Mandaue honors 20 outstanding kids in city’s public, private schools

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


DIVINE Saludaga, 15, is still undecided on what she wants to be in life.

Saludaga, a 4th year high school student of the Tipolo National High School, told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday she has three options in
mind-to become a nun, a teacher or a journalist.

Of these three, Saludaga said, she might choose to pursue a career in journalism owing to her experience as the current editor-in-
chief of their school paper.

Saludaga was honored yesterday by the Mandaue City Government as one of the city’s Top 20 Outstanding Children.

Awardees

Saludaga, along with 19 other awardees, was cited for their outstanding academic and community works, particularly in their respective schools.

The other awardees are John Keith Marzo of St. Louis College-Cebu; Sheila Mahusay, Maria Liza Zarate and Maria Nieves Matilde Mercader of the Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School; Angelica Conde of the Labogon National High School; Danie Mae Ybañez of the Mandaue City Science High School; Khanna Blithe Cortes of the Mandaue City School for the Arts; Chad Errol Booc of Pagsabungan National High School; Angel Perez of Tabok National High School; Mary Charity Gwen Calban of Paknaan National High School; Jan Louie Mendoza of Mandaue Ebenezer Alliance Academy; Ruel Briz and Charlettee Joyce Dawaton of Subangdaku Technical Vocational School; Ma. Jessa Cereño of the Cabancalan National High School; Hero Yuki Oplado of Maguikay National High School; Jayvee Armamento of the Don Gerardo Llamera Ouano Memorial National High School; Fernan Salinbongcogon of Canduman National High School; Rhoda Ulgasan of Jagobiao National High School; and Shera Mae de Gahira of Canduman Night High School.

Children’s Address

Aside from the students, some non-government organizations (NGOs) and an individual were also recognized for their help in improving the condition of the children in Mandaue.

The NGOs awarded yesterday were the World Vision Development Foundation, Children’s Legal Bureau, Mandaue City Danish Volunteers and Christian Eckist Buddhist Union Foundation Inc., while philanthropist Girlie Suico was also recognized.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, in her State of the City’s Children Address, assured the City will consistently introduce measures to improve the condition of the children.

Radaza said the City has allocated P1 million for the micro-nutrient supplementation and another P1 million for the supplemental feeding program.

“This is the reason why Lapu-Lapu City has continuously topped in the nutrition awards,” Radaza added.

She said that the City Social Welfare and Development has been providing special care to the children through their nutrition, education and protection programs.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 18, 2011.

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