The recent Water Consciousness Week celebrated by the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) from March 28 – April 1, 2016, its 15th since it was first enacted, drew enthusiasm from a number of schools which took time to join the several contests conducted, leading up to the culmination of the weeklong celebration which is BCWD’s 42nd Anniversary.


All local contests conducted by the District for the past years and which have gained participation from both elementary and high school levels form part of the BCWD Advocacy Program to raise awareness on the significance of water and other water-related issues. For the weeklong celebration of the Water Consciousness Week and BCWD Anniversary, the conduct of the local contests serves as the highlight of the said event.


The winners were declared and awarded on April 1, 2016, BCWD’s 42nd Anniversary as well as the culmination of the week-long water consciousness event.


*27th On-the-Spot Poster Making Contest

The contest was conducted last March 28, 2016 at the BCWD Roofdeck.  The  participants for the Elementary level had for its theme: “Watershed Conservation: Our Armor to Reduce the Effects of Climate Change” while it was “Water Conservation: an Intergenerational Responsibility for a Sustainable Community” for the High School level. Judging the contest were Mr. Kris Carlo R. Buloron, RN, Engr. Kent Joel Tomas Cahilog, and Mr. Soljin M. Robles, RN.  Winners for both the elementary and high school levels each received a cash prize and a medal. They are:

Elementary Level:

1st Prize (P3,000.00) and gold medal      -           Johnny L. Consigna,

J.T. Domingo Sr. Central ES

2nd Prize (P2,000.00) and silver medal    -           Fernando L. Asentista III,

La Trinidad Elementary School

3rd Prize (P1,500.00) and bronze medal  -           John Adrian O. Bacol,

Butuan Christian Communityn School

Consolation (P500.00) and medal          -           Yvonne P. Llagas,

Mahay Elementary School

High School Level:

1st Prize (P3,500.00) and gold medal      -           Elger B. Bustamante Jr,

Butuan City School of Arts and Trades

2nd Prize (2,500.00) and silver medal      -           Glaicel A. Araneta,

Libertad National High School

3rd Prize (P2,000.00) and bronze medal  -           Clifford C. Morano,

Agusan National High School

Consolation (P1,000.00) and medal       -           Tim Allen G. Ebron,

Philippine Science High School Caraga Region Campus


*12th Photo Contest

Mr. Clint Ong Cañete, Mr. Romano Gerald Rago, and Mr. RJ Giberson judged the photo entries last March 16, 2016.  The winners for both high school and open category received cash prizes and medals.  The declared winners were:

Elementary Level:

1st Prize (P3,500.00) and gold medal      -           Lee Kyla G. Montalbo,

Ong Yiu Central Elementary School

2nd Prize (P2,500.00) and silver medal    -           Juliana Andreh G. Rosario,

Butuan Central Elementary School STEC

3rd Prize (P1,500.00) and bronze medal  -           Samantha J. Formacion,

Alviola Village Central Elementary School


High School Level

1st Prize (P3,500.00) and gold medal      -           Ericka Grace V. Andres,

Philippine Science High School Caraga

Region Campus

2nd Prize (P2,500.00) and silver medal    -           Philip Lawrence A. Tan,

                                                                              La Trinidad National High School

3rd Prize (P1,500.00) and bronze medal  -           Quennie A. Ga-as,

                                                                              Riverside Integrated High School



*2nd Quarter Water Quiz Show

The 2nd installment of the four-series match Water Quiz Show took place last March 29, 2016 at the Jesus Family Ministries.  The event gathered a good number of participants for both elementary and high school.  Seating as the contest’s Board of Evaluators were (1) 1st Quarter winning coach, Ms. Jeaneth Capilitan; (2) representative from Butuan City Water District, Engr. Al Patrick M. dela Calzada; and (3) the Science Research Specialist II and the Technical Manager of the Laboratory of the Department of Science and Technology Caraga Region, Ms. Jennifer J. Dejarme. The winners in both elementary and high school will have to wait for their other contenders in the Championship match in November 2016.


Elementary Level:

Champion (P2,000.00) and medal          -           Kris Jane Luzon,

Sumilihon Central Elementary School


Runner-up (P1,000)                                -           Kristel Jane T. Donan,

Taligaman Elementary School


High School Level:

Champion (P2,000.00) and medal          -           Angel Grace D. Dairocas

Butuan Grace Christian School


Runner-up (P1,000)                             -           Aljon B. Cocon,

Agusan Pequeño National High School





In another related event, BCWD also conducted a competition to gauge the skills of its employees in the field of plumbing.


*15th Tap and Drill Olympics

There were 16 District plumbers who joined in this year’s Tap and Drill Olympics.  Judging the contest were accredited master plumbers of TESDA-Caraga, namely: Mr. Raymundum Togonon, Mr. Emmanuel Estimos, and Mr. Remegio T. Martinez.  This year’s winners were:


1st Prize                                                    -           Eric G. Navales

2nd Prize                                                   -           Jan Mark Jun P. De Vera

3rd Prize                                                    -           Richard B. Aninipoc


The BCWD Family is once again extending its warm congratulations to all the winners in this year’s local contests!

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