Tagbilaran City celebrates the 27th Family Week
Throngs of people converged in Plaza Rizal to make a stand for the Filipino Family, carrying banners with family-themed messages. Various groups and organizations led by the City Government employees and personnel woke up early to join the ecumenical prayer followed by the fun walk going to Palma Street, then to Gallares, then finally converging in Plaza Rizal. Food stalls are waiting to meet the hungry palates of the volunteers. The affair was keynoted by the City Government’s Family of the Year awardee, Former Vice-Governor Atty. Dionisio Balite, “Be humble, be honest, and always make time for God”, emphasized Atty. Balite. The message centered on the guiding principles which nurtured the Balite Family through the years.
The winners during the week-long contests were also awarded led by the winner in the 30-seconder infomercial led by the first placer Cogon High School Evening Class, followed by the Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School, and the Holy Name University. The On-the-Spot Essay Writing was conquered by Extemporaneous Speaking was conquered by Bohol Wisdom School Jeska Aaliyah Ocio, Bohol International College Marah Doreen Lerin, and Tagbilaran City Science High School Jarius Zim Pasagad respectively, while the 1st place in the Poster Making Contest was bagged by the Tagbilaran City Central Special Science Elementary School Samantha Dee Requina, 2nd place from Booy Elementary School Kristel Mae Bompat, and 3rd place from Eastern Cogon Elementary School Nicole Duquilla. The Extemporaneous Speaking Senior High Category went to Tagbilaran City Science High School Chen Lomosbog for the 1st place, Holy Name University Geoanne Alyzandra Estrada for the 2nd place, and the Holy Spirit School of Tagbilaran John Christian Buaya for the 3rd place. The Tertiary Category (College) was given to the Holy Name University Peter Wald Saguirel II for the top spot, BISU Main Shaira Jean Jumawid for the 2nd spot, and Tagbilaran City College Cherry Mae Pepito for the 3rd spot. The Jingle-Making Contest aspirants gave an actual performance before its chief judge, Prof. Joshibiah Gaa De Juan. The Tagbilaran City Assembly of God Church won the 1st prize, followed by the Holy Name University, and the Tagbilaran High School – Hearing Impaired respectively.
Acting City Administrator Cathelyn Torremocha thanked all the sponsors led by the DIWA Party List, Chocolate Hills Lions Club, Rotary Club, JCI Phils, Bohol Paddlers, Kiwanis Club, Monde Nissin Corp, SMART, Nestle Phils, Yakult, Nature Spring, BISU Drum and Bugle, DCPNHS Drum and Bugle, HSS Glee and Dance Club, and the Provincial Government of Bohol.