TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Students from various secondary and tertiary schools in the city competed today for the extemporaneous speaking contest organized by the Kalinga State University (KSU) as part of the celebration of the inter-agency ASEAN festival.
Held at the conference room of Saint Tonis College (STC), the aim of this first ever festival of its kind is to reawaken partnership and camaraderie among participating agencies and institutions, and raise awareness on ASEAN cultures among Ikalingas, according to Ruth Ladwingon of the KSU.
Ladwingon also said that the festival is part of the internalization of the university, and to introduce innovation never done by other higher education institutions in the country.
For the extemporaneous speaking contest, the top three winners were Rizza Mae Gazzingan (4th year BSED major in English), Jhun Miguel Bas-ilen (BS Accountancy), and Nimfa Dumalleg (Grade 12 student from Tabuk City National High School (TCNHS)), who will receive P3,500.00, P2,500.00 and P1,500.00 respectively during the culminating activity on September 30 at the KSU.
The eight speakers battled out on what they think are the three ways on how to maintain harmonious relationships among member states of the ASEAN.
Other events for the festival include oration, declamation, infographics, photography, online essay writing and poster making, cookfest and ASEAN quiz participated by students from ISAP-K, KSU (Bulanao, Dagupan and Rizal campuses), SLCB, STC, C A/CT, KCST, and students selected by the Schools Division of Tabuk and Kalinga.