The Quezon City Polytechnic University added another feather in its cap when 18 of its students won top honors in the recently concluded 2011 Youth Peace Festival and TESDA skills competition.
QCPU students romped with four medals, consisting of a gold, two silvers and one bronze, in the 2011 TESDA skills competition while finishing 2nd place and 3rd honorable mention in the creative recycling and poster-making categories, respectively, in this year’s Youth Peace Festival, organized by the Philippine Society of National Service Training Program educators at the SM Mall of Asia concert grounds.
Marco Polo Marcelo, a consumer electronic servicing student, went on to win the gold medal in the industrial electronics category during the TESDA skills competition. With his victory, Marcelo will represent QCPU in the TESDA regional competition slated next month.
Meanwhile, recipients of the silver medals were Mark Christian Dumael, for the welding category, and John Michael Maquerra, in automotive servicing (open category). Another medalist was Christopher Valderama, who won the bronze in the youth category.
Other schools that participated in the competition were AMA Computer Technology, Mechatronics Technology, St. John Technological College of the Philippines, Asian College of Science and Technology, New Era University, Cebu Science Skills and Technology, Samson College of Science and Technology, Colegio de Santa Teresa de Avila, Gateway of Science and Technology, Quezon City Livelihood Center, ACLC (Cubao, Lagro, Novaliches and Commonwealth campuses), National Computer College, International Electronics College and Datamex Institute of Technology.
On the other hand, the creative recycling entry of QCPU, which was awarded 2nd place, included the following students: Angel Flor Abasta, Michelle Adriatico, Rica Artiaga, Shella Balaba, Sharmaine Ballesteros, Rose Ann Carillo, Raymart Diestro, Mary Jane Garcia, Carmilla Bea Guiling, Michael Malto, Bernadette Pa-as and Nila Roa. The other award that went to QCPU was its entry to the poster-making category, which was awarded 3rd honorable mention. Juben Clinton Lava and Ramon Nicko Aquino represented QCPU in this category.
The QCPU, established on March 1, 1994 by virtue of a city ordinance, is the only tertiary educational institution owned and managed by the city government. The university has a main campus in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches and two satellite campuses, which are located in Barangays Sto. Cristo and Batasan Hills.
The city government has taken steps to strengthen the stature of the QC Polytechnic as a state university by offering four innovative degree courses and modernizing school facilities through renovation and construction of additional schoolbuildings. Precy/ Ej/ Maureen Quiñones, PAISO