Zambales Bet Wins Reg’l Poster-Making Contest

A senior student from Zambales landed first place in the regional poster-making contest of the 2013 Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) celebration in Central Luzon.

Smith Lemon from Sta. Cruz South High School was adjudged as having the best work and took home P5,000 plus plaque of recognition and gift certificate.

Gellennar Violenta of Orani National High School in Bataan finished second and got P3,000 while Carl Jay Cunanan of Holy Family Academy in Pampanga grabbed the third spot and pocketed P2,000.

“The contest was meant to encourage the young generation to be aware of their rights as consumers,” Department of Trade and Industry Regional Director Judith Angeles said.

Department of Health, through the Food and Drugs Administration, led this year’s CWM, which is anchored, on the theme “Health Product’s Quality, Efficacy, Safety and Transparency…Everybody’s Concern.”

The entries were judged based on relevance to the theme (40%), creativity (25%), visual impact (25%) and adherence to the rules (10%).

In an interview, Lemon said that the primary representation he used in his artwork is Juan dela Cruz, a typical Filipino man embracing health care products.

“Transparency is reiterated through the magnifying glass. Likewise, the check sign symbolizes the quality of healthcare products. In addition, the droplet coming from a capsule is a manifestation of the products’ efficacy in combination with herbal medicines which are also available in the market,” he shared.

Smith likewise included people from various sectors in his poster to represent consumers who are the ultimate beneficiaries and at the same time the forefront in safeguarding these products.

“Furthermore, I gave emphasis on the heart to depict how care is integrated with quality, efficacy, safety and transparency of all health products,” he added. (CLJD/MJLS-PIA 3)



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