The Division of City Schools of Pasig retains its PopQuiz Championship title after winning the SY 2016-2017 NCR Population Quiz held last November 18, 2016 at Tanghalang Pasigueño, Pasig City.
Ms. Abigail D. Semodio, Grade 10 student of Rizal High School from the Division of Pasig, was declared Champion after she bested 15 other contestants from the different divisions of Metro Manila by garnering a score of 34 points. She will represent NCR in the National Population Quiz to be held on January 23-26, 2017 in Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte.
Coming in second was the Division of Las Pinas as represented by Andrei Carlo T. Tuyay of Las Piñas East National High School – Equitable Village Annex while third was from the Division of Malabon as represented by Miguel Luis C. Campos of Tinajeros National High School.
DepEd-Pasig Schools Division Superintendent Freddie V. Avendaño said the contest was very important since schools need to invest in human resources and that population explosion should be considered as one of the biggest threats in the world.
Coinciding with the conduct of PopQuiz was the Regional Festival of Talents wherein three on-the-spot skills contests were held, namely: Essay Writing, Poster Making, and Jingle Writing and Singing. The works of the students centered on theme “Kabataan, Kalusugan, Kalikasan: Magkakaugnay” to focus on the importance of the interrelationship of health and environment and how it could directly affect the growth and development of our youth.
The winners for the three other contests were as follows:
Essay Writing: Jericho l. Malquitar of Kaunlaran High School, Division of Navotas
Poster Making: Nicolas Selwyn F. Jalea of Marikina Science High School, Division of Marikina
Jingle Writing and Singing: Alejandrea Magtangob of Tinajeros National High School, Division of Malabon
The Population Quiz and On-The-Spot Skills Exhibition is an annual event jointly conducted by the Commission on Population and Department of Education as one of the major strategies under the Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program which aims to reach out to in-school youth by raising their awareness on population issues that create a major impact to the lives of young people. ###