Press Release
March 11, 2020


Aiming to capture the hearts and minds of students and to instill in them their vital role in promoting Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health (ASRH), the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Cagayan de Oro City through the  Oro Youth Center (OYC) conducted a Festival of Talents called “PASIGARBO 2020” on March 6, 2020, at  West City Central Gymnasium, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.  The activities were anchored on its theme “HudyakasaKabatanonan, KaugmaonDiliKalimtan, Adbokasiyasa ARH AtongTambayayongan”. 

Four Hundred Forty (440) Students and Teachers representing the forty-two (42) Population and Development (POPDEV) Clubs of Cagayan de Oro joined PASIGARBO 2020. 

The gathering included various competitions such as Dance Chant, Modern Dance Drama, Acapella Singing, Poster Making, Spoken Word Poetry and Teaser Video Making of which each contest focused around the event’s theme.  The Search for Best Practices of POPDEV Club through Photo Exhibit, Best POPDEV Club Moderator, and Best Operating Teen Center was also done.

The 1st Valley Credit Cooperative sponsored one (1) Lenovo Laptop, one (1) Epson Projector and two (2) 43 inches led TV for the Best Operating Teen Center Champion and two (2 )Nominees while the LGU of CDO gave out cash prizes, plaques, and medals for all the category champions and runner-ups.  POPCOM X provided for the lunch of the POPDEV Club members and moderators during the ceremony. POPCOM X Regional Director Jeremias C. Gupit led the awarding of cash prizes, plaques medals, and appliances to the winners.

The POPDEV Club awardees were the following:

Dance Chant:
                    Champion     –     Bugo National High School
                    1st Place        –     Cugman National High School
                    2nd Place      –     Lumbia National High School
                    3rd Place       –     Angeles Sisters National High School

Modern Dance Drama:
                    Champion     –     Tumpagon  National High School
                    1st Place        –     Patag National High School
                    2nd Place      –     Kauswagan National High School
                    3rd Place       –     Carmen National High School

Acapella Singing Contest:
                    Champion     –     Bugo  National High School
                    1st Place        –     Carmen National High School
                    2nd Place      –     Macabalan National High School
                    3rd Place       –     Bulua National High School

Spoken Word Poetry:
                    Champion     –     Lapasan  National High School
                    1st Place        –     Kauswagan National High School
                    2nd Place      –     Bulua National High School
                    3rd Place       –     Mambuaya National High School

Teaser Video Making:
                    Champion     –     Gusa Regional Science High School
                    1st Place        –     Cagayan de Oro National High School
                    2nd Place      –     Bugo National High School
                    3rd Place       –     Lapasan National High School

Best Booth Exhibit of POPDEV Club Best Practices:
                                            –     Balulang National High School

Best POPDEV Club Moderator:
                                            –     Ms. Amor A. Radaza
                                                  Balulang National High School

Best Operating Teen Center:
                                            –     Bulua National High School

In his inspirational message, Director Gupit expressed his deepest gratitude to DepEd City Division for revitalizing the POPDEV Clubs in Cagayan de Oro secondary and junior high schools, and to the LGU of Cagayan de Oro through the Oro Youth Center for initiating PASIGARBO 2020. “The PASIGARBO 2020 provides an opportunity for our POPDEV Club members to learn positive values and character related to responsible sexuality. We commit to support, collaborate and advocate the ASRH program to help elucidate the importance of finishing their education by making responsible choices, decisions and actions that will lead them to seize their dreams,” Director Gupit said. 

The PASIGARBO 2020 is one of the several strategies designed and implemented by the LGU of CDO to address the problem of adolescent pregnancy which had increased from 13.3% in 2013 to 14.7% in 2017 based on the 2017 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS)”