also has authored or co-authored several agriculture research studies and achieved plenty of awards. Paguia hailed from Barangay Maasim, San Ildefonso, Bulacan.