Ligao student to compete in National ASEAN tilt

A student from Ligao National High School will compete in the Sixth ASEAN Quiz National Competition on January 21 to 24.

Arnel O. Olayes, who won first place in the recently-held ASEAN Quiz Regional Competition, will travel to Quezon City with his coach, Mr. Rene Cos for the competition, which will be held at PTV 4 in Visayas Avenue.

Olayes will have to wear a regional or national costume during the contest, per the guidelines.

All of his expenses, including fare, board and lodging will be charged to the Sixth ASEAN Quiz National Competition Project Fund through PTV Channel 4.

Olayes needed to hurdle several stringent requirements to qualify for the competition.

The qualifications called for a student who has a grade of 85 and above in Social Studies during the first quarter of the School Year 2013-2014; moral fitness; and good interpersonal skills, among others.

If Olayes wins in the national competition, he will qualify for the regional competition, which will be held in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, the other winners of the ASEAN Quiz Regional Competition held on January 9 at Rawis, Legazpi City are John Martin Cirio of Tabaco National High School, who placed second; and Nadine Eina E. Legacion of Naga City Science High School, who placed third. Cirio's coach was Mrs. Jennifer Roaring whereas Legacion's was Mrs. Nel Hernandez.