Saturday, October 4, 2008


Sandy Marie B. Belarmino (left) with San Pablo City Science High School OIC Helen A. Ramos. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Aningalan/CIO san Pablo city)

San Pablo City - Sandy Marie B. Belarmino, a fourth year student at the San Pablo City Science High School emerged as the first place winner in the essay writing contest coordinated by the City Population Office to help celebrate this year National Family Week. The theme is “Fathers and Families. Responsibilities and Challenges, Maabilidad si Dad.” She received a token cash reward of P2,000 provided by Mayor Vicente B. Amante.

Other winners are Peejeh P. Sahagun of Laguna College, second plance and received P1,500-cash reward, and Eric Mae M. Batralo of Santo Angel National High School, third place and received P1,000-cash reward.

The contest was participated by 12 fourth high school students representing 12 institutions providing secondary education in the City of San Pablo.

City Administrator Loreto S. Amante said they opted to sponsor an essay writing contest, because Mayor Vicente B. Amante believes that essay writing contest is a good medium to train the capability to express the feeling and sentiments of the young high school students on any particular subject or theme. It will also help enhance exemplary adherence towards English proficiency, to help achieve the dreams of many to be globally competitive as workers in communication industry, as well as in cultural inter-actions.

Just like the poster-making contest, which is a form of visual arts, Amante hope that the essay writing contest had helped encourage the youth in uplifting their proficiency level in communication arts, that would help them prepares to meet the rigors of college and the academic demands specific to the program to which they intend to purse higher education. (CIO/Pedrito D. Bigueras)

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