PANGLAO ISLAND, Bohol – Danilo V. Rogayan Jr., a senior student of Ramon Magsaysay Technological University – San Marcelino Campus, garnered the first place in the national essay writing competition of the Building Initiatives for Desire and Action (BIDA) National Young Leaders Summit (BNYLS) held at Bohol Plaza Resort here, Oct. 29.
The Bachelor of Secondary Education – Biological Science major student received a cash award and a testimonial of esteemed recognition from the National Organizing Committee Chairperson Metodio “John” Maraguinot Jr.
Rogayan received the award during the closing rites of the three-day summit on Oct. 30 with his coach, Engr. Jerry S. Cristobal.
The said national essay writing tilt is focused on the experiences gained by the delegates during the summit and how will these help them in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before 2015.
Rogayan’s essay entitled, “Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal: Ako, Ikaw, Tayo ang Bida!” discussed the role of the youth in the realization of the MDGs.
He likewise expounded in his essay the summit theme, “The Filipino Youth: Harnessing the POWER of GREATNESS,” explaining how will the youth be of help in community development and national reconstruction.
The First BNYLS is an event jointly organized by the Kabataang Pangarap ni Rizal (KAPARIZ) and Youth Leadership Excellence for Active Development Philippines (YouthLEAD Philippines).
The national youth congress aims to inspire for the Filipino youth a strong desire for action and to nurture the power of greatness that is grounded on patriotism.