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1,493 Makati honor graduates to receive cash incentives, laptops from City Hall on June 15

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June 12, 2017

Ref.: Makati ICRD, 8998938

 

 1,493 Makati honor graduates to receive cash incentives, laptops from City Hall on June 15

 

The city government of Makati will award cash incentives ranging from P6,000 to P10,000 to the 1,493 honor graduates and completers in the city’s public elementary, junior and senior high schools for school year 2016-2017 on June 15, Thursday.

 

Makati Mayor Abby Binay will lead the 2017 Annual Recognition and Awarding Ceremonies (Gawad Parangal) to be held at the University of Makati (UMak) Grand Theater.  For elementary honor graduates, the awarding ceremony is scheduled in the morning, from 9am to 12noon. Junior and senior high school honor graduates will take their turn in the afternoon, from 2pm to 6pm.

 

Mayor Abby said the Gawad Parangal, one of the city’s long-standing traditions, aims to encourage students to continue excelling in their studies.

 

“This is our way of recognizing students who have put in extraordinary effort to excel in their studies. Their achievements serve as a shining tribute to our significant investments in their proper education,” the mayor said.

 

In addition to cash incentives, the city is also set to raffle off 50 brand new laptops among the awardees to further help them in sustaining academic excellence.

 

Out of the 1,493 awardees this year, 656 come from Grade 6, 827 from Grade 10, and 10 awardees from Grade 12. Those who finished “with the highest honors” will receive P10,000 each. Those recognized “with high honors” will receive P8,000 each, while those who graduated “with honors” will receive P6,000 each.

 

Christian Andre Digas of the Higher School ng UMak (HSU) has been named as the lone graduate conferred with the highest honors among honor graduates from Makati public schools in the past school year.

 

According to DepEd-Makati, at the primary level, Rizal Elementary School has the most number of honor graduates: 83 with honors and one with high honor. It is followed by Fort Bonifacio ES having 79 graduates with honors and two with high honors, and East Rembo ES having 47 with honors and four with high honors.

 

On the other hand, West Rembo ES has 26 with honors; Guadalupe Viejo ES , 11 with honors and one with high honors; Makati ES, 13 with honors and two with high honors; Pembo ES, 37 with honors; Comembo ES, 42 with honors and three with high honors; Tibagan Integrated, nine with honors and one with high honors.

 

Hen. Pio del Pilar ES Main, 18 with honors and one with high honors; Hen. Pio del Pilar ES I, 25 with honors; Bangkal ES Main, 15 with honors and one with honors; Bangkal ES I, nine with honors; and Bangkal ES II, five with honors.

 

F. Benitez ES Main, seven with honors; Nicanor Garcia ES, eight with honors; Jose Magsaysay ES, eight with honors; Maximo Estrella ES, 10 with honors; Cembo ES, 35 with honors and three with high honors; South Cembo ES, 16 with honors and one with high honors; Pitogo ES, 15 with honors and two with high honors; Nemesio I. Yabut ES, 11 with honors.

 

San Jose ES, 18 with honors and one with high honors; Palanan ES, 25 with honors and three with high honors; Lapaz ES, 21 with honors and two with high honors; San Antonio Village ES, 17 with honors; and F. Benitez ES III, 14 with honors and three with high honors.

 

For junior high school, Makati Science High School garnered the most number of Grade 10 completers with academic awards, having 135 with honors and six with high honors. It is followed by Benigno Aquino HS having 121 with honors and two with high honors. Pitogo HS is on the third spot having 116 with honors.

 

Moreover, Makati HS has 84 with honors and two with high honors; San Isidro NHS, 41 with honors; San Antonio NHS; 61 with honors; Gen. Pio del Pilar NHS, 58 with honors and two with high honors; Fort Bonifacio High School, 112 with honors; Bangkal HS, 35 with honors and one with high honors; and Tibagan High School, 51 with honors.

 

For senior high school, the Higher School ng UMak (HSU), under the auspices of the city-run University of Makati, has 10 honor graduates including eight with honors, one with high honors, and one who finished with the highest honors.

 

Under DepEd Order No. 36, series of 2016, which sets the guidelines on awards and recognitions for the K to 12 program, academic excellence awards are granted to Grades 1 to 12 learners with a general average of 90 percent and a passing final grade in all learning areas. Learners who obtained a general average of 98 to 100 percent will finish with highest honors, 95 to 97 percent with high honors, and 90 to 94 percent with honors.

 

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