Ozamiz stude bags Popquiz regional tilt
Cagayan de Oro City (12 October) -- Kristine F. Villagonzalo, a 4th year student of Labo National High School in Ozamiz City, bested other contestants during the recently concluded Regional Population Quiz Show (PopQuiz) held on October 5 at SM City-CdO, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.
Villagonzalo will represent the region to the national PopQuiz to be held in Tuguegarao City on October 24, 2007.
Jomar C. Valledo of Backkismi National High School, Gingoog City, was declared first runner up. Meanwhile, Gian Claude T. Embate of Lanao del Norte National High School garnered the second runner up spot. All three finalists received cash prizes and trophies.
The PopQuiz is a yearly contest for high school students in the region. It aims to awaken the awareness and understanding of students on population and development issues and concerns. This year's theme is "Population, environment and health care reform: challenges and opportunities."
The annual activity is a collaboration between the regional offices of the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Population (PopCom). (POPCOM-10) [top]