DTI VI Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon (fifth from left) joins the students and coaches from the six provinces in Western Visayas – Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental – together with DTI Focal Persons and staff and the judges during the Consumer Welfare Month Regional Quiz Bee held at SM City Iloilo on October 29, 2018.
The three-member team from the Regional Science High School for Region VI from Kalibo, Aklan bested other schools from the other five provinces in Western Visayas to emerge as champion of the Consumer Welfare Month Regional Quiz Bee held at the SM City Iloilo on October 29.
The school was represented by Princess Keith Malolos, Janna Paula Marie Libuna and Tsaress Leigh Garzon. The group brought home the P10,000 cash prize, a trophy and medals to each team member, including their coach, Josephine P. Vicente.
The Iloilo National High School representing Iloilo Province was 1st runner up. The team of Yancy Aubrey Panugon, Deryn Dominique Ventilacion and Marie Rheann Lasaga brought home the P8,000 cash and trophy with each receiving a medal including their coach, Mary Colonia.
San Pedro National High School from Antique Province was declared 2nd runner up, composed of Ivan William Magbanua, Marjorie Altjos and Genevee Blancia with Loreto C. Saracanlao as their coach. They received P6,000 cash, trophy and medals.
Non-winning schools also received a consolation prize of P3,000 each. These are the teams from Capiz (represented by Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion), Guimaras (represented by TVC Sta. Teresa National High School) and Negros Occidental (represented by Negros Occidental High School).
This year’s celebration anchored on the theme, “Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer.”
DTI VI Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon said that the activity not only intends to establish teammanship, but likewise aims to expand the knowledge and awareness of students on consumer welfare and fair trade laws.