Taguig public school studes feted for global excellence in science, math, robotics


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YES to excellence!

 

Scores of public school students from Taguig took home the Secretary’s Medal at the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards on February 14 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

Eighty-nine (89) students from at least 10 public elementary and high schools in Taguig were given the recognition on the 11th year of the YES rites of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). They were honored with hundreds more across the National Capital Region who took home bronze, silver and gold medals from various international math and science competitions last year.

“It is really overwhelming because this is my first time to receive the YES Award,” said Izra Myca Uldama, a Grade 11 accountancy, business and management student at Senator Renato Companero Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School (SRCCMSTHS). “Receiving the recognition was the reward of all the hard work I put into the trainings and the competition itself,” added Uldama who snagged a gold medal at the International Mathematics Wizards Competition held in Jakarta, Indonesia in May last year.

For Arthur Betez Jr., a Grade 11 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) student at Taguig Science High School (TagSci), receiving the YES Award was “fulfilling” especially for students like him “who really aim to bring home awards for our school, for the city and for the entire country as well.” Betez won a bronze medal at the FIRA Roboworld Cup held in China last July 16-20, 2018.

Betez and Uldama were just two of the many awardees from the city. Also contributing to the probinsiyudad’s overall haul were students from Silangan Elementary School, Upper Bicutan National High School, RP Cruz Elementary School, KERIS, Kapt. Jose Cardones Memorial Elementary School, Taguig Integrated School, Upper Bicutan Elementary School and Signal Village National High School.

The participation of public schools in global events is possible in large part because of the support of the local government unit.

“The city has given us various kits which we used for our contests and the local government sponsored all our competitions. Even though there are times we fail, Taguig City has never stopped offering its support to us,” explained Betez.

Students who compete in national and international competitions also get full subsidies for airfare, hotel accommodation and registration fees.

The YES awards become a form of validation for the students’ excellence. “This will serve as an inspiration for other students to also aim for this kind of achievement,” Uldama added.

In the City of Taguig, students continue to excel because of an all-out investment in education.

At the center of this is the Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-need (LANI), a scholarship program designed to cater to Taguigeño youth who want to pursue their dreams. Last July 2017, the city government of Taguig increased the allowances of city scholars, which now ranges from P15,000 to P60,000 depending on what type of scholarship the student has availed. From P5 million in 2010, Taguig’s scholarship fund grew to P675 million this year and has already produced more than 57,000 scholars.

Apart from this, students from the 36 public schools in the city receive free school supplies, uniforms, hygiene kits, shoes, bags, emergency grab bags, as well as raincoats, before the start of each school year. ###

Filipino Version

YES to excellence!

Mga estudyante sa Taguig public school pinarangalan dahil sa global excellence sa science, math, robotics

Ilang estudyante mula sa pampublikong eskwelahan ng Taguig ang nag-uwi ng Secretary’s Medal para sa Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards noong February 14 sa araw ng parangal na ginanap sa Philippine International Convention Center sa Pasay City.

Walumpu’t syam (89) na estudyante mula sa sampung pampublikong eskwelahan sa high school at elementarya sa Taguig ang binigyan ng pagkilala sa ika-11 taon ng YES rites ng Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). Ang mga estudyante ay pinarangalan kasama ang ilang daang pa sa National Capital Region na nag-uwi ng bronze, silver at gold medals para sa magkakahiwalay na international math at science competitions nitong nakalipas na taon.

“It is really overwhelming because this is my first time to receive the YES Award,” saad pa ni Izra Myca Uldama, isang Grade 11 accountancy, business at management student sa Senator Renato Companero Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School (SRCCMSTHS).

“Receiving the recognition was the reward of all the hard work I put into the trainings and the competition itself,” dagdag pa ni Uldama na nakakuha ng gold medal sa International Mathematics Wizards Competition na ginawa sa Jakarta, Indonesia noong May 2018.

Para naman kay Arthur Betez Jr., isang Grade 11 sa science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) sa Taguig Science High School (TagSci), ang makakuha ng YES Award ay “fulfilling” lalo na sa kagaya niya na pangarap ang makauwi ng award para magbigay parangal sa eskwelahan, para sa syudad at sa buong bansa. Si Betez ay nag-uwi ng bronze medal sa FIRA Roboworld Cup na ginawa sa China noong July 16-20, 2018.

Si Betez at Uldama ay dalawa lamang sa maraming awardees mula sa Taguig City. Ang iba pa na nagbigay parangal ay mga estudyante mula sa Silangan Elementary School, Upper Bicutan National High School, RP Cruz Elementary School, KERIS, Kapt. Jose Cardones Memorial Elementary School, Taguig Integrated School, Upper Bicutan Elementary School at Signal Village National High School.

Ang pagsali ng mga estudyante sa pampublikong eskwelahan sa Taguig ay naging posible dahil na rin sa suporta at tulong ng local government unit.

“The city has given us various kits which we used for our contests and the local government sponsored all our competitions. Even though there are times we fail, Taguig City has never stopped offering its support to us,” paliwanag ni Betez.

Ang lahat ng sumali sa patimpalak sa national at international competitions ay sakop ng subsidiya kasama na ang airfare, hotel accommodation at registration fees mula sa lokal na pamahalaan.

Ang YES awards ay isang patunay na ang mga estudyante sa Taguig ay hindi pahuhuli, bagkus, nagpapakita pa ng students’ excellence sa larangan ng edukasyon. “This will serve as an inspiration for other students to also aim for this kind of achievement,” saad pa ni Uldama.

Sa Taguig, ang mga estudyante ay patuloy na umaangat sa mga kumpetisyon dahil na rin sa all-out investment sa education ng LGU at sa patuloy na pagtaas ng kalidad at pondo para sa eduakasyon.

Patunay rin ito ng Lifeline Assistance for Neighbors In-need (LANI), isang scholarship program para sa Taguigeño youth na nais magpatuloy makamit ang kanilang pangarap. Noong July 2017, ang city government ng Taguig ay nagtaas ng allowances para sa city scholars, na ngayon ay tumatanggap ng P15,000 hanggang P60,000 na suporta depende kung anong klase ng scholarship na kanyang aaplayan.

Mula sa P5 million noong 2010, ang Taguig scholarship fund ay itinaas na sa P675 million ngayong taon at nakatulong na sa mahigit na 57,000 scholars.

Bukod pa rito, ang mga estudyane mula sa 36 public schools sa Taguig ay binibigyan ng libreng school supplies, uniforms, hygiene kits, shoes, bags, emergency grab bags, at raincoats, sa simula ng school year. ###


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