Algin John P. Bade, student of Laguindingan National High School in Misamis Oriental won first place in the recently conducted Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Misamis Oriental provincial quiz bee at SM Mall Cagayan de Oro City.
Bade along with 74 other high school participants (Grades 9 and 10) went through 35 items ranging from easy to difficult questions regarding consumer welfare, consumer rights and trade laws among others.
Bade and Michelle S. Piales of Alubijid National High School tied with a score of 28. However, in the tie breaker round, Bade won ahead of Piales with three points (equivalent to one correctly answered item).
Bade said he did not expect to win although he said all his long nights of studying paid off. He said this is a good activity to make high school students more aware of consumer rights.
Lerio Madridano, coach of Bade explained that they prepared for the quiz bee through research online on consumer rights, fair trade laws and others. She said she is so proud of Bade and commends the activity for making these students more aware of their responsibilities as consumers.
Bade also won P4,000 as prize.
Meanwhile, Almer Masillones, chief of DTI Misamis Oriental Consumer Welfare Division said that this is the 10th year of the provincial quiz bee in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd). She said the objective is to really make the young ones know their consumer rights at an early age.
According to her, winners here will further compete in the regional quiz bee this month.
Winners for the second and third place were Michelle S. Piales of Alubijid National High School and Leslie Ann T. Remellete of Cagayan de Oro National High School, respectively.
This year’s celebration of Consumer Welfare Month is hosted by Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas (BSP) with the theme: “Consumer Protection: A Shared Responsibility.” (JMOR/PIA10)