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TOPS 2018  |  Soldiers’ Heroism, Sacrifices to be Recognized

AFP Chief of Staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero (middle) officially inks the Memorandum of Agreement on the search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) 2018 with Mr. Aniceto Sobrepeña (left), President of Metrobank Foundation Inc., and Atty. Roy Joseph Rafols (right), President of Rotary Club of Makati in a ceremony held at the General Headquarters, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Monday, 05 February 2018. (Photo SN1 Donald Viluan/PAOAFP)

CAMP GEN EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City (DWDD) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officially inked its partnership with stakeholders to award outstanding soldiers for their heroism and sacrifices, Monday, 05 February 2018 in a ceremony held at the General Headquarters Conference Room, here.

General Rey Leonardo Guerrero, AFP Chief of Staff signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS) 2018 along with Mr. Aniceto Sobrepeña, Metrobank Foundation President, and Atty. Roy Joseph Rafols, Rotary Club of Makati Metro President.

Now on its 19th year, the Search honors the acts of selflessness, sacrifice, bravery and community engagement of soldiers, a reflection of the appreciation of the Filipino people towards soldiers.

Under the MOA, three soldiers who distinguished themselves by actions that demonstrate courage, integrity, responsibility and service will be selected to win the award. Each will receive cash prize of P1 Million, a trophy and a golden medallion.

The AFP is grateful to its partners, Metrobank Foundation Inc., and Rotary Club of Makati Metro, for their tireless efforts and initiative to recognize excellence and responsibility in the performance of duties of our soldiers.

Nominations for the TOPS 2018 have already started. All commanders in the AFP are enjoined to recommend candidates.

The annual search for TOPS is one of the most anticipated external awards being conferred to military officers and enlisted personnel. For the past years, it has upheld its standards in acknowledging the excellent brand of service provided by the AFP. AES / ALS / MCAG

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