CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–A 15-year-old junior high school student from Xavier University High School won the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region (BFAR)-10’s vlog-making contest in fish and marine conservation, which concluded, Septembet 30, during the bureau’s culmination of civil service month.
Jeremy Barraquias, a grade 10 junior high school student, overshadowed three other vlog entries produced by students from different schools within the region with his “pun-filled” vlog.
Jeremy creatively staunched the theme of the 59th Fish Conservation (FishCon) Week, “Pagkain ng Bansa Siguruhin, Likas-Kayang Produksyon ng Isda Isulong Natin!” and garnered a whopping cash prize worth P5,000.
The green screen technique in video editing allowed him to design virtual backgrounds conveniently instead of personally going to specific locations, which gave him the edge in clearly rendering his audio and video presentation.
“Layunin ng vlog na ito ay makapagbigay impormasyon sa kahalagahan ng produksyon ng isda sa ating bansa na siyang pinapahiwatig rin ang mga malalansang suliranin na tinatamasa ng produksyon nito at ng mga mangingisda,” elaborated the winner.
(This vlog aims to inform people about the importance of our country’s fish production that’s been experiencing stenchy challenges in its yield and the fisherfolk)
“Nawa’y ang vlog ko at vlogs ng aking mga kalahok ay magbibigay kaalaman, mensahe at inisyatibo upang ating pahalagahan ang sang-kaisdaan at ng mga mangingisda,” he added.
(Wishing my vlog, as well as the vlogs of my opponents, will give knowledge, and insight to bring forth initiatives in valuing our fisheries and fisherfolks)
Meanwhile, BFAR-10 Regional Director Teodoro Bacolod, Jr., expressed his appreciation for the immense effort the contestants put forth to make quality, innovative vlogs with the minimum budget and equipment.
This day in age, technology and social media play a paramount role in information dissemination, especially when you want the younger generation to understand and inculcate the value of hard work in our field. So, thank you (participants) for sharing your time and energy for this advocacy,” said Bacolod.
Moreover, 20-year-old James Vincent Abao from the Camiguin Polytechnic State College bagged second place with a P3,000 prize, and 21-year-old Jay Abcede from the Lourdes College, Incorporated earned the last spot with a cash prize worth P2,000. (BFAR-10/PIA-10)