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Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (Western Visayas) awarded in Iloilo City

Submitted by on April 27, 2012 – 7:09 pm3 Comments

Yesterday, the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines – Western Visayas were named during a solemn yet very joyous ceremony at the august halls of the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Celebrating with the triumph of our excellent students are their school representatives, teachers, and most especially their parents. The program was also graced by our Governor, Arthur Defensor, and former Isabela Governor, Grace Padaca.

Out of many, few were chosen. Only 19 students made it to the finalist and they are:

Humanities, Communications, Social Sciences: 

  • Christian D. Sorsogon (AB Political Science) – University of the Philippines – Visayas,
  • Randell T. Aranza (AB Mass Communication/BS Business Administration) – University of St. La Salle;

Business Entrepreneurship, Economics, Industry, Criminology, Law, Accountancy:

  • Epi Ma. Kassandra Dajao (AB Psychology/BS Business Administration) – University of St. La Salle,
  • Felizardo T. Demayuga Jr. (BS Business Administration) – Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion;

Engineering, Architecture, Maritime and Information Technology:

  • Mark Anthony A. Gascon (BS Marine Engineering) – John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Molo,
  • Kim Christian R. Galaez (BS Chemical Engineering) – Central Philippine University,
  • Raphy A. Trinidad (BS Marine Engineering) – John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation – Bacolod,
  • Geed D. Beronibla (BS Electronics Engineering) – Filamer Christian University,
  •  Jan Asley S. Valenzuela (BS Marine Transportation) – John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Bacolod,
  • Rotsen B. Kho Yute (BS Civil Engineering) – Central Philippine University,
  • Rizaldie A. Zambra Jr. (BS Marine Transportation) – John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Arevalo;

Agriculture, Science, Math: 

  • Yanglee H. dela Fuente (BS Psychology) – Colegio de San Agustin Bacolod,
  • Gian C. Bermudo (BS Psychology) – University of San Agustin;

Medicine and Health Related Profession:

  •  Mark Anthony A. Durana (BS Nursing) – Filamer Christian University,
  •  Rosa Lea S. Baldeverona (BS Public Health) – University of the Philippines – Visayas,
  • Mitz S. Serofia (BS Nursing) – West Visayas State University,
  • Marlie Joie A. Bombita (BS Nursing) – West Negros University;

Teacher Education:

  • Ruthell A. Moreno (BSPED, Teaching Children with Mental Retardation) – West Visayas State University,
  • Junell V. Lupo (BS Secondary Education Major in English) – University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos
  • Jelliane Rose J. Dinorog (BS Secondary Education) – Colegio de San Agustin – Bacolod.

After the presentation of the finalists, we were honored to hear a very inspiring speech from no other than former Isabela Governor Grace Padaca. A symbol of hope and good governance, she shared her life struggles and how she was able to overcome them. Summarizing the interviews conducted the day before the awarding, Ms. Grace Padaca shared with the audience the lessons and inspirations that was shared by the finalists.

An inspiring invocation from the USA Troubadours

A tense atmosphere then ensued as the Top Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (Region 6) were called. Here is the list:

  1. Gian C. Bermudo (BS Psychology) – University of San Agustin;
  2. Epi Ma. Kassandra Dajao (AB Psychology/BS Business Administration) – University of St. La Salle,
  3. Rosa Lea S. Baldeverona (BS Public Health) – University of the Philippines – Visayas
  4. Mark Anthony A. Gascon (BS Marine Engineering) – John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University – Molo,
  5. Christian D. Sorsogon (AB Political Science) – University of the Philippines – Visayas,
  6. Mitz S. Serofia (BS Nursing) – West Visayas State University,
  7. Marlie Joie A. Bombita (BS Nursing) – West Negros University;
  8. Ruthell A. Moreno (BSPED, Teaching Children with Mental Retardation) – West Visayas State University,
  9. Raphy A. Trinidad (BS Marine Engineering) – John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation – Bacolod,
  10. Randell T. Aranza (AB Mass Communication/BS Business Administration) – University of St. La Salle

Their stories are inspiring, their visions are engaging. These students, winners or not, are today’s heroes. As Grace Padaca had said, “The youth of today are not just the hope of our country, they are our saviors.” 

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3 Comments »

  • sir…andun ka pala. im so sorry that iw asn’t able to meet you personally.
    but i would like to thank you for super committing for this cause. our e-book will be published soon..be rest assured that i will give you a copy… your commitment is contagious. i hope to see you next year. :0

    salamat po. mabuhay ang iloiloilove.

    • Mark Segador says:

      yeah, i have to make myself invisible during the program, i didn’t know na formal na formal gd ang awarding. i’ll look forward to your e-book sir jemuel. congratulations also for the successful staging of this year’s TOSP-WV.

      thank you for inviting me during the launch and the awarding. =)

  • Geed Beronibla says:

    thank you so much iloiloilove! :)

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