ARMM students bag awards in national, international competitions
COTABATO CITY – Student representatives from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) brought pride to the Bangsamoro after bagging medals in different national and international competitions.
The student awardees were Ricco Teraytay from Camp Siongco National High School, a finalist who competed in the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships from November 15 to 18 in Taipei, Taiwan; Yahser Malang from ARMM Regional Science High School, top two grand-finalist in Southeast Asia Video Festival held on November 24 in Manila; and five students from Parang National High School who bagged the grand champion in Science Investigatory Project on November 16 in Olongapo City.
Bringing the banner and pride of the Bangsamoro, according to the awardees, is a strong statement that people in the ARMM have many to offer. “I am really proud dahil bilang isang taga ARMMANG sarap sa pakiramdam na i-represent ang lugar ko (Maguindanao) at ang bansang Pilipinas,” said Teraytay, who was included in the top 10 under 17 junior male team.
ARMM’S Education Secretary lawyer Rasol Mitmug Jr. noted that the ARMM government has consistently been supportive of these outstanding students. “Yun po yung masarap sa pakiramdam, dahil may direct communication po kami ni Secretary Mitmug at lagi po nya akong mino-monitor kaya malaking tulong po iyon para makarating ako sa ibang bansa,” Teraytay said. Thousands of athletes from 59 countries joined the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships.
Moreover, students from ARMM Regional Science High School bagged the championship in a video competition under the theme ‘Everyday’s Hero’ children category for their video entitled ‘Super Guro’.
Sinebata 2018 is a competition of creators of videos for and by children from the Philippines convened by Anak TV, an advocacy organization that promotes television literacy and child-sensitive, family-friendly television in the Philippines.
Apart from receiving trophies and other prizes, the team placed second in the Second Southeast Asia Video Festival for Children – also known as Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse. The competition’s participants were from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
“Nakaka-proud po na dala-dala namin ang banner ng ARMM at ng Pilipinas at maipagmamalaki na maraming may angking talento dito sa lugar natin,” Malang said.
For the grand champion in Science investigatory project, students from Parang National High School said it is an honor to represent the region in a science competition. The team’s grand champion project is an anti-theft door alarm. Sec. Mitmug commended the students for their achievements.
After receiving the award, the students said they are hoping their success will also inspire other students to develop their skills to investigate scientifically and make investigatory projects as part of their learning.
In his message, Secretary Mitmug emphasized that the regional government is confident that the students in ARMM would also participate successfully in future national and international activities. (Bureau of Public Information)