The success of a certain place is always attributed to the people who made efforts to shape it. On its 82nd Charter Day celebration, Cebu City awarded the youth and government officials who have been advocating exemplary achievements and promoting legacies for a sustainable and livable city in the different fields, last February 24 at the Plaza Sugbo.
Out of the candidates, who created a great impact in the society, emerged young leaders who have proven to qualify for the Young Sugbuanon Exemplary and Action-driven Leader Award (YOUSEAL). Showing nothing but excellence in their academics, leadership skills, character, and top quality social initiatives, the following young leaders showed that Cebu’s tomorrow can actually be better than today:
- HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY: Angela Sofia Mancao of St. Theresa’s College of Cebu with her efforts to a more sustainable environment
- COLLEGE CATEGORY: Nino Jan Miole of University of Cebu-Banilad for advocating a healthier Cebu as aligned with the school’s vision of giving hope, transforming lives
- COMMUNITY CATEGORY: Chrysler Ian Vizcayno from the Philippine Red Cross for his service to the community through volunteering.
- SK COUNCIL CATEGORY: Barangay Sawang-Calero SK Council headed by Chairman Kenny Glenn Silud for their active involvement in spearheading youth assemblies, workshops, and other activities that would encourage the youth to participate for the progress of the barangay
These young awardees were meticulously chosen by the Board of Judges: Sheridan Athena Gajete, Ph.D (National Youth Commission), Dr. Nestor Aranbia (Department of Education), Socorro Dorina Salas (Program Manager DILG Cebu City), Jig Joris Morrondoz (SK Provincial-Executive Assistant 1), and Clarence Jacques Lim (Former SK Chairman of Barangay Tinago).
Together with them, government leaders like Ronald Malacora and Registrar Lawyer Evangeline Abatayo were also awarded as “Outstanding Department Heads” of the year in their respective categories. In addition, 26 board exam topnotchers were also acknowledge like Megan Ashley Bartido (Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examination) and Joseph Vincent Satura (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineers Licensure Examination).
As the city continues to prosper, YOUSEAL hopes to inspire more people –especially the youth – to participate actively by sharing their best practices, speaking about their inspirations, and motivating others to succeed through their initiated activities and commitment to serve the people, the city, and the country.