4 from Bicol make it to TOSP nat’l finals


MANILA --- Four of the 30 finalists to the 2017 search for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) are from Bicol, particularly from three universities and one state college from Naga City and Camarines Sur. Out of the 77 regional awardees and national nominees throughout the country, 30 were selected as national finalists to the search for the 56th TOSP. This came after the national screening assembly was held last November 25 at the RFM Corporate Center in Mandaluyong City to determine the 30 finalists. The four national finalists from Bicol, with their respective schools, are the following (in alphabetical order): Shiena Cristia S. Amparo of the University of Nueva Caceres (Naga City); Mark Joseph A. Euste of Ateneo de Naga University (Naga City); Charles Allen L. Herpacio of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (Pili, Camarines Sur), and; Charles Michael G. Salas of Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (Nabua, Camarines Sur). The Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines is a program that annually recognizes exceptional youths for their academic excellence, leadership, good morals and diverse involvement within the community. The search was established by prominent businessman Jose Concepcion Jr. on June 19, 1961, during Dr. Jose Rizal’s 100th birthday. Concepcion took inspiration from the national hero and believed that the key to a nation’s prosperity, peace and harmony is making the youth aware of the great significance of high integrity, good morals and high education.