January 14, 2018, Filed under Press Release

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1ST P’SINAN BIBLE QUIZ WINNERS Philippine Bible Society (PBS) – Pangasinan Coordinator Myra Jalique (left) awards the champions of the first-ever Provincial Bible Quiz show in Pangasinan held on January 12 at the Sison Auditorium in Lingayen. Winners Axlson Esto (2nd from left, left photo) of Central 1 Elementary School, San Carlos City (elementary division) and Frenze Harvey Bascos (2nd from left, right photo) of Don Roman E. Costales Memorial National High School, Villasis (secondary division) will represent Pangasinan in the forthcoming national finals. Witnessing the awarding ceremony were PBS Pangasinan members, and coaches and parents of the winners. /Photos by Meinard Sadim/MGNO


LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) in cooperation with the province of Pangasinan staged the first-ever Provincial Bible Quiz on January 12 at the Sison Auditorium, here, which was participated in by representatives from schools divisions of the Department of Education (DepEd) based in the province.


PBS – Pangasinan Coordinator Pastor Myra Jalique, event coordinator, said Pangasinan, National Capital Region, along with Cebu, Laguna, Bulacan and Cavite provinces simultaneously staged Bible quiz shows which will be conducted annually.


Axlson Esto of Central 1 Elementary School in San Carlos City topped the elementary division while Frenze Harvey Bascos of Don Roman E. Costales Memorial National High School, Villasis won the secondary division.


Runners-up in elementary were: Malchakam Chen Santiago of Shekainah Grace School, Alaminos City; and Neal Amare Retaga of Rosario Elementary School, Pozorrubio.


John Isaac Frianeza of Alaminos City National High School and Leonardo Bona of Telbang National High School, Alaminos City placed 2nd and 3rd in secondary.


Reiterating the provincial government’s support to the National Bible Month celebration this January, Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Malu Elduayan noted that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in 2015 passed Provincial Resolution No. 195-2015 to institutionalize the province-wide National Bible Week fete in Pangasinan, urging local government units, and religious groups to conduct activities as part of the celebration.


Since then, Elduayan said the provincial administration has become active in enjoining Pangasinenses to the National Bible Week fete, which gained more support this year with President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation, making the month of January the national Bible month.


“Thank you for responding to the call to participate in the unprecedented and first-ever Bible Quiz in Pangasinan,” Elduayan told the participants and coaches, and parents in attendance during the historic event.


Winners in the Bible quiz bagged home Php15,000 (champion), Php10,000 (1st runner-up), and Php5,000 (2nd runner-up), along with a Bible, a 2018 calendar, and a one-year Bible reading guide which were also given to non-winners.


Top three winners also received medals and plaques of appreciation for their respective schools.


/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca






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