DASMARIÑAS CITY, Cavite (PIA) – The City Government of Dasmariñas led by Mayor Jenny Austria-Barzaga in coordination with DepEd Tayo Dasmariñas City held the Gawad Karangalan ng Lungsod ng Dasmariñas 2022 on September 23 at the City of Dasmariñas Arena.
The annual event aims to promote the importance of achieving academic excellence among the students through recognition of their commendable scholastic performance.
The first part of the program gave recognition to awardees from the Elementary and Secondary levels who were able to graduate despite the challenges brought by the pandemic.
Vice President Sara Z. Duterte graced the morning program as guest speaker at the event.
In her inspirational speech VP Sara Duterte addressed the young achievers saying, "Posible pala ang malaking pangarap, kung tayo ay may determinasyon.” (Big dreams are possible, if we have determination.)
Tertiary graduates with honors, board and bar passers, and those who completed masters and doctorate degrees were honored in the latter part of the program.
City Schools Division Superintendent Mr. Raymundo M. Cantonjos served as the guest speaker in the afternoon event who was really proud of the achievements of Dasmarineños.
The awardees received plaques, certificates of recognition, and cash incentives as reward for their hard work and dedication to achieve their goal for excellence.
Mayor Jenny Barzaga shared that the Gawad Karangalan was temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with better days coming, the city government will continue with the recognition once again.
She also wished that all awardees continue to inspire and serve as example to the youth for the next generation.