MAASIN CITY-Glyzel Bongaos, 12, and a Grade 7 student of Pintuyan National Vocational High School was named Pantawid Pilipino Exemplary Child 2019 in the province of Southern Leyte.
The search was initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Bongaos, who is a consistent honor student in her elementary years, showcased her talents in singing, dancing, modeling and drama.
Besting 11 other entries, Bongaos showed confidence during the question and answer portion giving the judges’ nod composed of Rebecca G. Cadavos, information officer from the Philippine Information Agency – Southern Leyte; Gloria M. Reyes, editor-in-chief of the Southern Leyte Times; Darwin O. Milagroso, social welfare assistant from the Provincial Social Welfare and Services Office; and Ma. Juvemar Pedalino and Abelardo Bibat of 4Ps-Southern Leyte.
The entries from the municipalities of Bontoc and Hinundayan got the second and third places, respectively.
The Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children featured children beneficiaries, aged 10-14 years old, who are role models in their homes, schools, and communities. Their wit, talents, and sense of leadership, were shown through the question and answer portion.
Bongaos, as the provincial winner, will vie for the regional level competition set in October while the regional winner will compete for the national search, OIC-Provincial Link Ableardo Bibat said. (LDL/RGC/PIA-8, Southern Leyte)