June 14, 2024

The city’s Sangguniang Kabataan employed their skills and talents in music video, short film making, poster design and essay writing, which gained them cash awards during last Monday’s city hall flag raising ceremony.
For the music video making contest, ABCR SK won first prize with a P10,000 cash award; Antonio Magangat, Jr. and Team Victoria barangay won second place bringing home P7,000; and Team South Sanitary Camp won P4,000 as third place.
For the short film category, Berson James Sepulchre from Kias won first prize and P10,000; Joule Cheval Passi from Dontogan, second prize with P7,000; and Lance Jorell Saldo of Trancoville bringing home P4,000.
Ivy Villamor of Asin Road topped 20 entries in the essay writing contest; Mary Grace Lagasi of Loakan Proper is second; and Angela Tolingan of Bakakeng Norte won third place; with P5,000; P3,000 and P1,000 cash awards, respectively.
For the poster-making contest, Daniel Chuyat of Leonila Hill won first place among 12 entries, Julian Gabriel Trinidad of Pinget is second place; and Angela Tolingan of Bakakeng placed third; with P5,000, P3,000 and P1,000 cash awards.
All competition pieces were focused on having a Smoke-Free Baguio.
Councilor Joel Alangsab, city council chair on health, environment and sanitation committee, emphasized on the importance of activities to veer the youth away from vices including smoking.
He noted in a survey-report that 12.3 percent of cigarette smokers are at least 13 to 15 years of age.
“This situation could be avoided if our youth’s attention is turned to developing skills, talents, culture and appreciation of the arts, thus this program,” Alangsab said.
He said tobacco companies are exerting efforts in targeting the youth for their market, thus the youth must be educated about the dangers of smoking and vaping to their health and future. – Julie G. Fianza