|Quezon City Commemorates the 205th Birth Anniversary of Melchora "Tandang Sora" Aquino|
January 6, 2017, The Quezon City Government Commemorated the 205th Birth Anniversary of Melchora “Tandang Sora” Aquino in cooperation with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Flag raising and wreath laying ceremonies were conducted at the Tandang Sora National Shrine in Banlat Road, Barangay Tandang Sora.
During the Commemoration Ceremonies, the Quezon City Government accorded Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with the 2017 Tandang Sora Award. The Tandang Sora Award is given as recognition to women who exemplify the ideals and principles of Melchora Aquino, the Grand Old Lady of the Katipunan.
Mayor Herbert Bautista conferred to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales the Tandang Sora Award in recognition of her standfast integrity in pursuing erring government officers and employees. Ombudsman Carpio Morales has been a recipient of several awards during her term as a Justice of the Supreme Court, she was previously awarded by the Quezon City Government as one of the “Ten Most Outstanding Citizens for 2013.” She was also hailed by the UP Alumni Association with the Outstanding Award in Championing Justice/Judiciary “for delivering justice with courage and untrammeled integrity.” These were the qualities that garnered Ombudsman Carpio Morales the Tandang Sora award.