Thursday, August 11, 2016

3 Cordilleran Students Among The Finalists In Search For The Country's Most Outstanding Students

Three students from two universities based in the Cordillera region are among the 30 students from all over the Philippines who were selected as finalists in this year's edition of the search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP). Ten students from the region were short-listed for the program but only three of them were selected as national finalists. They are Michelle Binwag of the Ifugao State University, Orly Primo of the Benguet State University, and Chateline Wansi (also from BSU). Primo is from La Trinidad, Wansi is from Kibungan, and Binwag is from Hungduan, Ifugao.

A national screening assembly was held on August 6 at the RFM Coroporate Center in Mandaluyong City to choose the national finalists. Those who will make it into the top ten will be honored at the Malacanang Palace by no other than the President of the Republic.

Created by the TOSP Foundation Inc., the awards program seeks "young role models of the country who have personified academic excellence, exemplary leadership and deep sense of social responsibility, all anchored on good moral values." According to the foundation, it's their mission to "establish role models that will galvanize our young people into action and help bring about total human and economic development in the nation."
The Cordilleran Sun file photo.
The other students from Cordillera-based universities who were included in the short-list but weren't selected as national finalists are as follows: Ryan Roy Bartolome (University of the Cordilleras), Aimee Dapon (Saint Louis University), Michael Dimalanta (Saint Louis University), Benelisa Dio-as (University of the Cordilleras), John Rick Pacas (Kalinga State University), Via Lou Perez (University of the Cordilleras), and Mary Grace Glorydelle Sayo (STI-Baguio).