Orlanes, Bienes Win Special Citation in International Schools’ Poster Making Tilt
Two Philippine School Oman students won special citation awards in the international poster making competition for Philippine Schools Overseas (PSO) held last November 2015 and participated in by 16 Philippine schools from 7 different countries. Trisha Khate S. Orlanes, Grade 8 and Jesse Melody N. Bienes, Grade 10 were adjudged one of the best artists as their entries won special citation from among 119 entries in the high school category and 65 entries in the elementary category. The top prizes were awarded to Al Dura International School in Jeddah, KSA (elementary category) and Philippine International School – Qatar in Doha, Qatar (high school category).
Spearheaded by the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO), the said contest was launched in time for the celebration of the Month of Overseas Filipinos and International Migrants Day last December. It was themed “Overseas Filipino Youth: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally” with the aim to encourage Filipino youth overseas to be engaged with the Filipino communities in their host countries as well as to educate them of the importance of giving back to their homeland; to discover and recognize the artistic talents of the students of PSOs; to collect quality artworks from grade school and high school students of PSOs that manifest their love of their motherland despite living and growing up in other countries, and to publish a coffee table book showcasing the talents of the winners, among others.
Complete list of winners can be found in http://cfo-pso.org.ph/
Trisha Khate S. Orlanes’ and Jesse Melody N. Bienes’ entries to the International Schools’ Poster Making Competition which triumphed a special citation award.