Negros Occidental holds provincial stat quiz
Negros Occidental (22 October) -- The province of Negros Occidental through the Provincial Planning and Development Office holds 2009 Provincial Statistics Quiz recently.
Besting other secondary schools, the Negros Occidental High School students bagged the championship award and P5,500 cash during the contest held at Business Inn Hotel, Bacolod City.
The students of Sagay National High School, adjudged second place winner received P4,500 while Dona Hortencia Salas Benedicto National High School who placed third received P4,000. The Negros Occidental National Science High School as fourth placer got P3,500 and Dona Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School received P3,000 as fifth placer.
The activity, spearheaded by the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) led by Officer-in-charge Marlin P. Sanogal, forms part of the 20th National Statistics Month Celebration themed, "Enhancing Security Sector, Statistics for Good Governance, Peace & Sustainable Development".
Board Member Miller V. Serondo, Chairman of SP Committee on Education said that statistics play a vital role on how government responds to the needs of the country especially in times of global financial crisis and calamities. He lauded the PPDO personnel for initiating such worthy activity for high school students.
The top five winners will represent Negros Occidental in the Regional Statistics Quiz to be held in Iloilo City. (Capitol News/PIA/EAD) [top]