“In order to be succesful in life, you have to be self-smart and people- smart,” said Department of Education CALABARZON Director Diosdado M. San Antonio as he addressed the student – researchers on the first ever Cavite City Festival of Integrative Research for Students (C2FIRSt) held at San Sebastian College Recoletos de Cavite – Cañacao Campus, March 12 to14.

Student-researchers from public and private schools participated in the event. A total of 79 presenters from elementary and secondary level participated in the oral and poster presentations.

The participants actively presented their studies to a panel made up of Education Program Supervisors. The panelists provided suggestions and recommendations for the improvement of the researchers’ studies. There were 10 outstanding researches that were awarded in three different levels: elementary, junior, and senior high school for the two categories – oral and poster. A total of 23 certificates of recognition were awarded to the outstanding researchers. (Paula Jan Presa Martinez, EPS-English, SDO Cavite City)