Rex Benedict C. Garcia and his coach Mr. Roman M. Garrido of Agusan del Sur Pilot Laboratory School, and Kirk Maekhiel G. Buena with his coach Ms. Mae L. Gipoleo of Bayugan National Comprehensive High School, emerged as among the national winners of DepEd Child Protection Unit National Children’s Month Competitions, the Virtual On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest, and Virtual On-the-Spot Essay Writing Contest, respectively.
The virtual contests with the theme, “Paano matitiyak na walang sinuman ang mapag-iiwanan at mabibigyan proteksyon laban sa cyberbullying at iba pang uri ng pang-aabuso?”, is the Department of Education’s initiative through the Child Protection Unit as part of the 29th National Children’s Month Celebration.
Before competing for the national level, they won the regional level competition with Mr. Elmer Conde, Dr. Jumer Carlon, and Engr. Mariel Sosmeña from the regional office as judges.
DepEd Philippines announced the winners during the Safer Internet Day Philippines (SIDPh) Celebration, broadcasted through the DepEd Philippines Facebook page last February 28, 2022.