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Blanca will host the institutional act of the Day of the Region of Murcia (02/06/2017)

Blanca will host next Friday, June 9, the institutional act of the Day of the Region, in commemoration of the XXXV Anniversary of the Statute of Autonomy of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia.

The institutional event will be chaired by the regional chief of staff, Fernando López Miras, and will be held at the Victoria Theater in the town, where the gold medals of the region and a diploma of distinguished services will be presented.

The Governing Council began last May 10 the procedure for the award of the Gold Medal of the Region of Murcia to the faculties of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Murcia, the restorer Raimundo González, the businessman Manuel Torres, the Donor and Organ and Tissue Transplantation Program, the Third Sector Platform, the basketball player Laura Gil, the pair of artists 'Muher' and, posthumously, the former president of the Central Syndicate of Irrigators of the Tajo- Segura, José Manuel Claver.

Likewise, the Regional Executive began to process the award of the Diploma of Distinguished Services to the Guardianship Association of the Defense of the Disability (Astus).

José Manuel Claver

José Manuel Claver Valderas (Cartagena, 1955Murcia, 2016) receives this distinction posthumously for his work as head of the Central Syndicate of Irrigators of the Tajo-Segura Aqueduct (Scrats), as an institutional recognition and of the whole of Murcia society to his work and his trajectory.

Colonel Lawyer of the Navy in the reserve and lawyer collegiate in Cartagena, Murcia and Madrid, his work in favor of the irrigation of the Region of Murcia began in 1982 as a founding member of Scrats and member of the Board of Government since its constitution.

His work in the Scrats was initially developed in advising his legal aspects, being Secretary General with the two presidents who preceded him in the position.

Claver also authored newspaper articles on the transfer and doctrinal work on its legal aspects.

In June 2009 he was appointed president of Scrats, an entity representing some 80 irrigation communities and thousands of irrigators from the provinces of Alicante, Almeria and Murcia.

José Manuel Claver has been a decisive figure in the Tajo-Segura transfer.

He defended the interests of thousands of farmers in the Region of Murcia and the need to supply water to a irrigable area that amounts to more than 130,000 hectares of Spanish southeast and in turn generates about 100,000 jobs.

Faculties of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Murcia

The faculties of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Murcia (UMU) receive this recognition to their educational and research trajectory of more than a century of existence, begun in 1915.

Then, together with the Faculty of Law, which was the only one in which the University was organized, the first group of common studies was given to the three sections of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters and also the preparatory course of Medicine And Pharmacy.

The studies of Philosophy and Letters were organized in a single faculty until in 1980 the Faculty of Philosophy was unfolded and created, being thus organized these studies in two faculties.

Raimundo González Frutos

Raimundo González Frutos (Murcia, 1925) is the reference restaurateur of Murcia cuisine.

Its formation comes from the familiar stoves and the knowledge acquired in France on the classic French cooking, obtaining from the Academy of Gastronomy of Bordeaux Cordon Bleu.

In 1961 he inaugurated in Murcia Rincón de Pepe and in its curriculum there are numerous distinctions, like the National Award of Gastronomy;

The Michelin star in successive editions of the 1990s;

The Gold Medal of Spanish Restaurants;

The Laurel of Murcia Press Association;

The title of Favorite Son of Murcia or the Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Murcia.

Manuel Torres Martínez

The businessman Manuel Torres Martínez (Murcia, 1938) is founder and president of the industrial group MTorres.

His career has been linked to the world of innovative initiatives associated with the business field.

In 1975 he founded the industrial group MTorres, made up of six companies with about 500 highly qualified employees.

The group owns 168 patent families and exports its products to more than 70 countries.

Manuel Torres has always been committed to innovation and technology transfer in sectors as diverse as aeronautics or energy and dedicates a high percentage of his company's turnover to investment in R & D & I.

He is member of the Advisory Council for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Industry and jury of the Prince of Asturias of Science and Technology.

