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:

Essay-writing Contest:

  • 1st Place - Mariel Loida Magpantay - Catumbalon
  • 2nd Place - Teodulfo Mahilom Jr. - Batangan
  • 3rd Place - Quennie Heloventino - Dagat Ki Davao

Poster-making Contest:

  • 1st-place - Rey Querobin - Laligan
  • 2nd Place - Kris Mae Miñoza - Batangan
  • 3rd Place - Jonard Barcelona - Sinayawan

Sulong Dunong:

  • 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.