BAGUIO CITY –- Six provinces sent their nominees to the Department of Social Welfare and Development–Cordillera Regional Office (DSWD-CAR) that conducted its regional search for exemplary children 2016 held at the Ruby Hall of Supreme Hotel, Friday.
The celebration of the National Children’s Month this year carries the theme, “Isulong: Kalidad na edukasyon para sa lahat ng Bata”.
DSWD-CAR director Janet P. Armas in her message wishes that no child will be out of school despite poverty.
DSWD-CAR have several programs to support Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) like Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situations and Educational Assistance Programs, DSWD-CAR Public Information Officer Neriza Villanueva said.
Among the provinces in the region, only Kalinga was not able to send a nominee due to time constraint, Villanueva said.
Ifugao nominee, Proverbs B. Medalla, was chosen as Exemplary Child 2016.
During the talent portion, she recited a declamation piece and performed a religious interpretative dance.
She won a cash prize of PhP7,500 and a plaque of recognition.
Second place is from Baguio, Bryan J. S. Kipong, 10 years old and the youngest among the six nominees.
Kipong won PhP5,500 and a plaque.
Third place went to Abra nominee Aisha Lynn Transfiguracion who performed a rap number while painting.
She won a cash prize of PhP4,500 a plaque.
Fourth place was won by Mt. Province nominee Evon Joy O. Asuncion and received a cash prize of PhP3,500 and a certificate.
Apayao nominee Princess Ann R. Saul won the fifth place with a cash prize of PhP2,000 and a certificate.
Sixth place went to Benguet nominee Maureen Jal O. Bastian who received a PhP2,000 cash prize.
All the nominees will go to the national competition for training and will be joining nominees from other regions in Manila, but the top winner will be the only one to compete in the National Level for Exemplary Child 2016. Tarla Tingal/PNA-northboundasia.com