MANILA, Philippines – The results of the Integrity Development Contest for short film-making and other forms of creative media are in; and six students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) have bagged the top spots in the short film category.
The contest, which seeks to instill honesty among the youth and fight graft and corruption in government, was launched by the Office of the Ombudsman in partnership with fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. in October last year.
Coming in first were PUP students Joan Rostata, Terrence Gonzalvez and Annie Bico; and in second (likewise from PUP), Leo Alexis Ecijan, Marjorie Olfindo and Marvin Dolores. Third place was captured by students from the Technological University of the Philippines, Yujin de Vera, Allenia Abigail Caneda and Axl Ray Morales.
In store for the winners is not only a corresponding cash prize, but also, a scholarship grant in filmmaking. The entries focused on the theme “dealing with the fundamentals of good governance and anti-corruption.”
Mar-na Ydella Materum of the Malinta Elementary School in Valenzuela City won first place in the essay-writing category, followed by Hanna Vianney Macalintal of Pakyas Elementary School in Oriental Mindoro and Vincent Benjamen Caballero of the 60A Central School.
Edward Sadama III of the Ilocos Norte National High School in Laoag City bagged first place in poster design, followed by Jamia Mei Tolentino of the St. Stephen’s High School of Manila and Kimbert Bongbonga of the Jose P. Laurel Sr. High School in Quezon City.
As she thanked the contest’s partners for helping to support good governance, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales likewise stressed how important it is for youth to do their part in helping to eliminate graft and corruption in government.