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DSWD spearheads 2018 Regional Children’s Contest


The spirit of holiday season filled the air as the children of region 7 shared an early Christmas gifts of wits, talents and skills to the parents, day care workers, NGOs and LGUs in the 2018 Regional Children’s Contest on Wednesday, November 28 held at the Robinsons Galleria, Cebu City to culminate the 26th National Children’s Month (NCM) celebration.

“Children are vital part of our existence,” said Ms. Marion Concordia Saguisag, mall operations manager of Robinsons Galleria Cebu who allowed the free use of the venue.

Deniez Abregana representing Mandaue City clinches the first place in the Draw and Tell category through her moving description of her beautiful drawing that depicts the child and her natural environment.

DSWD 7 Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre encouraged parents to let the children freely express themselves not only on speaking but also through their talents. “Dili angay pugson ang mga bata kung unsa ang dili nila gusto (We should not force children on things they don’t like). This is the day of the children. Let us allow them to be children,” said Dir. Macapobre

Almost 200-day care kids from the different municipalities and cities of region 7 participated in the singing, draw and tell and folk dance categories.

In the singing category, Richlynn Rayne Bernardo of Danao City won the 1st place in her very soothing rendition of “Tomorrow”. Samantha Raganas from Talisay City got the 2nd place and Whane Matthew Sarigumba, of Carmen, Bohol took home the 3rd place.

In the Draw and Tell category, Deniez Abregana, representing Mandaue City captured the hearts of the audience with her innocent yet moving description of her beautiful drawing that depicts the child and her natural environment. Cyresha Gale Salim of San Jose, Negros Oriental and Keshia Abay of Trinidad, Bohol placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

In the Folk dance category, the children of Cebu City bagged the first place with their Tinikling dance. They were followed by the 2nd placer, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental with their Polka sa Plaza dance and Talisay City as the 3rd place winner who danced Jota Quirino.

All the winners went home with a customized, colorful medals; certificates; toys and goodies that cheered them up.

Moreover, kids were enthralled by the look-alikes of Ana and Elsa of Frozen who belted out the theme songs of the movie. Gella Vergara, the 2012 Regional Children’s Contest winner also entertained the audience with her singing prowess. Likewise, the children from different organizations showed their talents to everyone.

Other activities in line with this NCM’s celebration were the Parents-Children Dialogue on Nov. 22, Online Sexual Exploitation on Children (OSEC) campaign in the schools of Lapu-Lapu City and Cordova on Nov. 6-7, the Advocacy and Awareness Walk on Nov. 10, radio guestings and Kapihan sa Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

The Regional Children’s Contest is a yearly culminating activity for the National Children’s Month celebration. ###

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Children’s talent contest caps 25th National Children’s Month celebration


More than 200 Day Care children from different cities and municipalities in Central Visayas showcased their talents in the 2017 Regional Children’s Contest held recently at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.

Xavier Eñego Umpad from Cebu City tells about his drawing on drug problem based on the theme “Bata: Iligtas sa Druga”. He wins first place besting other 16 kids for the Draw and Tell category.

DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations Shalaine Marie Lucero acknowledges the various Local Government Units particularly the day care workers and the parents who tirelessly supported their children.

Luke Niño Doliente from the Municipality of Dauis representing the Province of Bohol sings a Visayan song “Paglaum”. He bags the first place for the singing category.

In her opening remarks, Lucero said that the whole society should help each other to make the community drug-free and safe for the children.

“Yes, it is true that the children are the future of our country and also among society’s most vulnerable members, so it is the duty of the government and child protection advocates to ensure their safety and well-being are prioritized,” she said.

Xavier Eñego Umpad of Cebu City impressed the judges and the audiences with his compelling explanation of his drawing about drug problem.

Kita mo ani? Mao kini ang druga. Makadaot sa atong lawas. Makadaot sa atong mga pangandoy (Do you see this? This is illegal drug. Harmful to our health. Hindrance to our dreams),” the 4-year-old kid from Brgy. Pung-ol Sibugay said as he pointed to his drawing.

Busa, kamong mga ginikanan, tudloi mi ninyo ug agaka mi ninyo paingon sa matarong nga dalan aron malikay lang mi sa druga, sa ginadiling druga (Therefore, parents, teach us and guide us in the right direction so that we will stay away from drugs, from illegal drugs),” he said.

