NegOr to award GPAK 2012 winners
DUMAGUETE CITY, July 14 (PIA) -- The provincial government here is set to award this yearâ€™s winners of the Gulayan sa Palaisdaan Alay sa Kabataan (GPAK) provincial evaluation on July 17 at Plaza Ma. Luisa Suites Inn, this city.
The awarding ceremony marks the tenth year that GPAK, a Galing Pook awardee, is implemented in Negros Oriental to improve food production in the province by allotting unused lots within school grounds for vegetable production and tilapia ponds.
Winners under the Gulayan category for the first district are Tinaogan Elementary School in Bindoy for 1st prize, Gaboc Elementary School in Canlaon City for 2nd prize, DVLM Elementary School in Vallehermoso for 3rd prize, Lower Lumapao Elementary School in Canlaon City for 4th prize and San Jose Elementary School in La Libertad for 5th prize with a special citation for San Jose Elementary School in Manjuyod.
Second district winners under the same category are Sta. Agueda Elementary School in Pamplona for 1st prize, Junob National High School in Dumaguete for 2nd, Malalangsi Elementary School in Pamplona for 3rd, Dumaguete City High School for 4th and Jose Rotea Memorial Elementary School in Tanjay City for 5th prize with a special citation for Canggohob Elementary School in Mabinay.
Third district winners are AMRES in Sta. Catalina for 1st prize, Bayawan National High School for 2nd, Banga Elementary School in Bayawan City for 3rd, Omod Elementary School in Bayawan for 4th and Lico-lico Elementary School in Siaton for 5th prize with a special citation for Mabuhay Elementary School in Sta. Catalina.
For the Palaisdaan category, the winners are Gomentoc Elementary School in Ayungon for 1st prize, Cantumbol Elementary School in Mabinay for 2nd, Lower Lumapao Elementary School in Canlaon City for 3rd, Pal-ew Elementary School in Tanjay City for 4th and Jose Rotea Elementary School in Tanjay City for 5th prize.
Cash prizes that will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the two categories total to P775,000, said Nittz Bangay, information officer of the Provincial Agriculturist Office.
GPAK was initiated in the province in 2002 by then governor and now Second District Rep. George Arnaiz.
It earned a Galing Pook award due to its positive impact on the nutritional status of school children in the province by helping reduce the malnutrition rate.
It also spurred parents to start their own backyard gardening and tilapia ponds in their homes. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)
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