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San Fernando Holds Youth Congress [ Monday, 21st of September 2015 | 2 years ago ]

Over two hundred youth from the City of San Fernando attended the 2015 Youth Congress conducted by the City Social Welfare and Development Office held at Heroes Hall on September 17.

The said congress aims to unite all youth in the city and provide them information on the development of personality which can help them in dealing with issues such as criticisms, poverty and low self-esteem in which may hinder their emotional and intellectual growth.

According to City Social Welfare and Development Officer Iris Biliwang, this is a great way of building confidence in the youth that could help them in their own endeavors in the future.

Meanwhile guest speaker Campus Minister Director of Wildfire Youth Ministry Pastor Angelico Sangalang gave out inspiring stories, some of which depicts success in spite of hardships and trials they have been encountering in their life.

“Maraming paraan para maging matagumpay kayo sa buhay. Isang bagay lang ang katalinuhan, mas malayo ang mararating ng taong may determinasyon at dedikasyon sa sarili,” said Sangalang.

In line with the said activity, CSWD also held a talent and on-the-spot-poster making contest to showcase the abilities of the youth.

For the poster making contest with a theme on “Agree ako sa Agri,” John Paul Correa ranked first and received P2,000, Mark Olapani bagged second place and received P1,500, and Leilani Tan ranked third and was given a prize of P1,000.

Meanwhile, Xtreme Limit was declared as the first prize winner of Talentadong Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines and received P5,000, while XLCD Girls ranked second and brought home P3,000 and lastly Benedict Sayco in third place and went home with P2,000.

With this, City Mayor Edwin D. Santiago stresses the importance of making the youth as one of the priorities of the city since they will be the future generations of the society.

“Magkakasama tayo para palakasin ang kabataan sa ating siyudad, tulong-tulong dahil mas magiging matagumpay kung lahat ay nagkakaisa,” said Mayor EdSa.

The City Government of San Fernando headed by Mayor Edwin D. Santiago is fully supporting the youth and with this, they are pushing for a more empowered youth force in the city.

The event was attended by City Vice Mayor Jimmy T. Lazatin, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Iris Biliwang, Alternative Learning System San Fernando, Public School District Supervisor and ALS Focal Person Carina Pasion.

The said congress is in line with the celebration of Youth Week 2015 from September 14 to 15.

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