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MANILA,March 28, 2018 – The Migrants Program of Couples for Christ, together with the CBCP Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants (ECMI), recently staged the national search for the 10th Gawad Anak OFW Ten Outstanding Sons and Daughters of OFW Student Achievers (TOSDOSA) Awards. 


The TOSDOSA Awards is an annual event of CBCP ECMI which aims to give recognition for the scholastic achievements of children of OFWs. His Excellency The Most Reverend Ruperto Santos, Bishop of the Diocese of Bataan and Chairman of ECMI, graced the awards ceremony, held at the National Commission for Culture and Arts in Intramuros, Manila. Fr. Resty Ogsimer, ECMI Executive Secretary, and Edmund Ruga, ECMI Luzon Program Coordinator, were also present. CFC Migrants Program Head Jess Ferrer, Ferdie Garcia of CFC Metro Manila West B, and Noel Flojo of CFC MM West C, helped organize CFC in Metro Manila for the hosting of finalists and their families from the Visayas provinces.

Together with other judges, CFC Migrants Program’s Tony Obien of Laguna and Ailene Pamintuan of Cavite spent the whole morning screening the finalists to determine this year’s winners. CBCP ECMI’s Edyzza Pumarada and Frankie Naranjilla of CFC MM East A had a lot of fun hosting the afternoon’s awards ceremony. The event’s keynote speaker was Senator Cynthia Villar representing the Villar SIPAG Foundation, an avid supporter of the TOSDOSA awards for several years. Rene Sandoval, a Grade 10 student from Canossa Academy of Lipa, Batangas topped this year’s event for the high school category, while Raphael John Dasalla, a Grade 6 student from St. Mary’s University of Nueva Vizcaya, topped the elementary category. 


The other finalists represented the following schools: Angeles University Foundation Integrated School, University of Batangas, Caloocan National Science and Technology High School, St. Scholastica’s Academy of San Fernando Pampanga, Holy Family Academy of Angeles City, Angeles University Foundation, St. Teresa College of Batangas, St. Paul College of Makati, St. Mary’s University Nueva Vizcaya, Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School, Holy Family Academy of Angeles City,Malanday Elementary School, Dela Salle Lipa, Our Lady of Casasay Academy Taal, Our Lady of Peace Antipolo. (Frankie Naranjilla, CFC Migrants Program)

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