The Macau government announced Tuesday the Decorations, Medals and Certificates of Merit awarded for 2017 that will be given to 42 individuals and organizations in recognition of achievement, outstanding contribution and distinguished service.
The awards for Decorations of Honor include the Decoration of Honour – Grand Lotus, the Decoration of Honour – Golden Lotus and the Decoration of Honour – Silver Lotus.
Such awards are for individuals or entities that have made outstanding contributions to the image and reputation of Macau.
Recipients of the Decoration of Honor – Golden Lotus award will be given to Choi Lai Hang recently appointed as coordinator for the Security Forces Co-ordination Office.
Decoration of Honor – Silver Lotus will be awarded to businessmen Lei Loi Tak and Vong Kok Seng.
The awards also include seven types of Medal of Merit, covering professions, industry and commerce, tourism, education, culture, philanthropy and sports as well as medals for Distinguished Service.
Portuguese journalist and researcher João Vicente Botelho Guedes received the Medal of Merit-Culture
Meanwhile Certificates of Merit, including the Honorific Title – Prestige and the Honorific Title – Merit, are given to commend local residents or others who have made a major contribution to the reputation, development or social progress of the city.
The Honorific Title – Prestige will be awarded to Loreto de Guia Mijares Jr., the non-resident Filipino worker who saved an old couple during Typhoon Hato.
The ceremony to award the Decorations, Medals and Certificates of Merit to the recipients will be held in mid-January 2018.