AUTHOR Ryan Camado Guinaran bagged the best book in the youth category on September 13 during the 11th Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards (CSCBA).

Guinaran’s book entitled “To My Fellow Igorot Youth” covered Cordillera and Igorot issues, culture, education, health, youth mobilization and literature.

The award winning book bested two other finalists in the youth category which showcased poems, stories, and essays that give values formation to young individuals ages 13 and above including stories of faith, virtues, morals, heroic deeds, and special youth documented activities.

CSCBA is an annual event sponsored by the Asian Catholic Communications Inc. (ACCI) recognizing authors or publishers whose works promote total human development, Gospel values, and Filipino culture, through the effective use of the latest communications technology in book publishing.

Previously, Guinaran was awarded as one of the 2016 Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM) at the Malacanang Palace, a national award vested to young active citizens who, by sheer dedication to their profession or vocation and have given significant contributions to their community and to the country.

Through an approved resolution, the local council of La Trinidad Benguet commended Guinaran’s honor and inspiration not only to his family, co-workers, but also motivates students to perform to the fullest and other professionals inspired to do the same.

The local council said it is an expression that with patience, determination, and perseverance one can accomplish remarkable feat worthy of emulation.

Currently, Guinaran is one of the community’s representatives in the Board of Regents of Benguet State University. He is a consistent academic scholar who recently accomplished his Master in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management Philippines in 2014, 2010 Diploma in Global Health at the University of Tampere Finland, 2010 Certificate of Completion in Maternal and Child Health Management Course at Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Guinaran is the son of Romeo Marquez and Dr. Ermelinda Camado.