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Exemplary Children

The Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children showcases Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program’s (4Ps) model student beneficiaries who excel in their respective homes, schools, and communities. Every year, the search features a diverse group of children beneficiaries who have the same passion for education, health, and advocating for the causes they believe in.

From 2012 to 2019, here are the Search for Exemplary Children national winners:

2018 | JAY MARK C. GAC-ANG (KAPATAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE)
Jay Mark dreams of becoming a lawyer someday to be an instrument in making justice accessible to everyone, especially those who cannot defend themselves. Guided by a positive outlook in life, he believes that there’s hope for everyone. He shared that as the Pantawid Pamilya National Exemplary Child 2018, he will work hard to serve as a model student and individual that values respect above everything else.

2017: JECILLE ARAH COSTALES (CALINTAAN, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO)
As she strives on becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), this consistent honor student also works on her advocacy for the Indigenous Peoples (IP). On Arah’s final presentation for the Search, she focused on the realities being experienced by an IP community especially during elections, and disaster response. Through attending different events and learning activities as a resource person, Arah believes that this opportunity not only improved her knowledge and skills as a child but a child with a purpose in life.

2016: REYNALD BAGUIO (DIPOLOG CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE)
Through his active involvement in the Barangay Council for the Protection of Children, and other voluntary community service, Reynald Baguio wants to serve as an inspiration to other children in his community. One of the Baguio clan’s triplets, this school achiever wants to go beyond learning inside the classroom. He wants to dedicate his knowledge and talents for the greater good of his family and community.

2015: JAKE LERE BOYLES (TARANGA, WESTERN SAMAR )
At a young age, Jake Lere Boyles envisions a better and prosperous life for his family. He graduated in Tigdaranao Elementary School as the class valedictorian and received various awards such as the Congressional Academic Excellence Award and Leadership Award in March 2014. He is now 17 years old and in Grade 11. He always reminds his peers to stand tall and be firm with their dreams, because we can always find guidance by being positive in life.

2014: JEMUEL STEVEN MAGO (SAN AGUSTIN, ROMBLON)
Although he was bullied for being a tricycle driver’s son, Jemuel stood up for his family and never allowed the mockery put him down. After winning the 2014 Search, his classmates looked up to Jemual as a model. Now, he happily shared that winning the Search and attending the National Children’s Congress was very fulfilling. Jemuel continues to be on top of his class and be a “huwarang anak” as he describes it to his parents.

2013: SHEMIAH PINEDA (SAN JOSE, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO)

In 2013, a consistent honor student and a front-runner representative in different activities topped the Search. Despite the setbacks in life, she continued her studies in her preferred school and doubled her efforts in school. She is now a Civil Engineering student in the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP).

2012: PATRICK JOHN BAYLON (MAGSAYSAY, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO)

Patrick dreams on becoming a social worker and give back to those who believed in him. The experience of becoming the 1st Pantawid Pamilya National Exemplary Child molded his compassion for other children. This led him to be more active in student organizations, and pushed his drive to help other children especially in boosting their confidence to share their talents.

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