by RONALYN BANAKEN
The University of Baguio (UB) picked up five first-place trophies at the Pintig at Pantig: The Mountain Collegian Literary Awards in Benguet State University (BSU) on Aug. 27.
Here’s a round-up of the awards won by the UB participants:
Trisha Joi Esperanza, BS Psychology 4
Short Story (English)
Sarah May Cabajel, BS Education 4
Essay Writing (English)
Ryan James Valdez, BA English 4
Literary Graphics (English)
Orlando Abenoja Jr., BS Architecture 5
Literary Graphics (Filipino)
Abigail Glindo, BA Mass Communication 3
Graeven Videz, UB High School
Short Story Writing (English)
Jenny Wynne Daniel, UB High School
Alexa Bea Madriaga, UB High School
An estimated 450 elementary, high school and college students from around the region attended the event. Competitions on poetry writing, spoken poetry, and poster making were also included.
Pintig at Pantig is an annual literary and creative event which “celebrates the youth’s capability to recognize the beauty and responsibility of creative writing.” Organized by The Mountain Collegian, the official student publication of BSU, it seeks to “empower the youth in promoting nationalism, cultural preservation and environmental restoration.”
This year, which is its ninth, it had the theme “Metamorphosis: A New Perspective towards Change.”
From left: Orlando Abenoja Jr., Ryan James Valdez, Abigail Glindo, Trisha Joi Esperanza, Sarah May Cabajel, and Ivan Jim Layugan who served as the coach.
(Photo courtesy of Ivan Jim Layugan)
The college winners with UB president Prof. Dhanna Kerina Rodas in a courtesy call (Photo: Rene Pascua/UB Media Affairs and Publications Office)
Jenny Wynne Daniel (Photo courtesy of Alexa Bea Madriaga)
Alexa Bea Madriaga (Photo courtesy of Alexa Bea Madriaga)
The high school winners and their coaches with President Rodas (Photo: Rene Pascua/UB Media Affairs and Publications Office)
The trophies and medals being handed out at the event are handmade by the staff of The Mountain Collegian.
(Photo: Rene Pascua/UB Media Affairs and Publications Office)