Malacanang to honor outstanding students

July 1, 2009 9:11 am 

MANILA, July 1 — Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita will lead the awarding rites for the 2009 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) in simple ceremonies tomorrow (Thursday, July 2) in Malacañang.

TOSP is an annual nationwide search that started in 1961 which honors outstanding Filipino students who have excelled not only in their studies but also in fulfilling their social responsibilities.

The TOSP is organized by RFM Foundation in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Ermita will read the message of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and lead the awarding of trophies to the 2009 TOSP awardees.

The 10 awardees, considered as role models and inspiration for the Filipino youth, were chosen from among 33 finalists coming from the different regions in the country.

Launched during the 100th birthday of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the annual search looks for graduating college students who not only have excelled academically, but have dedicated their talents and leadership abilities in making a difference and becoming socially involved in their respective communities, organizations and fields of interest. (PNA)



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