Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Busy as beaver in October 2007

After seven months of frenzied preparation as SECRETARIAT of the Raul S. Roco Youth Achievement Awards, the highlight of the 3rd Raul S. Roco Day. The whole thing turned-out into a miracle itself.  (Photo at the left are Mrs. Roco, Naga City Vice Mayor Gabby Bordado Jr. Mayor Jess Robredo, and the guests during the 1st Raul S. Roco Youth Achievement Awards: Atty. Lorna Kapunan, former Sen. Roco Law Associates and Aksyon Kabataan President Atty. Darwin Mariano)

Our preparation for the 3rd RAUL S. ROCO DAY became the highlights of the Raul Roco Library programs for this year. This is also the first year of the RSRYAA.

This year’s first grand prize winner of the regional search for Raul S. Roco Youth Achievement Awards is the Youth Group of Ateneo De Naga University – Pathways to Higher Education.This Youth Group has successfully initiated a reading program at the two newly organized public high schools in Naga – Leon Q. Mercado and Tinago. They develop reading modules, exposure visit and hold reading sessions to fourth year high schools. The group was cited for their well-planned and project-focused advocacy in promoting the love for reading in two chosen schools, TinagoHigh School and LeonQ.MercadoHigh School, fourth year students, writing and reading modules fitted for their level and interest. Inspired by Raul S. Roco’s being an avid reader, thus a great leader, Pathways acted admirably on the great importance reading plays in the educations of the youth.

Other winning youth organizations that were awarded are the Society of Junior Fellows of Unversity of Nueva Caceres, Naga City, Ateneo Eagles for Environment of Ateneo De Naga, Naga City. University, Damayan Network of Bicol University, Legazpi City, Youth Community Service Club of Sorsogon State College, Sorsogon City and a special recognition for Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Universidad De Santa Isabel.

Mrs. Sonia Roco and ABS-CBN Regional Manager Amy Villafuerte hold storytelling session to 100 preschoolers with JOLLIBEE .In the evening, the
MABUHAY SINGERS were able to present “ HARANA NG PUSO, alay para ki Raul S. Roco at the Universidad De Santa Isabel Auditorium. The place was offered free , thanks to Sister. Soni Evidente, President of Universidad De Santa Isabel.

 Of all those I would like to be proud of, I believe were my staff, who without them, Roco Library will not be able to pursue this program, to mayor robredo and mam sonia roco, as well, for their support. I know I am at ease with my study because i know that they were there being supportive and dedicated to the work.  (Photo at the left: me, the guests Mr. Neric Acosta, R. Magsaysay Awardee Eugenia Apostol, Mrs. Roco, my staff: che, randy, jess, and allan during the 2nd RAul S. Roco Day)

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