CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulakenyo children showcased their talents in the recently concluded Provincial Children’s Congress where more than 2,000 daycare pupils, parents and child development workers participated as part of the National Children’s Month celebration held at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city.
With the theme, “Isulong Kalidad na Edukasyon Para sa Lahat ng Bata!,” the event aims to enhance the children’s talents in singing, dancing, poem reciting and drawing as well as to make them feel that they are also valuable to the community.
The winners for the individual competitions were: for solo singing, Sophia Espiritu from Plaridel, first place, Joanna Christel Austria from Obando, second place and James Haiden Acama from Marilao, third place; for color and copy, John Mathew Matito from Bulakan, first place, Khyrie Suganola from Baliwag, second place and Leira Mhay de Chavez from Santa Maria, third place; for poem reciting, Axel Brix Dalina from Marilao, first place, Given Jercea San Pedro from Plaridel, second place and Antares Rhae Bunuan from Angat, third place.
All the winners in the individual competitions received a trophy and P3,000 for first placers, P2,000 for second placers and P1,000 for third placers. The non-winners received a consolation prize of P500 and a certificate of participation.
For the calisthenics competition, pupils from Hagonoy won first and received P7,000 and a trophy, daycare pupils from Plaridel placed second and took home P5,000 plus a trophy and pupils from Bulakan won third place and received P3,000 plus a trophy. All other participants received a consolation prize of P1,000 and a certificate of participation.
The winners will advance to the Regional Children’s Congress on November 18, 2016 at SM Pampanga.
Meanwhile, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado emphasized the important role of parents and teachers in molding the character of the children.
“Malaki ang ginagampanang responsibilidad ng mga magulang, responsibilidad hindi lamang sa batas kundi sa Panginoon na hubugin ang ating mga anak, dahil sinasabing kung saan nating landas hinubog ang ating mga anak, hanggang sa dulo, hindi po sila hihiwalay,” Alvarado said.
The governor also shared his joy to the participants after the province of Bulacan was acknowledged with the second highest number of accredited day care workers and accredited day care centers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the region.
The event was conducted pursuant to Republic Act No. 10661 or the National Children’s Month Act that declares November of every year as the “National Children’s Month”. The declaration commemorates the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989 and seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness.