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High school stude wins poster-making contest on RH

By Rachelle M. Nessia

Dumaguete City (13 October) -- A 15-year old junior student of the Foundation University High School won first prize in the recently concluded poster making contest held at the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) Gym in Dumaguete City.

Fraulin Sauro, a 3rd year high school student of Foundation University, received the amount of P2,000 plus a certificate of recognition for winning first prize in the student category.

Meanwhile, Jason Cimafranca of Dumaguete City and Ma. Ana Deposoy, of Magatas, Sibulan won the first and second prize, respectively, for the community-based category.

Cimafranca was awarded P2,000 and a certificate of recognition.

Deposoy, 12, elementary student, got P1,500 and a certificate of recognition.

The first prize winners in both community youth and student category are automatically eligible to join in the regional poster making contest in Cebu City in October.

The regional winner will receive P5,000 in cash prize.

The poster-making contest conducted by Central Visayas Reproductive Health Coordinating Council (CVRHCC) in cooperation with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) is funded by the Visayas Reproductive Health Initiative (VRHI).

VHRI is a project of the Sociology and Anthropology Research Division of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.

CVRHCC chairman Rene Gaudiel, vice mayor of Bayawan City , said the event is to encourage a sustainable reproductive health program by increasing the level of awareness of target groups.

The poster described that reproductive health is everybody's concern and everybody's responsibility.

The participant, who is allowed to use any medium, described the 10 elements of reproductive health issues.

The contest was open to secondary level school students and community-based youths aging 10 to 24.

The posters were judged based on: content -- 50 percent, creativity -- 40 percent, and delivery and presentation -- 10 percent.

PIA Infocen Manager Jennifer Tilos, Vice Mayor Gaudiel and reporter Victor Camion were among the three judges in the contest.

CVRHCC is composed of representatives from different sectors that include, among others, people's organizations, local government units, health, academe, and the media, under the VHRI program.

In Dumaguete, the media sector member is the Media Advocate for Reproductive Health and Empowerment (MARhE). (PIA) [top]

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