Valencia City Spearheads 2nd Youth Congress
The City Government of Valencia through the City Social Welfare and Development Office conducted the 2nd Youth Congress with the theme, “PYAP: Build as One, Work as One! Lihok na, Hali na!” on June 22, 2016 at the City Hall Covered Court, Valencia City.
More than two hundred youth from Pag-asa Youth Associations in the City of Valencia joined the youth congress. The activity started with a parade from the Plaza Rizal to the City Hall Covered Court.
During the program, the participants were acknowledged by Ms. Odessa S. Pagsiat, RSW, Social Welfare Officer I of CSWDO.
City Councilor Hon. John Lee B. Quillo, Chairman of Committee on Youth and Sports Development gave his welcome remarks and emphasized the importance of establishing the Pag-asa Youth Associations in the 31 barangays of the city. He also urged the youth to be involved and be participative in the activities of the community.
Meanwhile, speakers Ms. Philadelphia Rizon and Ms. Jane Dacula of PDEA-10 gave their lectures on the Ill Effects of Drug Abuse and elaborated RA 9165 The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The third part of the program is the contest proper and participants from each barangay joined the essay-writing, poster-making, sulong-dunong and laro ng lahi games.
Part IV of the congress is the Search for Mr. and MS. PYAP 2016 and the Pop Dance and Song Solo Contest.
Ten lovely pairs graced the stage as they vie for the special awards and the most-coveted crown and to represent the regional convention.
The lucky winners are as follows:
- 1st Place - Mariel Loida Magpantay - Catumbalon
- 2nd Place - Teodulfo Mahilom Jr. - Batangan
- 3rd Place - Quennie Heloventino - Dagat Ki Davao
- 1st-place - Rey Querobin - Laligan
- 2nd Place - Kris Mae Miñoza - Batangan
- 3rd Place - Jonard Barcelona - Sinayawan
- 1st-place - John Mark Magallanes - Laligan
- 2nd Place - Marky Florencio - Sinayawan
- 3rd Place - Julius Bautista - Mabuhay
Pop Dance Contest:
- 1st Place - Batangan
- 2nd Place - Laligan
Song Solo Contest:
- 1st-place - Anna Lou Radoc - Batangan
- 2nd-place - John Paul Patalinhog - Sinayawan
- 3rd –place - Ruel Bretana - Catumbalon
Ms. Congeniality - Ms. Vintar
Mr. Congeniality - Ms. Tugaya
Ms. Body Beautiful - Ms. Batangan
Mr. Body Beautiful - Mr. Vintar
Ms. Close-up Smile - Catumbalon
Mr. Close-up Smile - Batangan
Ms. Amazing Beauty - Dagat Ki Davao
Mr. Amazing Beauty - Lumbayao
Ms. Darling of the Crowd - Laligan
Mr. Darling of the Crowd - Laligan
Ms. Photogenic - Catumbalon
Mr. Photogenic - Sinayawan
Ms. PYAP - Herna Prantilla - Laligan
1st Runner up - Angel Kathleen Lopez - Catumbalon
2nd Runner up - Kristine Mungaya - Batangan
Mr. PYAP - Alfredo Liguayan Jr. - San Isidro
1st Runner up - Jerick Ariel Agpalza - Vintar
2nd Runner up - Ariel PAcapat - Laligan
Acting City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ms. Evangelista S. Cuzon, RSW said that last year, 32 participants from Valencia City joined the regional delegation during the 41st Regional Anniversary at Tubod, Lanao Del Norte on July 27-29, 2015.
“The City Mayor Hon. Azucena P. Huervas continues to support the programs of the City Social Welfare and Development Office especially PYAP and this year, we were able to conduct the 2nd Youth Congress,” Cuzon said.