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PRESS RELEASE: 8th grader won PHLPost National Letter Writing tilt

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With almost 3,000 entries, Grade 8 student from San Francisco High School in Quezon City, Erica Angeli Seno won the grand prize in the National Letter Writing Competion of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) held during the World Post Day celebration in SM Supermalls nationwide.

The 4th Simultaneous National Letter-writing Day activity was done in partnership with SM Supermalls and Department of Education and was participated by Grade 7 to Grade 9 students from all over the country.

The participants were asked to write a 1,000-word, original and unpublished letter adhering to the theme “Sulat ng Bayani sa Henerasyon Ngayon”, or what Filipino heroes would want to tell the youth of today.
Seno, 13, wrote in her letter under the pen name of Dr. Jose Rizal. She encourages the youth to stand for what is right and start the change that they wanted from themselves.

“Kung wala kang ginagawang pagkilos, walang pagbabagong maisasagawa at walang hakbang na makakapagdulot ng bunggang ninanais” an exceprt from her letter.

Seno will take home P10,000 and a certificate, while Angel Joy B. Abad, student of Ateneo de Davao University from Eastern Mindanao, bagged the second prize and will take home P7,000 and a certificate. And third place, Jaira Patricia V. Ebron College of Immaculate Concepcion from Cabanatuan City will bring home P5,000 along with a certificate.

Participating Malls were SM City Cabanatuan, SM City Tarlac, SM City North Edsa, SM City San Pablo, SM City Seaside Cebu, SM City Iloilo, SM City Davao and SM City Cagayan De Oro. PHLPost Area 9 held their activity in Zamboanga City National High School.

Meanwhile, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is has launched its 46th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People. In support of UPU’s annual letter-writing contest, PHLPost is encouraging all public and private elementary- and high-school students, 15 years old and below, to express their creativity in writing letters. The letter entries should be about the theme “Imagine you are an advisor to the new UN Secretary General; which world issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?”

More details log-on to www.phlpost.gov.ph or call (02) 527-0132 look for Ms. Arlene Labao. The winning entry from the Philippines will be submitted to the UPU as our country’s official entry to the 46th International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People in Berne, Switzerland.

 

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