Efren Penaflorida and DepEd Joins HP to Award Winners for HP Write and Read 2 Program

SAM_5822Press Release:

HP, a global leader in technology, culminates the second year of the HP Write and Read 2 program last October 17, 2013 held at the EDSA Shangrila Hotel. Covering both private and public schools and universities and reaching 50 student participants for its illustration and poetry writing, HP’s Write and Read program is in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd).

“Last year, when HP started with the first Write and Read, our vision was simply, to inspire. We wanted to reach a handful of students and change how they perceive learning. This year, as we culminate the HP Write and Read 2, we realized that we have reached so much more, and we were able to share to more audience HP’s commitment to creativity, education and of course, learning,” says Franco Flameno, HP’s Marketing Development Manager for Consumer Printers. “HP is thankful to both partners—DepEd and our Write and Read ambassador, Efren Penaflorida, for believing in the HP vision, and agreeing to partner with us.”

The HP Write and Read 2 program was opened to 1st to 4th year high school students based in the National Capital Region (NCR). The contestants underwent a two-day master class either in poetry writing or illustration. The final contest entry was a collaborative work between one writer and one illustrator who underwent the master classes.

SAM_5834This year’s winners are the following:

1st Place: “Left Behind” by writer: Miguel Angelo C. Villar, and Illustrator: Jin Ju Park

both from Southville International School and Colleges

2nd Place: “Infinitesimal” by writer: Anica Isabella B. Franco from St. Paul

College Pasig; and Illustrator: Ronelle Risha E. Mariano from Colegio San Agustin – Makati

3rd place: “Where They Converge” by Meg H. Musngi from St. PaulCollege Pasig; and

Illustrator: Jose Carlos Gaston S. Garcia from Colegio San Agustin – Makati

The winners take home the following prizes: 1st Place winners take home two (2)

printers, two (2) desktops, two (2) notebooks, two (2) slate, 50k cash; 2nd Place winners will take home two (2) printers, two (2) notebooks, two (2) slate, 20k cash and the 3rd

Place winners will take home two (2) printers, two (2) Slate, 10k cash.

Write and Read ambassador and CNN Hero Efren Penaflorida, for his part said, “Learning is a personal advocacy. I believe that to passing over that love for learning is as important as of course using extremely attractive printed materials are important in nurturing students’ creativity in reading, writing and visual arts, and sustaining that interest.”


IMG_5706About HP

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