The Buhangin Central Elementary School invited us for the Cheez Whiz Palamantasan School Elimination last Saturday, July 17, 2010 at their covered court in Buhangin, Davao City. Cheez Whiz Palamantasan is a nationwide effort from Kraft and the Department of Education to reinforce proper nutrition this July which is also known as the Nutrition Month.

The Philippine Teens Media Writing Staff, in the form of Rock Caboverde and Kevin Paquet were accompanied by other bloggers and local media friends from Davao on that Saturday morning for the Palamantasan sa Sarap affair.. At around eleven o’clock we headed to the Marco Polo to await our Van which will bring us to the venue in Buhangin. Joining the two PHTM Writers above were various bloggers like, Mark, Richard, Leah, Blogie and co.

The program kicked off a little late but nevertheless it was as promising as it should have been and even a bit more. Emcee of the day was Ateneo de Davao University Alumnus, Samantha de Leon. She is a well known media personality who has been hosting a number of events for the City of Davao Government.

Also present on that afternoon’s affair was the Senior Marketing Manager of Kraft, Paolo Serano and the Principal of the Buhangin Central Elementary School, Arturo Dela Cruz. Mr Serano revealed to the audience that the event was a simultaneous event happening all over the archipelago that moment. In his opening note he stressed out that the aim of the collaboration of the Department of Education and Kraft Foods Philippines was to reinforce proper nutrition and to create awareness about malnutrition in the Philippines which is one of the huge issues our country is facing aside from Poverty in general. He also noted that Education is still the key, but with no proper food, the kids may not get properly be educated.

The BCES Pupils showed off their talents in various sections like: Sabayang Pagbigkas, Cheering, Essay Writing, Sandwich Art and Jarchicheture Making. It was funny to note that way back during my grade school years at the Sta. Ana Central Elementary School (SACES) (GR 5-6), I was one of the audience of an event like this; not a participant. So it happened again today, and it was only now that I came to appreciate their performances, the effort they’ve put into it, the time they invested to memorize the moves and words.

Let this occasion be a reminder to all of us that there are more or less 8,000,000 Filipino Children who are not receiving proper nutrition
The Department of Education is inviting other Elementary Schools across the Philippines to take part in their Palamantasan Event. Make a pledge if you feel the urge to contribute to this advocacy led by the Department of Education and Kraft.

The Winners or shall I say most-nutritious Children of the Buhangin Central Elementary School :p

Creative Sandwich Making- Top – Cheez Whiz Tuna Sanwhich

Cheering Competition- CHEEZ CHEERERS coached by Mrs. Payot
Cheering Team Members:
KIMBERLY MESIAS (IV-JACINTO)
LINDON OSING (IV-LAPU-LAPU)
PAUL JOSHUA ALICAUAY (IV-LAPU-LAPU)
MOMINA JOY FIEL (IV-LAPU-LAPU)
KRIZEL MYKE PEREZ (IV-MABINI)
SHANNEN VALENZUELA (IV-DATU BAGO)
ANGEL MAE MANDING (IV-DAGOHOY)
CARLA DALISAY (IV-QUEZON)
TRICIA MAE PALICTE (IV-DATU BAGO)
JORNALYN CAORTE (IV-DAGOHOY)

Essay Writing Contest- ELLA MAE EBORDA : VI-AQUAMARINE

Sabayang Pagbigkas (Speech Choir): The 6 Team coached by Mrs. Santillian and Ms. Enriquez
Sabayang Pagbigkas Members:
CHRISTIAN GALENDEZ (VI- JADE)
MA. EULA CONCEPCION UMAYAO (VI-RUBY)
JEATHER PENANUEVA (VI-DIAMOND)
MARK JAME NAYA (VI-TURQUOISE)
RYCA MADANIO (VI-OPAL)
MECHAELA MEPIESA (VI-JADE)
JESSA LOU BERNAL (VI-AQUAMARINE
IVAN BISHAR (VI-PEARL)
ANGELICA COQUILLA (VI-AQUAMARINE)
ALEXANDRA GUITGUITEN (VI-DIAMOND)
MARIEL LAPITAN (VI-JADE)
LADY IRISH GUITGUITIN (VI-OPAL)
CHERRY MAY MEDILA (VI-AMETHYST)
JEELENEE JAYSON DE CLARO (VI-GARNET)
CRISTY CRISTINO (VI-SAPPHIRE)
MARIALYN CABASE (VI-RUBY)
JAY-AR BALIONG (VI-GARNET)
ANGELICA NICOLE MANRIQUEZ (VI-AQUAMARINE)
JASPER MARC CHAN (VI-JADE)
GRACE JOYCE PADIOS (VI-PEARL)

Junkart- SUPER CHEEZ WHIZ SANDWICH
GRADE & SECTION: VI
by JAYSON TRAGURA (VI) and SHERWIN LANCE DE LEON (VI)

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