NVBFP awards FPM2023 contest winners
The Nueva Vizcaya Office of the Bureau of Fire Protection (NVBFP), headed by Provincial Fire Marshall Supt. Allan M. Eballar, awarded the winners in its Drawing, Poster Making, and Photography contests during the Flag Hoisting Ceremony of the Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya (PGNV) held on March 27, 2023 at the People’s Stage – Quadrangle, Provincial Capitol.
The awardees are as follows:
Drawing Contest (Elementary): 1st Place – Vien Zhaijan B. Ragundi, Bintawan Norte Elementary School; 2nd Place – Destined Art Roland P. Guinsatao, Dupax Del Norte Central School; and 3rd Place – Aaron D. Agunos, Dupax Central School.
Poster Making Contest (Junior and Senior High Schools): 1st Place – Jaecelle Ann M. Aquino, SMU-High School Department; 2nd Place – Mico A. Fernandez, Lamo National High School; and 3rd Place – Vladimere Kyle Andrew M. Yasay, St. Catherine School.
Photography Contest (BFP): 1st Place – FO1 Mark Angelo P. Liban, Bayombong Fire Station; 2nd Place – SFO1 Ethelyn Y. Ambrocio, Dupax Del Norte Fire Station; and 3rd Place – FO1 Jhon-jhon B Mesa, Aritao Fire Station.
The skills competition is part of the activities lined up by the BFP-NV for this year’s celebration of Fire Prevention Month in the province, with the theme: “Sa Pag-iwas sa Sunog, Hindi Ka Nag-iisa” (You are not alone in preventing fires).
The observance of Fire Prevention Month is based on Presidential Proclamation No. 115-A, which designates March as a time to raise awareness and promote fire safety throughout the country.
The BFP envisions itself as a modern fire service agency fully capable of ensuring a fire-safe nation. This national agency, through its offices spread across the archipelago, commits to: prevent and suppress destructive fires and investigate their causes; enforce the provisions of the Fire Code and related laws; and respond to disasters and other emergencies. It recognizes though that fire prevention is a shared responsibility and encourages everyone to take simple precautions and practice fire safety at all times.
Witnessing the occasion were national and provincial government officials and personnel led by: Board Member (BM) and Floor Leader Patricio F. Dumlao, Jr.; BM Roland M. Carub, BM Eufemia A. Dacayo; BM Florante S. Gerdan; BM Pablo P. Kindot; BM and Presiding Officer Pro Tempore Elma Pinao-An Lejao; BM Primo Percival J. Marcos; and Ex officio BM/Provincial Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative Samuel G. Balinhawang.
The early morning activity was spiced up by the cultural dance numbers performed by the Naughty and Vibrant (NVBFP) Dance Troupe, winner of the Musiklaban Dance Competition spearheaded just recently by the BFP-Region 02 Office.