Twenty (20) graduates from different colleges and universities in Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental were chosen as finalists for the search for the 57th Searc of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines in Central Visayas (TOSP-7).
The top students were chosen after the rigorous screening process last April 21 at Republiq Group of Companies in the FLC Building in Mandaue City.
From the field of Math and Sciences: Hyacinth Rose E. Caño (University of Bohol), James Anthony D. Ortega (St. Paul University-Dumaguete) and Ivan Christopher B. Cordevilla (Foundation University).
Four finalists are from the field of Engineering, Architecture, Maritime and Information Technology. Three of which are from Cebu Institute of Technology – University. They are Mark Angel D. San Nicolas, Erlyn Ivy O. Rago, and Juhlian V. Santos. Aldwin Riveral of University of Cebu – Banilad Campus completes the list.
Meanwhile, all three finalists from the field of Social Sciences are from Cebu-based schools. They are Denzel Yorong (University of the Philippines-Cebu), Glidellyn Limpag (University of Cebu – Banilad Campus) and Alvin M. Duazo (University of San Jose – Recoletos).
The highest in number are the finalists from the field of Teacher Education. This year, seven were selected to join the roster.
They are Eugene C. Dadol and Thalia Jemmina Hortezano of University of San Carlos; Vince Blessel Jane D. Baron of University of the Visayas; De Marvy D. Bongato of Mater Dei College; Mark Kluster Mission of Bohol Wisdom School; Renaylene Rose B. Ceynas of St. Paul University Dumaguete; and Ed Bernardo Visitacion of University of San Jose – Recoletos.
From the field of Business, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Criminology & Law and Accountancy: Denise Marie E. Albarina (University of San Carlos), Ceferino I. Magno III (University of San Jose – Recoletos) and Marielle E. Buscato (Silliman University).
The finalists are scheduled to undergo a two-day formation program next month with multi-awarded youth leader and journalist Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo as the lead facilitator. Ruffolo is a TOSP alumna and has previously served as Rexecom chairperon. She is currently the regional champion.
The awarding ceremony of the 2018 TOSP Central Visayas search will be held on May 26, 2018 in Cebu City.
The event is presented by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED Region VII) Cebu City Government, Cebu Provincial Government, Yuenthai Philippines, Inc, and Qualfon Philippines. It is co-presented by Transtec International Marketing Philippines.
This year’s major sponsors are Big Hotel, Nuat Thai, Vicsal Foundation, Hotel Pier Cuatro, Flying V, and Republiq Group of Companies. Global Business Power Corp. serves as minor sponsor.