City to honor 15 outstanding graduating students-A A +A
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A TOTAL of 15 graduating high school students in Iloilo City will be honored by the City Government and its partner non-government organization the Haligi Foundation on Friday at the Robinsons fountain area.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will lead the awarding ceremony of the Batang Lider 2012 awardees, which he founded and spearheaded 10 years ago before being elected in a public office.
Now on its 10th year, the Mabilog project currently has 135 high school student alumni that carry the banner of development in Iloilo City and selected from state colleges and universities, private and public schools in the city.
Mabilog said the students, mostly high school valedictorians and salutatorians, are expected to bring the goodwill of Iloilo City with expertise to influence their fellow youth with honor, integrity and service.
This year, Batang Lider awardees include Beatriz Tobongbanua, Rhea Jane Germia, Gloria Mar Sayson, Primi Jun Hareso, Francis John Conde, Luis Miguel Tirador, Jothamme Enriquez, Kyzel Dagdag, Krizza Grace Bas, Riza Gemma Que, Christel Angela Daplas, Ruth Laurio, Jade Kristian Jamero, Airah Leen Atienza, and Aserina Yvonne Baladjay. (Lydia C. Pendon)