Xavier Eñego bested other 16 child contenders in the draw & tell category.

Keisha Yussin Pajulas of Siaton, Negros Oriental and Qastle Quinjhi Aquino of Talisay City finished second and third in the same category, respectively.

In the singing category, Luke Niño Doliente of Dauis, Bohol finished first place for his pitch perfect rendition of a Visayan pop song ‘Paglaum’.

While John Niño Sarabosing of Guihulngan City placed second and Rhea Saranillo of Jimalalud, Negros Oriental placed third.

For the folk dance category, 14 contingents showed off their dancing skills.

Children from the Municipality of Santa Catalina representing the Province of Negros Oriental was declared the grand champion for their dance called “Jota Quirino”. The dance distinguished itself from other versions of jota through the use of bamboo castanets.

The second place and third place went to Danao City and Carcar City, respectively.

Day Care children from the Municipality of Santa Catalina representing the Province of Negros Oriental show off their dancing prowess and win 1st Place in the Folk Dance category during the Regional Children’s Contest.

All winners received cash prizes and certificates of recognition. Non-winning contestants also received consolation prizes.

The contest culminated the 25th National Children’s Month (NCM) celebration. ###

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200 Kids showcase their talents in Regional Children’s Contests


Some 200 Day Care children from different cities and municipalities in Central Visayas participated in the 2014 Regional Children’s Contest held recently at J Centre Mall, Mandaue City.

The contest was organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII and aims to showcase the different talents of children.

The event also aims to raise awareness of the public on the positive effects of children experiencing psycho-social-spiritual stimulations in Day Care Centers.

The event was filled with songs, dances, and drawings as children competed in three creative art categories namely: Singing, Folk Dance, and Draw & Tell Contest.

Kris Dece Ortizano of Bogo City impressed the audience with her angelic voice and soulful interpretation of a Cebuano song “Tatay Pauli Na” and finished 1st place in the Singing category. Alyana Isabel Tejero of Lapu-Lapu City and Angel Mae Nodalo of Mandaue City finished second and third place in the same category, respectively.

Kris Dece Ortizano from Bogo City belted a heartfelt Cebuano song “Tatay Pauli Na” and finished 1st place during the 2014 Regional Children’s Contest.

Kris Dece Ortizano from Bogo City belted a heartfelt Cebuano song “Tatay Pauli Na” and finished 1st place during the 2014 Regional Children’s Contest.

Kids also showcased their creativity and their gift of gab for the Draw & Tell contest. Mica Mhiel Ebrado from Dumaguete City bested other 15 kids and emerged first place. Rose Ivy Senicolas of Danao City, second place and Ryns Kristel Limalima of Mandaue City, third place.

Twelve contingents also showed off their dancing prowess in the Folk Dance category.

The Mandaue City contingent was declared the grand champion for the dance called “Karatong”. Karatong is a percussion instrument made out of bamboos. The second place and third place went to the Municipality of Barili, Cebu and Toledo City, respectively.

All winners received cash prizes and certificates of recognition. Non-winning contestants also received consolation prizes.

Meanwhile, the Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago Pantawid Pamilya Exemplary Children 2014 regional winners were also awarded on the same event.

This year’s winners are Joan Grace Ewican from Bohol (grand winner), Gail Aimyh Velos from Cebu (1st runner up), Joenel Parami from Siquijor (2nd runner up) and Ritchemae Portallo from Negros Oriental (3rd runner up).

Each winner received cash prizes, medals and certificate of recognition.

The contest culminates the Children’s Month celebration.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Bata Kasali Ka, Ikaw Ay Mahalaga!” underscores that in every decision and undertaking for children, their opinions are important and their right to participate is encouraged.

The National Children’s Month is celebrated every year in October pursuant to Proclamation No.  267 issued in 1993, which aims to recognize the important role of the child within the Filipino family and in the Philippine society.

Day Care children from Mandaue City showed their dancing skills and won the Folk Dance category during the 2014 Regional Children’s Contest.

Day Care children from Mandaue City showed their dancing skills and won the Folk Dance category during the 2014 Regional Children’s Contest.

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