Friday, October 9, 2015

6 finalists vie for the Search for Most Outstanding Senior Citizen awards

LINGAYEN – Preparations for the search on the Most Outstanding FSCAP (Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines) Pangasinan-Chapter president and OSCA (Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs) head are now in full swing following the recent conduct of onsite validation held in the various areas where the selected finalists come from.
            A three-day validation on the performance of the nominees regarding their various accomplishments have been undertaken by a technical committee from October 5 to 7 to determine the nominees’ compliance to the criteria set up by the selection committee.
            The committee has earlier conducted a table evaluation on October 5 to assess the accomplishments of the presidents and heads of the two elders’ organizations to initially select the six finalists (three for each of the two categories FSCAP AND OSCA category).
            After the six finalists have been established, the technical committee proceeded with the onsite validation of the various accomplishments achieved by the senior citizens groups in their municipalities on October 6 and 7.
            Pending the deliberation and assessment of results, the top rank winners will be finally announced during the awarding ceremonies on October 14 at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center at the Capitol Compound here.

            Rankings will be determined after the technical committee completes their final deliberation.
            Provincial Social Welfare Development Officer Emil Samson, Jr. said that all six finalists chosen from all cities and municipalities of the provinces are already winners. The technical committee will just determine as to what ranking they will be occupying after the evaluation results have been completed to determine the most outstanding senior citizens leaders.
            The finalists for the Most Outstanding OSCA head are: Belinda Barrozo (Villasis), Theresita Revote (Pozorrubio) and Dr. Maria Sibolboro  (San Manuel.)
            Nominees for the Most Outstanding FSCAP president are: Carlos Nuevo (Agno), Jose Verzosa (Lingayen) and Sofronio Domantay (Malasiqui.)
            Criteria for selection include significant accomplishments on community service, 30 %; leadership, 25 %; volunteerism, 15 %; resource generation, 15 %; linkage/networking to GOs and NGOs, 15 % for a total of 100 %. 
            The activities which will culminate on October 14 is in line with the annual celebration of the National Senior Citizens Month celebrated during the month of October.  


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