As one of the highlights of the institutionโ€™s Centennial Anniversary celebration, Pangasinan State University-Bayambang Campus, as spearheaded by the Social Sciences Department, held the campus-wide United Nations Month Celebration 2022 themed โ€œPeace, Dignity, Equality on a Healthy Planetโ€ yesterday, October 24 at the Balon Bayambang Events Center.
Dr. Amado Ramos, Dean of the College of Teacher Education, officially opened the program with his welcome remarks. Meanwhile, the event was graced by Dr. Ronaldo Pozon, the Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd Region III, who underscored the event’s theme in his inspirational message.
Loud claps and banging cheers reverberated in the venue as
PSUnians witnessed the first part of the celebration, the Parade of Nations, which was enthusiastically participated by the PSU BC teaching and non-teaching staff. With pride and grace, nine female and six male PSU BC staff raised the banner of their respective departments as they showcased their assigned countries. While they were all spectacular, Ms. Lovejoy Caerlang (Philippines) of the Early Childhood Department and Mr. Jumar Baratang (Egypt) of the Institute of Nursing were declared winners.
On the other hand, students from the Laboratory Integrated Schools shined in the โ€œCultural Presentationโ€, as they stunned the audience in their respective performances, which highlight the customs, language, and arts of the countries they are representing.
The champions for this category were as follows:
Primary Category Champion- Grade Three representing Indonesia (Adviser: Ms. Irish Jimena)
Intermediate Category Champion โ€“ Grade Four representing Spain (Adviser: Ms. Joe Marie Ramos)
Secondary Category Champion- Grade Nine representing Africa (Adviser: Mr. Marvin Roy Ferrer)
Meanwhile, the Search for Mr. and Ms. United Nations 2022 was the highlight of the afternoon program where the candidates from various departments showcased their talents, creativity, and wit. Dr. Cheryl Mendoza, the Chair of the Social Sciences Department, formally opened the afternoon session in her welcome remarks where she emphasized the success over the pandemic catastrophe and how it served as a platform to show oneself for a remarkable contribution. Moreover, Dr. Liza L. Quimson, Campus Executive Director, kindled inspiration to the audience in her speech. In her message, she called everyone to assess where and how readiness can be applied. Dr. Quimson also underlined in her speech the success of the PSU being selected as Region 1 Hub.
For the Mr. and Ms. United Nations 2022, thirteen aspiring pairs, representing their respective departments and assigned countries, contended in the Production Number and Parade of Nations segments.
In the end, two names stood out and rose with grace and prideโ€”Ms. Karishma Gupta who hailed from the Languages Department and Mr. Galileo Tamayo, from the Social Sciences Department as they were awarded with the crown and title โ€œMr. and Ms. United Nations 2022โ€. Meanwhile, Tamayo also bagged other special awards such as: Best in National Costume and Best in Production Number.
Meanwhile, the runner-up titles are as the follows:
1st runner up: Ms. Joy Castro and Mr. Lowell Darrus Mabanglo, both from the Languages Department.
2nd runner up: Ms. Azumi Domingo and Mr. Lorence Myco Solomon representatives of the LIS Department.
Additionally, Domingo also won various special awardsโ€” Best in National Costume and Best in Production Number.
Overall, this event made every student appreciate the beauty of diversity, respect different races and celebrate humanโ€™s achievement through displaying the gift of wisdom and talents. All praise to the efforts and hard work of the Social Sciences Department who was in-charge in this magnificent event, and of course to those other organizations who extended a helping hand to make this event meaningful and possible.