by: Aurell P. Arais
Malaybalay City - A first year student of Bukidnon State University bags the gold in a recently concluded 8th Regional Philippine Army- Reserve Officer Training Corps(ROTC) Speech Contest.
The said contest was conducted last August 19, 2007 at BSU Auditorium.
Adjudged as champion was Dianne Mae Torres, a first year Hotel and Restaurant Management student.
The contest was participated in by seven (7) contestants coming from Region 10, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Caraga Region who were also the winners in their respective provincial-wide Speech Contest.
According to Dr. Rogelio Villamor, National Service Training Program Unit Coordinator of BSU the contestants represented the 7 Community Defense Centers (CDC) of the entire Mindanao namely: 1001 CDC, Butuan Cadet Karen Bordeos, 1002 CDC Iligan Cadet Charisse Mae Salcedo, 1003 CDC Bukidnon Cadet Dianne Mae Torres, 1004 CDC Marawi Cadet Remilyn Linquiqan, 1005 CDC Cagayan de Oro Cadet Remo James Alsa, 1006 CDC Surigao Salahudin Abdelgafur and Camiguin Province Cadet Metchilyn Lantaca.
The theme of the contest was “ROTC – Training the Youth for a Progressive Nation”.