Reple spearheads Gawad Aninag ‘24, recognizes Eduk students

School of Education

June 3, 2024

Adorned in orange and gold, The Reflection hosted an on-site Gawad Aninag on May 24 at Holy Angel University (HAU), showcasing the diverse and artistic talents of Central Luzon student-teachers in various academic competitions.

With the theme “Dakila: Gurong Tagapaghubog ng Bukas,” the secondary event for the Regional Convention of Teacher Education Students (REGCON) has three competitions: PATALASAN NG ISIP (Quiz Bee Competition), PAGLIKHA (Lesson Plan Making Competition), and PASPAS DILA (TED Talk Competition).

The competitions were participated in by Eduk students from the Angeles University Foundation (AUF), Bulacan State University (BuLSU), Holy Cross College (HCC), and La Consolacion University Philippines (LCUP).

The morning events include the PATALASAN NG ISIP (Quiz Bee Competition) and the PAGLIKHA (Lesson Plan Making Competition) held at the Peter G. Nepomuceno (PGN) Building Case Room 310 and the University Library Computer Room, simultaneously.

For the quiz bee competition, seven participants from the aforementioned schools engaged in a battle of the brains, which covered professional subjects in both easy and difficult rounds. Meanwhile, six representatives competed in the lesson plan-making competition, where each was required to construct an organized and detailed lesson plan.

Subsequently, the TED Talk Competition and the Gawad Parangal (Awarding Ceremony) were conducted at the Saint Joseph Hall (SJH) Building Academic Hall.

The afternoon program formally began with Ms. Rinards Pamintuan, the Associate Convener of Gawad Aninag 2024 and the Associate Editor for Internal Affairs of the Reflection, delivering her opening remarks.

Following introductions to the distinguished judges and participating schools, each participant from BulSU, HCC, and LCUP delivered a TED Talk, filling the hall with knowledge of what it means to be a dynamic educator in the 21st century. 

Prior to awarding the winners for each event category, Ms. Shane Duya, a sophomore and a current staff member of the publication, serenaded the crowd with her rendition of the song “Araw-Araw” by the Filipino band Ben & Ben.

Then, the announcement of winners finally commences. For the Lesson Plan Making Competition in the Bachelor of Elementary Education Category, Dhanes Divine Limas from LCUP clinched second place, while Vella Dwina Lulu, the representative from HCC, emerged as the champion for the category. Additionally, Nerissa Bagtas from LCUP won the champion title in the Lesson Plan Making Competition—Bachelor of Secondary Education. Joining her on the podium were Nathaniel Santos from HCC and Joshua Amoma from BuLSU, who placed as the second and third runner-ups, respectively.

After this, the winners for the Quiz Bee competition were announced, with Gian Genesis Zulueta from LCUP taking third place, Kay Margarette De la Torre from HCC winning second place, and Joshua Javier, the representative of AUF, garnering first place.

For the last event category, Nichole Ann Villanueva from LCUP was hailed as the champion of the TED Talk competition, adding to her feat of winning titles in the category. Following Villanueva, Angelica Valenzuela from HCC and June John Pepito from BuLSU bagged the second and third runner-up spots, accordingly.

The program culminated with the announcement of this year’s overall champion, with HCC securing the title for the third year in a row at Gawad Aninag. Then, LCUP was awarded second place overall, while AUF was named third place overall.

Furthermore, the event was graced by Mrs. Siona Garcia, a part-time faculty in the School of Education (SEd), and Mr. Ronilo Galang, a teacher from Holy Family Academy (HFA), who served as the judges for the TED Talk Competition.

The event concluded with the closing remarks of Ms. Kyrylle Jane Ocampo, the Convener of Gawad Aninag and the Editor-in-Chief of the publication.