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3 students from provincial schools win ASEAN quiz bee‏

MANILA, Jan. 26 — Three students from provincial schools will represent the country to the 5th ASEAN Quiz in Cambodia in August 2012 after they won the 5th ASEAN Quiz National Competition held Wednesday at the People's Television (PTV) in Visayas Ave., Quezon City.

The winners of the competition were Francesca Anne C. Inacay, a student of St. Albert The Great School in Dagupan City, Region 1, first place; Krystianne Paul A. De Pedro of Koronadal National Comprehensive High School, Region 12, 2nd place; and Maria Angela Krizelle T. Rubin of San Joaquin National High School in Calbayog City, Region 8, 3rd place. The three bested students from 16 schools nationwide during the competition.

The winners were given medals and full scholarship certificates in any four-year course at Systems Technology Institute (STI) College.

Fifteen regional winners participated in the National Competition spearheaded by the Department of Education (DepEd) Bureau of Secondary Education.

The contest was organized by PTV along with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) and Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and DepEd as partner agencies.

A project of the ASEAN Committee on Culture and Information, the ASEAN Quiz regional competition aims to elicit the spirit of healthy competition among ASEAN youth in a friendly quiz game that exposes them to history, social, cultural, political and economic developments in the ASEAN region. (PNA) DCT/FFC/LAM/MPC/mec

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