Short film winners feted

BAGUIO CITY – Young film makers, students from Bakakeng and Baguio City National High Schools, were feted during the regular flag raising ceremonies showcasing National Disaster Resilience month, at city hall last week.

The students won in different categories in the 2017 Disaster and Risk Reduction Management short film contest.

For the category for typhoon readiness; “Updated” from BCNHS coached by Leones Gonsoden won the plum prize over “Bulong ng Bagyo” of Bakakeng National High School which was coached by Fraidelyn Docallas.

For the bomb threat category, “Anghel ng Apoy,” of Bakakeng NHS coached by Adoniram Basingan won over “The Threat (BCNHS), coached by Mathrina Galasgas.

Short film “Stuck” (Bakakeng NHS) coached by Fraidelyn Docallas won over three other films, “Superhero” (BCNHS) coached by Efraim Pinas, “Laging Handa para sa Kaligtasan,” (Dominican Mirador NHS) coached by Clifford Aridao; and “Pamana” by Sto. Tomas National High School and coached by August Adiwang, Chloe Ann Villanueva and Bing Buasen.

The Landslide film category was won by “Catalyst,” (BCNHS), coached by Eva Layagan, over “Landslide,” of Bakakeng NHS coached by Adoniram Basingan.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan, City Councilors and Baguio City Schools Division Superintendent Federico Martin handed over cash prizes and plaques of recognition. The winning students were given cash prizes of P8,000; each , while the schools were presented a laptop worth P20,000. The school principal, participating coaches, students and short-film co-chair Estelito Mendoza were given certificates of recognition for their support to the DRRM program.

This year’s theme for National Disaster Resilience month is, “Katatagan Sa Kalamidad ay Makakamtan Kapag Sapat Ang Kaalaman Sa Kahandaan.

The commemoration of National Resilience Month is anchored on Executive Order 37, signed on August 10, 1999.

By: Julie G. Fianza

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