Oct 22, 2008

RC Basilan conducts VOY Impromptu Speaking Competition

The Rotary Club of Basilan conducted the Voice of our Youth 10th National Impromptu Competition 2008-2009 last October 17, 2008 at the Twin’s Ice Cream House and Restaurant, Isabela City, Basilan. A total of six (6) contestants from different high schools participated in the club level competition. Voice of our Youth is an impromptu speaking competition open to Filipino high school students, 14 to 18 years old, from public to private schools nationwide. It seeks to develop the students’ ability to form their point of view on a particular topic within a limited preparation time and to effectively convey their message to an audience in plain English. The competition aims to inspire the Filipino youth to attain world-class proficiency in English communication, in furtherance of universal understanding and cooperation.

The winner of this competition will represent the Rotary Club of Basilan to the District Level competition (Semi-final round) to be held in Bacolod City on November 22, 2008.

Winners of the District Level competition will participate in the National Level Competition (Grand Finals) to be held on February 6, 2009, 2:00 p.m., at the Philamlife Auditorium, United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

The Winner for the 10th Voice of our Youth Impromptu Speaking Competition Club Level Category is Gadzmin Salisa, a fourth year student of the Basilan National High School (BNHS).

Other contestants to the competition were the following: Mae Ann Tan, 4th year, BNHS; Shiala Kalbi, 4th year, BNHS; Abdul Adhiem Manatad, 3rd year, BNHS; Maila Grace Tura, 3rd year, Claret College of Isabela (CCI), and Arnie Jude Carido, 4th year, CCI.

Board of Judges were, Mrs. Shirley Manzanaris, CCI Instructor; Mrs. Catalina Nabi, Education supervisor, DEPED; and Mrs. Noraini Abduwa, Education Supervisor, DEPED.

RC Basilan supports Mr. and Miss Interact 2008

Mr. and Miss Interact 2008!
Lovey Jeyn Perez and Kristan Dane Domingono

The Basilan National High School (BNHS) Interact Club recently conducted the Mr. and Miss Interact 2008 last October 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the BNHS Gymnasium, Isabela City, Basilan. “This is part of our fund ra
ising campaign to finance the other interact activities”, Mrs Leila Duplin, Interact Adviser, said. Interact Club is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 14-18. There are 247,043 Interactors and 10,741 Interact clubs worldwide, sponsored by 8,464 Rotary clubs.There were a total of 8 contestants – 4 males and 4 females. This year’s winner to the Mr and Miss Interact 2008 are Lovey Jeyn Perez and Kristan Dane Domingono.The other contestants for this year’s pageant were Raiyana Alsree and Kenneth Agunid – 1st Runner-Up, Pershida Hasim and John Philip Eijansantos 2nd Runner-Up and Ena Coleen Pamaran and Ralyn Manalastas, Jr. – 3rd Runner-Up. The Board of Judges were, President Raymond Lintag, PP Dick Brown and Rtn Susan Yu all of Rotary Club of Basilan. Dr. Isa L. Ibrahim, the School Principal gave a Message on the significance of club membership for students such as the Interact Club, which serves as venue for future leaders of our society.

Candidates in their Talent Presentation

Mr. Isa L. Ibrahim
Principal, giving his Message

Candidates in their Gown and Barong

Question and Answer portion

From left: PP Dick Brown, Rtn Susan Yu and Pres Ray Lintag
Board of Judges

Board of Tabulators

Members of the BNHS Interact Club

RC Basilan Celebrates Literacy Day

The Rotary Club of Basilan celebrated Literacy Day and Reducing child Mortality last Sept 16, 2008 by inviting guest speaker in our weekly meeting in the person of Mr. Rheinjohn A. Sampang, a public school teacher and a recipient of the Most Outstanding Secondary School Teacher in Basilan, who spoke on Literacy Education: “A look at the Philippines Educational System”. The Rotarians listened and share ideas on how our literacy contributes to reducing child mortality. This is in connection with RI President D. K. Lee's priority request that all clubs in the world take some action to REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY. President Lee suggested that each club may consider blending the twin concerns together and encourage our clubs to promote the reduction of child mortality through appropriate literacy activities.

Mr. Rheinjohn Sampang as Guest Speaker

From left: PP Dan Cariaga, Pres Ray Lintag, PP cil Martin,

Mr. Rheinjohn Sampang, and Rtn Susan Yu

Rtn Danet Manigos discussing issues on the contribution of literacy

towards reducing child mortality. On her right are PP Laura Alano and

PP Dick Brown

From Left: PP Agnes Yu, Rtn Nonoy Tan, Rtn James Buckly and PP Dodie Bucoy