Marasigan bags bronze in Spoken Poetry Contest

Bismark John Marasigan secures podium position in the Spoken Poetry Contest sponsored by Hon. Claudette Ambida in partnership with JCI Batangas Caballero last August 31 in celebration of the Buwan ng Wika.

Bismark John Marasigan, HUMSS 1 – Mo. Domitilla Larouse, bags 3rd place respresenting St. Bridget College in the Spoken Poetry Contest themed “Sa Makabagong Edukasyon, Mag-aaral, Kumusta ka?”.

Board Member Claudette Ambida saw the event’s significance as to go forward even with the pandemic, “…gagawin ko pa ba ito o itutuloy ko pa ba, kasi kita ko yung urge ng mga bata, na may talento talaga yung mga bata… …kung bakit pa natin ginagawa ito kasi po naniniwala tayo na kailangan po nating buhayin ang tradisyong Batangas, ang tradisyong Pilipino, ang kulturang Pilipino.”

BM Ambida expressed her gratitude towards DepEd Batangas and the Batangas City Private Schools Association (BCPRISA) as this year’s being one of the biggest ever held compared to the previous competitions with a total of 18 private schools participating all around Batangas City.

“I recognize the significance of competitions and activities like this spoken poetry contest, which allow us, as students, to showcase our talents and skills. These events serve as a symbol of hope and light for everybody, proving that by speaking up, we can bring change and, in fact, improve our society,” Bismark stated concerning the importance of these events during the pandemic.

The winners were announced through the Balisong News Channel on the 3rd of September with the participants present via Zoom.

The three winners received cash prizes while the rest received a consolation prize of 1,000 pesos.

All the 18 participants would be subject to the Education Assistance Program of the Provincial Government of Batangas for the next semester.

Miguel E. Tolentino