By: Jessamine V. Bariuan, DOST-CALABARZON

LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA—Students from different schools all over CALABARZON were once again awarded by DOST-CALABARZON and DOST-SEI in their annual recognition program, the Youth Excellence in Science (YES) Awards last March 22, 2019.

Dr. Lydia S. Manguiat, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Operations of DOST-CALABARZON, welcomed this year’s student awardees and highlighted the rising number of students being awarded for winning international contests every year. This is a good sign that the schools’ administrators are supporting their students in nurturing their talent and skills in the field of math and sciences.

Medals and certificates were awarded to all the students who came with their parents and school representatives. A total of 64 schools (Cavite- 26, Laguna-15, Batangas-19, Rizal- 2, and Quezon-2) and 202 students were recognized in the ceremony.


  1. Academia de Julia Victoria of Cavite

  2. Ashtonville School Inc.

  3. Cavite National High School

  4. Cavite National Science High School

  5. Child Development and Guidance Center

  6. Dasmariñas II Central School

  7. Dasmariñas Elementary School

  8. De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute

  9. De La Salle University Dasmariñas

  10. Divine Light Academy Molino

  11. Elizabeth Seton School-South

  12. Emilio Aguinaldo College Cavite

  13. Imus National High School

  14. Imus Pilot Elementary School

  15. International British Academy

  16. Malagasang II Elementary School

  17. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School- Gen. Trias Campus

  18. Santiago Elementary School

  19. V. Montessori Imus

  20. Edward Integrated School Imus Campus

  21. Francis Assisi College- Bacoor Campus

  22. Paul College Island Park Inc.

  23. Tagaytay City Science National High School

  24. The Palmridge School

  25. University of Perpetual Help System Dalta- Molino Campus

  26. Vel Maris School Inc.


  1. Ann Arbor Montessori Learning Center- Biñan

  2. Calamba Elementary School

  3. Colegio San Agustin- Biñan

  4. De La Salle Integrated School Laguna Campus

  5. Emmanuel Christian School

  6. Jose P. Rizal Memorial School

  7. Laguna College

  8. Montessori House of Learning

  9. Morning Star Montessori School- Calamba

  10. Morning Star Montessori School- Los Baños

  11. San Pablo City Science High School

  12. Santa Rosa Elementary School Central III

  13. Santa Rosa Science and Technology High School

  14. Xavier School- Nuvali

  15. University of the Philippines Rural High School


  1. Canossa Academy-Lipa City

  2. De La Salle Lipa Integrated School

  3. First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH)

  4. Inosloban Marawoy Elementary School

  5. La Milagrosa School of Batangas Inc.

  6. Lilyrose School

  7. Lipa City Science Integrated National High School

  8. Montessori East Tanauan

  9. Our Lady of Caysasay Academy

  10. Philippine Science High School- CALABARZON Campus

  11. Bridget College

  12. Paul College Balayan

  13. Philomena Academy of Lipa, Inc.

  14. Stanford School of Batangas

  15. Tomas South Central School

  16. Stonyhurst Southville International School - Batangas

  17. Stonyhurst Southville International School - Malarayat

  18. Sunhill Montessori Casa

  19. Tangway Elementary School


  1. Faith Academy

  2. La Salle College Antipolo


  1. International School for Better Beginnings

  2. Quezon Science High School

Again, as part of the program, testimonials from a student and their parent is held. This year’s student sharer is Sean Y. Jang, a grade five student from Elizabeth Seton School-South in Cavite. Sean won a silver medal in the 14th International Mathematics Competition in Singapore, a silver and a bronze team award medal in the 5thChallenge for Future Mathematicians, and a bronze medal in the 2018 Australian Mathematics Competition. In his testimonial, he shared his experiences during his journey on the contests he took part in—how he faced each contest with nervousness and excitement, and the pride he felt as he won these competitions. Finally, he thanked all the people who supported him throughout his journey in pursuing his passion.

Sean’s testimonial was followed by his mother, Miss Mariechu Yap, who shared her inspiring story to the guests and participants. Mariechu recalled the challenges and hardships of being a single mother who supports her four children. As a giveaway to all the parents, she said, “The path to success is not paved in gold, there will be potholes and detours. So we need to be persistent and adapt to any recourse and challenges that comes along the way.” Finally, the program was concluded by Mr. Bernard L. Soriano, the Assistant Regional Director for Finance and Administrative Operations on DOST-CALABARZON.


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