Extemporaneous speaking, quiz bowl culminate ‘Dia de Cesar’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 November 2014 12:01

The weeklong observance of the 30th Dia de Cesar culminated Friday afternoon with the chabacano extemporaneous speaking contest and a quiz bowl revolving on the life and works of legendary mayor Cesar Cortez Climaco.

Participated by tertiary and secondary students from various schools in the city, the extemporaneous speaking contest and the quiz bowl respectively, were among the numerous activities prepared by the City Government intended to perpetuate the memory of the late mayor whose life and legacy are marked by charisma, courage and compassion.

Eight college students coming from Atene de Zamboanga University, Western Mindanao St ate University, Universidad de Zamboanga and Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College competed for the top prizes in the extemporaneous speaking contest themed “life and legacy of Cesar Cortez Climaco: Carisma. Coraje. Compasion”.

Careema Careema A. Abdulajid of WMSU emerged as winner and went home with a P4,000 cash prize, Charmaine Key C. Aurea also of WMSU)  came in second with a cash prize of P2,500 while Kurt D. Recinto  of ADZU) finished third place with a cash prize of P1,500.

Questions for the extemporaneous speaking contest were based on Cesar Climaco’s life as a Zamboangeño, government achievements and success, political views, acts of heroism, service to people, freedom fighter, and his significance during the Martial Law in the Philippines.

Other participants in the extemporaneous speaking contest were Pjey G. Fidel (ADZU), Joshua J. Araneta (ZCSPC), Adiri Ismael (ZCSPC), James H. Quinte (UZ) and Farida A. Centi (UZ).

On the other hand, 17 secondary schools took part in the quiz bowl with questions that covered CCC’s life, dreams, missions and his life in politics.

Declared first placer was Dodi Ahmed M. Dinsuat from WMSU Integrated Laboratory School who received a cash price of P4,000, second placer was Charmine Grace L. Baunister from Zambo. City High School-MAIN who went home with P2.500 cash prize and Assahid Khan J. Sabbi from WMSU ILS, third placer who received a cash price of P1,500. — Sheila Covarrubias