TWENTY-SEVEN (27) students from various parts of the country competed in the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) sponsored National On-The-Spot Letter Writing Competition to be held at the GSIS – Museo ng Sining in Pasay City on March 08, 2019.
The participating students won the Regional Letter Writing Contest which was organized in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) focusing on the theme Salamat Po Teacher, the 4As of Gratitude: Appreciation, Admiration, Approval, and Attention.
Aside from cash prizes, the winning composition will represent the Philippines in the Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter Writing Competition for Young People in Berne, Switzerland. The Universal Postal Union is a specialized agency of the United Nations consisting of members from 192 countries.
Adopted at UPUs 1969 Tokyo Congress and officially launched in 1971, the competition brings talented young people together from thousands of schools in dozens of countries.
The competitions primary goal is to advance global literacy, education and creativity among young people. It enhances the young peoples skills in composition and the ability to express their thoughts clearly.
The winners will be decided based on the criteria set by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) by the panel of judges composed of Ricardo Ador Dionisio, Senior Education Program Specialist, Bureau of Curriculum Devt, Curriculum Standard Devt Division, Major Maria Lourdes E. Ranario, PA- Co-author Marawi and Beyond and Atty. Nicolas Pichay, Palanca Awardee.
Winners will be announced on March 22, 2019 during the Salamat Po Teacher Grand Raffle Draw. For more information, pls. visit the programs official FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SalamatPoLetterWriting/.