18.6.08

aethen as one of the 2008 top 30 TOSP

Every year, outstanding students across the country are given the chance for their achievements to be recognized. Areas that are taken into consideration include superior academic performance, remarkable leadership skills, altruistic community involvement and praiseworthy personal values. This is made possible through the prestigious Search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines.

This is annual youth program of the RFM Foundation in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education and National Book Store and the Rotary Club of Makati Central. This year Gerry Roxas Foundation has forged partnership with RFM Foundation.

TOSP embarked on a National search in 1994 although it was launched on June 19,1961. Notably, TOSP has produced many awardees that became great national figures such as the late Senator Raul Roco, Ayala Foundation President Vicky Garchitorena and TV personality Ricardo "Dong" Puno, Jr., to name a few.

This year, I was been chosen as one of the 30 National Finalists for the 2008 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines program.

As one of the National Finalists in this year's TOSP Program, I am requested to come to Manila for a seven-day program of activities, which begins on July 11, 2008, Friday and will culminate on July 18, 2008, Friday. The activities will include a three-day TOSP Formation program that will focus on the challenges of nation-building with the goal of developing a TOSP Community.

In this regard, they organizer prepared several activities in my itinerary.

I really was not expecting to be in the top 30 finalist because I just feel that I am not into it. I will be competing with the other regional winners across the country as the list narrow to top 10.

The awarding ceremony is scheduled on July 17, 2008 at Malacanan Palace. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be presenting the deserving 2008 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) and will be awarding to the winners who are young students committed to moral leadership, social responsibility, and academic and professional excellence the trophy and 20,000 pesos.


TOSP is just the beginning of the journey through learning, leading and serving for life.

Please pray and root for me as they narrow the list to Top 10 this July.

P.S.

I would like to extend my utmost thanks to my T'nalak Youth Group family and friends, Pathways to Higher Education family, Philippine Marist Youth Council family, Notre Dame of Marbel University family and friends, Bloggers family and friends, and to all those who loved me. :p

27 comments:

Richard the Adventurer said...

CONGRATS Aethen... I wish you GOODLUCK sa studies mo...

Mikko said...

Congrats kuya Aethen.

Wahehehehe, madalas na tayong magkikita dito sa U.P.

the donG said...

good luck aethen! kaya mo yan. i have some friends who are part of the older batch.

Fjordan Allego said...

wow!! congrats aethen!!! kaya mo yan.. hehehe

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Aethen said...

@richard - thanks for wishing me luck. God bless.

Aethen said...

@Mikko - Oo nga. Sana magkalaptop na ako para masAstig at Cool. Hehe. See you around and sa favorite tambayan, engg lib. :)

Aethen said...

@kuya dong - Yeah! will be doing my best to get in 10. Thanks.

@fjordan allego - Salamat, bro. Wish me all the best. :)

tanom2000 said...

WOW! talga si sangay! ya ha! you can do it! tira2x!

Aethen said...

@sangay, thanks

Aice Nice Concepts said...

wow Mark Aethen ^_^ I'm proud of you kahit hindi ka makasali sa top 10

pero make an effort you make it on top 10 ha! (^_^) will be supporting you thru my prayers

keep it up!

Aethen said...

madamo gid nga salamat. will be giving my best to get in 10

arnie said...

congrats!

janus said...

congrats! :)

Aethen said...

Salamat. Salamat.

Lawstude said...

Congratulations Aethan and I hope you make it all the way. Your mama must be so proud.

Aethen said...

@lowstud - my mother don't know bout it. Hehe.

Allan Barredo said...

Congrats! Galeng ng mga taga Koronadal ano? :D

Marnela Kathleen said...

Hello, I am Marnela from Sacred Heart College Lucena and like you I was also part of the 30 national finalists....congratulations....God bless. :)

Aethen said...

@allan - Oo nga. Ang galing ng mga taga_koronadal. :) Taga-Marbel ako. Kaya magaling din ako. :)

Aethen said...

@Marnela Kathleen - Hi, Marnela! Congratulations also. I'm looking forward to see you in the formation program. Good luck and God bless.

wanderingcommuter said...

huwaw,,,,ang husya!!! congrats!

webslave said...

watsup there?! congrats! hmmmmm.. tatakbo karin ba sa eleksyon?! lol.. peace po.. hehe.. gudlak sa u! heehe.. ayu2x bai!

aethen said...

@wandering commuter - sosyal ba yon? haha. Salamat. :P

Aethen said...

@webslave - waah. wla po akong balak tumakbo sa elksyon o maging politiko. haha. Salamat bro. :)

cielo said...

GOODLUCK Aethean, I am very sure that your parents are PROUD of you...I am very happy that I got a chance to meet people like you...It makes me feel kinda secured that there is still HOPE among the YOUTH..

Keep it going...

Aethen said...

@Cielo - My nanay does not know bout this award yet. I'm keeping it secret from her. Haha. But I'm sure she'll be happier if she'll know about it. maybe i'll let her know on the week before the awards night. Hehe.

Yah. Thanks. There is still Hope and catalyst of change thru the passion and hearts of the Youth. Hope WE can build a better Philippines.

Nice meeting you, also brown pinay. :) Keep blogging.