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GENERAL SANTOS CITY- The Local Government Unit of General Santos City with the leadership of City Mayor Ronnel Rivera through the Youth Affairs and Development Office headed by Elmer Cequiña awarded the GenSan youth achievers on Friday, December 06, 2019 at Veranza Mall.

The program was attended by youth awardees, Board of Adjudicators, GSCYAA Alumni, YADO Officials, PDAO Division Chief Maria Rita Velos, Margareth Rose Santos as representative of Vice Mayor Loreto Acharon and City Councilors Jonathan Blando and John Salvador Demdam.

The General Santos City Youth Achievers Award (GSCYAA) is an annual search to recognize young individuals who have shown excellence and made laudable works in any field that they chose and youth organizations that made a big impact on their sector.

This program of the city government will help the youth become a good example to guide more people to reach their full potential for the betterment of the city.

Johnrex Galdo an alumnus of GSCYAA gave a very inspiring message to the youth saying that being who you are, learning to embrace the attitude of gratitude, to always walk in humility, to always learn from failures and making a life and not a resume are the lessons of being an achiever.

The following is the list of winners in different categories:

High School Category- Roana Mae C. Caguliodo (Mindanao State University)
Young Professionals, Entrepreneur, and Workers Category- Alfredo P. Santander (Brgy. Katangawan) and Cirilo A. Lagnason Jr. (DENR XII)
Out of School Youth and Youth with Special Needs Category- Kevin Paul Palaca (Brgy. Mabuhay)
Youth Excellence in Artistic Discipline- Michael Jude Tumamac (Home Radio Gensan)
Cultural Communities and Indigenous Category- Jeffrey M. Kapawan (Upper Labay High School)
Group Category- Kidlikasan, Kabataan, Kalikasan

The awardees expressed their gratitude to the city mayor and the YADO as they received their General Santos City Youth Achievers Award.