BONTOC, Mountain Province – In a showcase of youthful talent, children from the different child development centers in this capital town participated in singing, declamation, and draw-and-tell contests on Nov. 24.
This year’s National Children’s Month celebration marked the return to in-person activities after conducting this online during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the singing contest, Clive Jerrick Buteng from the Alab Oriente Child Development Center (CDC), Cheyenne Chumawar of Sadlan CDC, and Rhianne Pangkaway of Khefa CDC were the first, second, and third placers, respectively.
In declamation, Ronald Cherweg of Lanao CDC, Jeremie Ferreros of Poblacion CDC and Zyne Fangkingan of Sadlan CDC were the first, second, and third placers, respectively.
The draw and tell contest showcased the artistic prowess of the participants, with Zimri Jaser Challoy of Sadlan CDC, Devon Steve Khayad of Mag-eo CDC, and Xzavier Walter Shem Awichen of Khefa CDC getting the first, second, and third places, respectively.
In his closing remarks, Councilor Glenn Bacala underscored the important role children play in society. He reminded parents and guardians to raise awareness of the impact of technology on children and to limit use of cellphone. This year’s celebration centered on the theme “Healthy, nourished, sheltered, ensuring the right to life of all,” which highlights the significance of proper healthcare, nourishment, and shelter in a child’s development. – Christy Mae C. Pangesfan and Aprilyn P. Tudlong