Davao City, Feb. 21 – Mark James Saren, a grade 7 Special Program for the Arts (SPA) student of National Comprehensive High School, tops on-the-spot Poster Making Contest Championship level organized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)-Bureau of Communications Services (BCS), as a side activity of the first National Information Convention.
Together with his coach SPA Coordinator Christopher B. Vista, Saren bested 19 other students from Davao Region. While Jerome Fedrogane, grade 10 from the same school lands as second place in the People’s Choice award of the said contest.
The poster making contest anchoring the theme, “Bakit Maganda ang Federalismo?” mirrors the view of young visual artists on the current administration’s road to a Federal government.
Saren in an interview described Federalism as “colorful and peaceful,” as reflected in his artwork. “Colorful si Duterte, siya’y nagdala sa Pilipinas. Siya’y bida ba. Idol nako siya,” he says as he explains the reason behind his poster.
BCS will use the winning entry for their promotional materials on Federalism and will be featured in their future exhibits. The posters were exhibited since yesterday until the end of the convention.
The National Information Convention brings together more than 1,000 information officers from the national government agencies and LGUs, across the Philippines, anchoring the theme, “Spurring Development and Empowering Communities through Information.” (Marga Melendres, LGU Nabunturan)