LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Entry number one by Geraldine Niña Llaneza of Lingayen was bared as the official winning design of the Center for Pangasinan Studies (CPS) Logo-Making Contest.
The 24-year-old Arts and Design Track senior high school teacher of Mangatarem National High School was formally bestowed the grand prize at the awarding ceremony recently at the Capitol Resort Hotel, Capitol Compound here.
Her work inspired by the ripple effect with a single circle radiating upward was adjudged the best among the 36 works submitted to the logo-making contest.
Awarding her with Php 10,000 and a plaque of recognition was Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. on behalf of Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III.
Calimlim said in his speech that the competition is one of the ways CPS can instill participative leadership among Pangasinenses as envisioned by Gov. Espino and know how they visualize the future of the province.
“This is part of the ongoing process to identify our identity and teach us how to value Pangasinan… there is so much more for us to be proud of our identity,” he said.
A brainchild of former Governor and now 5th District Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr., CPS has been established as the think tank on “everything Pangasinan” from a consortium of the provincial government with the University of the Philippines and five universities and colleges in the province.
It was upheld by an ordinance passed by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan last July 18.
Also hailed during the ceremony were the Top 5 Most Liked Entries on Facebook by: Genesis Marzan, Sanjay Cerilla, Denver Bianan, Sarah Grace Victorio and Darwin Juguilon.
Completing the top 10 entries receiving a certificate of recognition and Php 2,000 cash prize each were by: Marjorie Carriedo, Samuel Fallorina, Ruff Marquez, Jonas Sison and Llaneza.
Present during the event were: CPS Executive Director Perla Legaspi, Assistant Director Butch Torio, Resource Mobilization Committee Vice Chair Rizalyn Kolman, Special Event Head Marife Acerit and Rodrigo Coquia, who appeared in lieu of Education and Information Committee Chair Adele Traspe.
The logo-making contest was launched last July 29 with the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office as the secretariat.
By Dexter A. See