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CSU Students Win Provincial Robredo Essay Contest

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Nov. 16 (PIA) -- Two Catanduanes State University students won the provincial elimination competition of the 2012 Bicol Essay Writing Contest on the life of the late Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.


John Ely Templonuevo, 3rd year BSEd student and Yllaisa Mae Gianan, 4th year high school student of Catanduanes State University were declared champions of the tertiary and secondary categories , respectively, during the provincial elimination held on November 10, 2012 at the provincial capitol dome.

The competition was conducted by the Bicol Harvest Magazine and Kaya Natin Movement, in coordination with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Catanduanes provincial office and Philippine Information Agency Provincial Information Center.

The theme: “The living Legacy of Secretary Jesse Robredo" aims to honor the late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo for his achievements in service.


It aims to inspire local leaders to advocate for good governance; and inculcate in the minds of the youth his legacy as a good public servant and leader.

Templonuevo and Gianan will represent Catanduanes to the regional competition on December 8, 2012 at SM Naga.

Only three schools competed in the tertiary category and 26 vied for the secondary level.

Winners will recieve P5,000 each to be awarded in Naga City, with the top three regional winners getting P10,000, P7,000 and P5,000, respectively. (MAL/EAB-PIA5/Catanduanes)

Source: PIA

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