Contributed by Ledesma L. Morante, PSA-Bataan
PILAR, Bataan – Pablo Roman National High School Student Reymar S. Borja, representing the Municipality of Pilar emerged as the champion and sole winner during the 1st Provincial Civil Registration Month (CRM) Poster Making Contest organized by the Philippine Statistics Authority Bataan Provincial Statistical Office held at PSA Conference Room, Bataan Government Center, this town last February 21. His work will advance to the PSA Regional Poster Making Competition to be held at SACOP City of San Fernando, Pampanga on February 28.
Borja, a Grade 10 SPA student bested eight other representatives of the participating Municipal Civil Registry Offices in the province. With the theme #napapanahongCRVS (Civil Registration and Vital Statistics), his interpretation was worded as follows “Ang napapanahong CRVS ay ipinapakita ng imahe sa gitna na isang katutubo na may hawak na lapis at papel na sumisimbulo sa pagtatala at pagpapalista. Ito ay sagot sa hamon ng panahon na magkaroon ng isang komprehensibong sistema ng pagtatala o pagpapalista upang matulungan ang mga ahensya ng pamahalaan na matukoy ang mga pangangailangan ng tao”. Leo C. Espinosa, Teacher III of PRNHS and Haidee G. Gunio, Municipal Civil Registrar of Pilar served as coacheS of Borja.
The esteemed board of judges was composed Marilyn C. Cruz, President of the Bataan League of Civil Registrars; Edwin Riel Bermillo, Education Program Specialist II of Department of Education Schools Division Office of Bataan; and Arthur Marcelo, local artist representing Bataan Provincial Tourism Office. Mr. Marcelo is a freelance visual artist who won numerous national arts competition such as his recent grand prize tile at the MOMFA Museum of Modern Filipino Arts 2018 National Painting Competition.
The other participants who are the municipality’s best young artists were James Vincent Nojadera, Emilo S. Bernabe High School of Bagac, Bataan; Gabriela Nicole Manalo Isip, Luakan National High School – Annex of Dinalupihan, Bataan; Angela Venice Miguel, Limay National High School of Limay, Bataan; Mikaela P. Tabula,Mariveles National High School of Mariveles, Bataan; Janel Janina T. Galang Orani National High School of Orani, Bataan; Harold A. Basa, Bataan School of Fisheries of Orion, Bataan; and John Reniel C. Riñon, St. Catherine of Sienna Academy of Samal, Bataan.
Ledesma L. Morante, Chief Statistical Specialist of PSA Bataan expressed her gratitude towards the support of the Municipal Civil Registrars, School Principals and other government agencies to this undertaking.
The celebration of Civil Registration Month is observed every February, Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 682, signed by then President Corazon Aquino on 28 January 1991.