CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – Four students from Bataan have been included in this year’s RFM Foundation Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) Central Luzon Regional Search, this came after the big number of applicants was trimmed down to 20.
In a news dispatch from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), those who made the cut include Emmanuel Osit from Limay Polytechnic College; Jam Adams Magtanong from Bataan Polytechnic State University; Keizel John Cuatriz from Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP); and Mao Tse Bayotas also of MAAP.
“The TOSP is an awards program seeking young role models of the country who have personified academic excellence, exemplary leadership and deep sense of social responsibility, all anchored on good moral values,” RFM Foundation Program Director Noorain Sabdulla said.
The 20 Regional finalists were chosen from 37 nominees that represented 18 schools and six provinces by a panel of screeners composed of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office III Education Supervisor Efren Abulencia, GNN TV 44 Pampanga General Manager Benny Guinto, Perpetual Prime Manufacturing Inc. General Affairs Manager Jacqueline Rapunzel Tigas, and PAG-ASA Pampanga River Flood Forecasting and Warning Center Officer-In-Charge Hilton Hernando.
The finalists shall undergo a regional formation camp from April 23-27 in Bataan to be followed by the Regional Judging and Awarding at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol on April 27.
“From 20, ten will be chosen as regional winners who would eventually become members of the TOSP Region 3 Alumni Community of Heroes. They shall likewise advance to the national search that is scheduled by the 3rd quarter of this year,” Sabdulla added.
The 2015 Regional Executive Committee consists of CHED Regional Director Caridad Abuan, Philippine Information Agency Regional Director William Beltran, and TOSP alumnus Jose Tiburcio Canlas.