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Bulacan to honor outstanding youths
Friday, 26 September 2014
CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan is set to recognize this year’s outstanding youths through the Gintong Kabataan Awards (GKA) slated on September 30, 2014, 1 pm at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said GKA will honor Bulakenyo youths who best exemplify the highest attributes of the province’s emerging generation in different categories such as Academe (High School and College), Arts and Culture, Public Service (Individual and Group), Entrepreneur, Professional and Skilled Workers, Sports (Individual and Group), and the Gintong Kabataang Bayani.

“Ating ipagbubunyi at kikilalanin ang mga kabataang ito na maihahalintulad sa ginto na dumaan sa maraming hamon sa buhay at karanasan upang kamtin ang tagumpay sa kanilang larangang kinabibilangan”, Alvarado said.

The governor also said the outstanding youth to be recognized in GKA have inspired and set good examples to those who are striving in life despite the hardships and trials as well as enriched their lives for the better using their skills and talents.

According to the Provincial Youth, Sports, Employment, Arts, Culture, and Tourism Office, a total of 67 nominees were evaluated by the members of the screening committee headed by Fr. Dennis Espejo.

Nominees must have a Bulakenyo blood or a resident of the province for three years; 15 to 35 years old; and should be nominated by an individual or resident institution.

Awardees will receive a plaque of recognition, trophy, and cash incentives worth P20,000 for the group and P10,000 for individual while special citation awardees will receive P10,000 for the group and P5,000 for individual.

Among GKA’s previous awardees were Jolina Magdangal, singer Roxy Barcelo, chess Grand Master Mark Paragua, basketball player Vergel Meneses, beauty queen Maricar Balagtas and TV personalities Arnold Clavio of GMA 7, Cheryl Cosim of ABS-CBN and many more. ###

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