Tagoloan Central School is on a winning streak as its Grade 6 elementary pupil, Johannie R. Melgar (above), has earned the school its third consecutive win for the Reg’l. Mosaic Poster Making Contest spearheaded by the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section of the DA-RFO 10 in coordination with DepEd as an observance of the forthcoming World Food Day celebration on October 16, the day UN-FAO was formed.photo provided
Cagayan de Oro City — Johannie R. Melgar, a Grade VI student of Tagoloan Central School surfaced as the champion in the recently capped 2015 World Food Day (WFD) Regional On-the-Spot Mosaic Poster Making Contest, held in the city.
With the ability in creatively and uniquely interpreting this year’s theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty”, Melgar bested her rivals from 13 other participating schools throughout the region.
For emerging as the regional winner, she received a cash prize of three thousand pesos (P3,000.00) from DA-Regional Field Office 10 and shall represent Northern Mindanao at the national level on October 10, 2015 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management.
She shall do a totally different new mosaic poster, on-the-spot, where she could possibly be one out of the five national winners, who shall each be conferred with a cash prize of fifteen thousand pesos (P15, 000) and an all-expense paid educational trip within Luzon, to be shouldered by the Philippine Council of Agriculture and Fisheries.
The contest is an annual activity of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) as an observance of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s WFD on October 16, the day on which the organization was created, which highlights the importance of agricultural food production and increase awareness among the public on critical issues such as hunger, malnutrition and poverty across the globe. # (JLOlson, RAFIS, DA-RFO 10)