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In line with the celebration of the 2018 World Food Day, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office I (DA-RFO I) through the Regional Agriculture & Fisheries Information Section (RAFIS) conducted the Regional On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest today at the DA-RFO I , 3rd Floor Conference Room, San Fernando City, La Union.

Joined by 16 Grade IV-VI pupils from the 14 Division of Elementary Schools in the region, the winning poster was created by a Grade VI pupil from Burgos. Memorial School East Elementary School in Vigan City in the person of Cami Kyndra Tiburcio.

Tiburcio’s entry was unanimously chosen by the Board of Judges as she fully interpreted this year’s World Food Day celebration theme, “ Our actions are our future. A #ZeroHunger World by 2030 is possible.” The winning entry of Tiburcio is the official entry of Ilocos Region in the National judging to be held at the DA-Central Office on October 3, 2018.

As the first place winner, Cami Kyndra Tiburcio brought home P3,000 as cash prize and Certificate of Recognition.

Adjudged as the second place winner is Jan Roldio Brabante from Urdaneta I Central School in Uradenta City, Pangasinan while the third place winner is Dom Kerby Balignasay from the Catalino Acosta Memorial Elementary School in Batac City, Ilocos Norte. As second and third place winners, Brabante and Balignasay received from the DA P2,000 and P1,500 as their cash prizes.

To recognize the active participation of the non-winners, DA also gave P1,000 each as their consolation prize.

The Regional on-the-Spot Poster Making contest is an annual undertaking of the Department of Agriculture to imbibe among the younger generations the importance of hunger eradication as well as poverty alleviation in the countryside. This is also an avenue for the youth to share how well they could contribute of increasing awareness on their role of combating hunger in their own little way.

Present in this activity is DA-RFO I’s Regional Executive Director Lucrecio Alviar, Jr. who expressed his support to this undertaking along with Department of Education’s Dr. Danilo Concepcion representing Dep-Ed’s Regional Director, Malcolm Garma.

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