Baguio stude to rep­re­sent PH in Bali

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A GRADE 10 stu­dent from Baguio City topped the 8th Na­tional ASEAN Quiz Bee or­ga­nized by the Pres­i­den­tial Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Op­er­a­tions Of­fice (PCOO), De­part­ment of For­eign Af­fairs, and the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion in Que­zon City last April 3-6.

Six­teen-year-old Jeri­cho Vil­larico of the Baguio City High School and a res­i­dent of Loakan Proper in this city, is now about to pre­pare to rep­re­sent the Philip­pines at the quiz bee's in­ter­na­tional level, to be held in Bali, In­done­sia later this year.

The knowl­edge com­pe­ti­tion aims to ex­pose the youth to cul­tural, po­lit­i­cal, eco­nomic, and so­cial in­for­ma­tion in the re­gion, par­tic­u­larly of the As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east Asian Na­tions (ASEAN).

Vil­larico said he con­sid­ers the ASEAN Quiz Bee the big­gest among the com­pe­ti­tions he had joined, since he would rep­re­sent the coun­try on the in­ter­na­tional stage.

He said he had been join­ing quiz com­pe­ti­tions, es­pe­cially if they are en­dorsed by his coaches, be­cause they present him big op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The teenager also thanked his par­ents for their full sup­port.

Vil­larico re­ceived a P20,000 cash prize, tro­phy, and a full col­lege schol­ar­ship from Gard­ner Col­lege in Que­zon City.

Eva Laya­gan, Vil­larico’s coach, said they would con­tinue to re­view for the Bali tilt, per­haps, in­ten­sively in Manila, one to two weeks be­fore the Bali com­pe­ti­tion. PNA

Photo by Milo Brioso

HIGH­LAND VEG­ETA­BLES. A ven­dor sells dif­fer­ent kinds of veg­eta­bles prod­ucts at the side streets of Bontoc in Moun­tain Prov­ince.

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