Valesco graces 2011 District-wide Arts Fair 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 March 2011 15:23

Councilor Gerky Valesco was guest of honor during the 2011 National Arts Month District Wide Arts Fair held at the Baliwasan Central School last Feb 24.

Valesco, a multi-awarded artist, was chosen by the Division of City Schools to open the arts month celebration participated in by both private and public school students.

He appealed to teachers to continue their worthy mission of helping discover and motivate potential talents in their classrooms.

The program at Baliwasan Central School signaled the formal celebration of the arts month with competitions on various disciplines of arts ensued. There were contests on; painting, dance, singing, music, art skills enhancement, film viewing and many more.

Valesco thanked DepEd/Division of City Schools and the teachers for the significant endeavor that helps bring out the best among the young students.

He cited the significance of the arts month in the city because it came at the time the city is celebrating the 74th anniversary of Zamboanga as a chartered city.

Valesco congratulated the school children for living up and enhancing the culture of the city citing beauty in diversity which makes the city all the more colorful and meaningful.

City Division Schools acknowledged the contribution of Valesco for having won a national art tilt wayback in 1989 whom Pres. Cory Aquino conferred the award.
Since 1992, Valesco has been helping public schools in their annual campus journalism seminar.

Also present were Emma Sebastian, Education Supervisor, Dr. Quirico Duterte Public school district supervisor, Eduardo Ibanez, Basilan Elementary School Principal, and principals coming from various schools both private and public. — NS