Philippine Ambassador to Brazil Jose D.R. Burgos received the Anhanguera Order of Merit from Governor Marconi Perillo Jr. of the State of Goiás in Brazil on July 25 at the Praça do Coreto (Coreto Plaza) of the City of Goiás, a UN World Heritage Site and former state capital.
Named after the founder of the Goiás, explorer Bartolomeu Bueno da Silva nicknamed Anhangüera, the Anhanguera Order of Merit was established on June 24, 1975 to honor “civil or military, national or foreign individuals and/or corporations for their outstanding services, actions or exceptional merits that may deserve recognition from the State of Goiás.” The award, the highest honor conferred by the Government of Goiás, is divided into three grades: Grand Cross, Grand Officer and Commander.
This year’s honorees included ten ambassadors, five Cabinet Ministers, various parliamentarians, mayors, artists and representatives of civil society.
Ambassador Burgos, who received the Grand Cross Award, took the opportunity to discuss with Governor Perillo the planned Brazilian business delegation to the Philippines on November 17 to 25.
Source: www.dfa.gov.ph Date Accessed: 04 August 2016