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PIA Press Release
2009/06/18

DepEd lauds youth achievers

Pasig City (18 June) -- Education Secretary Jesli Lapus awarded five outstanding students in leadership and academics chosen among public and private high school students nationwide. They were the recipients of the fifth Pambansang Gawad sa Ulirang Kabataan.

The awardees were honored at the Provincial Capitol Gymnasium in Malolos, Bulacan as part of the 111th anniversary of Philippine Independence celebration.

The winners, selected from the recent graduating batch (completed secondary education by June 2009), are Kevin Catapusan and Sarah Donna Domingo of the Agusan National High School in Butuan City; Lorenz Ray Payonga of Marcial Panola Memorial School in Albay; Isabella Supnet of Muntinlupa Science School in Muntinlupa and Alyssa Tricia Eloise Vintola of Ramon Teves Pastor Memorial Dumaguete Science High School in Dumaguete City.

"We have a rich reservoir of outstanding future leaders among our youth. The Gawad allows our students to appreciate and emulate these youth achievers," Secretary Lapus said.

The Pambansang Gawad recognizes the achievements and contributions of outstanding students in their school and community.

The awardees are all achievers, leaders and active community workers. They graduated with top honors in high school and went through a rigid selection process. The criteria for selection were personality and character - 20 percent; critical thinking - 10 percent; rhetoric - 10 percent; quality and content - 10 percent and credentials - 50 percent.

"The award serves as an inspiration to the youth and motivates us in getting involved in community activities. We should always strive to perform well not only in our academics but in developing our skills and our whole personality," awardee Lorenz Payonga said.

Some five evaluators, three interviewers and three judges from the academe, the government and private sectors were invited during the three-day selection process.

The judges during the final interview were Raul Dominic Badilla of the National Youth Commission, Atty. Josephina D.V. Saliva of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and prominent TV host Eugenio "Boy" Abunda.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo directed government agencies to provide services to Filipinos as a form of celebrating the country's Independence Day.

Among the highlights of the 111th celebration of Philippine Independence, were the allocation of some 9,403 new teaching positions for 2009 and the awarding of 4,500 emergency employment contracts.

Cebuano News: Puwersa sa mga NPA pinakaubos sukad sa 1980s

Manila (June 18) -- Ang kusog sa mga kumonistang New People's Army (NPA) mikunhod og maayo sa sobra sa 30 porsiyento sukad si Presidente Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo mimando sa kasundalohan sa pagpildi sa upat na ka dekada nga problema sa insureksyon tulo ka tuig na ang nakalabay.

Mga numero nga nakuha gikan sa Armadong Kusog sa Nasud (AFP) nagpakita nga labing menos dihay 2,296 ka mga rebelde ang na-neutralize gikan 2006 hangtud Mayo karong tuiga, ug kini nakapakunhod sa gidaghanon sa mga rebelde diha na lamang sa 4,874 gikan sa 7,170 sa 2006.

Ang pagpul-ong sa mga 2,296 ka mga rebelde nahitabo sa paagi nga nakalas sa engkuwentro, mi-ampo, og ba kaha nadakpan, segun sa kasayuran gikan sa military.

Kinaubsan kini nga NPA strength sukad sa 1980s dihang ang communist movement nakasinati sa iyang kinapungkayan nga kadaghan kapin sa 24,000. Usab, ang mga communist guerrilla fronts miubos na ngadto sa 75 gikan sa 100 sa 2006.

Sa 2006, taliwa sa kutay sa mga pag-atake nga gilusad sa mga rebelde sa mga kabaryohan, si Presidente Arroyo mimando sa AFP sa pagtapos na sa insurgency problem sa dili pa mahuman ang iyang termino sa 2010.

Ang mga peace talks tali sa gobyerno ug mga komunista naundang sa 2004 human ang National Democratic Front (NDF) mibiya sa negotiating table agi og pag-protesta paglakip sa NPA ug iyang political wing -- ang Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) -- diha sa listahan sa mga foreign terrorist organizations.

Si AFP Deputy chief of staff for operations Maj. Gen. Carlos Holganza miingon nga si AFP chief of staff Gen Victor Ibrado nagsugo na sa pagbubo og dugang mga kagamitan didto sa pang-gubatan aron matuman ang tagal nga gi-imponer sa Presidente.

Hinuon, gitataw ni Holganza nga gipahinumdoman sa AFP chief ang mga kasundalohan nga padayon nilang respetohan ang katungod sa mga tawo samtang nakittigi sila sa anti-insurgency campaign.

Gidugang niya nga malaumon si Ibrado nga mapul-ongan pa nila pagdugang ang kusog sa mga NPA ngadto na sa "inconsequential level." (PIA-Southern Leyte) [top]

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