Passion, dedication: Jayden Ballado’s journey to becoming a tennis champion

Passion and dedication make a successful athlete. So does an inspired heart with strong faith that rises above life’s challenges and circumstances. Jayden Reece Callo Ballado, a student of Muñoz Central School in the Division of Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, is an example of such athlete. This 10-year-old lawn tennis champion’s perseverance and continue reading : Passion, dedication: Jayden Ballado’s journey to becoming a tennis champion

Goal post: Francis Iverson Sambaan aspires to become football star of 2019 Palarong Pambansa

On his second year of playing for the Cagayan de Oro Athletic Association (COAA), Francis Iverson Sambaan emerged as one of the most popular players in the Northern Mindanao Regional Athletic Association (NMRAA) Meet held in Tangub City from December 16 to 20, 2018. Francis scored 13 goals in four games including the championship match continue reading : Goal post: Francis Iverson Sambaan aspires to become football star of 2019 Palarong Pambansa

Central Luzon’s top archers eye more golds in 2019 Palarong Pambansa

The Central Luzon (CL) archery team proves to be a formidable contender in the upcoming Palarong Pambansa as its top-caliber archers Bryan Amir Stevenson Eugenio and Maria Karylle Pangilinan are keen on winning another round of championship this year. Both with excellent records, Bryan and Karylle earned their own marks in the Palarong Pambansa having continue reading : Central Luzon’s top archers eye more golds in 2019 Palarong Pambansa

Boxing gold medalist Edward Teric and how sports saved him from quitting school

“I was about to quit attending school, but sports saved me.” Edward Teric, Davao Regional Athletic Association (DAVRAA) Meet gold medalist for boxing, enthusiastically shared this when asked about his experiences on being a student-athlete. “Sports encouraged me to be present in school always,” he added. A son of a farmer and peddler, Edward decided continue reading : Boxing gold medalist Edward Teric and how sports saved him from quitting school

Of travails and triumphs: CALABARZON’s ‘water princess’ and her journey to Palarong Pambansa

Life is a battle, and those who win it are armed not only with talent and skills. More importantly, they are strong and determined enough to make their goals and dreams come true—come hell or high water. Roz Ciaralene Encarnacion, also known as Cia, was a third grader when she first joined a swimming competition continue reading : Of travails and triumphs: CALABARZON’s ‘water princess’ and her journey to Palarong Pambansa

Outstanding Volunteers Search awardee Andrew Tolentino champions environmental sustainability

“Volunteerism is a way of life to me. It is my guiding principle, just like what I learned during my scouting days, which is to ’do good deeds daily’,” Andrew Cudal Tolentino, Principal I of Cambitala Elementary School in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, shared. Even before he joined the government service, Principal Andrew has been a continue reading : Outstanding Volunteers Search awardee Andrew Tolentino champions environmental sustainability

Duck, cover, hold, tweet: A 2019 NSTF student-researcher maximizes social media to minimize lives lost in quakes

Expect a millennial to capture the minutest of details and share it on social media, sometimes out of FOMO—fear of missing out. Such is a perception towards the generation that is digitally connected and socially “woke.” “In a world survey in 2016, the Philippines topped [the list of countries with] the most number of hours continue reading : Duck, cover, hold, tweet: A 2019 NSTF student-researcher maximizes social media to minimize lives lost in quakes