LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, April 16 — Another youth from Pangasinan added another feather in the cap of the province this year after bagging the championship title in the National Festival of Talents (PopEd On-the-Spot Jingle Writing and Singing Contest held at Atrium Hotel in Pasay City last April 8 to 11.
Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. expressed elation over the feat registered by Najiva Maiquez as he commended her for bringing honor to the province.
He said that such undertaking proved once again how Pangasinenses work hard to elevate the province onto greater heights.
In a letter sent to the governor by Virgibal S. Vallo, teacher-coach of Calasiao Comprehensive Hational High School (CCNHS), utmost thank was given to the governor for the support he has given to the young champion artist.
This, according to Vallo, has made Maiquez more inspired in defending the name of the province amid the national competition where several other youth artists attempted to win the title.
Maiquez is a Grade IX student of CCNHS under Special Program for Arts (SPA) section.
The National Festival of Talents, a program launched three years ago by the Department of Education (DepEd), is designed to give talented students an avenue to showcase and highlight their artistic inclinations.
Espino earlier said that youth development was among the priorities of the present administration.
Thus, he said, full support was given to the youth sector that endeavored to shine in different fields of endeavor. (PNA)