OFW Children — Join and Make Your Parents Happier

If you’re a college student and your parent is an OFW and has a current job contract overseas, join the Fourth Expat Pinoy Children Awards and make your parents prouder and happier.

You should also be not more than 21 years old, have no failing grade and currently enrolled in a four-year course.  Specifically, your general weighted average for school year 2009-2010 should be at least 80 percent for the artist/athlete, entrepreneur and community leader awards, or at least 85 percent for the Ibang Klaseng Talino Awards.

You should also be able to write an essay in English titled “What Is My Role in Nation Building As a Child of an Expat Pinoy?” or in Filipino titled “Ano ang Papel Ko sa Pagpapaunlad ng Ating Pamayanan Bilang Anak ng Isang Pinoy Expat?” Total number of words must not be less than 1,500 and not more than  2,000 words.
Ten winners will be chosen:

  • Seven winners — Ibang Klaseng Talino Awards
  • One winner — Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete Award
  • One winner — Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur Award
  • One winner — Ibang Klaseng Community Leader Award

Start writing your essay now, as you prepare your papers. This contest ends on September 30, 2010, with the names of winners announced on October 10, 2010.

The ten OFW children who won last year were:

1. Kennie Kabee A. Alegno
BS Accountancy
De La Salle University – Dasmariñas

His mother, Editha A. Alegno, has been working in an office in the United Arab Emirates for five years.

2. Armando G. Araneta, Jr.
BS Marine Transportation
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University

His father, Armando C. Araneta, has been working as a seafarer in Europe for 25 years.

3.  Jirah Cortes Armandico
BS Nursing
Trinity University of Asia

Her mother, Florida Cortes-Armandico, has been a nursing supervisor in Saudi Arabia for 17 years.

4.  Jezza May A. Boquilon
BS Geology
University of the Philippines – Diliman

Her father, Ronito C. Boquilon, has been working as a seaman in Brazil for 14 years.

5.   Jordan C. Cabandong
BS Political Science
Far Eastern University

His father, Rene M. Cabandong, has been a a Site Supervisor in Qatar for 15 years.

6. Alyanna N. Cunanan
BS Accountancy
University of Santo Tomas

Her father, Paul Ziegfried S. Cunanan,  has been working in China as an operations manager for seven years.

7.  Daryl K. Del Rosario
BS Management
Ateneo de Manila University

His father, Lorenzo P. Del Rosario, has been a seafarer in Great Britain for 27 years.

8.  Maris Cay E. Gabornes
BS Political Science
University of the Philippines – Visayas Tacloban College

Her father, Manuel D. Gabornes, has been a seafarer in Japan for 36 years.

9.  Nikko Jones G. Servanio
BS Marine Transportation
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University

His father, Banjo J. Servanio, has been a seafarer for 19 years in different countries.

10.  Lean Angelo A. Silverio
BS Physical Therapy (Medicine)
University of Santo Tomas

His father, Leandro R. Silverio, has been working overseas as a lead paint shop operator for 23 years.

Submit entry on or before September 30, 2010.
Mail or personally deliver entry to
Paul Joseph V. Fonte
BPI Search Project Secretariat
9th Floor BPI Card Center
8753 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City

To get application form and more info, visit www.bpiexpressponline.com
or call Program Secretariat at 816-9011 or 845-5414

Thanks to Marist R. Nagera, account executive of BrandSpeakAsia, Inc. for the press release.

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