Donation and Organ and Tissue Transplantation Program of the Region

The Organ Donation and Transplantation Program of the Region receives this distinction for placing the Community as a national leader in organ and tissue transplants and donations, in a matter in which Spain is the first internationally.

The Transplant Coordination of the Region and the Hospitals of the Murcian Health Service was created in 1990 to organize the various programs implemented in hospitals.

The first organ donation and transplant program began at Arrixaca Hospital in 1984. The first kidney transplant was performed in July 1985 and the first liver transplant in May 1988

The Organ Donation and Transplant Program of the Region of Murcia is the result of the work of a large number of professionals involved in a complex work and has led the Community to become a worldwide reference in this field.

Hospitals in the Region increased the organ donor rate again in 2016, this time nine points above the national average, which allowed for 373 transplants of organs and tissues, an increase of two per cent over the year previous.

Platform of the Third Sector of the Region

The Platform for the Third Sector in the Region is distinguished by its work to promote the welfare and promotion of the most disadvantaged people, through the defense of their rights and the principles of equality, dignity and equity, to promote community commitment, Solidarity, universal accessibility, work against poverty, social exclusion, marginalization, inequality and discrimination, promoting the full participation and social cohesion of the organizations that comprise it.

The Platform emerged in 2015 from the initiative of representative bodies and regional social organizations such as Caritas, the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (Cermi) in the Region of Murcia, the Spanish Red Cross, the Spanish National Organization of the Blind ONCE), the Volunteer Platform of the Region of Murcia and the Network to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Region of Murcia (EAPN-RM).

Laura Gil

Basketball player Laura Gil Collado (Murcia, 1992) is the first and only Olympic medalist in the Region of Murcia.

He has been international in all the inferior categories of the Spanish selection, with which it obtained the record of nine medals in six years, between European and world championships.

In total sum 13 medals with Spain since it debuted in an Under-16 European Championship with 15 years.

With the absolute selection of women's basketball has won the gold in the European Hungarian and Romanian 2015 and silver in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the 2014 World Cup in Turkey. In club competitions, it was proclaimed in 2011 with the Perfumerías Avenue Of Salamanca champion of Liga and of the Euroleague, maximum continental competition.


'Muher', a couple formed by Francisca Muñoz and Manuel Herrera, are multifaceted artists who began to develop their joint work in a diaphanous space in the center of Madrid in the eighties.

Inside the well-known like Movida Madrilenian, they exhibited in emblematic places like Moriarty Art Gallery, the Pentagram, the Place of the 2 of May, or the Milky Way.

Soon his traveling experiences began to become the motor of his work marked in the visual impact of the light of color.

In 1984 they won the National Collage Prize and since then their professional trajectory has been marked by samples and projects all over the world.

In the year 2000 they settled in the Region of Murcia, when they acquired a farm in Totana, where they project their emblematic studio, surrounded by nature in a place full of palm trees and overlooking the Sierra Espuña, which inspire their creative activity.

Wherever they travel or show their work, they are ambassadors of the Region of Murcia, where they develop a great part of their artistic activity and have left samples of their creation in paintings, sculptures or buildings.

Guardianship Association of the Defense of the Disability

The Association for the Defense of Disability (Astus) was founded in 1967 and since then has worked to achieve the integration, both family and social, of people with intellectual disabilities or cerebral palsy, with the mission of improving their quality of life , As well as that of their families.

The work it has developed over its 50 years of activity has contributed to the social integration of people with disabilities, through comprehensive care ranging from prevention and early care, to guardianship and housing, through Education, occupation, leisure and culture, maximizing their capabilities through their centers and services.

Astus is a member of Plena Inclusión Región de Murcia (formerly FEAPS-Murcia Region), the federation of organizations in favor of people with intellectual disabilities and cerebral palsy.

The association has centers for studies, for the occupational training and care center for people with disabilities or cerebral palsy, as well as a housing in property dedicated to the provision of sheltered housing service.

Source: CARM

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