RCBC recently held the awarding ceremonies for its 12th Kwentong Kalikasan Katha ng Kabataan, a nationwide short story writing contest for elementary children who were challenged to write about this yearâ€™s theme â€œCaring for Oceans,â€ at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in RCBC Plaza.
In attendance were Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco, who gave the opening remarks, Senator Ramon B. Magsaysay Jr., who inspired the audience with his message, while Cesar E. A. Virata delivered the closing remarks.
The four grand winners of the contest had the thrill of watching their award winning stories enacted by the Word of Mouth Theater Philippines in an original musical theater production entitled â€œAqua Barkada.â€
Juliana Maria D. Sta Ana, a Grade 2 student of St. Theresaâ€™s College Q.C., won for her story entitled â€œOkoy the Octopus,â€ which details the travails of an octopus who discovers his home being littered with garbage.
The story â€œOceanâ€ won for Falcon Learning Center Grade 5 student, Chrizzia Cindar C. Binas, the other Grand prize for the English Segment section, with an introspective conversation between two friends contemplating the future of sea creatures and humans.
â€œAsul (Blue)â€ is an ironic tale of how oneâ€™s actions may have tragic consequences, a very somber story from Grade 3 student, Claire Marie V. Rabaca, of Botolan South Central School.
A Grade 5 student from Pio Valenzuela Elementary School, Jehu O. Raymundo, wrote â€œAng mga Hiyas ni Datu Maimbung (The Jewels of Datu Maimbung), which reminds leaders of their responsibilities of protecting natureâ€™s gems for future generations.
Congratulations to all the 12th Kwentong Kalikasan Katha ng Kabataan 2006 winners and to Word of Mouthâ€™s maiden production!
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