Dead­line for nom­i­na­tions of Mga Bagong Rizal to­day

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THE PHILIP­PINE Cen­ter for Gifted Ed­u­ca­tion, Inc. (PCGE) an­nounced the dead­line for sub­mis­sion of nom­i­na­tions for the na­tion­wide search of the “Mga Bagong Rizal: Pag-asa ng Bayan” will be to­day, Au­gust 31.

The search aims to se­lect chil­dren and youth who are will­ing to take an oath to model their lives af­ter the prin­ci­ples which Dr. Jose P. Rizal es­poused among which is love for God and coun­try, in­tegrity, valor, and ex­cel­lence in their re­spec­tive ar­eas of abil­ity, in­ter­est and tal­ent. They will serve as ex­em­plars of what a com­plete Filipino youth is as en­vi­sioned by our na­tional hero Dr. Jose Rizal.

It is also in­tended to help el­e­vate Filipino con­scious­ness for a life of in­tegrity, dig­nity, truth, hon­esty and love of coun­try thru self­aware­ness, lead­er­ship and skills devel­op­ment and recog­ni­tion.

The search was launched in 2011, and the first batch of awardees took their oath dur­ing the 150th birth an­niver­sary of Rizal.

Nom­i­nees must be from Grade 3 to Col­lege level in a pub­lic or pri­vate school in­clud­ing tech­ni­cal vo­ca­tional en­rollees and out of school youths (OSY) and should be­long to the top five per­cent of their class.

For OSYs, they must also be­long to the top five per­cent of last class at­tended or has been rec­og­nized for their out­stand­ing abil­ity or ex­cel­lence in one or more of the mul­ti­ple in­tel­li­gences (con­firmed through awards, lo­cal, re­gional, na­tional, in­ter­na­tional).

Nom­i­nees at the time of nom­i­na­tion must have ex­ist­ing project or ac­tively in­volved in an ac­tiv­ity that shows con­cern for oth­ers; have shown com­mit­ment to school, com­mu­nity, re­gional or na­tional goals through doc­u­mented in­volve­ment in

projects and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Nom­i­nees should have shown ex­em­plary be­hav­ior, con­duct, val­ues, and in­ter­per­sonal re­la­tion­ship skills; has shown lead­er­ship po­ten­tial and more im­por­tantly is will­ing to per­form the du­ties and obli­ga­tions at­ten­dant to be­ing cho­sen Bagong Rizal.

Self-nom­i­na­tion is not al­lowed.

All nom­i­na­tions and sup­port­ing doc­u­ments should not be more than 25 pages and should be ad­dressed and mailed to the PCGE Of­fice at Unit 403, Green­hills Man­sion, An­napo­lis Street, San Juan City. PCGE ad­vises not to send orig­i­nals since all sub­mit­tals will not be re­turned.

For more de­tails and in­for­ma­tion, the pub­lic is en­cour­aged to visit the PCGE web­site at www.pcge.com.ph where they could also down­load the nom­i­na­tion forms.

The PCGE is a non­stock, non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion de­voted to raise aware­ness about gift­ed­ness and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion for the gifted. It aims to ac­tively search for gifted Filipinos and pro­vide them eq­ui­table ac­cess to pro­grams suited to their needs. Red­jie Melvic Cawis/PIA – CAR

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