AKO-BICOL nominee Atty. Justin Batocabe praises Ten Outstanding Student of Bicol as an academic excellence and leadership skills platform for Bicolano students.
Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Legazpi City, [03.09.19] – AKO-BICOL partylist representative Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr together with AKO-BICOL partylist nominee Attorney Justin D. Batocabe on Friday had issued their individual distinctive messages to the awardees of the TOP 10 Outstanding Students of Bicol (TOSB) 2019.
In their separate statements. Congressman Garbin has exhorted the awardees to serve back their family, community, and country by being vigilant and outspoken about public affairs.
That is their obligations as their journey has just begun, they have to realize that somewhere along the way the people, family, and community had helped them achieve their education, Garbin explained.
Their awards do not solely belong to them, but also to those who worked hard and has decided to pursue them to rise above the rest and be among the top ten outstanding students of Bikol, the solon ended.
Meanwhile, Attorney Justin D. Batocabe has also made his own message to the awardees to study and work hard as there is no substitute for hard work and that is the way to achieve it.
The young lawyer simply said that if you want to make it that’s what they have to do.
“It gives me such pride and honor that the Ten Outstanding Student of Bicol (TOSB) is already on its 10th year. In fact, it predated AKO-BICOL and it predated many of our congressmen because it shows how much we put importance on education,” he said.
This is an opportunity and a platform for them to show their academic excellence and leadership skills and we were very happy that we will work hard to extend this for another ten or twenty more years, the young lawyer ended.
The TOP 10 Outstanding Students of Bicol (TOSB) 2019 was launched by AKO-BIKOL ten years ago as an award body that recognizes outstanding Bicolano students for their academic and leadership excellence.
The Awarding Ceremony of the 2019 Ten Outstanding Students of Bicol (TOSB) was spearheaded by AKO-BICOL Partylist in cooperation with Commission on Higher Education V (CHED V) and the guest of honor and the keynote speaker was Jessica Marie G. Robredo.
The awardees of the TOP 10 Outstanding Students of Bicol (TOSB) 2019 are:
Hazel Monte – University of Saint Anthony
Dan Mark N. Paniterce – Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
Christine Joy G. Gipit – Bicol University
Karen O. Bagacina – University of Saint Anthony
Rodly O. Marcelo – Ligao Community College
Mary Grace L. Basbas – University of Nueva Caceres
Shaina Mae M. Benavidez – Catanduanes State College
Allan Rey B. Gecoso – University of Northeastern Philippines
Toni Vennesa B. No – University of Saint Anthony