RXI’s short docu wins 2nd prize in BFAR Nat’l competition

Lakbay Dagat, a short documentary created by Jay-Ar M. Aringo and his team from the University of Mindanao, got the second place in the Bureau of Fisheries and Natural Resources (BFAR)XI MuSEA, SEAnema, Likhang Kabataan Para sa Yamang-Pangisdaan MTV and Short Documentary Contest.

Two entries from the region made it to the national finals including Agos by Lanika Frances B. Villamor of the Holy Cross of Davao College. The top spot went to Region 6 for its entry “Lapus-Lapus” while third place went to Region 4-A for its entry “Tikin: Sa Akong Paglingap”.

“This only shows that the region’s youth sector is very talented; they are a very strong force when it comes to informing the people about our fish conservation efforts,’ BFAR XI Regional Director Fatma Idris said yesterday immediately after being informed of the result.

Three winners were chosen from the region, two of which made it to the national finals. The entries of the ten national finalists were uploaded to BFAR’s Facebook page(www.facebook.com/BFARFishCon) for Online Voting. The Facebook Likes constituted 20% of the total score while 80% came from the scores given by the panel of judges.

Aringo and his teacher received his P20,000 cash prize during the awarding ceremonies in Manila on Friday, October 18. All the expenses of the winner going to Manila was sponsored by BFAR XI.

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