Baguio High School student wins 1st prize in end VAW poster-making contest

A Fourth Year high school student of Baguio City National High school won the first prize in the 2014 End Violence Against Women (VAW) poster-making contest organized by Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). A total of 112 entries nationwide were received by PCW.

This year’s contest focuses on the issues of public and street harassment and the role of right-holders in preventing VAW.

In an interview with the PCW Media Unit, Alberto N. Daus Jr. shares that more than improving his skills in poster-making he joined the contest to let other people know the issue of VAW.

“The contest taught me some important values that may help me know the importance of women in a country. It taught me that we, men, must respect women. It helped me know that VAW is a serious issue that needs a big solution,” he added.

Daus received P15,000 cash prize and a trophy during the awarding ceremony held at SM City Sta. Mesa on December 11.

Runner-ups Mar Jean Claude V. Samonte of Panghulo National High Schooland Jamia Mei Tolentino of St. Stephen High School Campus bagged the second and third prize respectively.

Other awardees are Maria Rita G. Silo of Baguio City National High School (Best in Originality), Niño Ramos Lumabas of Polo National High School and Bryan Nareiso C. Mercines of Pasay City West High School (Judge’s Choice Award ).

Top 25 entries were exhibited at SM City Sta. Mesa from December 10 to December 12, 2014.

The activity is in line with the observance of annual 18-Day Campaign to End VAW and is in partnership with the Presidential Museum and Library, SM City Sta. Mesa and PCW-AECID (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) Project.