Mayor Rivera vows to pursue more programs for Muslim youth in GenSan


General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera has vowed to continue programs to assist the Muslim youth in the city.

This was after the local government conducted the Curriculum Development and Awarding of Tahderriyah Classroom Contest at El-Amor Garden, Brgy. Lagao which was spearheaded by the CMO-Indigenous Cultural Communities Affairs (ICCAD).

Some 44 Madrasah centers in the city joined in the activity dubbed as Musabaqah Ammah: Featuring Kindergarten (Tahderiyyah) Classroom Competition which was generally aimed to motivate Madaris stakeholders to support the improvement of their respective Madrasah facilities.

“Lahat po ng nag-participate sa ating Madrasah activities, lahat po kayo panalo, first time natin tong ginawa itong event so we will initiate pa kung ano pa ang pwedeng gawin natin para mapa-improve pa natin ang ating mga ginagawa para sa ating kabataan,” Rivera said.

“Pinapalakas talaga natin itong programang ito gusto rin nating maiabot sa ibang mga municipalities o mga cities na gusto ring sumunod sa atin dahil ang ginagawa natin ay para sa lahat ng mga Pilipino,” he added.

The top five winners received trophies while those who ranked from 6th to 16th places were given plaques. The 1st placer received P35,000; 2nd placer, P30,000; 3rd and 4th placers, P25,000; and 5th placer, P20,000.