Tourism quiz held
The Provincial Tourism Office held the 17th Provincial Tourism Quiz for the high school and college students on September 7 at the FTM Food Fiesta in Bayombong during the opening of the Tourism Month Celebration.
Thirty-five high schools and 6 colleges and universities in the province participated in the quiz competition. Board Member Flodemonte Gerdan, Committee Chairman on Tourism, said that he will work-out for the appropriation of additional fund for the prizes for next year’s activity as he was amazed with the increase of participants compared to the previous ones.
Kin Ezra Jet G. Uylim of St. Mary’s University (SMU) Junior High School in Bayombong won over the other 34 high school competitors with just one mistake from the total points. Philippine Science High School – Bayombong Campus placed second, while Aldersgate College of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) of Bayombong and Lamo National High School of Dupax del Norte placed 3rd, 4th and 5th, respectively.
Ramon Banganon, Jr. of NVSU-Bayombong topped the tertiary quiz. PLT College was 2nd place, King’s College of the Philippines on 3rd place, while SMU on 4th and NVSU-Bambang on 5th place.
Uylim and Banganon will represent the province in the regional tourism quiz competition. Both received P3,500 cash prizes and medals. Other winners also received cash prizes and consolation prizes were given to all the participants.
Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Marichelle O. Costales said, “This is not just a quiz but we want to know how concerned and aware you are with your surroundings; its history, nature and beauty. This shows your love for the country and our province.” #bg