PSAU President Honorio M. Soriano, Jr. was chosen as a regional winner in the 2018 Search for Outstanding Government Workers. Dr. Soriano has been nominated for the Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award (individual category). As a recipient of the prestigious award for Central Luzon, he is elevated to the list of semi-finalists for the national award. The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is conferred to an individual or group for exceptional or extraordinary contributions resulting from an idea or performance that had nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony. President Soriano made it to the top national winners for the said prestigious award as per the Memorandum Circular received by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) from the Office of the Executive Secretary dated September 17, 2018. He received the highest award in the Philippine government service system from no less than His Excellency President Rodrigo R. Duterte on September 27, 2018 at the Heroes Hall of Malacanang Palace.