CITY OF MALOLOS- In an aim to showcase the important contributions of Youth Organizations and Sangguniang Kabataan this past year, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Youth, Sports, and Public Employment Service Office (PYSPESO) virtually celebrated Bulacan Youth Summit 2021 as part of the Linggo ng Kabataan and International Youth Day yesterday.
National Youth Commission Chairperson and CEO Ryan R. Enriquez saluted the youth for being able to accomplish so much amid the pandemic.
“Naghanap kayo ng paraan para mapangalagaan ang sarili habang tinutupad ang magagandang plano ninyo para sa kapwa kabataan. Nagbigay ng pag-asa sa mga nanghihina ang loob sa pamamagitan ng inyong mga proyekto. Kumilos kayo upang sama-samang labanan ang lungkot at hirap ng pandemya. Ganyan ang tunay na lider, ganyan ang tunay na nagmamalasakit sa bayan at sa kapwa tao,” Enriquez said.
For his part, Governor Daniel R. Fernando highlighted the vital role of the youth as the next leaders of the province and of the country.
“Bigyan natin ang ating mga kabataan ng karunungan, kaalaman na magiging kapaki-pakinabang sa kanilang kinabukasan. Sa panahon na ito ng pandemya, mahalaga na magkaroon ng partisipasyon ang ating mga kabataan lalo na sa agrikultura. Turuan natin silang maging matatag at maging produktibo dahil sila ang bubuhat sa pag-unlad ng ating lalawigan, sa ating bansang Pilipinas,” the governor said.
Meanwhile, participants signed the Manifesto of Pledge of Cooperation and Oath of Honesty for the “Project Kasangga: Tokhang Laban sa Korapsyon” program introduced by Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Commissioner Greco Belgica.
To end the event, PYSPESO announced the winners for the Linggo ng Kabataan contests which Mark Christopher Quizon topped by bagging the first places on both Facemask Making and Poster Making contests and received P10,000 total cash prize.
Also, Karl Asti S. Naco took home P10,000 cash as he emerged as the first placer on the Jingle Making contest for his piece titled “Ta-Ta-Tara”.
Finally, Youth ELITE awards were given to Hans Reginald Jose Alejandro for Youth Leadership; Miel Arthem B. Agustin for Youth Initiative; Guiguinto Scholars Association and Jonathan L. Dorega for Youth Trailblazer; and ABC Scholars Youth in Action and Christine B. Gonzales for Emerging Youth.
Except for Youth Leadership award that was given P5,000, all Youth ELITE awardees brought home P10,000 cash prize. ###